she was so cute that I snapped a photo.
celebrate my birthday. Such fun to be with family. And be celebrated.
last of the tomatoes off the vines....
to ripen in a window sil.
best and right decision for our entire family, given our specific needs, at this point in time. (How's that for vague?) We considered every option, we prayed very seriously about it, since early last spring, and God opened every door for us. We are crazy happy with the choice, and feel amazingly blessed by the school, staff, and teachers we have been dealing with.
favorite boy on the planet. He has a sweet heart and he brings me joy every day. After I took this photograph, I couldn't believe how grown-up my little man is getting!
final BBQ of the season, so the kids could share stories of their week, and it was so fun. The kiddos jumped on the trampoline and the adults hung out visiting and savoring dark chocolate. Seriously, it was a perfect way to kiss Summer goodbye.
moments of quality time with your babies after a week of missing them while they were in school.
zuccini cake recipe, adapted from this recipe, using gluten free baking mix instead of regular flour. It was so good I almost cried.
remembering this day.
needs a knob... hmmmm. I'm sure I'll find something.
time for a repaint, so I decided a color change couldn't hurt either. I told my man kind of what I was looking for, and he chose the color for me! It's so pretty... (It's called "Clover" by Sherwin Williams.)
white trim and yellow house paint.
fall decoration. (Pumkinloveitis)
anyone else relate? I see all these other moms laughing and joking and they all seem to know each other so well.
guy who knows me better than any other person on the planet, and he makes me laugh like no one else can. He took a bunch of photos of me while blackberry picking, that had me doubled over laughing at one point. (I'll spare you those.) He's such a goof behind a camera.
amazing difference in my soup recipes, I had to do it again! Plus, Adrain brought home a chicken because he wanted me to make some more so how could I resist? Have you ever made it? (Drop a chicken carcass into a big pot, add some chopped up carrots and onions and celery -don't worry about peeling carrots or onions just chop them.. and throw in some salt, pepper, fresh or dried herbs, and cover it all with water. Then set to boiling and cook that baby til the veggies are soft, then pour into containers over strainers and you've got some delicious broth for the freezer! Ready when you're getting ready to make soup.)
gray turtleneck sweater (consignment find a while back) and a darling vintage flower pin that I nabbed the other day, also consignment! I do love my consignment stores...But I guess you already knew that.
you need to. Not that I'm trying to boss you around or anything....
golden floral sheets, all clean and crisp, just waiting for me. And man, did I need em! Loooong day. Looooong week.
makes me happier than this. Two hoodlums, all in a row. (I cheated a little bit and took this photo on a different day, but I had to put it in, because it was the perfect way to end the month. Sometimes.. cheating can be okay.)
Thank you Lord, for every moment, and every day of this month, that I got to have.... all the ups and even the downs. Every need met, with always just enough. Lessons learned and hope restored in the smallest places, ready to bloom and grow. YOU are so good to me and I rejoice in Your blessings. Amen!!