Hallo hallo! Don't ya just love fall? Not because of pumpkin patches or apple cider or anything—just the the colors and the drama with the weathers and stuff. Time is marked by the first time you turn your heat on for the year, which was yesterday, and the first time you make a fire in the fireplace—also yesterday.

We went out to the Manzanita this weekend for Lance's mom's birthday and took lots of walks along the Pacific Ocean, watching the clouds roll around and the spray fly up against the rocks.

Family pic: the Normines and me (I'm the one holding the heavy pink stuffed animal that's actually a baby. Love you, Teags!).