Monday, October 23, 2006

Family Day & Thinking Pink

"A year, ten years from now, I'll remember this; not why, only that were here like this, together."

-Adrienne Rich

Yesterday, Sunday, was a blast for Alan and I, it was our 16th official, "Family Day." That is a holiday, he and I made up, while we were on our honeymoon, as a day we would set aside to celebrate with the children we planned to have one day. We thought it would be nice to have a special day, between our anniversary on October 13th, and our favorite holiday, Halloween. It would be the official day we chose our pumpkins, and what could be more fun then sharing that experience with children? Alas, we never had children, there were many reasons why it just never happened for us, but he and I always celebrate, "Family Day," and have such a good time together, just the three of us. How could we have a family day, and not include Elvis? LOL.

Early in the morning we took a long drive to Pastorino's pumpkin patch, in Half Moon Bay, then we took a drive up HWY 1 into San Francisco, stopping at some wonderful pumpkin farms along the way. The city was gorgeous, with a nice blend of that perfect autumn weather you will find if you visit San Francisco in October, lovely sunshine one minute, and cool fog rolling in heavy the next. The shadows it creates are amazing, and quite wonderful for a shutterbug like myself. And the boats and ships on Richardson Bay, in Sausalito, were stunning! :) Here are some of the views we had yesterday...



I should mention that we usually celebrate, "Family Day," on October 23rd, there is a long story why, but I will save that for another time. LOL. So, for this year, it was, "Family Day Observed." LOL. :)

Also yesterday, I wore PINK to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer. Have you been saving your special pink Yoplait yogurt lids? Have you been sending them in? Remember that October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month." Get involved, make a difference! See my sidebar for links to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Yoplait Yogurt's "Save Lids To Save Lives," campaign. I am going to wear pink again next Friday, if you haven't already had your day of pink, will you consider joining me? I'll post my outfit, if you will post yours! ;)

"Never let go of hope. One day, you will see that it all has finally come together, what you have always wished for had finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself, "How did I get through all that?"
-Unknown

-OndineMonet
Family Day "Observed"
October 22, 2006

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Family day sounds lovely!!!!!

I love your pics, but then again I always do.

You have a great day my friend

Deb

DesLily said...

beautiful fall photo's Carly!!

Charley said...

Yay for family day! I adore the dice - that's SUCH a clever idea. Why is it that I never end up with clevr ideas? :)
Charley
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DesLily said...

ARGH!!! SCALZI JUST STOLD MY ROUND ROBIN!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

BoiseLadie said...

Happy Family Day to you and yours! I'm just lovin' your photos. And, Halfmoon Bay in October... it's a must do.

Nancy said...

I want a Family Day!! Wahhh...
Sounds like fun. And Carly, your pics are wonderful...the flower, the bridge, punkins...mmmmmmm!

Nancy

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