Saturday, September 19, 2009

Beautiful September

The past two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind of activity for me. I had so many things I wanted to do with my kids this summer. We did get to do quite a few of those, plus one I hadn't planned. Can you tell what we did?

We went to the top of the Washington Monument. It had been years since I went, myself, and I figured my kids should go. My city-dwelling brother was good enough to pick up the tickets for us and we had a great time. This view, by the way, faces west toward the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and Virginia.

Last Saturday, we met some friends of ours out in Markham, VA to go apple picking. It was a great morning and the kids had a great time. I managed to get my husband to climb up to get the good apples for me.

While I was procuring prime cooking apples, the kids picked their own, literally filling their pockets.

I was in a hurry to freeze pies and store apples because on Sunday I was going to have a mini getaway with my husband, who was headed to NYC for a conference on Monday. My parents were generous enough to stay with our children Sunday afternoon through Tuesday morning so that I could go.

I spent Monday walking around. I took in the southern part of Central Park.

This is the bench where I sat to read, near the Bow Bridge. It was a beautiful day!

In the afternoon I met up with this man.

And we walked through the West Village and had dinner. It was a nice thing to do, just some time alone, just for me. This is one of the things my sister told me I needed to do more often. I'm glad I took her advice.

I do have some cards to share, soon. Promise!


Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

thanks for sharing the photos...I really adore your clean and simple style of cards...fabulous....I also see you are from VA, so am I, I luv meeting bloggers who create and live in VA....I have put you in my favorites on my computer....I hope you have time to visit my blog....have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Jill Grace said...

wonderful Elena - thanks for sharing! :) I love your picture of the monument lawn and am struck by the realization of ALL the important things that have happened there. And your bench... I hope the quiet time was just what your soul needed.

cheiron said...

Hope you enjoyed your trip. LOVE that pix with the pocket full of apples!!!