Sunday, September 12, 2010

Best time of the year

And just like that its fall! My favorite time of the year. I can't tell you how happy it makes me waking up and feeling that chill in the air. Now seeing snow will quickly end that happiness, so lets hope for a long fall!

On Friday Lucia's school had a carnival that we went to. There were trains...

Cotton candy...

Disturbing ride exits...

Fun slides...

And prizes. Yes my son twice picked a ring for his prize. At least he's gangster about wearing them.

Saturday we decided to head on down to the artists stroll in Spring City.

Adorable baby shetland pony on the drive down.

A stop at a gas station for some snacks and who knew you might find an awesome antique store within a gas station. Maiken and I instantly became little girls when we saw these kid sized metal appliances.

And I wish Will had something this cool

Beautiful house across the street from the gas station

Because of the kids we decided to skip the actual tour and just hit the two artists that my parents are friends with. First stop Joe Bennion and Horseshoe Mountain Pottery.

I was very excited to walk away with a special treasure

It was then off to Joe's wife Lee Bennion's studio. I want to live in her studio. Its a small little place attached to a horse stable.

The area downstairs with plenty of old wood for me to admire

And a very airy upstairs loft to paint in

Later that night it was up the canyon to Maple Lake for a picnic dinner and stroll around the lake. The leaves are just starting to turn so we will be definitely be making weekly trips to check on their progress.

(out of focus but I just loved their poses)

And with that fall is official and off to a packed start.


Marty Wombacher said...

That ride exit was definitely disturbing and funny! Cool pottery and I love the painting loft. To Fall!

Britta said...

I'm jealous of the Joe B. pitcher - it's beautiful!

Bethany said...

Oh, I just loved this pottery studio. Wish I could have been there. Loved the loft and wood floors.
Will looked like he was having a blast.

Fall is my favorite time of the year, too. Can't wait to see more pics of the leaves changing. Thanks for sharing.