Monday, September 29, 2014

Wake me up when September ends


Remember that song? Years ago, my boss and I would say it was our theme song each September, considering all that the month typically entailed for those of us working in education. In my work life, it has meant the start of another school year complete with long work days.

Nearly all of September has passed and I barely sat down to blog this month. I also took fewer than usual photos this month. Yet I find myself asking where the month went so quickly. As the last days of the month are upon us, I thought I'd recap the month with its highlights in a few photos I managed to take (albeit with my iPhone).


Breakfast dates --since Brandon started his new job last month, we have enjoyed weekends together as a family. His previous job required him to work various weekend days and we're so grateful to be able to go to breakfast on a Saturday or stay home and make pancakes. Our weekends have been more about rest and together time, which has been a blessing.

First steps --Maggie took her first steps this month and hasn't looked back. She's trying to run lately and gets around a little better each day. She has had her fair share of bruises from falling, but that doesn't slow her down. I love watching her walk with such enthusiasm.

Taking time to "be still," even in the midst of life's stuff --I plan to write more about this, but Maggie sitting in her toy box sums up the month. We have a lot of stuff (both physical and mental) and as much as I'd like to get rid of the physical somedays most days, because it (often literally) trips me up, I am learning to be content with what we have and where we are. To be content with an unfinished doorframe in the living room and toys strewn about the living room after Maggie is in bed and Brandon and I spend an evening catching up on life or watching a TV show.

What have you been up to this month?

3 comments:

  1. september was crazy for me too... what was that about? i hardly blogged either, but I think it was good for me to take a break. I cannot believe how big Maggie is getting! :)

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  2. I understand completely! My husband doesn't work in education but he is in school and boy oh boy has he been busy.

    Your baby girl is growing fast. Savor it! And isn't nice to have a spouse work a normal work schedule? My husband is still trapped working weekends but as soon as he finishes school it should be the typical 8-5. Fingers crossed! Glad to read things are going well for you and the family despite being busy! :)

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  3. Hoping after Homecoming things can slow down a bit... can't believe we're almost halfway through October!

    Riley

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