Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Fall!

Today is the first day of fall and I couldn't be happier. It's my favorite with hopefully cooler weather, pumpkins, mums, hot chocolate, Halloween, boots and sweaters just to name a few. The kids are finally settled in school. I always dread the first few weeks because it's such an adjustment for all of us. They have been busy and we have been trying to soak in every minute. I've said before that I can't believe my girl is in high school. The days are flying and she is busy all the time. I miss her when she is not at home but I know this is just the season of life we are in right now.

I also celebrated another birthday last week. David was so thoughtful and took off the Friday before my actual b-day and treated me to lunch at The Crystal Grill. We also did a little shopping, too. Here is a picture of my awesome piece of chocolate pie they are so famous for. It was delicious!

We shopped at a really nice vendor mall. I can't remember the name but it had really cute MS State/Ole Miss stuff. Then went to Big Lots where I saw tons of fall and Christmas stuff out. Lastly David went to Turn Row bookstore and I went next door to Mississippi Gift Co. where I used some of my birthday money from family to buy a pretty piece of Peter's Pottery.

Here is the card from the kids. I got a chuckle out of Matt's! Love these kids so much!!

McKenzie had her first ever Visions Student/School show. They did a great job! A lot of hard work and late nights went into getting ready for it. Jenni, the director let us come the night before for a parent preview. We really enjoyed it. Of course the music we had never heard of much (we are old) because this show is designed to please the high school audience. Here are a few pictures from the show...

Here is a picture of Matt that David snapchatted me a few weeks ago. He was having lunch with him at the school.  Isn't he cute as a button with his missing tooth?! Love that sweet boy.

This is Homecoming week for GHS and it started out with a bang with a group rolling our yard Sunday night. They got us good and McKenzie was loving it! Me not so much the next day when it had rained a little during the night and I had to get the mess cleaned up.

Here is another picture of McKenzie on school spirit day where you could wear a college t shirt or jersey of your choice. She wore her State shirt and I think she makes my MS State sign look much cuter! I found this cute hand painted sign on Etsy. I plan on using it until it's time to put out my Halloween decorations.

I got so excited the other day when I discovered Walmart had put our their mums.  I planted a few mums just to give some fall color and take out my worn out looking summer flowers. Happy Fall!

1 comment:

bettyb said...

Well the two valentine birthday "girls" are glad you are back!! ~love all the pictures and seeing all the activities. The b'day card was adorable,and I love how Matt signed Matthew. I call him that lots of the time. I can't wait until Christmas so that I can see and hear a Visions concert. I can tell just from looking at the pictures that they are great!
love the mums; haven't gotten any yet but my geranium is looking good. HaHa. ~goes well with my fall wreaths. :-)
~glad you are back!!!
love, Betty Ward