We don't have any new pictures available as of yet to post on the web so I thought I'd take us back a bit. Pre-halloween, Ellie's preschool took a field trip out to Circle S farms, a great place for everyone...pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn mazes, strawberry fields, yummy doughnuts, and an awesome barn loaded with haystacks for the kids to play around in. I went with them out into the countryside and had a wonderful morning, despite the Ohio drizzle. I drove Ellie and Abby and their teacher Mrs. Fryman, and had a good time answering all her questions on the ride home about the Mormon church. She is a very devoted Lutheran and didn't know much of anything about the LDS church, so it was thoroughly enjoyable telling her about it. She's a wonderful lady and Ellie is enthralled by her, so we're all happy!
In September, Matt and I were fortunate enough to take off on a little exursion through Vermont and enjoy being outdoors and in the mountains again. (Elevation changes are sorely missed in Ohio). We visited the ski resorts Killington and Stowe, found picturesque towns (which wasn't hard to do), went canoeing, paddled around in kayaks, saw a lot of roadside waterfalls, and hiked around over a lot of mossy tree roots. The mountains are much different from the rockies. They lack the grandeur, but make up for it in color. Mom came out and stayed with Ellie, and we all had a brilliant time!
We love and miss all of you and look forward to seeing everyone at Christmas time! Keep the comments coming...we love to hear from you!