I love this time of year. It’s the beginning of cool days, the holiday season and activities that are special for this time of year.

Lily enjoying a small fire with a great daddy on a cool evening.


We made caramel apples. I LOVE caramel apples. I knew Louis was a keeper when eleven years ago this fall I received an unexpected package in the mail. Yep, Louis sent me caramel apples. It wasn’t the apples – it was the kind gesture, the attention to detail, the fact that he listened to some random comment I made about caramel apples. He’s still that same wonderful man!



Nora Kat, Lily and Charlie


David was too busy reading to make a caramel apple.


This year we have enjoyed the pumpkin patch twice. The first time with my sister, her girls, my mom and DiDi (my Aunt Diana). The second trip we made with a group of individuals who are expanding our world. We had a play date with four other families who have children with Down syndrome. These families are a blessing for our whole family.  I took lots of pictures…



I call these “redneck tricycles.”


Hay Maze


Zip Line


I love this picture of Louis! Isn’t he handsome!


Super Slide! and it is a super slide. Lots of fun. This is Louis and Ramsey. Ramsey is five years old. Adorable! Loving! Full of Life!


Cooper, Cason and Lily enjoy a train ride.


Me, Morgan and Eskimo David


I hope we get to spend more time with these families. I love meeting families who lives have been touched by Down syndrome. It gives a glimpse into the future. Last week I struggled. I struggled with anxiety about the future. I struggled as I tried to be the best mama I can be for both Lily and David. I struggled with worry over David and fitting in therapy on our already busy days. At the end of this week, God allowed me to see that His ways are not our ways, but His ways are good. I know these families would say the same.


And last, but not least…the fall and this beautiful weather allowed for Pop and wheelbarrow rides. He’s such a cutie, I had to include this picture – Abraham.


2 thoughts on “Autumn

  1. Maria Montgomery

    That’s sweet!! Loved all the pictures. I’m loving the fall . Can’t wait for the holidays to come to see u all

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