Friday, October 28, 2016


Fall in Utah is really amazing. Really, really amazing.
We've had some of the most gorgeous autumn days; 
sun shining, cooler temperatures, and crystal blue skies. 
Each morning, when I get up to hike, I am amazed at the valley down below me.
The best word to describe it is golden.
Just as I wish I could bottle up my children right now and never
 let them grow one more inch; I wish I could halt time and
 have a few more weeks of October.  
The colors, smells, sights, and sounds. It's perfect.
I picked up the Little Nies from school and drove to the bakery, 
where we each picked out a Halloween treat 
(sugar cookie bats, witches, ghosts, and pumpkin donuts).
I went to the park, where we sat under a giant yellow honeylocust tree.  
We lay under it, admiring the leaves glittering down on 
us as the wind gently blew.  
It would have bottled up that golden moment and 
wished for it to last at least an hour longer.

Tomorrow my Claire Elizabeth will turn FIFTEEN!!!
 I plan to her drive past the 100-year-old home 
 Mr. Nielson and I carefully brought her home from the hospital to
(in an orange onesie with a Halloween ghost on it). 

Speaking of Mr. Nielson, he is coming home today
 from a week-long ranch trip.  
It will be a wonderful weekend for sure.

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