Outside my Window ... the sun is shining after the rain. Lots and lots of rain the last few days. I have loved the cooler fall temps that have arrived and would perfectly happy if they just stayed.
I am thinking ... that there is laundry and dusting that needs to be done before T gets home tonight. But first ... and update here. :)
I am thankful for ... my almost-six-year-old asking Jesus into her heart a few weeks ago at church! She and I prayed together during communion that Sunday and it will forever be a wonderful memory for me. God is good!
In the learning room ... we are travelling to France this week through the book Madeline. My daughter informed me (as we sat down to read this morning) that she didn't like Madeline so I'm hoping to change her views of this fun series this week. We will be reading a lot of Madeline in the next few days.
From the kitchen ... tonight is leftovers taco salad (from Sunday lunch) and homemade chocolate chip cookies that N1 made (with supervision) this afternoon. Yum.
I am creating ... girl scout forms and paperwork. (And quite a bit of mess as well). I had a parent meeting last night for N1's Daisy troop which I said I would help co-lead. We are still short a few girls to actually pull a troop together but the two moms that came to the meeting were more than enthusiastic and I think the three of us will enjoy getting to know each other this year.
I am going ... to strive for making our life simple this week and next. My husband has two big back-to-back church events the next two weekend, so my goal will be to make the homefront smooth sailing. (I hope anyway). :)
I am wearing ... capri pants and a white t-shirt.
I am reading ... I just finished reading The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow for CFBA to review. I am not sure what I think about that book ... I didn't dislike it, but it has left a funny taste in my mouth. I am eager to read Family-Driven Faith and N1 and I are working our way through Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill. I hope to have a post up tomorrow for the Fall into Reading Challenge, but I'm learning that with homeschooling, I need to not promise too much in the way of blogging. I'm still running out of time at the end of the day.
I am hoping ... for some time to read said chapter book with N1 this evening. Reworking our evening routine some and still tweaking a bit.
I am hearing ... the sounds of little girls telling their Daddy about their day - T is home early this evening!
Around the house ... a few princesses laying on the floor, a couple empty boxes that the girls have climbed in and out of all day long, a big basket of library books, and our "happy autumn" banner has been hung in honor of the first day of fall tomorrow!
One of my favorite things ... pulling out the longer sleeved shirts and my comfy broken in jeans as the weather is a little bit cooler.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week ... nothing too exciting this week for the majority of the family. :) N1 has a dentist appointment this week for a regular cleaning and we have our church's missions conference this weekend (with a Saturday night potluck. I *LOVE* church potlucks!)
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you ...
Fall is coming!!! Photo by my Dad; I can't take the credit for this one. :)