Rory participated in our school's talent show over the weekend. I was so proud of her; it takes a lot of bravery to stand up in front of a large group of people!
I think Camden was disappointed that he chose not to participate. He's already making plans for next year, and when we left, he told us, "I could have listened to that all night long."
Our weekend included: hosting a new women's group at our house, going on a lunch/shopping date with Rory, attending parent/teacher conferences, attending a friend's senior recital (college), spending 5 hours in the kitchen Saturday morning cooking and doing prep work for this week, attending the school Talent Show, editing 800 wedding photos, carving 3 pumpkins, church on Sunday (which sounds so simple, but involves a majority of the day), and attending a pumpkin carving contest/hay ride event.
Why, yes, we are a bit tired heading into this week. Many families have busier schedules than this, but it sure feels like we're booked to the max these days. I need a little breathing room.
We have moved into the portion of fall where it's cold and rainy and dark by 5:30 (since we're still waiting on the time change). Please tell me we're not the only ones who feel like it surely must be bedtime only to look at the clock and realize it's 7:00 and there's still a solid hour left of parenting before we can reasonably retreat to our quiet room and start unwinding for the night.
That breathing room I mentioned earlier? Pretty sure it's coming my way. I'm working from home today and then will be off Thursday/Friday. There are many things coming up, but those 2 days should help reset my introverted spirit.
I don't actually have any pictures of my own family uploaded (I am WEEKS behind), but I do have a picture of these cute crazies.