Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall Family Weekend

A week has passed since the last post; sounds almost like a confessional. The days have been very busy with a three day trip to Spokane last weekend and other things of which I'll write later....

Fall Family Weekend is an annual event at Gonzaga University and this year D and I were honored to be joined by Chris and Heather making the days even more special. Until now, Chris had never visited Ms. Laura at G.U., much to her chagrin. She has wanted to share her college experience with him for a long time and didn't want it to be on Graduation Day (spring 2010).

Here we are posing with Spike, G.U.'s bulldog mascot.

The weather was stormy on Friday; rain came down in buckets as we did our walking tour of campus. By Saturday, the moisture laden clouds had moved on and we were treated to crystal clear skies and chilly fall air; perfect for a trip to the Green Bluff farms north of town. The harvest is on; hayrides, u-pick pumpkins, freshly pressed apple cider, and colorful fall leaves billowing down from windblown trees. Naturally we enjoyed great food, on and off campus.

The autumn leaves were gorgeous.

We enjoyed hearty breakfasts.

Pumpkins and blue sky always mean autumn to me.

Ever had a pumpkin do-nut?

How about an apple perfectly sliced and
drizzled with caramel?

Heather and Chris headed back to Seattle on Saturday, mid-day. D and I stayed on another day to take in a few more celebrations. A jammed packed McCarthy Stadium hosted a basketball scrimmage late Saturday afternoon. We were lucky to snag seats for this Go-Zags event.

Saturday night we enjoyed dinner out with Laura's boyfriend, Rex and his family. Rex had just learned great news about his career plans through ROTC. He scored his first choice; the airborne division, piloting helicopters. We're all very proud of his accomplishments.

Home on Sunday, a 4 hour drive across Washington state behind us, we were left with great memories and a camera full of photos. Loved it, all of it.


  1. Glad you all made great memories! Sounds like so much fun!

  2. What a wonderful week-end to remember. You have a beautiful family, Kate.

  3. so glad you guys got to make it down for the last fall family weekend! :)

  4. What a wonderfully perfect weekend!

    I would have set up camp at the apple and caramel station - wow that looks yummy!

  5. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend with your family. And such fun! I love Autumn in all its splendor.


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