lovey love.

Brandon was 6 when he began his attachment to a cute plush mouse.

Mickey Mouse.

(yep, Mickey went to see Smurfs, in 3D!)

Before this Brandon wanted nothing to do with stuffed animals. Almost immediately it was Mickey this, Mickey that, Mickey must go here and there and everywhere. Mickey has had quite the life with Brandon, even taking him to the tippy top of Mount Washington, taking in the serene scenery! Mickey’s life is grand to say the least.

Lucky mouse.

Mickey even has the luxury of riding in a shopping cart when we go shopping.

Yes he goes everywhere, and i mean everywhere.

Even skydiving…don’t worry, he’s fine…landing safely into the arms of Brandon of course.  ;-D

He’s got so much adventure in him i tell ya. From the moment he left the dungeon store, it’s been nothing but fun and games.


Olive became attached to her puppy blanket from the beginning.

She was about 2 months old when we got it for her. Like Brandon and Mickey, Olive and puppy go just about everywhere together.

Bedtime, naps, stroller rides, car rides, to the park, etc…

Wherever Olive has been puppy is almost guaranteed to have been there with her too.

I’m so glad they each have something sentimental that means so much. In a way i think it helps bring out the best in them.

Happy Friday.

Fall Foliage and change

Stepping out of the house the air is crisper.

The apples on our trees are falling.

More days call for hats and sweaters.

The leaves on the ground are crunchy and the ones still intact are as vibrant and colorful as ever.

It’s an absolutely beautiful time of year here in northern Vermont. I love the fall foliage season. Reds, oranges, and yellows look as though they were painted on trees and all i can think of is how beautiful this would all look on canvas.

The anticipation to decorate for Halloween with the kids, the pumpkin carving traditions, the warm apple pies to be had, then there is Thanksgiving and Christmas to look forward to too. A bunch of new memories to make with our family.

We are looking forward to it all, but for now we will soak up what we can of this fall foliage before it’s gone. A  memory.  One I had the pleasure of capturing for our children.