3 October




October, October! I'm so, so happy, my favorite month has arrived in all its golden delciousness. I know I've shared this quote before, but it's a favorite of mine, so I think it bears sharing again:

“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October” -Nathaniel Hawthorne




The way our days are going right now, I'm afraid October might just fly by. But I want to hold on to every one of its treasured, golden days. 

Some things coming up that we are excited about this month:

Costume making. I'm so sorry to be a tease (only, maybe I'm not sorry....) but costumes will be kept under wraps for the most part until Halloween night. However, if you are really good, you might be able to guess. I may drop a few hints through the month, just to keep things fun.

The end of marching band. There are only two weeks left! Well, 17 days to be precise. And then I get my husband back! And I am so happy!

GLOW swim practice. As in, swim practice with more than a thousand glow sticks in the water. Oh, my. This event, more than any other, has made me feel like the mother of a "big" kid. I don't know why, exactly. It just feels like something so totally different and grown up.

Baking. I am going to make some apple cider doughnuts. (These? Or these?) And some Halloween cookies.

And cooking. October is my favorite time to nestle in to some favorite cooking. 

A tiny bit of snow forecast for this weekend!

Knitting. Mine is coming along so nicely, and I have lots more ideas in mind. And the kids. Elisabeth needs a new project, and James is ready to start some knitting of his own, too!

Stitching. The sampler is so much fun and so beautiful!

Pumpkin patches, hayrides, carving pumpkins, favorite traditions, dry leaves, crisp air, golden sun, friends, family

Oh, October, you are so good.