Oh, autumn. How I love thee.
This year, in no particular order, some of the moments to remember:
Finishing her second book
Nightgowns and little rocking chairs, favorite books and blonde ponytails.
The cutest profile ever made
Sudden warm days with favorite people
My favorite little-girl freckles on a sweet face that is getting older every day
A few days with special family
Running in long shadows of a fall evening.
Two Papas to love
Discovering windows, watching the snow
The year’s first snowflakes
Dress up, always dress up
Our annual trek with these wonderful kiddos
This munchkin is more lovable every day
Making me laugh
One amazing sunrise…
Winter foods appearing
Gathering close in the dark evenings.
Memories of the special things, but most of all, memories of the everyday. That’s my favorite thing about fall: the memories I have tucked away of school on a blanket, altogether; of days falling into a rhythm of books and work and play; of lighting candles on the table each night just because it’s dark and we like cozy; of life together.
It’s so far from perfect — I am so far from perfect!! — but it is so rich.