OCTOBER: We had an "Oktoberfest" at our home in Thoreau. The kids came down and we picked all of our apples, made Harry Potter wands, had a bonfire, and ate cabbage and brats with apple dumplings for dessert. Decided to make it an annual tradition!
NOVEMBER: Had Thanksgiving with the whole Baker family at Mom's. Our first without Dad, but he was there, I know it. Mom and I did our yearly tradition of waking up at 5:00 a.m. and making tons of pies. You can never make enough! (l. to r. Ruth, Me, Mom, Heather)DECEMBER: We celebrated Christmas with everyone home in Thoreau! Here are the kids on Christmas Eve in their "Santa Jammies", ha-ha, a tradition that I'm afraid didn't stop when they left home.