Decorating is endless.
Cooking never ends.
Gardens are always changing.
And best of all shopping goes on and on!

Hence the name,
Open Ended!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friends~Family & A Beautiful Fall Day!

Did I ever tell you that.....
I know I know....I have said it before.

But days like today make me love fall even more!

We packed up the kids and headed to Oregon IL for...

Now when I say packed up the kids 
I really mean our son and daughter-in-law!
And we really didn't have to pack them up,
they actually climbed in the car all on their own!!

We headed to Aunt Kathy's house.
She lives just a block away from all the festivities!

Here we are left to right, Aunt Kathy, Kelly and I.
It's fun to put a name with a face.
You have seen Kelly and I before but now you can see the infamous "Aunt Kathy "
 Who has a beautiful older home and wonderful gardens. 
And a great husband, Uncle George, who made us a yummy lunch.
 Thank you George for the great soup!

    It just so happens that my son snapped a few shots of their
gorgeous home for you to see.

So Pretty!
Don't ya think!

Next we were off to check out the vendors that were set up 
       all around the Ogle County Courthouse.

We ran in to these two crazy ladies!

 My mom is the one on the left and 
the one on the right is her childhood friend, Karen!
The four of us continued on and had a great time!

Check out this peanut gourd! 
It came home with me!

After shopping and lunch we headed for a 
lovely visit with one of my husbands other Aunts.

A wonderful crisp fall day spent with family and friends....
tell me, does it really get any better then this!

*P.S. Don't forget to sign up for my Plush Pumpkin giveaway!
~click HERE to do so~