Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Merrill boys {The next generation}

As my mother-in-law was going through photos for the funeral, she came across these two pictures of her boys.  Jeremy and his brother Oliver.  She emailed me these photos and said, "All I could think of is like father, like son.  Jeremy pulling Oliver in the wagon."

While the little red wagon maybe different, and the boys may be different, I am reminded of so many similarities.  Some of my favorite memories are captured in these photos taken on a simple fall day in 2012.

Cherish each day as a gift, and hold on tight to those memories. 

Monday, November 11, 2013


This past weekend, Jeremy's Grandmother Virginia past away.  She was a sweet woman, who's hair was always just so.  Virginia was very crafty and in fact, made us a quilt for our wedding that we cherish.  Virginia also loved pictures and to preserve her ancestry.  We were reminded of that yesterday after cleaning out some of her belongings and we came across a huge binder of pictures and family history documents.  Virginia is now with our heavenly Father.

The following picture is of Virginia holding Tim (Jeremy's Dad) when he was a baby.  They are once again reunited. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Apple crisp

We are taking full advantage of these remaining fall days and cooking up some fall favorites.  This past weekend was apple crisp.  I have to say, I strayed away from my go to recipe and was a bit disappointed, nevertheless, it was ok.  Nothing a little vanilla ice cream can't cure!

Somebody loves his apples...

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Another Halloween is in the books and this morning we flipped our calendars to November.  Where is the time going?  Our Halloween was a success and fun was had by both boys.  One was wired until 8:30 p.m. searching for that hidden bag of candy.  The other...asleep at at 6:53 p.m.  I'll let you guess who was the one sleeping early, but don't worry I won't leave you hanging for too long! ;)

We had one very handsome cowboy...
 And a very brave fireman...

In true Asher fashion, we know that most everything is done on his terms.  His costume was suppose to be superman.  He hasn't really been interested in trying it on these past few weeks, so I got him a pumpkin costume.  Last night he didn't want anything to do with either of these, so we pulled out the fireman rain coat and he was happy.  Gotta love 2 year olds!
We don't usually get too carried away on Halloween, just hit up the usual spots.  First Grandma Debbie stopped by for a visit...

Then we swung in at the neighbors...
Stopped at Bernice and Leon's...

And swung in at my Grandparent's house.
It was here that my Grandma gave me a special treat.  A few weeks ago I came across some very pretty fall fabric and it was too good of a deal to pass up.  So I bought it and gave it to her.  That's when she decided to make something with it and give it to me.  How sweet is that?!  I already have the quilted runner on my kitchen table and it looks perfect!  I love it, thanks Grandma!
After leaving my Grandparent's we headed down to trunk or treat outside the Fort Community Center.  That was so much fun seeing everyone's trunks decorated up.  The boys must have had enough candy at that point because they started passing it up.
After that, we had one more quick stop.  Grandma Doris'.  The boys had already gotten their Halloween treats from Grandma, but she was eager to hand out a few more. 
All of these Halloween festivities led us up to 6:53 p.m., when I had a very tired 5 year old.  Hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween!