It is that strange time of year when a few stray pieces of Halloween candy are lingering around the house and the stores have, seemingly overnight, filled their inventories with red and green. I love Christmas as much as any person should but my heard aches just a bit that we seem to brush right over November to begin the hustle and bustle.
I try and take notice of the muted skies and the dark and crunching leaves. The smells are glorious right now.
We have just fallen back with Daylight Saving Time and I am thankful for the extra burst of energy at five thirty in the morning to get up and study a bit before I’m on to making breakfast and finding lost shoes.
We have just transitioned into indoor sports for the winter which means horribly late hours for competition. It leaves me concerned with making sure that the kids all get enough sleep and that I shove vegetables down them at every opportunity.
As we were eating breakfast this morning, I made sure to pause and take note of how our kids are all growing and how each of their unique, albeit noisy, personalities contribute to our family so uniquely.