Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Some September stuff

I am so thankful when I get to have some one-on-one time with a child.
Hannah and I had a fun, girly date.  
Haircuts at a salon.  

I'd say so. (All hers!)

It's an inverted bob.  So cute on her.

Fall is making its arrival known in beautiful ways.  

The mornings are so crisp now.  The wood stove is fired up, and it's time for wearing soft flannel plaids.  So cozy.

One morning I was earnestly praying about some things weighing heavy on my heart.  When I finished I glanced out my bedroom window and saw the sky so pink.  It brought such comfort - almost like God saying I am here, I am in control of all things, and I hear your heart's cry. 

Look what I saw at Costco.  Isn't it perfect? Of course it is, it's teal blue!  
I was actually tempted to buy it,  (I didn't.)
not that I am the jet-setting mama, but hey, a girl can dream, can't she? 

Was Pinteresting lately and found this recipe for Gluten-free, Vegan, Paleo 
pumpkin cheesecake.
It's pretty amazing!  If you need to be a "free" person, this is a very good substitute for real pumpkin cheesecake.  
(A note on that... instead of the 6" spring form pan it calls for, we used our 9" because it's what we have - so our white layer is much thinner, but still yummy.)

 Ellie has recently taken a liking to embroidery.  I had some kitchen towels with chicken scenes already transferred onto them.  

It's the perfect afternoon quiet activity for her to do.

And there was a sweet gathering/send off.  Both Caleb and his close friend, Buddy are heading off for college to Portland...
except Buddy is heading to Portland, Maine, and Caleb to Portland, Oregon.   
You can see their adventures on Instagram.
(@edwardgreentheiii and @thedaftscotsman)

That cake though!

And here we are at the end of September already.  Caleb has a couple of loose ends to tie up, then he'll be heading off.   
The winds of change are upon us.

All for now.


  1. Beautiful haircuts on two beautiful women, lovely leaves, sweet embroidery, and wonderful that your son is taking on new challenges and adventures. As bitter-sweet as it must be, this is what we pray for!

    I just want you to know how much your comments on my blog mean to me. I don't even know you, yet you take the time to encourage me along the way. Thank you!

    (I also left a short reply to your last comment...)

    1. Dear Katherine,
      Thank you for your sweet comment. I am always encouraged by you. :-)
      I am thankful we have "met" through this little world of blogging.


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