Friday, September 3, 2010

September

I love September. 
I love August too, because it's a time of new beginnings.  There is nothing I don't like about the start of school, and before you think I'm being funny, I'll tell you as a child I loved it too.


August is exciting and crazy and sometimes hard...saying goodbye to summer, and hello to a new routine and all the hoopla that goes with that.
September I settle in.
And settle down.
And enjoy the quiet.

I love taking walks with Patrick and it's just SO beautiful out.
Everytime I'm outside I just feel so grateful for my life and how blessed I am and how lucky I am to have a loving husband and five children who I hope feel at home everytime they walk in that door.


The sun is shining, the school busses are roaring by, leaves are crunching, there's a quiet breeze and a stillness in the air.
I'd make September last forever if I could.

27 comments :

  1. I agree with you. Some people associate spring with "new" but for me it's always September/fall and the excitement of something new.. new teacher, new friends, new school, new school clothes, new pencils... first for me and then as my children grew.
    Chris

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  2. I love spring, all that fresh energy and all, but I do get a rush of excitement in September too. The leaves where I live have yet to start turning colour and start crunching underfoot, and there's still a lot of warmth in the air (though I notice a slight transition into autumn in the early mornings), but love it when it happens later in the month. Happy September!

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  3. I so agree!!
    I have always loved the newness of a brand new school year, as a child, a teacher, and now as a mom. Fall is my favorite time of year.
    Enjoy the day

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  4. I very much agree! There is always something refreshing when that first crisp air hits your face in the morning.... but Kansas is still in the high 80s. Oh well, our time will come.

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  5. Okay that sweet little one of him on the walk makes me smile and cry... I so miss having that last little one at home...

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  6. I have been reading your blog for about 8 months and I really enjoy the calmness and peace that come through your photos and writing. Thank you so much!
    I have no photo skills myself and I appreciate photos that have just enough empty space in them to frame the picture and enough clarity to pull you in.
    For instance, the picture of the flowers in the sunlight at your sink today..I stared at that for 15 seconds, not seeing the dishes at all! Thank you again!

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  7. You and me both :) Blessed for sure ;) Happy Long Weekend!!!! This is HANDS DOWN my favorite time of the year...FOOTBALL!!! I know, I should be a man bc I love it so much! Our friends come in from college and stay the entire weekend and we play cards while kids are playing, stay up waaaay too late, make monkey bread and head off to see my Sooners play some fb!!!! Wahoooooooooo September is here. Oh yea, and I get to celebrate 13 years with my hubby on Tuesday!!!

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  8. Don't you love how the air changes from the hot muggy summer to clean, crisp fall? It's probably my favorite season. Spring is glorious because it's so stinking cold and gloomy here for a LONG time.. I love the green, and I love color.

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  9. so could i. let's just make winter go away! that would be wonderful. i could take these cooler temps, but still green grass and leaves until march! it would be great!

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  10. I love September too! It's my favorite month...that and October-except here it is c-o-l-d by the end of October.

    I loved your sweet pictures~especially your little guy outside in his jammies...probably loving being an only child for a few hours each day. You are blessed, my friend, truly blessed!

    I think a lot of us are inspired to write about the first day of school....come see me....lol Diana

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  11. Me too! Definitely my favorite, but this year I am getting used to my oldest being in school all day, so I am taking more time to warm up to it.
    I made the slow cooker chicken and dumplings recipe from your side bar and it was fantastic! Thanks for the recipe..

    Danielle

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  12. I am with you. It is still hot here in NC, but I adore Fall. This post made me wistful for crunchy autumn days which I know are just around the corner.

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  13. I was always a summer girl before moving to the States, but now September is my month... in fact I love fall... I love the celebration of it here. It really is the most beautiful time of the year! In the UK it went by without even a thought. Hard to think that now! Have a great weekend. Lx

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  14. beautiful pics! I love september too, especially this little transition when you can just begin to sense the coolness in the air. And the change..we're all ready for change by the end of August!

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  15. I love this post today, its exactly how i feel about september but i can't write it down as beautifully as you. i too would make this month last longer. today its only 1 degrees outside but the sky is bright blue with a little haze in front which means its going to warm up to wonderful by the afternoon!

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  16. Sarah, you are inspiring in every sense of the world. I just bought a new camera, and I am pretending to be you :).

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  17. This made me smile - thank you:)

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  18. We are very much on the same page today. :)

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  19. I couldn't agree more. Still 100 degrees here in California, but I know fall will be here any day now. (I hope!)

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  20. Nothing like Fall in the Midwest...I love it! Love your new header, your pic of the sak lunch/book...I always find August/Sept. to be so nostalgic and exciting...

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  21. Agreed....! Something about getting back to routine or "normal" makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Can't wait to slip into a cozy sweater and sit on the porch with a hot mug of mulled cider and just admire the flaming colors of the leaves in my front yard. (Love your new header, btw!)

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  22. I love September too! Love your header! I always look forward to seeing what you do with it.

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  23. I love love September too.. I would make it last forever and ever too! ;)

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