Apples and Horses and Monkeys, oh my!

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There’s something glorious about a blue October sky.  Especially one that begs you to go apple-picking.  So today we did just that!

It’s been a whirl-wind kind of week.  It’s very hard to fathom that a week ago we were down at the shore, finishing up our rehearsal dinner in the rain, under a tent!  Matt’s brother Jon got married.  It was an honor to take photographs for the wedding with another girl.  Until bride and groom have seen the pictures I won’t be posting any on here, but it’s been a fun week of going through the photos!

So, between doing that, school, and other not-so-exciting things like laundry and dishes, this week went by with a zoom!  In fact, I had done so much laundry and was so excited to have seemingly “caught up” (ha, ha, when does that ever happen?)  Then Elijah told me he didn’t have any more clothes in his bin.  I brushed it aside and chalked up his selection of outfit as a typical boyish not-too-caring sense of style: exercise pants and a polo shirt.  Until I noticed later on that day that their bins were indeed, empty.  The mysterious pile of boy laundry was found piled high behind their door, masked by the cluttery feel the entire house has given off the week after a big event has taken place.  Ah well.  Five more loads of laundry never hurt anyone.  I know better than to ever think I’m “caught up”!

On Wednesday our big girl turned nine years old.  I still can’t believe it.  We had a great day celebrating at the farm with friends, fresh apple cake (her choice) and a big surprise:

Her love has always been horses.  It was such a treat to bless her with the gift of an hour of her dream.  She did an amazing job.

There is so much more I could write.  I have virtual post-it notes of funnies and random thoughts that are quickly losing their stick in my brain.  I’m a bit hesitant to go to bed.  Well, not really.  You see, last night I got awoken extremely quickly by a very strong elbow slamming down onto me.  I exclaimed to Matt, “What on earth were you dreaming about?!!”  It was quiet.  I knew he was awake.  I could hear the quirky placement of his mouth and the hesitation in his voice.  I prodded again.  “What were you dreaming??”  I expected a very high building-jump, or maybe a run from some robbers.  I just wasn’t expecting his quiet reply: “A monkey jumped on me.”  I busted out laughing at 3 o’clock in the morning.   I still hurt from the elbow jab, but boy was that funny.  It’s kept me laughing all day too.

Hopefully I’ll be alright tonight.  You never know… as Matt said, “It’s a jungle up there!”


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