Harvest Farm has a Fall Festival that is a lot of fun for the little ones. Here are several layouts showing our grandchildren and a variety of activities at that festival.
In case you may remember, back on October 23, I posted a page from this same outing.
The farm itself has a purpose that is much needed. I've copied the following straight from their website.
" Harvest Farm, a 100-acre farm located in Wellington, Colorado, provides the opportunity for up to 72 men to achieve self-sufficiency through the New Life Program. For many men coming out of homelessness and addiction, the Farm’s fresh air, rural environment, unique work therapy opportunities, and location away from the city’s temptations provide an ideal place to refocus and begin anew. Each October, the Mission hosts an annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival to invite people from the community to explore the Farm, learn about our programs, and enjoy fun fall festival activities in a family friendly environment."
In my opinion, this is a mission worthy of support.
When it comes to scrapbooking, we have to remember, it is an art, not a science. Since that is the case, an 'artist' has a lot of leeway. One person's dream, may be another's nightmare. I can't say that this layout would be either. I'm just saying that ever since I made it, I've questioned my decisions.
Tonight I finally decided to leave it the way it is, but as I drug it onto the blog, I started having second thoughts. The colors are fine. Everything goes along with the season. It is symmetrical. BUT IT JUST ISN'T RIGHT. I think I know why now. It is just too busy. All the froufrou takes the focus off the subject!
By the time I get enough pages to make my next book, I will probably have changed this layout; but for the time being, here it is, with all my doubts.
Sorry to say these two sisters are not able to get together much. It makes me happy to see them both here; but it was a sad day that brought them home. Their cousin, older than Chelle yet younger than April passed away and they were here for his funeral.
Not that I understand this, but I do know that it is quite impressive. I am so not into Math, that this may as well be magic to me. I have the same puzzled mind as when someone pulls a rabbit out of a hat. I just wonder what happened? How did he do that?
I do know enough to be proud of him and pray that everything goes well for Aussie when he finishes high school this spring with an associates degree and enters college life at Vanderbilt.
Our daughter April and her husband Tim drove up from Marietta to see us yesterday. It is great that they now live close enough to do that once in a while. It is a 2 hour drive, but that is so much easier than four like it has been for many years.
While they were here they wanted to see her uncle Jerry, her dad's brother, so they took us all to dinner together. It was a wonderful evening and we are now looking forward to the next visit.
Dinner was at her other uncle's restaurant, Angie's... everything from the greatest pizza ever to filet mignon.
Although my day was very long, tiring and frustrating on the whole, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting with our ORU group at Leo's Italian Social on Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls. Our dinner was great, our waitress accommodating and most of all just being together is one of the best things that can happen.
Phyllis, Sali , Becky and Jane behind Paulette and myself, we smiled as our waitress snapped this shot.
Earlier this month when the kids went to see Santa Claus at his workshop in Fort Collins, they ran into the Grinch, Mayor Augustus Maywho and Martha May Whovier. Not only had they stolen Christmas, but they were out to steal Santa's visitors as well.
Caleb, Oliver and Julia enjoyed the meeting, but were soon ready to go on to the workshop. It was time to tell Santa just what they wanted for Christmas. It won't be long now until they find out what it is that Santa is bringing them this year.
They have not been disappointed in the past; so chances are they will have a very good Christmas.
This is perfect weather for this time of year. However, here in OH, we have yet to get a ground covering snow. Any that has fallen melted as soon as it hit. But in Colorado, there was snow on the ground on Halloween! And they've had a LOT more since then.
I love this picture of Oliver in this costume (Chewbaca) that his mom made for him. It works great for that cold snow.
His older brother and little sister were just as cute, but not quite as warm. 🙂😉
I've not made Halloween layouts yet, but you must see how very cute they were for Trick or Treat.
Julia was Doc McStuffins, Oliver was Chewbacca and Caleb was an Ewok.
It is wonderful when friends can get together and study the word of God. We learn a lot and we bond. Part of our evening is given to eating and talking about what is on our minds. We have a lot in common, so there is always very interesting conversation, many times about the news.
As you can see our meals served casually on Corelle dishes.The food is simple, or I should say simply great. Each person volunteers to bring something for the dinner and it always ends up very tasty. This time you can see the entree was baked rigatoni. We had salad and fruit and Italian bread. So good, and I didn't even get a shot of the dessert. It was delicious as well.
The following is what is written on the layout itself:
Almost Every Tuesday night our
life group meets at our house.
We meet and eat and discuss the
latest news before we study God’s
We are more than friends, we are
brothers and sisters in the Lord
and we truly love one another.
Everyone brings something to share.
Just look at my plate. And
of course there is desert as well.
I bet you wish you could meet with us.
Well, we do as well, but the house only
holds so many people.
Sorry. Maybe you can start your own
Bible study. 10/29/19
Ashley's Senior Pictures came out well. Here are three of 500 pictures. Well, maybe not quite that many. But, there was no shortage of photos taken; making it very hard to pick a few.
Remember how expensive senior pictures used to be. Now that everyone carries a camera everywhere they go, and take pictures constantly, so that we don't need any more pictures, these studio pictures are even more expensive and they take many more than they once did.
Can you now imagine having three graduates at the same time? As with the triplets? Im not sure, they are not up for a go fund me account. Just a joke, but ... We are just getting started. College comes next. Thank God for good scholarships.
The Pine Tree Barn is a family business that has done well in Wooster, Ohio. It is a quality furniture store and features lovely gifts and more. It is a pleasant drive from our home. I don't get there very often; but this year, I've been twice, about a week apart in November. This picture was taken on the first trip. I was with my ORU ( Opinions R US) girlfriends.
We always fit lunch in as well at their Granary Restaurant in the same barn. It offers fine luncheon cuisine. I personally love their French onion soup and their muffins.
While eating one can view the lakes, Christmas tree farm and the Killbuck Valley.
I was a first grade school teacher for several years before retiring to have a family. My husband and I raised 6 children, four were his and two ours. From '67 to '98, I had children at home. Loved them so much. They were my life. But now that I'm a grandmother and 'retired', I'm pretty much doing what I want. I have been an artist in oils and colored pencil. Now I'm in to digital scrapbooking big time. Besides that, I love Bible study. I belong to the most wonderful group in the world. ORU (Opinions R Us). Among the 9 of us 'girls',are opinions enough to run the world. We travel together,e-mail,'party' and all talk at the same time.
I cherish their friendship.
And my husband loves them all.