Luke 10:41-42

"But the Lord answered her, 'Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing.'"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Celebrating Fall

Originally I was going to write a couple of different posts over the last few weeks but to stay somewhat current they're being combined into one. You'd think not working full time I'd be able to sit and write more frequently but that hasn't happened. Seems like there's always things going on each weekend and I'm never home during the week.

So anyway, fall is one of my favorite seasons to be in Texas. Unlike back home "up north", where snow is forecasted for the afternoon and a low of 29 tonight, when a cold front comes through here, it brings wind and a high of 61 tomorrow. The cheapskate in me loves that we haven't had the AC or the heat on for the last month and it's still comfortable in the house. I keep telling my husband we need to move to San Diego where we'd have weather like this all year round but he's not convinced, something about traffic and cost of living. Whatever...

I also love the State Fair of Texas. It took years of me living here to finally go, because I assumed that it was like the state fair back home, which was centered around 4H and showing farm animals, so no one from the "big city" that I lived in ever went. But here, there is the ag element for those that are interested, but so much more! I go for the food mostly, all the things you'd never think could be fried but are, some with better results than others. There's the Food and Fiber exhibit filled with free samples and my first stop is always a Corny Dog. I tolerate the car show for my husband and love the people watching. I always have to see the butter sculpture and look at all the photography and other art projects that win ribbons. I was a little bummed I couldn't go on any rides this year. Despite my fear of Ferris wheels, I did go on the ginormous Texas Star one year, only because my best friend was in town and wanted to ride. Never again.

Holidays like Halloween are different to me now that we're expecting. Thanks to wonder of pinterest and blogs, I got inspired to include our little girl in the celebration.

Here was my costume, I'm in the middle of two other expectant mommas.

This is the third year for my hubby and I to carve pumpkins together. This was my pumpkin, took me literally 5 minutes but was so cute!

This afternoon I'm headed out to see if I can find discounted Halloween costumes and outfits for next year and I may come home with some candy...

Looking forward to seeing my family and the Huskers Thanksgiving weekend!