September 29, 2017

Random Photo Friday

Happy weekend, my friends! And...this weekend brings with it the start of one of my very favorite months...October!! And also the beginning of some more fall like weather. Amen. Here is what we were up to this past week here in our September home...

It was so beautiful last Saturday, we were able to play outside before Mass.
Flynn wanted to take her new St. Martha doll with her...
In addition to our regular religion curriculum, we are also using this amazing program that my sweet blogger friend Joy Beyond The Cross introduced me to. We are loving it! 
I am also loving the Soft Saint Dolls I purchased here on Etsy 
The shop owner is a pleasure to work with too!

Our seasonal lesson last week was all about leaves.
We learned about them...went for a leaf walk to find some...
And painted a tree to display them.

And we admired them.

Some days our walks felt more like July...

But then these reminded us it was indeed our very favorite season. 

Spelling Test.
Just that.

And cozy snuggles with our new favorite blanket made us happy.

Before September takes a bow, I must wish the happiest of birthdays to my best friend forever, Marian Louise!!!!! She is celebrating her birthday today...and can no longer relish the fact that she is younger than I.
Marian, as you may know, became my best friend the moment we met on the very first day of college some 30 years ago. At least that's how I remember it! 
She is the best friend anyone could ask for.
She has been with me through all of the important and most mundane moments of my life.
She is the calm to my storms and the only one totally who gets my weirdness.
And continues to answer my calls!

This set of pictures pretty much sums up our friendship. 

Happy Birthday Marian!
See you soon!!!!

Marian shares her birthday with another amazing celebration...

Oddly enough, she doesn't drink coffee!!
But I have a made it my life mission to convert her.

Happy National Coffee Day, my friends!!!

And I couldn't end without a proper welcome to the month I wait all year for...

Happy October, my friends!!!!

Pinterest for the awesome images. : )

September 27, 2017

Our Autumn Porch

We love our porch in the summer. We really love our porch in the fall. From our porch, we can watch as the leaves slowly change from summer's green to autumn's red, orange, yellow, and gold. I change the porch a little bit to reflect the change in seasons. One thing that doesn't change...mornings with coffee and my people.

Enjoy your autumn porch time, my friends.
Before we know it, we will be snuggled inside watching the snow. : )

September 25, 2017

A Touch Of Fall

Our home waits for autumn decorations as much as we do. It just likes being cozy. : )

Even my laptop got a touch of fall. : )

Happy fall, my friends.
It is the time of year to be cozy.