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We are just back from our last official camping trip of the season {brrrr!!!} and ready for fall to really be here! Nothing like toasting your feet by the fire and watching an amazing night sky to help you relax and unwind!

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I am so thankful for the many trips that we were able to take this summer as a family ~ some with friends and some just on our own. Zachary still gives me a near heart attack every time he pulls out his pocket knife.

And although I love the time to relax, there still is no place like home…

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…even with the piles of laundry that typically result {grins}.

This month we are looking forward to a few things:

  • Having a Shoebox Packing Party for Operation Christmas Child – I can’t wait to share more about this with you. We’re having two different get-togethers with friends, decorating the boxes, making crafts and just having fun with our friends while learning about the mission of Operation Christmas Child.
  • Getting my website FIXED!! I know that many of you have been having issues {bandwidth, database…blah, blah, blah} – all of that is thanks to my current hosting company. I’ve been trying to get it fixed behind the scenes and sometimes balancing work and life can get tricky. Here’s hoping to get all the kinks worked out asap!
  • Sharing more printables – I’ve been hesitant to share anything since my website keeps ‘crashing’ for others, so once the glitches are fixed, I’ll be uploading and sharing with you all!
  • Heading to Allume – ok, the kids may not be as excited about this as I am, but I’m just giddy to spend a few days with my friend Carisa from @1+1+1=1 and also spending time with Maggie, Amy, and Nester ~ three of the ladies that I traveled with to Tanzania this past May on our Compassion International trip. I’m packing extra tissues just in case…

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  1. We just had our last camping trip, too. Summer was fun, but I’m ready for fall…and a cozy fire in the fireplace, cooking lessons with the kids, family game night, and all the other things that come back around after the busy summer is done. Thanks the inspiring post (I love the idea of things you’re looking forward to…I sense something like that coming in my blog!), and the helpful links. Have a wonderful autumn!

    • I think fall and spring are my two favorite seasons {I love the cooler weather at night}, but they all have something fun to do. Definitely looking forward to ‘slowing down’ some and snuggling in for the cooler weather. :) Enjoy your autumn too!

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