The cats seem to love Zelda no matter how she plays with and moves them. Here they are on a stool in the kitchen one morning.
I spend a crafting weekend with six women twice a year. No matter how many times we've done this, we always bring way too much food.
An early morning view over the lake in Beachwalk, Michigan City, Ind.
A church steeple sits majestically against the clear blue sky on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Gretchen gave us this ball ring for the cats. Portia can sit and play with it for very long periods of time.
Annalee is the only bells, aka xylophone, player in beginning band at her school. She's finally understanding why learning to play the piano is a good thing.
Portia rests on Annalee early one morning.
I don't know if it's that these monkey bars are lower to the ground and, thus, less scary, but Zelda has them mastered. Only these.
Ron was behind the planning of a fundraising poker night at church on Oct. 5. Even though I didn't win, I had a lot of fun bluffing.
We spent years boating in Racine, Wis. In our final year, they created Party on the Pavement, an end-of-season party in downtown. We returned this year to visit with our friends and 'party.'
Portia, top, and Cinna. These portraits just don't do their beautiful faces justice. Makes me appreciate really awesome pet portraits!
We found out on Columbus Day that we had a small, but still disgusting, lice infestation among two of us. I thought the headbands in the freezer was rather humorous the next day.
If you think you've seen enough of the kittens by now, just wait. I get lazier as the year goes on!
Ron and Zelda read a book together after dinner.
I haven't figured out why the girls always tilt their heads when I try to take their pictures...
I was so excited to arrive at church for a ladies' CAbi party and see the digger stationed on the property ready to start construction.
Our friends, the Kanes, had their second annual fall festival. Despite the rain and wind, the girls made the most of face painting and pony rides. They even managed to get Ron to carry them back to the car when the fun ended.
Something about the choir lined up at the alter and our rector distributing communion looked so blessed and beautfiul.
At the end of the service, we processed outside for a ground-breaking ceremony to great cheers.
With the ceremony completed the day before, construction began in earnest on Monday, Oct. 16.