October 2019 – Autumn in Vermont

Our first autumn in Vermont, we weren’t sure what to expect. Would it live up to the hype? Would we get to see what “leaf-peepers” from all over come to experience? In short, yes. It did and we did. Autumn in Vermont is every bit as glorious as you imagine it to be.

Even with such beautiful scenery awaiting us outside, normal life carries on with homeschooling, trips to the grocery store, the playground, and walks along Lake Champlain.

In honor of our 15th wedding anniversary, and the honeymoon we never had, and after MANY delays, Christopher and I finally spent an amazing week in Paris. Just the two of us. With no children. Zero children. Crossed the ocean and left them behind. They were not sad, however, because they spent a delightful week of their own being spoiled and doted on by their grandparents, who traveled up to Vermont for said spoiling. It included play time, trips to the playground, a local corn maze/petting zoo excursion, and much carving of pumpkins for the city of Winooski.

We returned from Paris just in time for Halloween. Ellie went as her favorite character, Minnie Mouse. James went as Ron Weasley from Harry Potter and Leo continued his epic costume game dressed as “Very Hairy” Potter, complete with glasses. He hates it. Every year. His eyes tell us so.