I like things to be meaningful.  Gifts, meals, cards, events…you name it!  Sometimes…despite my planning and scheduling, things don’t work out exactly as I dream.  Weather, it’s unpredictable to a degree.  People, they are unpredictable too.  Me as well!  First, things are fine and dandy!  Next few minutes, I’m having a meltdown about something silly.  Sound familiar?  Storms could pop up despite the best of intentions and planning to a T.  What can we do?  Grab an umbrella and look for the bright spots each time an overcast day appears on your horizon.

Here we are at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach…

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Just a little comparison from last year’s “Sword in the Stone” picture!

Image

Image

Image

IMG_1799

I carried my umbrella to ward off the storm clouds, but we ended up being rained out and having to skip the hayride.  We didn’t do this last year, so it was a little of a bummer that we missed out on it again (and that we paid for it!).  We finished out this day with lunch at Back Bay Gourmet which was amazing!  Here is their website.  I would completely recommend going there for lunch.  They were kid-friendly while also still being a nice place to have lunch.  Not a ton of options for kids’ meals, but H enjoyed his grilled cheese which came with chips and apple slices.  I had the Turkey and Cranberry Panini which was so yummy with the bistro spinach salad.   The Mr. had the Working Man’s Roast Beef.  Here we are carving up some jack-o’-lanterns!  This year went much better as we had WWIII at our house last year when the Mr. would not “share” the pumpkin carving with me.  So…one pumpkin for each of this year with Grandma Jewels helping out/playing keep H away from the sharp objects.

IMG_1808IMG_1810

These sweet moments are ours to treasure despite our rainy day.  Happy fall festivities!

1950F063759FBD8D5632F4CA61CFC2E6

When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.Buddha Please comment below.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s