Oh man.... my very favorite time of year!!! I love the weather, the colors, the smells...... and the upcoming holidays!!! I long for the arrival of Fall weather..... those slightly cooler days, but still bright and sunny and dry.... perfect for working outdoors, or going on some amazing bicycle rides! :-)
I headed to Oregon this past weekend, to welcome the arrival of Fall, by riding in the Harvest Century Bicycle ride with my brother Brad, my great friend Scott, and our other cycling friend Doug. What an awesome weekend it was! The weather was fantastic, the route was beautiful, and the ride went very well for me. 120.5 miles logged for the day..... we left Grammy & Papa's place on our bikes at 6:30am, and arrived back "home" again at 6:45pm!!! A total of 7 hours 42 minutes on the bikes!!! :-)
While we were away, Fall came in here at home. The weather changed, with the temperature dropping down to those cooler Fall 60's, and a slight NNE wind helping to bring the leaves to the ground. It is still bright and sunny, and absolutely beautiful outside..... perfect for riding, and for getting some outdoor things accomplished before the rains return in another week or so.
Tracie is heading down to Portland this weekend, with a pack of women.... headed to the Women of Faith conference! Should be a great time for her, and them all.
Tomorrow morning is finally the day we have been waiting for now for most of this year...... The Monster (aka Greg Bass) is finally being sentenced and sent off to prison tomorrow morning, in Superior Court, at 8:30am. We are so relieved to finally have this chapter of our lives be coming to an end, and for justice to finally begin to be served on this horrific animal of a human being. We can only pray that God has His mighty hands involved on justice being delivered appropriately to Greg.
It is hard to believe, but we are now winding our way down to the end of the year. We have our annual Chili cook-off competition coming up in just two weeks!!! Tracie and I have our 21st anniversary in just two weeks!!! And Evan's football season will only have two more weekends after this upcoming Saturday. In the blink of an eye, we are going to be into November, and starting to prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!
This Fall and Winter will be just us...... no trips to Oregon. We will stay home as a family, and just enjoy the holidays and all that God has blessed us with.
:-) Hello Fall..... welcome back!!! :-)