(sometimes it takes three tries, some crying and a whole lot of patience to have a good time)
this weekend was just what i’ve been waiting on all month. it was october-ish and wonderful. finally we had a free weekend at home, that included a date night to eat mexican, family pictures, a bundled up stroll to watch the great pumkin downtown, our fall festival at church, crafting, snuggles, laughing and lots of hiding. mark took this picture on the way to watch the movie last night. it’s one of the ones i know will become a favorite. it tells part of our story. of our little family loving, being together-making these memories i’ll cherish forever.
happy october. oh how i love(d) you.
“Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit.” -Robert J. Furey
Some of my favorites right now:
“bib- bet” (ribbet)
“is she?” (where is she?)
“butta-fye” (butterfly, and every bug is a butterfly in her mind)
mama talk on the plane to start & ease my first weekend away, street drain covers that look like records-is everything music there?!?, a whole weekend with courtney, gas stations named ‘hop-in’, seeing court as a teacher, neon signs everywhere, the mustache shaped bridge, mud island, great gnarly above ground roots and driftwood as a result of mississippi river flooding, carrying a big ole stack of these back to the car-twice, the signs on top of buildings, font & text, entire bungalow neighborhoods, gus’s fried
chicken pickles, hole in the wall restaurants, laughing so hard you choke, plastic to go cups-football game style, sweet tea in moderation, beale street, flippers, the very gaudy cindrella-ish carriages, trolleys, a town made for eating, bbq everywhere-even on bumper stickers, going back to sleep after an early morning wake up, marathon style teen mom, chocolate chip cookie pie, an art gallery crawl, court’s roomate rebekah, lamar street theater, a long walk through a beautiful neighborhood, a jar hunt to make pickles, helping with save the date cards, being able to see the history of a town, a 50’s feel to architecture and signs, the elvis presley blvd inn, park signs, graceland, listening to elvis on pandora for a drive-by, the sunset time of day and the light it gives everything, salt and vinegar chips-always when we are together