Monday, October 31, 2011

goodbye october

hello, November.

I will miss you, October. But I'll see you next year. (Unless I die in a car wreck tomorrow. Sorry, I just had to say that.) 

October, I have fond memories of you. Running in the cool refreshing air, raking leaves, going to Florida, playing in the sand, swimming in freezing natural springs, laughing with friends and family. Yes, I think I'll miss you.

October, you are one of my favorite months of the year. Come to think of it, I'm beginning to like all of you months. I used to hate you fall months because you made me think of the evil winter months, but now -- could it really be that bad? I suppose I do still hate the end of February, but I won't think about that right now.

                                                         October, you are lovely in Florida.

 mwuhahaha. (sorry Samuel, you need to work on your surfing skills)

Thanks for the awesome trip, October. I took many pictures (300+) due to your stunning weather.

Beach, you were lovely too. Thanks for not raining on us, clouds. 

Dear readers, I think you've figured out by now that I had a great month. I hope you have too. Next month you won't be seeing much of me, as I will be writing. But I do wish you all a glorious & blessed November. Since this is my last post for awhile, I think I'll make it longer.

While we were in Florida, we went crab hunting. We caught tons! Have you ever been crab hunting?

We made sandcastles on the beach. I didn't get a picture of the result, but I think you get the idea.

There were lots of sweet little shops, and we got some Christmas presents. Shh, don't tell anyone.

My lil' sis is the cutest. Just try and say different.
We went for lots of walks, but managed to eat at the vacation house the entire time. Mmm, home-cooked meals. 

We didn't visit many sites, but mainly just relaxed. I ran 7 miles the first day, and then 2 or 3 miles a day for the rest of the week. Maybe I didn't mainly just relax.

We did visit some freshwater springs though. They were freezing! But I was the first to jump in, of course. I didn't tell the others it was cold until they jumped in so I could see their faces.

I got to spend time reading (I read like ten books).

I got to spend time writing in my ideas notebook, and brainstorming for NaNo.

I got to sit on the beach and feel the salty water and sand in between my toes. I couldn't have asked for a better late vacation.

On our way home we met up with some old friends and had breakfast with them.

                                                                 (entering photo here)
Yesterday I got to hang out with our youth group as we raked leaves in a neighborhood and pray around a school. It was awesome.

Today was just school, then Heidi and I took pictures of each other.

Crazy kiddo.

And I look like a dork, as always. But we had fun.

                   Goodbye, October. I'll miss you. But I'm terribly excited about November.

postscript -- how many of you are doing NaNoWriMo too? And how do ya'll like the design? 


  1. LOVE the design! Sounds like you had a great month:)

  2. You were here in Florida and didn't say hi?! For shame. However, I have to be kind - and truthful, of course - when I say I love your new design! Especially the picture at the top! And I was going to do NaNoWriMo, but... eh, you'd have to read my blog to get the full explanation for that one. But I'm cheering you on, my friend! :)

    ~Charli Rae

  3. Yay, NaNoWriMo! I've been eagerly looking forward to it...for awhile. :D Buddies? :D

    BTW, my little sister is most definitely the cutest, even though your's is cute, too. Just saying. xD

  4. You're an excellent photojournalist--you captured the memories so perfectly :)

  5. what is up with ppl taking pictures of their feet?!?! both you and jocee from 'cupcake dictionary' have done it. lol maybe i should too.....

  6. Aah, these are so so pretty! :)

  7. Manda: Feet pictures are like awesome! I have like a million. I'm gonna make a whole thing of *just* feet pictures.

    Kenny: I love the last pic best. xD and the pics of Samuel "surfing" are funny. RAL. FL is sooo pretty. Too bad y'all couldn't stop by here or vice versa. =P

    Oh yeah and I LOVE the new design!

  8. @Charli Rae I didn't know you lived in Florida - sorry! We visited in the Panama City area, and I'm not sure how far that is from where you live...

  9. @Amanda Not sure! I didn't copy it from Jocee though...I don't really even read her blog. I just like it. It's interesting.

  10. @Amanda I mean I like putting pictures of my feet, not reading her blog. hehe.

  11. wow beautiful pictures, would love to be at the beach right now :))

  12. love the picture in your header!!!

    ♥ Marieanne

  13. love your pictures!! : )

    Love ~*Chantelle*~

  14. Beautiful pictures! I have to agree and say that October in FL was certainly wonderful, I miss it. :)

    Have a lovely day! xxx~Kelsey

  15. STUNNING photos!!!! Oh, my. I love beach pictures. :)

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  17. Beautiful pictures! I just saw your blog at the Homeschool Blog Awards and decided to come check you out. I saw it under blog layout, but if it isn't it should be under pictures!!

    I am your newest follower and would love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-)


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