m a i n e

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Fall in Maine.  A few weeks ago I was blessed to be able to visit a place so lovely.  The beauty of the season wasn’t even the most perfect part.  It was the abundant beauty of family, faith, food and fresh air.  While there, I realized just how in need I was of new life, a journey, a different view.  I am now once again embracing those things I was beginning to reject- routine, our current location and surroundings and even motherhood.  Therefore, adventure reminding me – “Happiness, not in another place but in this place . . . not for another hour, but this hour.” ~Walt Whitman

 

h a l l o w e e n

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We celebrated All Hallows’ Eve with both friends and raindrops again this year.  Both were festive and refreshing.  Friday night the kids were invited to a costume party where they were introduced to the game “dangling donuts”.  We spent Saturday afternoon costume prepping and then headed out for a night of trick-or-treating.  My symbol of southern hospitality kinda costume was a big hit with Isla.  Well I don’t really think it was the costume she was particularly privy to, but rather the wet n’ wild dollar store pink lipstick (“15 min. aflame” was the name) that I wore simply because I never do.  The boy and his Dad were both flattered that the other chose to dress like him. Until next year Halloween!