Today I'm thinking about...
...Change. And how hard it is for me to embrace it. I find comfort in routine...in the predictable. And lately, we have experienced changes in our lives. Major changes...like the passing of my dear father just six months ago...that affect us on a deep level and force us to create a new normal while mourning the one we leave behind. And not so major changes...like our very favorite doctor relocating, switching parishes from the only one we have belonged to one much closer to our home, and friends and neighbors moving away from our very small neighborhood, leaving only memories of neighbor kids knocking on the door asking if Peyton and Rhett can come out and play...that force us to move out of the comfortable world we have grown used to into a totally foreign place with new people and new ways. This is a challenge for me...a reminder that life is all about changes. And as hard as it is, I must embrace the change and be thankful for the chance to experience it, while holding on to the memories left behind.
...How excited I am about decorating the school room for fall! I have always loved autumn and all it brings...apples, pumpkins, colored leaves, cooler days and longer nights, routine, and cozy dinners around the table. And now, I get to add touches of this to our little schoolroom in preparation for a brand new year. : )
...My ironing pile. I actually enjoy ironing...give me a good movie and an ironing pile and I am as happy as can be. It is just getting started I have trouble with. But today is the day I tackle that pile before it overtakes my house. : )
Here are some pictures of the past week in our simple little lives...
Our summer has been cooler and a bit rainy...but no worries. My girl loves to dance in the puddles. : )
A yummy, quick dinner...sautéed zucchini, peppers and onions with scrambled eggs. Delicious...
but not too filling. It requires a peanut butter milkshake for dessert. : )
August brings this beautiful sight to our backyard...subtle changes to the leaves that are just a hint of the beauty to come.
I read these sweet books to my baby girl this week. And was reminded of doing the exact same thing with my Madison...so many years ago. Things do change, but stay the same. : )
My girl in her Back to School sundress all ready for Mass. : )
My Peyton made this delicious breakfast cake with our fresh blueberries...If you want to try it, I posted the recipe here.
Scrabble was our family game this week. And apparently Kirby was not happy with his letters.
Summer continues to treat us to beautiful mornings on the porch. I'm tucking these into my heart for those cold winter days ahead.
We went out for our annual Back to School Lunch at the little café in town...and this was my beautiful meal. And I may or may not have also had a slice of amazing Raspberry Key Lime Cake. : )
Leaving you with this one...my baby. Loving life. A reminder to us all to slow down and just be.
Happy Labor Day Weekend, my friends!