Monday, October 8, 2012


As promised, I'm here to do a little catching up-
as in, where did summer even go?!

To begin with,
 the very week of June that school ended, it seems the chaos began . . .

It all started with a dinner party and a house full of friends . . .

and food.

And believe it or not, 
that lead to having a great married couple come live with the boys and I for a couple weeks,
and in turn, that lead to a lot of rearranging and cleaning (and late nights chatting away).

Then there was the FREEZING and WET June Saturday volunteering with the boys at the Recycled Arts Festival.

And even though our extremities were numb by the end, we certainly managed to have a good time. :)

There was a lot of moving . . . moving friends to new homes, 
moving around old things in my own,

moving our bodies on long walks, 


and picking berries
(and eating them).

Sometimes, we stopped moving at all.

We went North to see family.

And West to see the ocean . . .

 and play in the sand.

And in the garden?

The good fight was fought against invaders.

And sunlight was enjoyed.

As well as shade.

And I found, once again, 
it's the self-seeded plants that thrive the most . . .

And our summer really ended with a BANG (literally)
when the Oldest fell through a carport roof eight feet to the concrete below and broke his arm!

Why was he on a carport roof you may ask . . . ?
Well . . . I'll leave that one alone for now.
 (right, Mom?)

Let's just say, he milked it for all it was worth.

Anyway- that's just an overview. A quick but admittedly surface synopsis of three crazy months. There was so much prayer and many many heartwrenching conversations and amazing moments within all of that.
All in all, it was a busy, crazy, emotional roller coaster of a summer . . .

and now . . . it's suddenly October.
Or so, it just seems sudden to me.

And it's time to transition to Autumn days,
 even though the weather here seems to think August doesn't end.

But indeed, it does- or, I should say, it has.

And what of September? What happened there?
Well . . . I have one last transition to share with you-

for better or for worse, after nine months of separation between my husband and myself,
September 1st he moved back home . . . and suddenly, we are four again and facing the Fall together.



  1. Hello lovely lady..... gosh i have missed you x
    Goodness you have been busy, I hope your son's arm is well on the mend now and many congratulations on your reunion, i hope it is everything that you wish for.
    love jooles x

  2. WOW What busy months! Glad to see you back here :) Hope your son's arm is getting better everyday. Must feel good to be all in one house again.

  3. That is a really good over view! I hope your son has a speedy recovery! I will catch up a bit via email in a bit. Life has gone crazy.

  4. Right! Thank you for being so thoughtful.

    This is a LOVELY post.

  5. Jennifer, I am certainly sending along the best to you during this time of readjustment. You have done a super job with this blog, catching us up on all the important developments in your life. Hugs!

  6. Sounds like you've had a great summer. I'm so happy for you and your husband! A happy beginning... thank you for sharing.

  7. Wow!
    You were super busy:)
    Glad we got to catch up on everything though.
    I will keep your family in my prayers as you all go through this transition.
    Have a beautiful autumn, my friend.


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