“A World Where There Are Octobers”

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

This is one of my favorite quotes by Lucy Maud Montgomery who wrote the Anne of Green Gables series, and voices how I feel about October quite well. October is when the weather (kind of) starts cooling down, {some} of the trees start changing colors, the mornings are usually crisp, and the sunrises are on point. It starts getting dark earlier in the evenings which lends to the spookiness of the month as well as the coziness that comes with fall and winter. October, November, and December really are my favorite months. It’s fun to see how excited the kids get about the holidays and I know I’m going to get an extra dose of family time (which I look forward to more than a lot of things).

A full moon, partially obscured by wispy clouds and a clear shot of Venus (that pinpoint of light above and to the right of the moonlight-soaked clouds).
October sunrises are some of my favorites.
Watching the sun starting to peek over the horizon as I walk in the mornings is rather peaceful.
I love this part of our park. Seeing the sunlight coming through the trees settles my heart.
I found the perfect ornaments for the kids this year! Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas for Abigail and a golden snitch from Harry Potter for Joseph. 🙂
I found this really cool pillow at the grocery store. I have always loved Dia de Los Muertos (and how it’s about remembering and honoring family) and I love living in San Antonio where it’s celebrated quite a bit.
Paul was able to find some time to hang up the sign we bought last week at the neighborhood park event. I love the words and I think it goes well with the sign I already had (the “I love you a bushel and a peck” sign).
One of my friends told me about a super-easy Halloween craft, so the next time I went to the store, I bought a mop head, a Mason jar, and a strand of battery-operated lights. I already had the witch hat and black fabric. It only took about five minutes to put together and is so cute!
He was walking past her and she randomly latched onto him. Then she said, “Choo-choo! We’re a train!” He gamely played along for a few laps.
Joseph’s school picture.
Abigail’s school picture.
Joseph’s Halloween costume this year, haha.
Another beautiful October sunrise!
I found a tree with leaves that are changing! This is rare in San Antonio. I also spotted a skeleton family. 🙂
I don’t know what it is about sunlight and trees, but I just love it!
Joseph’s costume in action. Watching him trying to run was comical to the point of tears.
I thought I’d get the projector and flame lights (along with the vampire Snoopy) in action. The best way to do so was with a short video. Spooky, huh?

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