Friday, September 25, 2015

happy weekend

I am trying really hard to detect any hint of fall here in the desert, but so far no luck. It was sort of crisp a few mornings ago, but that's just not cutting it. So we're heading out of town tomorrow in search of cooler temperatures and maybe even some changing leaves. And this time we're taking the kids! I'll be posting on instagram while we're away, if you want to follow along. We have been looking forward to this trip for months.

The Indie Folk Revival station on Pandora is totally my jam right now and I don't even care if that makes me a hipster wannabe. First Aid Kit is my new favorite.

In other news, it was twenty years ago this week that The Family: A Proclamation to the World was introduced. It is still so relevant! Now, more than ever, actually. We have a humongous copy of it hanging on our wall for good reason. I believe it contains so many important principles and it is my job as a mother to teach them to my children, for the world will try to teach them differently. If they can understand who they are, where they came from, and how to create a happy family (all things contained in the Proclamation), then no matter what comes their way, my children will be ok. I have found this to be true in my own life and I know it can be true in theirs, too.

Because our elementary school is just around the corner, Stella can walk home for lunch if she wants to. Elliot and I loved having her home for a few minutes the other day. She's a homebody and the school day is just so long, you know? It's nice to take a breather at home in the middle of the day. I feel really lucky that this is an option for us.

Well, I'm off to do another load of laundry and pack our suitcases. Have a happy weekend!


  1. WOW that is a wonderful option that she can come home for lunch. Our Elem. school is 3 blocks away but they would not allow that and lunch is so short there wouldn't be time anyway:( Lucky girl and mom!

  2. Have fun finding Fall this weekend. I'm looking forward to your pics. xoxo

  3. That is so nice that Stella can come home during lunch! I would have loved that as a kid!
    Good luck finding fall. Please bring it back with you!!!!!

  4. If hipster wannabes celebrate The Family proclamation ~ I'm in too!


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