Monday, November 9, 2009

Winter is right around the corner

Winter is almost here and my favorite time of the year is nearly gone. I love the Autumn when the leaves turn gold and the night gets a slight chill. I have never seen better weather anywhere then right here during September-October with perfect 70 degree days and chilly nights. It seems like only last month we were celebrating thanksgiving and now it's here again! Wow, time sure sails by unnoticed.  Every year family and friends come from all over the states to celebrate here at the ranch. What can I say, it's tradition. There are sports, like baseball, volleyball, and basketball for the teenagers and adults. We have foot races, bike races, sack races and every other race you can think of for the kids. Since quads were invented, we've had a two day quad ride also. The year before last there were 37 quads and several motorbikes on the trail, it was huge! There are old unused roads everywhere up in the mountains, so it gives us plenty of new scenery every time. Of course there's the huge turkey dinner where everyone pigs out and then complains about overeating. Then, there's the program with the kids putting on plays and skits and singing performances which is always fun. And lastly, we have a dance in the gym to close the celebrations. I remember back when I was a teen. I couldn't  wait for thanksgiving every year it took so long to come around. Now, It seems like we just get done  celebrating and boom! Thanksgiving is two weeks away, again!


Ian said...

That sounds like a great time. Got an extra room for me? :)

Desertson said...

My mama always said, "There's always room for one more."

Bendigo said...

Wow...That sounds just about perfect...What a great thing to be able to look forward to and it's only a couple weeks away...I do feel a tinge of jealousy coming on.. :)