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September weekends

Going into last weekend, I was determined to have a good time and find rest. We have been spinning our wheels since we moved from Oklahoma, and we are weary. Everyone is cranky. Plus, it’s SEPTEMBER. I know it’s not technically fall, but who cares. It’s fall in my mind.

Friday evening we had our traditional pizza and a movie night. We tried a new pizza place that is near our house and it was pretty good! I missed out on the movie (darn, I missed more Paw Patrol) and went to Sam’s club with my sister. It was like a mini-vacation. We read Mother Bruce and laughed so hard we were crying. Scott worked overtime on Saturday, so we took it pretty easy. I had a meeting to go over some things for the new kids program at church. (I’m really excited about it!) I honestly don’t even remember what we did that evening, which was truly our goal.

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Sunday morning, we went to visit a church that we have been in contact with since April. We left extra early to give us plenty of time, and so Scott could spoil me rotten with this giant pumpkin pie frozen coffee. Good grief, it was so good. The church was wonderful and our girls got to go swimming after services at one of the member’s houses. They did baptism in the pool before. I’m always fascinated by how churches do baptisms if they are a newer building without a baptistry. (Our church in Oklahoma used to baptize at Osage Hills before they got their baptistry.)

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We decided to go to a local frozen yogurt place in town. I was so grateful that they let me bring in dairy free ice cream for Harper. I put it in a bowl and she got to be a part of everything while still being safe. We had a lot of fun until one of our children threw a massive fit because she “didn’t get enough” ice cream. Seriously.. how do you keep your kids from having an entitled attitude. I’m so tired of it.

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Monday we beat the heat and went for an early hike. We took Rocci this time, and he was happy as could be exploring the trail. We even saw a baby snake. I didn’t even cry. HA! I do NOT like snakes, but put on a brave face so that my kids don’t inherit my fears. We packed snacks and had a little snack picnic before heading home. It was so hot.

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I tried my hand at making salsa. I think it turned out pretty good. I’m anxious to see how it tastes after the flavors have gelled more. (I used Joanna Gaines recipe.)  I also made some bone broth, but it was still cooking when I was snapping pictures of my food like a weirdo.

We had a big storm last night. It was LOUD, but I’m really thankful for it. We now have gorgeous fall weather. My windows are open, the breeze is blowing through, and I can hear my wind chimes outside. It almost makes up for Harper dumping several packets of oatmeal on my kitchen floor.

Not cool, kid.

I’ve got garage sale organizing to do. I also need to find our cool weather clothes because tomorrow’s high is 67 and I hve NO IDEA where anything is.

Happpy Tuesday, friends!!

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