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I Love Fall!

I must say, I really enjoy the changing seasons that we have here in Illinois. Winter is a bit too long for my liking, but even still I am thankful for each new season and the change it brings. But, my very favorite is autumn ~ the crisp breeze, the changing colors of the trees, bonfires, pumpkin pictures, and outings like this one, to the apple orchard!

We went with the homeschool group – about 80 of us altogether! It is such a blessing too, to have an “internal” homeschool support group right in our family! All of the cousins were along, and Grandma Carol too, which made it all the more fun.


Gabriel was being so sweet with Grandma Carol, giving kisses and laughing!

Gabriel and Dominique ~ really growing up!

This is not all of the group of cousins, but it turned out quite a bit better than any of my recentattempts at a group shot!

Yeah! Apples, fresh off the tree!

Israel kind of got in on the fun too. 🙂

My sister-in-laws Amanda and Suzy. I am so thankful for all four of my sister-in-laws!

(Two on my side, two on Fabio’s side.) They are some of my best friends! What a blessing!

Picking in the orchard.

The petting zoo we went to after the picking.

My little animals!

Feeding the goats… and the calf. He was too cute! Just made me think all the more of my dream…

which has always been a little piece of land, a big garden, a few goats, a few chickens, sheep and horses…   🙂