“Let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such are the times.” *

Well, the weekend flew by as expected and was jam-packed with fun and plenty of good conversation. While I was hard at work on Friday, daughter #2 went to the zoo with the wee babes and hung out with Phil et al.Screen Shot 2017-10-22 at 2.22.22 PM.pngOn Saturday the two of us drove to Columbia to check out daughter #1’s new apartment. Here are a few iphone pictures, which I’m afraid do not really give you an idea of how great it is.



What about that gallery wall?




We also took a lovely walk in the nearby nature area and bird sanctuary.  (We did not venture into the town or near the campus as it was Homecoming Weekend.) Then we drove to the Les Bourgeois winery in Rocheport and ate lunch at the blustery blufftop Bistro overlooking the Missouri River. It was beautiful and I highly recommend it. I mean what could be better than this view?

Screen Shot 2017-10-22 at 2.21.48 PM.pngI could have happily sat there all day (drinking wine) but we had to get back to town to our flyover home and have dinner with the whole gang.




IMG_8913.jpegThe wee bud is now pulling himself up and starting to cruise along furniture. He is a 14-pound dynamo.

Daughter #2 departed in the early morning rain and daughter #1 left in the afternoon. Sigh. But the wee babes and their parents returned on Sunday night and we ventured over to the Pumpkins and Pizza party at church.

IMG_1920.jpegHere’s a hint of things to come on Hallowe’en.


Daughter #3 has mad skills…yes, she made the costumes!

Have a great week–October is almost over!

*St. Augustine of Hippo