September

September has been a long, hard month for many reasons that I’m not getting into here. BUT there have also been many reasons to be thankful, and many bright spots, and I AM going to get into those here. 🙂

The first week of September brought the opening of dove season, and the inaugural dove hunt at our farm-and it went well!

Jake’s work sent me this beautiful flower bouquet! What a sweet surprise.

So, so grateful for this handsome guy.

We went back to our church (in person, we’ve been watching online) for the first time since MARCH. We celebrated with a picnic Cracker Barrel lunch afterwards!

One night I made homemade apple fritters and we had a fire and Mama Judy came over. It was the perfect night for a fire. Jack even fell asleep outside. 🙂

We had a fun outdoor BBQ with our friends on Labor Day. It was so much fun to get to hang out with all of them-it had literally been MONTHS thanks to Covid.

Our church celebrated its TENTH anniversary, and we had an outdoor picnic to celebrate. I am so thankful for this place and what it means to us as a family. It has been surreal to see something through from literally the ground up.

We love our cats, just a little bit. They are a good comfort when you are having a bad day!

Just a little golf practice on a Sunday afternoon, LOL.

A little fall crafting a decorating is always in order for September. Picking out pumpkins at Smiley’s is literally one of Josie’s favorite days of the year!

Jack got to have his first official sleepover at a friend’s house. We are still being cautious with Covid….but they are together every.single.day at school and XC practice, so it seemed like a moot point. He had a blast!

More sleepovers with our friends, complete with fort building and fire making and “camping out.” (Again, we are with them every.single.day at school, so moot point.)

Board game night- introducing Jack to the game “Risk.”

Another project- stools/tables for our fire pit. Jake cut these a few months ago, and they’ve been drying out. They were finally ready for him to peel the bark off and sand them down, and then I put a few coats of spar urethane on them.

Yum. We now have TWO excellent coffee shops right up the road from us!

Some good truths I’ve been resting in this month.

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