outside my window . . . the grass is crisp and crackly from the late summer sun and lack of rain.
in the kitchen . . . recipe books laid open looking for a barbecue sauce recipe - a newly discovered favorite!
around the house . . . boxes are slowly filling and anticipation is growing!
listening to. . . my two middle ones enjoying a mid-day movie.
thankful for. . . 18 years of a joyful marriage, yesterday was our anniversary!
creating . . . plans in my mind for our new house
one of my favorite things . . . leaving the windows open to the cool, dry air of fall nights.
milestones in the past week . . .
:-: Toddling L (previously known as Baby L) has begun to be a real flirt out in public. She's waving hello and good-bye to everyone she sees!
:-: Our house is complete! All but the touch-ups to paint, etc. We are expecting to have the walk through next week and close Friday or the following Monday.
a few plans for the upcoming week . . .
:-: Tomorrow is Holy Cross Day. I've planned nothing, yet, but I just might be able to manage a small celebration of some sort.
:-: Wednesday my middle son, H, turns 11. We are planning a "with friends" party in October (after we are moved in), but we'll still have a nice family celebration.
:-: Thursday all the kids head to Va Beach to visit grandparents. Toddler L will stay home with Erik and me, but it'll be like "old times" to have just one. :) Erik and I will have a more proper celebration for our anniversary then.
:-: And finally, one of my best friends was just diagnosed with lymphoma. She starts chemo Thursday. Pray for her if you would.