Sunday, October 28, 2007

Autumn in Michigan

This fall, I've been reminded of my two favorite things about Michigan--good friends and an autumn trip to the apple orchards . . .

Nicole visited from Utah for a weekend and we had lunch at Casey's Tavern. So great to see her!

Ashlee at Wasem's Fruit Farms later that afternoon. They sell the yummiest pumpkin-batter donuts and crisp, juicy apples. Mmmm . . .

Janie and Andrea. It was pretty chilly, but this is as warm as they were going to dress. I had my winter coat on!

Halt! Thief! Abby was trying to lift Ashlee up so that they could see into the window where they were making donuts. It looked like they were up to no good!

Jake, Freya and Ashlee. Such cute little kiddies!

My Baby's a Cub Scout!

Yep, it's true. Nicky is a Cub Scout. More specifically he's a Wolf and is in Troop 100. So I've now entered the realm of weekly den meetings and monthly pack meetings, cute little uniforms, sew-on patches, flag ceremonies, and pinewood derbies. Scouting is a whole new world for me, but Nick loves it and is looking forward to his pack meeting this week where he will be presented with his Bobcat badge. Yay for Nick!

Walk to Cure Diabetes

I have so much catching up to do! Last month, we participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who contributed to such a worthy cause. Team Freeman was able to raise almost $500! I was overwhelmed at the generosity so many of you showed. Also, a big thanks to Abbi, Ryan and Freya for joining Team Freeman and doing the walk with us. We had a lot of fun!