OK, I give. Summer is over and fall is official. We happened to be away over the weekend for a family wedding in the Finger Lakes region of New York. They are a week or so ahead of us in the beautiful fall foliage and I fell in love with fall all over again.
So I came home and decided to do a few traditional fall things to get myself inspired to live in the moment. First thing Monday morning, I put the two grandchildren I babysit in their carseats and we set off for a relaxing drive in the country, where we saw these beautiful scenes...
Next, we stopped at a nearby farm where we bought pumpkins, cornstalks, apples and decorative gourds, and Elylah played around while Ethan slept.
After lunch and naps back at my house, Ethan went home but Elylah stayed a couple more hours so we could make caramel apples!
She decided she would rather have sprinkles on hers than nuts...it worked, but what a mess!
The rest we made with ground up cashews. Sour apple, sweet caramel, and salty nuts--a great combination. Not exactly health food...but fun food to be sure.
So that was my life-between-the-buns day yesterday. A long day, but lots of fun!
After refrigerating the apples overnight, I finished wrapping them up this morning. Now who is going to eat them? (besides me!!) Here's wishing you time to do some fun fall things...and enjoy each moment as a gift from God!