Fall is here..

It's been a busy but totally wonderful week!

Nelson, West Kelowna, Port Coquitlam.

I am in Port Coquitlam enjoying one of my last weekends with

Jeremy, Julie and Claire before we had off to Thailand.

It's a ProDay today and Claire and I will be crafting and having fun!

I imagine I will have lots of new photos to share!



It seems fall is here...

Cooler tempetures,

rain, leaves falling, grapes being picked,

I think we can say with a degree of confidence that fall is on its way.

It's a beautiful time of the year here in the Okanagan.

September is my favourite month.

My kind and loving mother was born in September 11 - 1924

she died in September 2000.

My son Jeremy is a September baby as well

6 family members have September birthdays.

I was lucky enough to be born 2 days after my mom's

25th birthday on September 13.

So yes, September remains my favourite month of the year.

And as my dear friends know,

I celebrate it all month long!

These wonderful birch paintings were painted
by my talented sister
Caroline Kelly.
One of the loves of my life,
my son Jeremy!



Claire in Grade 1

Claire's first two days of school got off to a

rockystart as she was sick.

Maybe a bit of stress, but mostly a cold.

She is now back enjoying her class and new found friends.

Hard to believe how tall she has grown in a year!



Busy happy Faire...

It was such a fun and busy time at the

Kootenay Chicks Vintage Faire.

Collecting all year paid off.

Not only with all the fun Cindy and I had collecting Pyrex,

as well as all the other "vintage" items we collect,

but all the "stylin" we did to make

our booth look great.

Here are just a few photos of our terrific weekend.

We could have never done it all by ourselves

Cindy and I are the collecting team,

she also enlisted Tim, Darlene, Larry

and I enlisted Jim to help out.

Our thanks to them all.

We have already begun to collect for next year!

Thanks for everything Cindy!



We played and crafted....

We sure had a lot of fun.
We crafted, we walked to the garden centre,
she took a lot of photos with her camera.
We bought a wig, we went to Value Village, we thrifted,
oh the fun we had.
At the garden centre.
The banner that we made.
The banner we made.
Her former Day Care school.



Fun with Claire..

This morning I hitched a ride to

Port Coquitlam

with my good friend Shirley.

She had driven in from Nelson and spent Monday night with us.

Claire and I went for a walk to the park then continued on

another a mile or two

to Starbucks.

Along the way we gathered things we found for our

Nature Table.

We get to spend the whole day together tomorrow.

I am thinking a trip to Value Village for sure.




Picnic Baskets

I had fun getting out a few of my picnic baskets

to style, dust off and re-arrange.