Sunday, September 1, 2013

Autumn how I love thee, let me count the ways....

I am a fall junkie! There I confessed!

Harvest. Pumpkin. Deep, rich colors. Soup. Warm drinks. Sweaters. My Ugg boots! Hunting season?

Oh Autumn! Stay forever....

Here we are on the first of September! Wow - the year is flying by. I am making progress on many fronts this fall! First, remember the weight loss I've been trying to tackle? Yeah - that. So here I am 15 pounds lighter. I still have many pounds to go, but it's a great start! Oh and the classes I've been taking? Well I am nearly half way through that too! I feel so accomplished (just don't ask how clean my house is, ok?). This week I plan on canning some peaches - oh my goodness. Who doesn't love peaches in the winter?

Elizabeth is really loving school, her teacher says her cursive writing is AMAZING! She is still totally excited about that! I recently had a friend ask me what I knew about 3rd graders and bras. NOTHING, I know absolutely nothing about that. Please don't ask! Stop growing! I'm not ready for bras and boys and more drama!

My tiny Ophelia is growing more each day. Why don't they stay little and cuddly forever. The other day she stamped her foot at me and yelled "NO!" while pointing her finger. Um, what? I am just thankful she still likes to cuddle with me! Hopefully that doesn't go away any time soon.

My great hunter is gearing up for the season! Gathering gear, checking camera's, scouting spots. He's so pumped! Know why? This year I will be venturing into the woods to join him in providing for our little family! THIS girl is gonna shoot something to eat ladies and gentlemen...yup! Then we will haul home our bounty and butcher it all up in the kitchen. THAT is something I am proficient at! We took care of a dozen chickens in 42 minutes the other day. It's the little things, you know? Stop laughing!

In the meantime, soak up the last few warm summer days folks. My prediction is for a very very cold winter....with some big huge (but late) snow storms. Let's see how right I am....and how much you curse me for saying this! :)

Go enjoy a pumpkin latte! *yum*

To Everything There is a Season (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

God Bless from my (im)perfect mess....


  1. Great post my love!!! I am also a Fall freak and am totally obsessed!

  2. Fall is so refreshing! Especially after dealing with the hustle, bustle & humidity of summer!

  3. <3 the post......<3 you! Where we are right now, Fall means nothing different than what it has been, except an occasional night where the air conditioner doesn't run constantly. Soon, maybe soon, we will be back where the seasons change!