Sunday, January 21, 2018

Four Hundred and Seventy-Eight

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It's been a while since I have posted here on the blog.  478 days to be exact.  After my last post and transitioning from being a working mom to a stay at home mom I didn't really feel like blogging.  I was having so much fun being home all day with my then one year old.  I was also figuring out how to run a household, chase after a toddler, and maintain my sanity.  Every once in a while I would get an idea for the blog, but I never felt like I had the time or energy to take pictures, write a post, post about it on Facebook and Instagram, etc.  As I struggled with whether or not to keep this blog going over the past 16 months I knew one thing for certain: I do not want to publish a post just for the sake of posting.  I do not want to post fluff.

All of that being said, I have had a seed planted in my heart the last couple of months that I feel like I can no longer ignore.  I love blogging (even though I am a complete newbie and don't quite know all of the ins and outs).  It is a great creative outlet for me and I have fun writing posts.  Over the past year I have kept feeling an urge to write posts.  Of course, my best ideas come when I'm driving and by the time I am done driving I can't remember them.  It's as if as soon as I open the door all of the brilliant ideas and inventions I had just thought of float out of the door.

So I'm here to say that I'm back.  I hope that I will be able to post more regularly and definitely more often than every 16 months.  I have some things that I'd love to share with you all and as long as I don't forget about them before I can get the words onto my laptop screen I hope to share them with you soon.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall Bucket List

Tomorrow is October, you guys, OCTOBER! This year has flown by so quickly! October is one of my favorite times of year because it finally feels like Fall. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and Pumpkin Spice is everywhere! I love pumpkin everything. I was at Costco this week and found Pumpkin Spice waffles.  I didn't need 48 of them, so I will keep an eye out for this seasonal flavor at the grocery store. Honestly, I would have eaten all 48 in one weekend.  Is it too much to have a pumpkin spice waffle with a pumpkin spice latte for breakfast while burning a spiced pumpkin candle?  Yes?  Ok, I'll wait to light the candle until after breakfast.

I am so excited to start some Fall traditions with Henry this year. He is at a really fun age where he is just absorbing everything.  It is really fun watching him observe his surroundings and take everything in wherever we are.  Since Henry is barely one, I know this year's Fall traditions will be more for Momma.  I'll just have to scrapbook all of it so he can "remember" the fun we had when he's older. 

There are so many things I would like to do this Fall with Henry, but I think taking baby steps is the way to go.  I've created a short bucket list of baby friendly activities to do this Fall.  

1. Pick a Pumpkin - I love going to the pumpkin patch each year.  We usually go to Fritzler's Farm in Northern Colorado, but we may stick closer to home this year.  The pumpkin patches near us have a lot of fun fall activities like hay rides and corn mazes, so maybe we can add some more Fall activities to our family traditions list!

2. Play in a pile of leaves - if I'm going to be raking the leaves in my yard, we might as well play in them, right? Hopefully he doesn't eat too many of them.

3. Go Trick-or-Treating  - we'll probably only go to our next door neighbor's and then set up camp in our house for the rest of the evening to hand out candy to the other neighborhood kids.  It will be fun to see him dressed up, because I'm sure he isn't going to quite get the concept. 

And offering him lots of pumpkin spice things so he will love it as much as his Momma does.