Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fall, glorious fall!

   I wonder if some of you imagined I dropped off the face of the earth.  I can see why you would wonder that!  It has been awhile since I've written a blog post, which is rather unlike me.
  For those who did miss me, I am still here!  My wonderful little family and I are enjoying the ends of the fall season.  Today, its actually around 70 degrees in the little city of Marion.  Not bad at all for November 19!  The weather has been beautiful, and we've enjoyed every little bit of it!  This time last year it had already snowed a couple of times, so its a very nice change of pace!
   It has been a quiet few weeks, with not much to write about.  The kids have all done great in school, and they are learning a lot.  I miss them, terribly, but I'm glad to see that they are able to succeed in a school setting, especially Callie who has home schooled the longest, and brought home straight As on all report cards.  Hudson is doing well especially since this is his first time ever in a school setting and being away from me at all.  Lacey has picked up and started working so hard and diligently, and has even taken up basketball on the school team!  I'm so proud of each of them.  Hudson had his first non- home school field trip at the Apple Orchard, and of course, I tagged along with him.

It was fun for me to see him interacting with his classmates.  He's grown up to be so well-mannered and he plays well with others, taking turns and sharing well.  Much different than being at home with his siblings ;-) but hey aren't we all a little harder on those who live with us?  I was so proud of my boy, and thankful to share the day with him...

          Another fun thing we enjoy about autumn are festivals and parties!  We live close to a church where my Uncle has pastored for several years (I was a very little girl when he and his family moved down here to take over this church)  My Aunt told me that they were having a fall festival and making caramel apples, so I was excited to take the kids and let them enjoy time with the family that they don't get to see very often.  

   The kiddos made turkey cupcakes, caramel apples, turkey cups and beautiful lanterns!  

The kiddos both finished up another soccer season.  Don't you love the bright orange shirts they gave us this year? LOL oh and of course those bright green socks!  Dad even got his own bright orange Coach's shirt lol!  It was a great season! 

Tis the season of Family get togethers, my most favorite time of the year!  We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate my Dad and his twin sister's birthday!  We also took some family pics at her house!  We got a few good pics of the kiddos all together, but by the time it was time for just my kiddos, Sawyer wasn't having it.  Sorry guys, you probably won't be getting a Christmas card this year, I'm just guessing ;-)

My sweet Callie also celebrated her 9th birthday at the end of October!  It seems so hard to believe that my little girl is 9!  I can't even begin to tell you how proud I am of this amazing little girl and the beautiful Godly young lady she has became!  She's absolutely my prayer warrior!  This year her gift from her Daddy and me was a precious moments music box of Belle that plays "Tale as Old as Time" when you wind it.  It made me cry when I played it the first time, right in the middle of Hallmark.  Truly, she is my little Belle...  she reads books like they are going to be gone tomorrow, she loves adventure and the feel of the wind- and she sees the good in everyone that she meets.  My sweet girl...  I'm so thankful for her!

My sweet baby niece is growing up on me!  Norah bug is 4 months old now!  That makes me so sad!  She looks so much like both her Mama and Daddy, I just love this baby!  She has a big personality, I can't wait for Christmas time!

           I am sooo blessed with this beautiful family God has given me.

   Thank you for checking in on us!  Hopefully I will have more to update about later on..  for now, God bless you!  I've missed you all!