Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Our neighborhood kitty cat asleep in a sun beam on our front porch.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Dinner Party

Do we ever outgrow our need for tea parties?

Last night I hosted a dinner party for the women of our adoption support group. It was originally supposed to be dinner and dessert in my garden and then a fire afterwards, but, given that it is October in Ohio, it poured rain all night.

I decided that since the event would be inside, that I would pull out all the stops. I set layers of my grandmother's "china", made up little party favors (sitting in the bowls), and used "stemware". I had these little orange glass leaves that I popped a tea light in and set at everyone's place.

I made a pot of tea to drink with dessert. For those who didn't want tea, I served hot apple cider. It was so fun to use all my special tea cups and dishes.

My photos don't do it justice. I am still learning how to use this camera.

We had a wonderful evening talking about our children and the adoption "experience." :)

I really love these ladies!

Monday, October 22, 2007

God is Good!

Our youngest daughter continued to get sicker all weekend. We spent most of Sunday afternoon in the emergency room of Children's Hospital. She was severely dehydrated and needed IV fluids. Thank you, Lord, for the blessing of medical care.

She is feeling much better today.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Two words

Stomach flu.

My youngest daughter was up all night vomiting. Poor little thing. One of her friends was spending the night. I so hope that her family doesn't come down with it as well.


Friday, October 19, 2007

These beautiful grapes are at my friend's house. She had the kids and I over to pick grapes and pumpkins. Very fun. I had never had an opportunity to pick grape before.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Fall Activities

Trip to the pumpkin farm.

Grape arbor at a nearby mansion that is open to the public.