How I’m Keeping it Together During this Crazy Time

I completely realize that it has been a while since I have posted anything, and for that I apologize. Life has been crazy and hectic lately, and therefore this little blog space of mine has fallen to the bottom of my pile. Well I am going to start putting myself and therefore this corner of the internet of mine back towards to the top. In a nutshell here has what’s been going on:

We Moved!

Enough said with a 9 month old, right? But seriously it was tough and took us nearly 2 weeks to get all of our stuff moved over to our new place (but of course not everything is unpacked yet).

I’m Student Teaching!

I am having an absolute blast but oh man am I busy with all sorts of different things related to this. On top of being in a middle school I still have university classes, with all kinds of homework. Needless to say I no longer know what “free time” is.

We are trying to make time for fun family memories.

This is after all Charlotte’s first year and with Fall being my favorite time year there is so much I want to experience with her. We went to the Pumpkin Patch, Trick or Treated for Halloween, and have gone on plenty of cool Autumn strolls plus she loves playing with the leaves.

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Just these three things have kept me incredibly busy and honestly a lot of the time these days I feel like I am going to lose my mind. I’m learning to keep it all together some how and I’ve learned some survival techniques along the way. Mostly I’ve realized that perfection across all aspects of my life is just not going to happen. Letting go of those small details, that don’t matter in the bigger picture is crucial. Learning to say and to prioritize the things that really matter is difficult in all honestly but since I do value sleep I have learned to do these two things much better!

My apartment isn’t as clean as I would like, dinners aren’t culinary masterpieces, and the laundry piles up but at the end of the day I just want to spend time with my daughter, have a successful outcome from student teaching, and to be with my husband. Nothing else matters more than these 3 things. Some days I need constant reminders but its getting easier each day.

What do you do to get through those hectic stages in life?

Fall Family Bucket List

Alright so at the start of summer I made a bucket list for our family, but we have had a crazy summer so we didn’t get to everything. I’m just going to add those to next summer and get ready for my FAVORITE time of year…

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FALL

Again this is the first Fall with our little girl and she, and since she is now 8 months old our options for activities are growing! Here’s what I hope to do before the winter and the “Christmas Season” sets in.

  • Go Apple Picking and make homemade applesauce and pie
  • Take Family pictures surrounded in leaves and trees
  • Visit a pumpkin patch
  • Complete a corn maze
  • Paint Pumpkins (More to come on this but I hate carving pumpkins)
  • Go for our first family hike
  • Go to a Harvest Festival
  • Go on a Hay Ride
  • Make Candy Apples
  • Go to a Football Game
  • Trick or Treat for Halloween
  • Enjoy a Foggy Morning Walk with Hot Apple Cider
  • Take a scenic drive
  • Charlotte’s first Thanksgiving
  • Drive through a Covered Bridge (Oregon is full of them and they are even more gorgeous with the Fall foliage)
  • Make a Handprint Turkey with Charlotte
  • Be Thankful for our beautiful little family

 

What do you all have planned for this wonderful time of year?

Love Always,

Sam

Who Else is Ready for Fall?

Don’t get me wrong I do love summer with warm weather comes a lot of fun adventures. We’ve enjoyed the beach, swimming at the lake, and splash pads, but you guys I’m OVER the heat. Let’s be real I’m really over having to shave every. single. day. I mean come on where did the pants weather go?

So to get me (and hopefully all of you) in the mood for my favorite time of year here’s a round up of my favorite fall outfits from my Instagram page.

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Here’s to hoping Fall will arrive soon! Happy Fashion Friday Lovelies!