Our weather has been amazing the past two months and we’ve been enjoying as much time outside as possible. We’ve done all the traditional autumn activities that make fall so perfect; apple picking, baking bread, visiting gardens, buying pumpkins and gourds at the farmer’s market, eating (too many) pumpkin donuts, going to the park, visiting the pumpkin patch, playing in the leaves and chasing sunsets.
Figuring out this whole homeschooling thing.
Finding a routine that works that includes lots of outside adventures and play time.
Listening to Apple Music. Lots of Fleetwood Mac, Ray LaMontagne and a little Taylor Swift lately.
Reading tons of information on homeschooling. And I also went back to reading Peace Like A River. I’m going to finish it this time.
Watching the Today Show every morning and lots of Supernatural at night. I’m so ready for The Walking Dead to start on Sunday.
Continuing to pick zinnias from the garden, but everything else is done for the year and ready to be cleaned up.
Eating all the pumpkin donuts. Right now I just want pumpkin everything. But especially the pumpkin donuts from Dunkin Donuts.
Drinking pumpkin spice coffee every morning and the occasional iced pumpkin machiatto from Dunkin Donuts.
Loving all the pumpkins everywhere and the changing, falling leaves. It’s so beautiful.
Feeling excited that my favorite season has arrived and all that is to come in the next two months.
Thinking about attempting a quilt for my mom for Christmas. It would be my biggest sewing project so far.
Going to all the local handmade markets and vintage shops. In search of all the good stuff.
Finishing up my revamped photography website. I love the new look.
Trying new things including Jamberry Nail Wraps, which I am loving. I like them so much I’m seriously considering selling them.
Working on our eat-in kitchen area. It is waiting to be painted and then to have board and batten added. It will look awesome when it’s finished. I’ll definitely post photos.
Planning a fun weekend with family.
Hoping you enjoy your weekend to the fullest.
I’m sorry for the radio silence over here. I have been away from blogging for awhile trying to adjust to our new homeschooling schedule. I honestly thought it would be easier to blog while homeschooling. I was so wrong. I spend so much time working with the kids, coming up with crafts, going on adventures and really just connecting with them more that I run out of time every day. But it’s awesome. I love the freedom that comes with homeschooling. We have spent so much more time outside this fall. And being in nature is a huge part of our lives. It’s something we’ve wanted to incorporate into our children’s lives since the day they were born. We’re all much happier and more content when we can get outdoors.
We are still figuring out some of our curriculum. So we’ve been adding a little at a time and easing into the whole new lifestyle. It’s going really well so far. I can’t complain. Hudson has responded well to the change. He seems much more relaxed. We all are. So far it has exceeded my expectations. I know they’re be a lot of bumps along the way, but I’m certain that we made the right choice.