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Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

As I write this the rain is coming down outside and the forecast doesn’t show it stopping until late this evening. It looks like a long day of bored kids and rambunctious cooped up dogs. I have to admit it doesn’t have me feeling happy feelings for Fall but, I am proud of myself to say that I have remained optimistic about Fall this year. The sunshine we’ve had has helped and, of course, as it does for so many, the emergence of pumpkin spice coffee creamer alleviated sadness of saying goodbye to summer.


A Family-Filled Weekend

Five years ago Lesley and I set off on a great adventure. It was a great adventure to find the best pumpkin patch in Indiana. We did end up finding it, but the journey we took to get there led us so far in the backwoods of Indiana that we weren’t sure if we would ever be seen alive again. A classic NHN adventure that we turned into a tradition each year — only now we’ve found the paved roads to get there.


The Caption Game

Life has been pretty boring lately. Boring may be a harsh word. Routine would probably be a better way to describe it. Still, there isn’t a whole lot of news to share, and the thought of writing this blog has been on my mind all day. What could I possibly write about?


Pine Cone Birds

Each camping trip, I try to think of, and bring with us, an outdoor-themed craft. It is a good break from the energetic activities like bike riding, scootering, and hide-and-seek with the campground kids. Last year, we painted pictures of RVs. The year before, we tie-dyed almost all the white clothes in our house. This year, we made birds out of pine cones.


34 is off to a good start

Birthday month is coming to an official close this week after Lora’s birthday on Wednesday (happy birthday!). All in all, it was a really good one. Riley celebrated with a field day-themed party. Mom celebrated with an extended vacation in Europe. The Bolton’s migrated to Bloomington for a weekend to celebrate. My celebration was a couple of small ones that added up to a great birthday.