Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sweet October

I wrote a post over at Real Intent today. Go have a gander! 

Other things of interest:

*15 years ago, today, Brandon proposed to me.

*This morning, Christina took our family photos for us. Yay! Here's a sneak peek!

*We leave in 13 days for Pennsylvania. HUZZAH!

*I love my children something fierce. But I often fall into the trap that children are not people. Luckily, this article helped me see them a bit better. Even more than this article, though, is just the knowledge that they are God's children, too. In fact, they are more His than they are mine!

*Books I read/am reading:

My Story by Elizabeth Smart
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson
A Portrait for Toni by Annette Lyon
Lord Haversham Take Command by Heidi Ashworth
The Lord Who Sneered and Other Tales: A Regency Holiday Anthology set in the world of Miss Delacourt by Heidi Ashworth
A Timeless Romance Anthology: Autumn Collection by a lot of women! (okay, I'm too lazy to type out their names)
Longbourn by Jo Baker

*Two of my most favorite Autumn quotes:

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." ~George Eliot


evitafjord said...

How are you liking Playing for Pizza? I started listening to it eons ago on audiobook loan from our library and I don't remember if I just had others come in that I was more interested in or if I just never got into it. I finally deleted it from my mp3 player, but I find myself audiobookless again and I'm wondering if I should give it another chance.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

That is a gorgeous family portrait!

Cheryl said...

Evitafjord --It was okay. Nothing really spectacular, and I really hated how immoral the main character was (and continued to be), but meh. I read it on the flight from SLC to Philadelphia, so it didn't take me long to read it (but I read fast). It was really interesting to hear about Italian "American" football and more Italian culture and food, though! That made it worth the read to me.

Mother OTWB --thank you! :)

Kevin and Lisa said...

LOVE your family pic. I should probably schedule mine before the snow falls...good luck in the finishing stretch of moving!

Cheryl said...

Thanks, Lisa! How are you liking your new place?

Heidi said...

Wow, how do you have time to read anything? I feel honored to have made the list.

Cheryl said...

Heidi, it's my way to avoid! ;) And of COURSE you made the list! I especially liked the Ghost story. <3