Friday, September 30, 2011

September Report Card

FACT: There are only three months left in the entire year.

Crazy, isn't it?  Here we are, on the cusp of holiday season.  The upper-80 degree temperatures have been messing with my head, and I find myself startled every time I see a tree that has started to change color.  I too love fall, but not for the reason most people do.  That may or may not be another blog post, though.  I haven't worked up the courage to actually write that one.

September was good to us.  It sailed by with lots of events.  We started up with MOPS, which has been fun.  Our ladies event at church went off beautifully.  I had my six-month dental check-up (no cavities!)  We did have some car trouble, but even that was taken care of in a timely fashion.  And most importantly, I completed my September goal to make paint chip letters.  I LOVE how they turned out.

The project is pretty self-explanatory, but for a full on tutorial, check out this website.

It occurred to me a little too late that I probably should not have done both of my girls' names this way.  We'll probably have one more kid sometime (no plans yet, though) and I'll have to do their name the same way to make it all even.  I suppose it's easy enough to do; their letters might not be the same font or whatever.  Anyway, their names look fantastic.  Thank you, Pinterest!

I'm exercising my right to change my goal for October too.  I had planned to cook a recipe out of my Rachael Ray cookbook, since she intimidates me so, but I've decided to join the 31 Days challenge and plan to make that my goal instead.  Which starts tomorrow!  I'm excited and ready; I hope you are too!

Perhaps the biggest thing to happen in October, though, is Honey Pie's first birthday!  We made it a whole year and we're all still alive and accounted for.  From here on out she will become more of a person and less of a baby.  I'm not really a fan of the infant stage, and I love watching them come into their own.  I'm especially excited to watch my girls interact more and more. 

Here is my updated goal list:

January - Move.

February - Make a Homemaking Binder.

March - Send out my story.

April - Make a Felt Doll Set.

May - Plant Garden Pots.

June - Make a Sourdough Starter.

July - Make Homemade Laundry Detergent.

August - Make hair bows.

September - Make paint chip letters

October - Complete 31 Days of Reading blog posts

November - Make crayon caddies.

And here is my reading list for this month.  (Titles in red were books read for book reviews.)

Domestically Challenged by Alana Morales
It’s Your Kid, Not a Gerbil by Dr. Kevin Leman
First Things First by Kurt and Brenda Warner
Friendship for Grown-Ups by Lisa Whelchel
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far by Bristol Palin
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
Pretense by Lori Wick
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

Enjoy the fall!

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