Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Virginia Pie

We weren't planning on stopping but who could resist this place?
 A stone building just calling out to us to stop and have some homemade pie, sour cherry no less.

 And surrounded by falls magnificant squash.
 And what is the east coast without WHOOPIE PIES?

 So with the command to EAT PIE we bought a pumpkin pie, especially for Brendon and sour cherry especially for the rest of us.  Kurt threw in a couple of chocolate dipped coconut macaroons.
And this little cutie was the best part of all!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

To Dearest Ashley!

Photo:  Ashley Thalman

One of the many joys of children is to have adult children.  That is not to say that I didn't enjoy all stages, because I truly did.
But, now I have adult children that have become more than just children but advisors, listeners, creators, examples and mothers themselves (and soon a father).  
Ashley was given much responsibility.  I, perhaps, was harder on her than any of the children.  But she only remembers the good, only sees the good, and quickly forgives.  I am so grateful for her example, her advice, her perfect ability to listen.
I love her creative spirit that come through in everyway.  I love how she mothers, patiently, kindly, forgivingly.
I love you, Ashley!
Happy Birthday.