I just got back from a lovely trip to my hometown in Colorado. I have so many people to thank and notes will go in the mail tomorrow. I didn’t have time to see every person on my list, but I did get to spend time with some old friends, my sister and niece, my little girl and her little boy … and a wonderful dog named Annie.
The stars of the weekend, however, are Owen and Rebecca.
Owen hasn’t seen me in 9 months – since last Christmas, and so most of the time this is the look he was giving me.
He was highly suspicious of me and it took a lot of playing and coaxing. I did get to teach him one of my favorite fall things – crunching through the leaves. He took to that pretty quickly.
We had fun picking out a pumpkin to take home too:
It was here that he finally let me pick him up and hold him.
He definitely knows ‘up!’ as a command and when he doesn’t get picked up, he sits down to sort of force the issue. Quite a smart move, I might say. Of course, I didn’t have to be asked twice.
We also had fun touring Old Colorado and looking the big pumpkin contest …
and the scarecrows …
and the lovely fall flowers …
When it was time to head to the airport, I was trying not to cry and so I took a quick side trip to see one of my favorite sites in the world – Garden of the Gods Park.
With a sight that beautiful, it would be impossible to cry, right? It worked pretty well.