This last week has been a quieter one than I expected. Pulling a muscle in my back meant that I had to slow down more than I am used to. I’ve tried my best to be good and rest. However, our life is never too dull, so here are few of the highlights from this last week. It’s officially fall! Oh wait, I know it’s not, but to me it is. September is always the beginning of my favorite time of year. This Wednesday, I had my first class with the new girls at church. Oh my! Was that an experience! This class was all energized, crazy and loud! It’s a great group of girls and I’m looking forward to what a new year with them holds. Hopefully the volume level will decrease as the year continues… but they are 5th/6th grade girls, so I’m not holding my breath!
With the help of Jeremy, I was able to get my fall decor out and placed around the house. Nothing too extravagant. Just a few autumn touches here and there. I even got crafty and used mod podge, mason jars, and leaves to make new tealight holders. I saw the idea on Facebook and I’m a sucker for autumn leaves. Being true to me, I don’t love what I create, but it did turn out better than I expected. By mid-project my hope was diminishing. Once they dried, they looked a lot better.
Both Jeremy and my mom are harvesting their mini-pumkins and I have four little beauties on my wood stove. They are eagerly awaiting the company of more pumpkin buddies! I know it sounds crazy, but I’ve already had a slice (or two) of pumpkin pie this season. My mom was the one who bought it, so I blame her! Last night, I felt up to doing some baking so I made a fall favorite for Jeremy and I – Hello Dollies. They are now cut into bars and placed in the freezer. Jeremy prefers to eat them frozen. I will eat them at most any temperature!
This last week was the beginning of football season. Usually football season wouldn’t be blog worthy, but now that the Seahawks have won the Super Bowl, the whole northwest is a bit crazy about them. I was gifted a Seahawks shirt this last week and I was informed that I should wear it on Thursday for the big game. I did because I love my hubby (who suggested it). I felt a bit silly wearing Seahawks gear when I’m really not a fan of football. Jeremy decided it would be fun to watch the game on my dad’s ginormous television, so we headed out to my parent’s house. We snapped a quick photo of all us in our gear and then the boys headed upstairs. Mom and I watched different documentaries on Netflix and Owen went back and forth between the two groups. Our local Safeway had Seahawks themed desserts, so we enjoyed some extra special treats. I have a feeling our household is going to be following the season closer than ever before. Oh goody.
So many little things are happening that really make it feel like autumn is here. The kiddos have gone back to school. Just last night, we had a flock of geese fly over us heading south. The light is different. It gets dark so early now and the nights are cool even if the days are warm. These are some of my favorite days. Last year, I was so occupied with having a baby that I didn’t get to do all my favorite fall things. I’m looking forward to this season with great anticipation. I can’t wait to share the things I love with Owen. There is lots of fun to be had and the season has just begun! Hurray!