girlies fresh baked homemade cinnamon rolls just before she put the icing on // so good!
Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Problems. We had our 'fair share' in October. But! Thankful for the precious friends / family / neighbors that prayed, sent texts, listened and prayed some more.
a weekend without hubs as he traveled for work = a day to the orchard for girlie, the boys and I for fresh hot apple cider donuts, apple cider slushies and apples
Intermediate school Grandparents Day
(I LOVE this pic!)
the end of boating season // he loves that boat and I've always called it his fifth baby. ;)
Friday night pep band came to an end +all the smiles our drummer gave us
end of a great JV football season
pumpkins +fall break for our oldest with a family kickball game and a wiffle ball tournament (we used the pumpkins as bases!)
Happy Halloween! It's a full Monday night here: girlie is off to hip hop dance in her minion costume class for an hour while hubs is dropping off our high schooler for an all evening pit orchestra / play practice. Our youngest can hardly wait for sister to get home so the neighborhood trick or treating can begin!!
to dance class
mom! why did you do that?!? girlie giggles
gorgeous night and reminiscing much colder and or stormy Halloweens in years past
our football player // he found his oldest brothers pads from his fifth grade year of football and loves that they fit him
to Nana and Papaw's house we go
(they had asked to trick or treat the neighborhood alone this year! I'm not ready for that.)
ringing the bell while brother asks sister, "do we have to say trick or treat?!" She giggled and replied, "yes!"
buckets full // about 95 percent chocolate
sorting and sampling
1000 grand // he'd never had one and liked it best
just before I put the sweeties to bed
(I was asleep by 9:30! Whew. Thankful hubs did the 10:00 pick up from band practice.)
creek kayaking with girlie +starting her dance classes that she's very much looked forward to
wiener roast, s'mores and fun with friends
Today. Over tenish hours-
coffee and a thunderstorm
reading aloud the morning news
Mac-n-Cheese for breakfast while I make a quadruple batch for tailgating
mums on our front porch / heading out
tubing friends while the rest of us are off to oldest brothers football game
post game smiles oldest/youngest