The past few weeks have been been so topsy-turvy in our household. The new school year has brought so much change to our house--new morning routines, new driving schedules, new homework routines, new orchestras, a new dinner hour, new chore routines--we are all feeling the impact.
With this comes a changing season. We all love autumn and embrace it. I think we have embraced it more than ever this year. Our family's seasonal rhythm hasn't changed and our weekends have been joyfully spent in all sorts of activities.
and putting up jams for the pantry and stewed tomatoes and applesauce for the freezer.
We're back to the weekly baking routine--granola, cookies, and bread.
I cleaned out and washed all the autumn hats and gloves--something I never got to last spring.
Seeing as it was 41 out this morning, it was none too soon.
Lou got into the fall organizing spirit and alphabetized my cookbooks.
Can't find a thing now.
As we sit to dinner each night we hold hands and wait in silence, until we each are truly present.
One small daily rhythm that hasn't changed.
For that, I am grateful.