The sun was so kind to us this weekend... each day hit at least 60 degrees with endless blue skies! Lots of outside work (we had almost given up on) got checked off the list ... wahoo for cleaning gutters with kids! Don't worry they were on a side of the house where we only needed a short ladder/step stool. My 5 year old was so excited about the idea that she was REALLY helping. It was so nice to be battening down the hatches with enthusiasm not shivers. The children gathered kindling in short sleeves not heavy coats and mittens. We talked a lot about animals preparing for winter and how we were just doing our own kind of nesting... and then we magically found a little nest that had been abandoned before completion. And yes, there were some moments when bare feet were seen outside!
I had been so ready to welcome the oncoming winter, but now I'm holding onto warm weather... just like this last magnolia leaf in the midst of bare branches. Luckily, I have some nice ways I'm planning on getting into the holiday spirit. And you can be certain that I'll be sharing them with you. Have a great start to your week!