Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Week 41

Happy Tuesday!  We're moving at warp speed here busting out week after week.  I'm already starting to stress about Christmas.  Where did the year go?  I think it's time to slow down and focus on fall. We tried to do that last week, and I think towards the end we accomplished it nicely.   If only the weekdays would slow down a bit more.  Maybe in November when water polo ends, but does it ever really end??

At any rate, here's what went down last week:

Day 280- Monday, 10/7/13
Brandon finished a big book project that's due this week.  It's a flip book with a lot of art and a lot of writing.  It took him a couple weeks to complete, but he's done and even finished early so his week will be pretty easy.   I wish I could say the same for the rest of us.

Day 281- Tuesday, 10/8/13
It's karate night for these two and they get promoted once again.  Hopefully they'll graduate from green to brown and brown to black belts very soon.  They've been working hard to make good progress.

Day 282- Wednesday, 10/9/13
This is not what Justin had in mind for the afternoon.  He needed a pre-teen vaccine booster (last one), and I figured he might as well get the flu shot while we're here.  Poor thing hates needles and needed to lay down for a bit right after before we could leave.  Brandon didn't escape without a shot either, and Tyler got his yesterday so we're done for the season.

Day 283- Thursday, 10/10/13
I'm loving all the signs of fall I see around the yard, at work, and in town.  The temps have been really nice too.  It's most certainly a season of change.

Day 284- Friday, 10/11/13
Here we are on Friday night and I'm just getting home from working the Booster's snack bar at homecoming while Tyler is just getting home from polo practice.  The younger boys are dressed for bed and doing their reading while John is playing his music as he does--a pretty typical Friday night for us.  I'm ready for a shower, a drink, some warm food, and a movie.

Day 285- Saturday, 10/12/13
What a gorgeous fall day!  Everyone was home for a change so we decided to head to the local pumpkin patch and get our pumpkins.  The past couple years we had to go during the week and John couldn't join us so it was nice to have him there to pick out his own pumpkin.

Day 286- Sunday, 10/13/13
It's mid morning and I'm working on laundry while John slaves away in the kitchen prepping dinner for tonight.  Kids--what kids?  They hide on Sundays so I won't put them to work ;0)

Wait one more--

October's Family Photo

Since we're all at the pumpkin patch together and John will be working out of the state soon we figured we might as well take our family picture here and now.  I think the last time we took a family picture in a pumpkin patch Brandon was just a baby.  A lot has changed since then, and I'm so glad we we're able to do it again.

OK--I'm done.  Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you next week.



  1. What a fun pumpkin patch! Glad you were able to go as a family! Love the karate belt picture and am very impressed with Brandon's book. Way to go! Happy Fall! Have a good week!

  2. Way to go on being the first one to link up at the Mom Creative this week.
    So many great photos this week!
    I especially like the one of the yellow leaves...they kind of look like they have an animal print on them.

    Such great composition on the Sunday photo w/ getting the laundry & your husband cooking in the kitchen all in the same shot.

    I hope you have a Fabulous Fall week! :)

  3. Hey, no life never slows down, I can guarantee that for ya. Time goes faster and faster the older ya get. {sorry, fact.}

    I love that photo of the socks in the foreground, great photo!

  4. I love the pumpkin patch family photo!! So festive! I'm glad you all had a good time picking out your pumpkins!

  5. It is always a delight to come visit your family every week. Every photo put a big smile on my face until I got to the flu shots...ouch! I am a bit squeamish☺ Your pumpkin photo...perfect blue skies for you...can't get any better than that. Have a great week.