Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall in Florida

The things that I LOVED about fall, and will sorely miss, include:

1. The leaves changing
2. Wearing scarves
3. Ohio State football
4. Pumpkin spice lattes
5. Fall festivals
6. "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"
7. Making pumpkin baked goods (bread, cookies, etc)
8. Apple cider
9. Our annual Hutchtoberfest w/the Cooks
10. Anticipating snow days

Things I will LOVE about Fall in Florida include:

1. It is the end of September and it's still so warm - upper 80's!
2. Going to the beach in October
3. Swimming in the pool on the first day of fall
4. Pumpkin spice lattes
5. Seafood festivals
6. Ohio State Football
7. Knowing that it won't be snowing any time soon....or ever, really!
8. Wearing flip flops and shorts and t-shirts instead of jeans, hoodies and jackets
9. Have I mentioned the beach? It's still totally beach weather here
10. We can swim any day in November (thanks, Death Cab for Cutie!)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pen Pals

I have a pen pal. Her name is Elexia and she's in the 3rd grade. Right now she's learning her times tables and cursive, so I'm sending her word problems (practical applications.) She sent me a doll named Jessica and asked me to take pictures of Jessica around Palm Coast, doing what it is we do. Here's the first of many more to come.

Here's Jessica at the pool!

Here we are at the park where we walk the dogs every day.

Here she is at the lake at the park where we walk the dogs every day.

Here she is with uncle Andrew at the lake!

Here's Jessica and I at the lake. I think she likes it.

Here we are in St. Augustine (the oldest city in the United States) at the Oldest Wooden School House in the US.

And here is Jessica at my favorite place in the world, the beach.

There will be more adventures to come, stay tuned...