last few weeks…

Haven’t done this in a long while, but wanted to remember these past weeks at least, because it was a fun and full September.  The past few days we’ve been having fun for sure…

… we saw the Super Moon Lunar Eclipse.  I am so glad we had clear skies to witness it.  One of the 6 lunar eclipses on Super Moon since 1900? Thank you Mother Nature for letting us enjoy it.  ‘Til 2033!

… we picked our first pumpkin from the garden.  The rest we’ll do together with our neighbors because we planted a little garden in their backyard after we weeded a whole bunch of blackberries this spring.  And we planted beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and pumpkins.  They’ve said they’ve enjoyed the veggies this summer (the best tasting ones they’ve ever had!) but I think they are more excited to see the pumpkins turning orange.  We’ll do a little picking celebration together with them I think.  There are 9 pumpkins in that plant I think.  It will be fun.

… I enjoyed my day at the fiber festival.  All surrounded by colors and textures I was craving.  I think it marks the cooler, autumn season in me.  I guess what it really says autumn to me, is when we go see the salmon run. We are going in few weeks, after there is more rain for them to start their trip back up.  Can’t wait.

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… went swimming to the lake…. one more time.  Don’t know if it will be the last visit this year, to swim, but we played and swam as if it was.  It certainly feels the sun not as warm, cooler waters, a whole lot more quiet, and we still had a beautiful, fun day.

… watched Boyhood and really enjoyed it.  And from there I went to these two kids singing the main song, I really liked their version.  But also this one.  And this one is too.

… saw Mark grade papers and homework outside, still catching the last days of warmth and sunshine.  It has been a beautiful fall start for sure.

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… made jam, bread, cookies, and few new meals that can be placed in the rotation schedule (that I add when everyone enjoys it.)  Glad for that.

… was gifted a handful of beautiful acorn caps by the youngest one, from a day in the woods without me.  I love acorns, and my kids know it.  They come from trips on their own or with friends these days, with little presents like these.  Thank you.   They are a wonderful gift to bring indoors.

… we watched another movie outside in our backyard with our friends.  We were talking on how fun it’s been this year.  Our first “Walk-In” movie night was back on March 26th, our spring break.  It was cold but nice, and I really wish I’d remember what movies we’ve seen this year.  But the list goes something like this: The Sandlot (twice, once with friends and once with the whole baseball team.) The Sound of Music.  The new Annie.  The Wizard of Oz.  Princess Bride.  Mr. Bean’s Holiday.  And lastly, the new Cinderella.  (I might need to add to the list as I remember.)  For the most part in the summer we watched at least one movie a week with friends and we’ve had all enjoyed these nights so much.  So much fun!  Something we will all remember forever.

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The kids playing before the movie starts, it is as much part of movie night as it is, popcorn, snacks brought by everyone, and the movie itself.

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Catching up a little with our friends.  Always a must.  Though maybe a little too brief.

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… really enjoyed making and watching a slide show of our kids from when they were little.  All of our friends coming to these movies, have sent me photos of them since they were born, and incredibly we are able to see our kids grow up together.  There’s pictures of them  with each other since they were born!  It is such a treat and I feel so lucky and blessed to have them as friends.

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One thought on “last few weeks…

  1. Glendie October 5, 2015 / 8:17 am

    Enjoyed your review of your fun times!

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