October 26, 2011

What I Learned on My Fall Vacation

There are few things as good as Smores eaten by the fire with people you care about.

The only thing better than reconnecting with a Father after a 25 year absence is reconnecting with the little brother that is quickly becoming one of my favorite people. Seeing him wear the hat I knit him was a bonus.

Cousins are one of the greatest gifts in this world.

Climbing that mountain is almost always worth the effort.

 If you take your pioneer loving daughter to a pioneer living history museum right before Halloween, there is a good chance she will change her mind and no longer want to be a vampire for the big day, but will instead be donning an apron and bonnet along with her new prairie dress.

A brisk morning spent surrounded by the vibrant colors of Autumn will surely help you appreciate the beauty that surrounds you every day if only you will take the time to see it.


  1. Conner Prairie is one of my favorite places. I've been wanting to get there to see the new Civil War section and fall is the best time to go with the leaves all changing and the decorations.
    Glad you had a wonderful fall vacation!

  2. Sounds wonderful I am so happy about your little brother. I have a liitle brother too and I miss him. Wish I saw him more.

  3. I am so with you on Smore's and family. Love that you are building a relationship with your little brother- something I'm still working on, even though we 'grew up together'- hard when there are ten years between you.
    Lovely pictures. Lovely Autumn.

  4. Yup, brothers are good!
    Love the photos!

  5. it warms my heart that you are reconnecting with your father and brother. all my best to you guys!!

  6. Sweet fall break for all of you! You are going to share photos of your prairie girl, aren't you! :)

    Happy Thursday -- almost TGIF!


  7. A sweet post. Happy for you and y our family. :)

  8. That was a wonderful post ... I enjoyed it so much.

  9. I am so glad that your connection with your father has turned out to be a good one...and the bonus of a brother is just wonderful. It connects the spots of life, doesn't it? He is a handsome man to boot!

    Lovely post..and I love me a Prairie girl! xo Diana

  10. I'm so glad you've been enjoying yourself! Conner Prairie is our 4th grade field trip at school. I went last year. Great place!

  11. a fresh and lovely post for a fresh and lovely fall day.

    feeling your joy


  12. I'm glad you are connected with family again. Nothing like it. Autumn in the Village looks beautiful.

  13. *HAPPY* for you...the relationship my dad and I have has improved greatly through the years. I saw him on Saturday and when he hugged me he said "Love you VERY MUCH." Yes, I noticed.
    xo, Cheryl

  14. Your little brother! So much cuteness. Looks like a fun trip, JJ.


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