Monday, November 28, 2011

November in Virginia

 Sunset a few nights ago
View from our front door

Last of the fall leaves

 Our local super hero loves to help in the kitchen these days, especially when the end result is apple crisp!

 This year's Thanksgiving was shared with many dear friends and the delicious turkeys were prepared by the Ham's (ironically)  :o)
 Whether I have any skill or not, being resident surgeon, I often get asked to carve the meat

 Shirlene and Bella window shopping on Janelle's Birthday in historic Smithfield

 Us Window shopping

 Look who Janelle got to meet!

 Fun together in the backyard

 Crisp leaves provide ample entertainment for us all, as of late

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Williamsburg for Janelle's Birthday Weekend

Veteran's Day Trip to Colonial Williamsburg

 Thaddeus in the gardens sporting a new haircut

Spent Sunflowers 

Equally yoked

 Our first time in the Cabinetry shop
The furniture is made by hand with old world tools.
Some of the pieces made involve 700 working hours to complete.

Awe...It's autumn!

Janelle's Birthday Bouquet

Our dining room two weeks ago...

Now with "Misty Surf" paint job

It feels much more colonial...we think.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Fall Photos thus far

Pictures from this Fall

 Colonial Brothers

 Thad exclaims, "Look Dad, Fire Leaves"

 A tender moment

 Our confident 3 year old, who already is concerned about what number comes after three...Why do they have to grow so fast?

 Johannes has skills

 Hiking the Noland Trail just minutes from our home

 Autumn evening light hitting our home

 We went apple picking near Charlottesville, VA on Carter Mountain yesterday as part of a weekend camping trip with many of our dearest friends

 Janelle is ready to reach for the high ones

 Johannes was more than happy to be our quality control monitor.
He was pleased with the quality of the crisp in these mountain grown Fuji apples

I'm a caught fish
"Uhh, you caught me...I'll give it up"

 Despite the look, 
this is one of the Lord's tender warriors who loves to serve and make his dad proud

Fresh Fruit

Feeling Tempted?

 Dave and Paula

 Radiant Ellie


"Will" Power

Thaddeus is sporting the Jedi look...
Hair cut is likely coming soon

Where life happens

 Thaddeus and Bella

Shirlene's Birthday Dinner 

Janelle's latest additions to the porch
She hand-made the sea shell wreath from recent beach combing with the kids,
and the metal work chandelier that holds tea lights (candles) is a recent find from the local consignment shops and gifted to us by Janelle's mom.