Last week, I talked to you about how summer was drawing to a close. While I still have one week until I go back to work (officially. I’ve already been there a few days to work on my room), my oldest started first grade on Wednesday.
She loves school, and this year, she not only got the teacher we’d hoped for, but she also has several of her friends in class. I’m so proud of her and I can’t wait to see what all she learns this year.
This kid though? She keeps us on our toes. She’s sweet, cuddly, strong willed and fierce. She makes our lives more entertaining and she makes us laugh. I can’t help but notice (reluctantly) how fast she’s growing up.
We went on a week long vacation to Pigeon Forge with my dad’s side of the family. We stayed in this cabin, which had the most lovely views.
We even saw some bears!
Our trip included a three mile horseback ride, lots of shopping, lots of good food, and lots of fun and fellowship. We had a great time and really enjoyed it.
Here’s what I’m reading this week:
Ruta Sepetys is an amazing writer. She also wrote Between Shades of Gray, which is about Lithuanian genocide. It’s a great read as well. This book is set in 1945 and follows the lives of four refugee teens. I highly recommend it.
I just finished this one. It’s an intimate look at the first years of the Gaines’ marriage and the years leading up to present. These two are genuine and humble, and these qualities shine through their writing as well. I loved it!!
I hope you have an amazing weekend. Here’s what’s in store for you next week:
A monogrammed “Wreath”
How I use my agenda to be more organized
Trim Healthy Mama cooking day part two
Farmhouse Friday: my favorite farmhouse dining rooms
Have an awesome week!!
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