Face of hope

Face of hope
Courtesy: TIffany Kay Photography

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


One year ago, I was at the Pumpkin Patch with my older girls and my parents.  We had a lovely day exploring the farm, picking out pumpkins, and taking hay rides. It was so much fun, and such a great family outing.  But someone was missing - Meagan.  At the time, she was still in the NICU at Children's Hospital. Though I'd had a great day with the family, it wasn't right not having my kids together.

This year, the weather was cold. FREEZING cold.  Windy. And grey.  But it was even better than last year's sunny day....because our whole family was together.  

Meagan's Godfather, Uncle Mike, just happened to be at a nearby base finishing up a course for his next Army tour... so we were very lucky to have Aunt Katie and her girls join us at the pumpkin patch! We have really enjoyed having them around!

Meagan got to do a lot of firsts this Fall.  First trip to the Pumpkin Patch.  First bite of a homemade pie.  First time seeing farm animals in person.  First bumpy ride over the pumpkin patches.  And her first hay ride!

 While we complained of frigid hands, Meagan took in all the sights and sounds of her surroundings.  While we complained of the cold wind gusts, Meagan seemed to not mind at all.  Matter of fact, she seemed to love the wind! She would laugh every time it would gust... and we did too because it gave her quite the...uh.... interesting hair style.

Meagan even got to pick out her own pumpkin. She spent a lot of time checking out the new textures of the pumpkin.  It was a perfect little pumpkin, just like her!

So our Halloween traditions commence again.  Homemade chili.  Hot spiked cider.  Treats for the kids.  Dinner with our dear neighbors. And some trick or treating fun!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2012 from Meggy and her sisters!


  1. Beautiful family <3

    Happy Halloween MEAGAN!

  2. I love Meagan's piggy tails, so cute! All the girls are adorable in their costumes.

  3. What an adorable Halloween picture!!! So glad that you were all able to be together!