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Fall Fun

Once again, way too much time has gone by and this poor little blog has left untouched for far too long. So embarrassing! I just don't feel like there's more to say. Life is busy with my two little ones. Evenings I'm tired and don't feel like writing and no idea what to write about.  

Here's just some random things that come to mind:

- we've been in our home for over a year now! Sunday was our one year anniversary. Crazy how fast a year has gone. And amazing how long this year has been.

- Our littlest one is slowly have more better nights than worse! Shocking, I know! So great. It doesn't mean that she is any easier during the day though. Oh well, wait, yes she semi is, but not always. She is still as stubborn as all get out and is not always a happy camper, but we are getting there!!{Cute story for tonight: I put her to bed and she waved and blew a kiss to her sister as a goodnight}

-  Our big girl is talking loads these days and it's so fun to hear what all she comes up with. She's very observant and so sweet with her little sister. She gets frustrated when she tries to do things alone and it doesn't work. Her frustration brings on tears. We're working on it. She loves Bible songs these days and requests to sing several every night. {Thanks, Grandmommy, for our new ritual!} :)

- Baking keeps our kitchen-living/dining room much warmer. So I do my part as often as I can in order to warm things up. lol

- Our fence came a little over a week ago. Finally things are feeling more done here!!

- I've been enjoying a series called Lessons for my Daughters this month. Pop on over to Lauren's blog and read for yourself.

- I made these recently and they are just sooo good. Definitely a recipe to save for fall.

- Bought this jacket a few weeks back and am LOVING it! I didn't need a jacket, but it had everything I was looking for in a jacket. So my wonderful husband was happy reluctant to say yes, but he finally did. I'm so glad he did, because it's so nice and warm and really is the best jacket!

Well, here's to more updates in the future! :)


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