Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall-ing For A New Season...

Hello, dear friends!  Happy September!  I can hardly believe that an entire month has passed since my last post!  I have so much to tell you and so much has happened since then! For one thing, my girls are back at school...

Here we are on the first day, getting ready for school

New clothes, new shoes, new backpacks, new notebooks, sharpened pencils and lots of excitement! It was a bittersweet day for me, marking the end of yet another summer at home with my girls.  They are growing up so fast and I treasure these years, more than they will ever know. 

I am happy to report that Anita and Annabel really enjoyed their first week of school and are loving their new teachers.  That, in turn, makes me one happy mommy!

Here in Barrie, the return of a new school year, often means cooler weather.  And we've been having lots of those days.  We've been enjoying sunny and breezy days - a delightful combination! 

The leaves know autumn is coming too.  At about this time, every year, I anticipate spotting the first leaves changing colour! Here they are...it is such a special time of year! 

And of course, the cooler weather has prompted me to start the fall decorating...

Autumn wreath on my front door

Fall flag hanging in front of our garage

Our chrysanthemums are blooming, our scarecrow is tucked into the garden and it is looking mighty fall-y at our house. 

I've been baking too (of course).  I've made a carrot cake loaf and also a couple of banana-chocolate-chip loaves.  It is a perfect fall treat and the girls love taking a slice to school for their afternoon snack.

Although it isn't officially fall, it certainly feels like it.  Autumn is my absolute favourite season and the signs of it arriving are everywhere! 
Like this morning...
I went out to our front porch (in my pyjamas) to take a picture of the beautiful sky as the sun was rising.  The pink and orange streaks were breathtaking and the air was crisp and warning of colder days to come. 
Then, I went inside and watched from my kitchen window; drinking my morning coffee...
...in my pretty new mug!

Oh, and I want to show you our new church.  It isn't complete yet.  The builders are still working on the exterior and the interior is far from finished, but just look how beautiful it looks already...

One day soon, this will be our church and it is only a ten minute walk from our home!

And finally, I will leave you with this little video of our latest backyard visitor - Chippy.

Happy September and almost autumn!  I hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy all the splendours of the coming season! xoxo