Friday, November 21, 2014

Where I've Been & Our October Recap

After nearly 6 weeks away from blogging I am excited to be back. As much as I want to promise I'll return to a regular pattern of posts, life right now is pretty full and sadly blogging falls to the bottom of the barrel. 

About 14 weeks ago I started working out with a group trainer 3 times a week at 5:30 in the morning. The energy I use to devote to blogging is now been channeled into taking better care of myself. 
A good thing yes, but I miss recording the evolution of my family and home. So it is my hope to take baby steps back into blogging while figuring out how to keep all these balls in the air. Wish me luck!

Now that I've explained my whereabouts, let's flashback to October. 

To start off the month Peanut & Hubby spent a Father-Son weekend at the Dells. Peanut is still talking about all the fun they had together and has since painted the sweetest canvas of him & his daddy going down the "great-big water slides".

While the boys were away, Belle hosted her girl scout troop for a carmel apple party. The creations and concoctions were crafted in our kitchen and then carried home with each of the girls to enjoy later. (read: sugar high on their parents' watch)

As the weather turned cooler the leaves began to fall and Finley found a favorite pastime. This pup can get some air and though he looks down right vicious in the picture below he is about the sweetest thing ever. At the moment, he is currently curled up fast asleep at my feet as I type.

Shortly after a session of leaf jumping I found these three attempting to prune our crab apple. When I first saw them, even Finley had a hold of the tree branch.

We closed out the month with Halloween. The festivities included the club's party & haunted house (aka: women's locker room), school parties & parade (I took photos but can't find them...mommy failure), and trick or treating.

The Halloween rundown: 2 puppies, Baby Mario (Mario sans mustache), & Hermione Granger

The last game of flag football was Nov 2nd and I've tossed it in for good measure. Peanut showed a strong interest in offense and an extreme disinterest in defense. I'm eager to see how he progresses as a player in the Spring. This experience was thankfully much more positive than that of his soccer team earlier this fall (the team scored only 1 goal the ENTIRE season).

All our Halls are Decked, Thanksgiving plans have been put into motion and every Saturday & Sunday is dedicated to Nutcracker rehearsal......bring on the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! 

I can't wait to chronicle it all..... it's so good to be back.


  1. Yay! Missed you my friend! You have had a busy Fall! We have too! Love all the pics - especially Belle as Hermoinie - I know my Riley and her would be wonderful friends! :) can't wait to see your holiday plans! Always so beautiful!

  2. Welcome back! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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