pumpkin carving. the first pot of chili of the season. we invited our parents over for ‘dinner and a movie’ which meant sitting on the front porch watching the waves of trick-or-treaters move through. this year our candy held out until 8:30 p.m which might be our all-time record.
sunday included sleeping in. pancakes for breakfast, putzing around the house, taking pictures of poppy, a trip to the tire shop for a new tire (seriously tulsa…this is the second tire in two months), a fourth trip to the grocery store in as many days, followed by an afternoon walk and happy hour on the porch.
when i went to get photos for this post, i was surprised at how few pictures i actually took…the weekend is so vivid…so many beautiful moments that i have been replaying over and over in my mind. i think i must have been taking mostly mental pictures.
note to self….mental pictures are totally OK.
as we enter into this month of november – the month traditionally set aside for gratitude – i am so thankful for this weekend and time spent with family at home. i feel a sense of wholeness and peace that i can’t quite seem to find the words properly express. and in a year that has, at times, felt heavy and dark, i am immensely grateful for this lightness of heart.