Monday, October 25, 2010

How bout dem Apples....

photo via moi
This weekend was spent enjoying our new backyard with GRASS that WE laid!  What rewarding work.  I mean it is one of the best carpet purchases we have ever made!  It is great when the first thing your 3 year old son says is "now I can play baseball, and football, and soccer, YAY!" We enjoyed a cookout with family and friends and allowed the kids to play by flood light until they just collapsed!  A fun, fun evening.  Amazing how grass can make everything feel so good.  Bye, Bye Dirt.  Now if we can keep it alive.....


my new french table and chairs.

And then yesterday we went up to Hendersonville with the Grandparents and went Apple picking.  Another bit of rewarding work.   It was a glorious day in the mountains with a little bit of overcast gray, a little bit of blue, and a ton or red and green apples, oh and some orange pumpkins!  The kids had a blast, and so did we.  This is an activity we look forward to every year!  Now all I have to do is figure out what to do with all of those apples....

we were a little late in the season, but some of our favorite apples were still hanging on.  We had a plan for that...

strong arms and little fingers!
makes my heart melt just a little bit...

speaking of melting...I see these in our future....

via Pretty Pink Tulips....Southern Living Spread!
Happy Monday Everyone.  Is it okay to take a nap on a Monday, I am tired???

7 comments:

Rene said...

Your back yard is really coming along Gretchen. I hope you get that nap. I could use one myself.

-Rene

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

stunning pics! - i could REALLY use a nap today!!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
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The Zhush said...

Adore you photos...love the one with the kids' backs to the camera...really beautiful!

The Buzz said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful fall weekend - grass and all! Love the pictures of your kids picking apples... those were the days!

Michelle said...

Backyard looks great! We have been seeding ours and we are FINALLY getting some!

pretty pink tulips said...

Nothing beats grass!!! Sounds like a perfect family weekend!! Beautiful images, too! Happy Monday...night!
xo E

mydesignchic said...

What a fun and productive weekend - looks wonderful! Now go take that nap...well deserved!!