Fall has finally exploded in the Valley. The leaves are so pretty and I am enjoying the beautiful colors. Our maple tree in the yard finally started changing colors and we'll soon have a ton of leaves to rake. I took the kids to Purcell Park last week to play on the castle playground and Mark surprised us by showing up to play too. We had a lot of fun playing on the castle and walking around the park. I am trying to get the kids outside on any nice day so we can enjoy the weather while it lasts. Today it is warm and gorgeous. It's almost hard to believe it is fall because it feels like spring!
I am home today working on some crafty-type things for Christmas gifts and for fun. We are making a lot of our gifts this year and I love the chance to be creative and to have fun with it. I'm trying to slow down and relish this month because I love Thanksgiving and I don't want it to get lost in all the hustle and bustle that is Christmas. The stores already have holiday decorations in stock and some are already playing Christmas music! I'm not quite ready for that yet. I need to eat my big turkey meal first!