I wrote this back in August and it’s already October! I can’t believe it! I’ve decided to post it anyway because it will be good to catch you guys up. I realized earlier this morning I really miss blogging so I’m going to try and get back in the habit. Anyway, Hopefully I can catch up on the list of blog posts I have soon!
I love fall and have a ton of great family pictures to share soon! Anyway, enjoy the post you were supposed to read in August! PS In case you didn’t hear, we are expecting Qualls 3.0 in May! Yay!
I can’t believe it is already August! It’s a little surreal. It seems like just yesterday I was looking forward to summer so we could get away from the crazy cold January that felt like it lasted a year.
Did you know January is probably my least favorite month of the year? Yup. I pretty much loath it. Think about it. February is the shortest month of the year so even though it’s cold, you know it will be over soon. My anniversary and birthday are in March so that is always fun. April (though oftentimes windy) brings warmer weather and buds on the trees (and sometimes Easter if it’s not in March). May finishes school and kicks off the summer. June and July are packed with fun things to do. August is fun and school starts again. September brings the State Fair (I love me some Cowboy fries!) October has the Balloon Fiesta, McCall’s Pumpkin Patch and Halloween (ushering in the holiday season), November is like a short month (and sometimes still warm) with the four day weekend and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. December of course is full of merriness, holiday parties, holiday lights, and Christmas! Nothing like celebrating the birth of our Savior and eating good food! Then you get to January and it’s a downer. Cold, long, and boring. It’s the Debbie Downer of the year (though I will say I know some pretty awesome kiddos born in January so it does have a redeeming quality).
Is it bad that I want to slow time down so we can enjoy our family and friends more before I have to deal with January again?
Anyway, sorry I’ve been MIA. Like I said in the last post, we sold the house! Yup. It was awesome. Totally a God thing. We ended up renting (as I’ve told a few people, we know God told us to sell, He just didn’t promise a huge profit) so we can save up over the next year. Totally a blessing! Since we downsized (from almost 2000 sq ft to like 1450-1500) we had to have a MASSIVE garage sale. Organizing and unpacking that took up about half of July and the other half just seemed to fly by.
I know I keep promising new posts, and I even have one half finished, but I have just been swamped with trying to settle into a new house and figure out a new routine. Moving to a new side of town (even though I grew up on this side) has brought some challenges. Since I do about 90% of my shopping at Trader Joe’s (and there is not currently one on the Westside), I have had to work through a new shopping schedule. On the plus side, I discovered that the Farmer’s Market I shopped at on the Eastside has a Westside location!
The other reason I haven’t posted many new recipes is because I’m trying to learn how to use my camera. I have a program that I really want to use, but since we are saving, I have to wait until there is a little wiggle room in the budget. It’s all good though. You should have the recipes soon enough! (I’m excited though, I have a few I think you will REALLY like!)
Anyway, off to get ready for the day. Hope yours is blessed!