Today I'm thinking about...
...Packing. Because we are heading to the BEACH! Yes, this weekend we are heading out for a week at the ocean. The ocean is Steve and Madison's very favorite place on earth. One of the homeschooling perks we enjoy is the ability to work ahead and free up a week in September so that we can travel to the ocean in the fall. We love it then for the obvious reasons...The weather is perfect. For us. Meaning low seventies with less heat and burning sun. And no one else is there. Which comes in handy for people like me. You know, socially awkward people.
...My mother. And how happy I am she is coming with us. We always took my parents with us to the beach. They loved it. They had never been until Steve and I took them when Madison was but one year old. They came every year after that until my father's illness made it too difficult. I know it will be hard for us, but perhaps a bit healing as well. I can almost hear him telling us to get going already!
...My bestie Marian. She is coming too! We are all so happy!!! And I'm pretty sure she is too. I'll let you know how she feels after spending an entire week with us. In an enclosed area. With no escape. ; )
I will be checking in with you all from time to time. And I have a post or two ready to share as well. In the meantime, here is a peek at the past week in our home. I hope you are having a blessed and cozy autumn as well!
We were very excited for our Steelers to play last Thursday night.
Luckily, Peyton and I prepared a really yummy spread. Because that was the highlight of that game. We made Pizza Stromboli, baked Taco Dip, and really yummy brownies.
We posed for some pictures Saturday before Mass. It was really windy, and someone thought it was really funny. I just adore her happiness. : )
Steve managed to get a decent one...of me and my life. : )
On Sunday, my sweet little lady brought me coffee and toast in bed. With a little help from Daddy, of course. : ) She wanted to make my birthday special. Yep. I turned forty five this past week. And I couldn't be happier or feel more blessed. : )
There was cake. Pumpkin cake. With cream cheese icing. And it was good.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!