All the littles went to school... some for the first time... new adventures for all♥
I spent the first three days bursting into tears randomly... it was the first time I've been alone in 14 years... it was sooooo hard. I've always had little ones around me, who needed me... I wasn't even sure who I was without them here. It was truly hard for me this year...
The older I get... and the older they get... the less time I want to spend on house work, paper work, etc. and the more time I want to spend just "being" with my kiddos... there is an expiry date on childhood and I feel the ticking clock more keenly this year. My eldest started high school and my youngest started junior kindergarten... there are a finite amount of years you get to spend with them before their adventures take you out of their constant inner circle... I'm feeling it...
There are warm, comforting feelings each time we select a title for some quiet reading... we're all hygge at home here and our selections this autumn feel expansive! I know that is likely a new one for you... Hygge (Hoo-guh), Danish for feeling cozy, peaceful, joyful contentment from experiencing the simple things of life. We are richly blessed with our autumnal time we get to spend together♥
Thanksgiving blessings... Our Thanksgiving selections this year♥
Some Spooktacular Halloween Selections for the little ones this year♥
Eeeeeek! I'm super stoked about the selection for my teens to adults this season... they're seriously going to love it!
Coming into a highly commercialized season... we would like to remember... children need experiences... not things and we have all we need of "things"... we are continuously pairing down, working towards owning fewer "things" and providing more experiences... the time we spend together exploring, learning, growing, bonding... loving... is infinitely more important... there will be less under the tree this year and that is a good thing... a life of hygge♥