Sunday, November 16, 2008


Yesterday we took a little family trip with some friends to see Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's house, for those who don't know hehehe). It was a really fun day! It was overcast and sort of a misty/light rainy day. It made for a nice cool atmosphere and some really GREAT pics (if I do say so myself)!

The tour was ok. Let me start over....the house was fascinating! To be able to step in and see a glimpse into the mind of a man like Jefferson was incredible. The entire tour lasted about 15 minutes and we didn't get much time to just really look at each artifact in each room - though with a 3.5 year old and a 19 month old in tow, that's probably a good thing! However, the best part of the day for me was to be outside in the coolness and watch my children and husband enjoy the day.

Fall is absolute most favorite time of the year. I love the colors, the crispness of the air, the smells of wet leaves and fireplaces, etc. And this is the first year I've ever experienced a fall like this. A light fog/mist had settled on the moutnains and hills surrounding Monticello and the fall colors seemed to pop out even more. While we were in the house the deluge came, but when we got to the outside part of the tour, it let up and we were able to spend a good hour just walking around, taking pics, enjoying time with our friends and their sweet baby girl.

Literally minutes after we got in the car to return home, the floodgates opened and it POURED almost the whole way home. I'm talking sheets of water, can't hardly see the car in front of you. So, I'm glad we went when we did! So, enjoy the pictures!

Our Family

Waiting for the shuttle to take us up to the house. Hannah was fascinated with this fountain.

Can you say, "Testing the waters?" LOL

Still waiting for the shuttle, Hannah and Daddy "hanging out"

Cailyn's turn!

Finally at the house, waiting for the tour to start.
"Are we EVER going to go in, Mommy??"

Out one side of the house

One of the views

Another view out the back

The back of the house

"Is Mommy taking ANOTHER picture?"

Struttin' her stuff!

Pretty girl!

She's obsessed with leaves and rarely has empty hands when we walk outside.

So proud!

"This one looks good!"

"What do you guys think?"



Amy said...

Great pics! Looks like you guys had a fun day.

Lainee said...

I love the pictures of the girls on the red walkway-they are fantastic!