Anyone who knows me well knows that the fall is my all time favorite season. I get very nostalgic this time of year with the holidays right around the corner. I love the leaves changing, the cool crisp weather, caramel apples, cider, pumpkin carving...

When I was home in Colorado earlier this month I had the great pleasure of attending Traci Remley's baby shower:) Traci is a childhood friend of mine who I hadn't seen in about eight years.  Other than the fact that she had a different last name and a baby bump she looked and acted exactly the same as the Traci I knew so many years ago. Walking into her parents home in Sedalia I was flooded with memories and tried my darnedest not to start tearing up from happiness and...

Today was my sweet Charlie Boy's 1st birthday:) I can't believe how fast this first year has gone! It's amazing how fast they grow in their first year of life. Charlie spent the day on long walks, a trip to the dog park, and eating yummy treats his mommy (me) made for him. Charlie got two Birthday cards from Grandma and Grandpa McKenzie and two new bed duvets...

Having grown up in Colorado I know better then to use the word Spring before the month of June. Countless times we would think the snow was finally over and summer is right around the corner...

So I had planned to blog about something totally different today but I've had so many requests to do a Charlie blog post that I thought I better do it.  I could talk forever about my sweet Charlie boy but I will try and keep this post all about the afternoon we spent at the Arboretum. Someone asked me the other day what an Arboretum was and I said, " a park thingy with plants and stuff...