Here in Niagara I think it's safe to say that the best part of autumn has past.
She went out in a whisper of glory.
The colours have faded and fallen and the grey, cold winds of November have shown up. More and more frequently...soon they will be all we know.
Until the lovely first snow blankets our wonderland.
The light displays down by the falls are up.
It is beginning to look a lot like... i will spare those of you who do not share my absolute love of all things Christmas with any more...
Where have I been you may ask?
I have not posted since Oct. 31st...
Well I've been living.
31 days of posting was intense.
Thoroughly enjoyed mind you, but intense.
I had a lot of catching up to do with the rest of my life.
November heralded the fall clean up, a birthday, a visit from a sister and her newest baby boy who live far, far away; a trip to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, another birthday, Remembrance Day, more fall cleanup, home school, hikes, gym days, basketball tryouts, another birthday, Christmas decorating (post on this will happen soon), drafts of our annual newsletter, baking (well, er, buying baking from my friend), a long awaited movie, holiday movies, girls night, poker night, hubby away for a week in Alberta, cooking dinners, open houses... you know....life.
...and there's no sign of stopping any time soon, shopping with the sisters, another birthday, more dinners, and then it's officially started in the rest of the world... home school will take a break, commitments will thin out and we'll get back to the simplicity of celebrating the Saviour together. You may doubt me in this, but it's true, with this new shift in our lives, the schedule is much much different, slower, calmer and just plain different. It's hard to believe that we're only 5 months away from the one year anniversary of the start of all the changes.
God is so good!
He sees us in our helpless estate...
and makes a way for us.
He never changes.
Well, my mind is distracted now after talking about all that stuff we did and what's still ahead... back to schooling my boys today. For those of you who don't check out my home school blog, I'm still loving it. Absolutely.
I'm just plain doing good. though very distracted, any depth in this post is not going to happen at this point. But I've gotten myself jump started, so more posts should be soon to follow. Have a happy day friends!
Here's a sneak peek at some decor in the Heaslip house.
Top of TV Cabinet (mantle) in Living Room.
Kitchen Dining Area