Thursday, September 29, 2016

On Michaelmas

Our Michaelmas Day started with cornmeal pancakes with blackberry syrup (because, according to tradition, this is the last day to eat blackberries until they return next summer) and ended with "Someone Else's Dragon" one of our favorite Sparkle Stories. In between, part of a Michaelmas verse was written into  main lesson books, and princess peg doll crafting was done. The girls and I realized, when I was tucking them in this evening, that we never shared what dragons we'd each like to deafeat over the course of the next year. It was agreed that we'd share our dragons tomorrow.

Our Michaelmas celebrations are always very simple, but always very meaningful. It's become a much looked forward to day in our family and a tradition that we will surely continue for years and years to come. Wishing you a Michaelmas full of courage and kindness today and always. xo

Saturday, September 24, 2016

An Adventure With Gramma And Grandpa

Our adventure on Thursday was absolutely fabulous! We had originally planned to meet up with my parents to go apple picking, but with the more summery temps on the first day of autumn it didn't feel quite conducive to being in an apple orchard. Instead, mom and I decided it would be fun to meet at Yankee Candle Village. They had not been in years, and I had wanted to get the girls there at some point this autumn, so Thursday seemed like the perfect time to go. We met at noon, explored the store, danced in the snow and made our way to the candle dipping area. We ended our day with a yummy meal complete with apple crisp for dessert. It wasn't until we got home that I realized that we never did make it into the candle museum as I had planned to, so perhaps another trip to Yankee Candle Village will be in order come the spring. Thanks, mom and dad, for meeting up with us! It was truly the perfect way to spend our Thursday (and a lovely way to welcome autumn)! xo

Friday, September 23, 2016

{This Moment} One Dessert, Three Spoons

{This Moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo -no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you are inspired to do the same leave a link to your moment in the comments section for all to find and see. We wish you a wonderful first weekend of autumn! xo

Thursday, September 22, 2016