Hello, can you believe it's the last week of October already. It was a wonderful warm month for us and just his past week has started to get cold out. We are approaching one of my favorite holidays, Halloween, which is celebrated here in the states. Rich and I have had so much fun taking the kids trick or treating each year, no matter the weather we braved it together and love the memories we have. This Halloween has been weighing on my shoulders this week, it's about to change...
no more 3 kids to dress up and take out for candy...
the girls are too old now, so it's just Sam going solo this year and us girls staying behind or making new plans for them that night. How did it happen so fast, I keep thinking we have time and enjoying the moment and forget one day it won't be this way. For me it's opening my eyes to the near future when it's only Sam that will be at home and us doing things with just Sam. Thankfully, I have told these stories and have many scrapbooks filled with our Halloweens and I will treasure them.
Here's one more to enjoy, sooo cute!
Thank you ladies at Our Beautiful World for another fun prompt this week!
I want to say a BIG BIG THANK YOU for the wonderful comments on my last posts, always makes me smile to read them. I knew you would enjoy those snow ones and guess what's in 2 weeks from today?? Sam's birthday so he is really hoping the SNOW comes big time for that day. Please keep my grandma and her family in your prayers, she hasn't had the best week and I know little by little it's going to get worse. I'm thankful for this picture of her below and the time I have with her. It's hard seeing your loved one going thru this and my heart is breaking so please keep her in your prayers.
I am squeezing more into this post, please keep reading!!
Here is my Mandala for Monday. I finally got to use one of our mini pumpkins and some acorns my mom gave me just for this reason. I also LOVE the green leaves I found in the ditch, so cool looking. Thank you Dawn for inspiring as you do each week with yours.
I'm also using this as my post for T time with Elizabeth on Tuesday. My week will be busy and I decided to squeeze all my blog link ups into one post. We made another trip back to the orchard, very cold this time and this warm cider and caramel oatmeal cookie was SO GOOD!!! The leaves had changed more but the cold weather made us hurry up this time. Here are a few pictures though..
I wanted to show you a picture with my other sister who came this time. She is the blonde one, she is also the twin to Annie the one sitting down. They are fraternal of course but funny how Annie and I look alike and are a lot more alike then her and Heather. Glad we could all be together on this day.
Thanks so much for reading thru my post if you did. I am getting my thankful leaves ready for November, few more to cut out and have ready. Hope some of you will be doing this too. I will be sharing everyday in November what I'm thankful for. I will also be sharing some art to go with those each day and hope you will visit me thru the month. It is a big commitment and I need all the motivation/support/love to keep me going strong till the end. Due to this project, I may be letting some of my regular theme posts like those above go for right now. This project will keep me busy along with some new class and holiday prep. Please don't let that stop you from visiting though.
Thanks so much for letting me share today and have a wonderful week. HUGS!