Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall Fondness

Plenty of people tell me Fall is their favorite season.  I have never been a big fan but I think after all this time it is growing on me.

It's soccer season for one.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE watching my boys play, However now we are at the back end of the season it will be nice to get my weekends and weekday evenings back, at least for the next month or so before indoor starts. And it is always lovely to have friends drop in to watch a game too.

Friday night football with friends has become a regular thing too.  Well I really only go to see Ciara at the half time show but I have been developing an appreciation for high school football all the same.  Sitting out under a blanket on the bleachers does hold a slightly macabre appeal.

Pumpkin carving in preparation for Halloween has become quite a Fall tradition too.  Although we have upped our game this year with Max introducing the use of the jigsaw. Nothing like a power tool to get it done quicker..  Matt even carved one too. And as tradition dictates we spent the evening roasting and eating some delish pumpkin seeds.

Looks like a fun weekend coming up for the Melvilles starting with Halloween tomorrow night.  More on that in the next blog post.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A new view

There have been a couple of big changes around here lately. And here is a clue to one...

Back to wearing high heel shoes.

And my new view every day

Yep...back to work for me.

Friday, October 17, 2014


The blanket is growing. But there is still a long way to go.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Chinese anyone?

Does this happen at your place? Seems like Ciara was a little nervous that Matt might see this take out container and mistake it for Chinese. Ciara gave him due warning that opening it would lead to Chinese but some yummy cupcakes that her friend gave her instead.  Although knowing Matt he may just console himself with a cupcake so really it's a lose/lose for her.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


One of the few good things about winter being on the's fire pit weather.

One of my favourite people. She makes carpooling fun and driving 3 hours each way to a soccer game and back something to look forward to.

And the friend that gave us both these massive handmade caramel and choc coated apples and a box of chocolates isn't too bad either.

Thursday, October 9, 2014



On the cross country team

Now capable of kicking his Mum's butt with a 6 and a half minute mile.