Coffee Talk 10.29.17

Good morning, friends! I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend so far. I am happy to report that my husband made it home on Friday night just in time to grab a bite to eat and head out to Senior Parents Night at the high school. I was so relieved when I heard his flights were all on time, and fortunately there were no other mishaps between here and the Philly airport, even though it was during rush hour on a Friday night when he landed.

We left my 12-year-old in the bleachers with a camera when we went down on the field for the halftime presentation and hoped for the best. She took about 100 shots, but she did get one good one when we were smiling for the professional photographer on the field. (I’m hoping we get copies of those photos too, but I haven’t heard how that works.) We zoomed waaaaaay in to get this so the quality is pretty craptastic, but it’s still something!

Yesterday morning I ran over to the Apple store when it opened so I could pick up my new iPhone 8 Plus. I had ordered it online, but I like to go in and get it and have them set me up and transfer everything over. Plus, I didn’t want to wait a week for shipping. I know, I’m such a product of the instant gratification generation.

My husband went with me to keep me company, and we walked around the mall for a bit afterwards. They were having some trick-or-treat event where participating stores were giving out candy so there were kids (and adults, for that matter) walking around in costume. It was quite comical.

When we got back home, a friend and I took our girls over to a fall family festival nearby where there were all the traditional activities like face painting, pumpkin carving, pony rides, and even canoeing. It was an absolute perfect day for it. So gorgeous. They had a blast, and it was just nice to be outside.

Then last night we drove out to Lancaster County to see my son perform at his last cavalcade of bands. It was bittersweet knowing it was his last one, at least for high school. I have no idea if college marching bands do those or not. The band is really good this year, and I think this probably my favorite of all the shows they’ve done over the years. The drumline has a really cool part in the finale, and it’s been the perfect way to end his high school marching band career.

So after a week of gorgeous fall weather, we are getting some rain today. I wouldn’t mind it too much, but it means we had to cancel our family photo shoot this afternoon, and our neighborhood Halloween parade that was scheduled for tonight has been moved to next Sunday. That will be rather anticlimactic, but it is what it is. At least Tuesday looks nice for trick or treating. Our neighborhood gets a lot of kids coming through, and it’s always a fun night.

I’m off to church in a bit so I’ll sign off here. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a blessed Sunday!