Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Girls' Trip

On our most recent girls' trip we flew to Buffalo, New York. The first three nights we stayed in Ontario with our last two nights back in the Buffalo area.

Our first point of interest was Niagara Falls. "Niagara Falls" is the collective name for actually three different waterfalls (American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls) that are on the international border between Canada and our United States. 

We were fortunate to see Niagara Falls from the U.S. side, the Canadian side, behind the Falls, and up close on a tour boat. 

This boat tour was amazing!

We found this little gem in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. It's known as one of the smallest chapels in the world. 

Morningstar Mill is another beautiful thing we found out in St. Catharines, Ontario. I think it had original equipment still on the property. What a beautiful place!

Another favorite of mine was the Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruise. This was such a treat. I had seen "locks" before, but to experience the process on a boat was incredible.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

 Birthday Girl

Glory is eight years old today. She is creative, loving, and can tell a story like nobody's business. She is such a sweet big sister to Molly and keeps Jonah on his toes! What a blessing. Love you, Glory!

Monday, September 19, 2016

A Good Garden

The garden of 2015 never took off. However, 2016 was a good garden year. You just never know! 

We probably harvested 80-90 cantaloupes. 

I gave squash to everyone I could think of or that I could pawn it off on all summer. I took it to church on several occasions. One day I just loaded up a sack full and took it to a luncheon. Turns out they were giving away door prizes. Yep, they gave my sack out, and the winner was thrilled! I have cooked squash and okra all summer long in as many different ways as I could think of. 

The tomatoes were the only bust! We had beautiful plants in the ground, but I guess the tomato gods were not with us. We just got a handful. The others either died from too much spring rain or some disease.  Oh well....you can't have everything.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

 Come On FALL !

Here is our local forecast for this week!

Can I just say.........

This is the local forecast for my destination on a girls' trip. We leave Wednesday!

And.....I'm hoping to bring cooler temps back here for us!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Football Happy Dance

Got a few shots of Jonah at his flag football game today. This is one of my favorites. He and a friend were doing a little celebratory dance after their win. I might be in trouble if/when he figures out I got him dancing!