I love September
not only is it birthday month for GT and me, but it is that beginning of a new season
although September still feels like summer, with 90 degree+ temps, everyone goes ahead and starts the transition to fall.
I wanted to document some of the month of September...so here are 60ish photos (ha!)
most of them are of the boys at home, which is my favorite
GT was out of town for about 10 days and my parents were gone for 9 days
their trips overlapped a good bit, so it was just me and the boys at home (plus 10 animals!)
i'm happy to report that everyone was fed and watered daily.
Del, my mom-in-law, came in town to help me with the boys for a few days while i worked...she's a life saver!
she and Mark came back for another weekend to celebrate GTs bday with us!
i love for them to be here with us.
so sit tight as we go through some photos to document a pretty great month
i've purchased new and longer pants since this. i know you were concerned
Townes with his future wife, Sage, at church
we had so much fun celebrating Bella Boo turning 14!
they love each other
Josh came in for Labor Day!
we went out to Mamaw Lous for lunch and some fun at Camp
1st day of school for the boys!
Judson started WEE school
and Townes Mothers Day Out
JR picking up some chores while dad is out of town
we were all SUPER SUPER happy to have him home
he drove through the night from Wyoming just in time to pick up the boys from school
after a ridiculously long trip home after his trucks engine blew up
and he ended up having to just trade it in for a new vehicle so that they could get home
(a very long story for another time. but, we apparently are now the owners of a very sought after diesel engine...it is very loud)
the next Friday night, we decided to have a little family outing
we rarely go out to eat for supper, so it was a fun treat
then played some putt-putt afterwards
betchya didn't know that ole West Monroe had such great entertainment delights!?!
and i betchya didn't know what Judson was doing behind that tree
Saturday errands with GT
spending some time at the feed store
on this particular Sunday morning, Judson asked if they could go stand on their rock for a picture.
to which i replied with a dropped jaw and huge head nod
then Judson did this.
i have no idea
JR started soccer and loves it!
after practice that evening, we headed out to Korie and Willies farm to celebrate their official adoption of Rowdy!
it was so much fun and he was so cute soaking up all of the love from the fam
the party was awesome!
celebrations continued as we came home to a cookie cake that GT had bought for my birthday
i love that he loves that i love cookie cake
more parties at work since i also shared a birthday week with my boss and another one of the NPs
then we had a fun dinner to say goodbye to Sadie and Korie before they headed out for the Live Original tour!
the next weekend, Mark and Del, Beau and Luke (mom brought them over from Tyler) came in for more partying!
these two rascals were in heaven
of course, our Saturdays begin with Cracker Barrel
in this photo, Townesy is pouting because of something i wouldn't let him do
he went running to his Mamaw Lou...ha!
my handsome man on his birthday.
the big 35
Judson loves to dress up
and Townes is starting to enjoy it, too
as many days as there are left between now and Halloween...is how many different costume ideas he will have for trunk-or-treat
Judson picked out their clothes for school on this day
our chickens are still doing well and i still love them
sweet bedtime with my guys
because i think they're cute
one week, GT had to go to Texas for a few days
I had to work then had an event on Saturday
so he offered to take the boys to his parents so they could be taken care of.
so, they were gone Wednesday-Sunday (a long time!)
i was offered a spot on the little plane going over to watch the 1st stop of the Live Original Tour in Dallas on Thursday.
so, it worked out well and I got to go!
i was so thankful
and so proud to watch the cousins share with thousands about their hope in God
and how they've overcome various things
it was powerful and encouraging. and a lot of fun, too!
that Saturday, my mom held a bible study conference called "Deep"
it was awesome.
the women who shared were so vulnerable and real about reading Gods word
Shellie Tomlinson is my spirit animal, ha!
I love her hilarious stories, but more importantly her heart for Jesus and loving other people
super dad after house church
the boys helping Pa pick some plums
this is a super cheesy selfie, but i wanted to document such a sweet moment with my baby (who isn't really a baby anymore. except that pacifier...)
sweet peanut at the doctor
then our weekly library stop
most of our time at home, the boys are outside riding one of their toys or the scooter
we went out to OCS to have lunch with the big cousin early in the month
after CB one Saturday, heading into the Ike Hamilton to watch roping, or penning, or something
September was a wonderful month!
it's still hot here, but we've got our mums and pumpkins out and are ready to welcome fall whenever it shows up.
October is shaping up to be a great one, too.
Judson turns 4 in ten days!!!
and we're all excited to celebrate him!
i'm forever thankful for this life we live
but i am constantly reminded of just how broken this world is
watching those that we love hurt and watching our culture continue to lean towards evil just keeps me longing for heaven.
even though this life is pretty great, i'm so thankful that my hope is not in this world or in anything the world has to offer.