This weekend was kind of a bust when it came to working on projects around the house.  What I did manage to do was spend some quality time with friends and family.  The older I get and the older my kids get, I realize more and more everyday that these are the memories I want.  When I'm old and gray, will I even remember that silly shelf that's STILL waiting to be painted.  Probably not, but I will certainly remember the look on my four year old's face when we walked into Toys R Us on Saturday so he could pick out a birthday present.  And I'll also remember the sound of our three children playing outside with their friends Friday night while we sat around a fire pit with our friends.  It was a weekend  with no big plans, but  plenty of laughter and love.

The one and only thing I did manage to do around the house made me a bit weepy and sentimental.  
I pulled out some old Fall pictures of the kids and hung them on our little display frame.
The display frame started out as a mirror.  You can read about it here.  

I hung them up in chronological order and seeing how fast they have grown made me so sad. 

We have a tradition of visiting the same pumpkin patch every year and then putting our car on a ferry and riding across the Ohio River.  I look forward to this day every year and the kids do too.  
I hope we can continue this tradition even when our kids are teenagers and 
think they are way too cool for us.  

We made our annual pumpkin patch trip last weekend and when we got there, 
I pulled out my camera to snap a few pictures and there was no memory card it in!  
Fortunately, my husband got a few shots with his iphone.  Yet, another reason I need want an iphone.  

What are your favorite Fall traditions?

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  1. Sounds like the perfect weekend to me :) Your intro got me a little teary! Its sooooo true!

  2. yes, your weekend dos sounds wonderful! ours was busy and crazy with bot diy and friends and family! we had friends come today and i had to put the paintbrush down for a while but it was SO nice to relax and visit!

  3. Andrea, keep enjoying those precious children. Sounds like the most splendid weekend.

  4. What sweet photos Andrea! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, our children grow way to fast and we have to enjoy every minute! Martina

  5. This is adorable and so sentimental. Very sweet. :)

  6. I get so sentimental when I look at old pictures! So sweet, aren't they?

  7. Ohhh I love that! I love to look at old photos and remember special memories, so any way to display them is great!

  8. That sounds like a perfect weekend to me! Your kids are adorable, Andrea.

  9. What a cute idea! I have an empty frame that's just sitting around the house- now i know what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. That is such a clever and very sweet idea! Hope your little "handful" had an awesome B-Day!

  11. So cute and simple! I'm hosting a Fabulous Fall party over at Not So Simple Housewife and I'd love for you to link this up! We are celebrating Fall and giving me and everybody else some great inspiration. We are looking for crafts, decor, food, and more! I'd love for you to add this and any other fall posts you may have!

    Kaitlin-The Not So SImple Housewife


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