I know that it has been officially Autumn for a while now. However here in PA, it finally feels like Autumn. Our trees are starting to change, the weather is cold at night, and sunny and warm during the day.
This being November now, it is time for my mom and I to go on our annual "kick off the Christmas shopping season". In the past this has included lunch out and poking through some favorite Christmas stores. For the past two years Lindsay has joined us, as we made a rule several years back that you have to be 13 years old to join us ladies on our shopping trip. This year Emily is thrilled to be joining us. I find that every year it gets harder to find a day that works for us all. Tomorrow would be perfect, except the girls work their last day at the corn maze. The following week my dear darling has to work, and while my dad could keep the younger kids, he doesn't do diapers so that might make it difficult for Kyle! The following week is Thanksgiving weekend and EVERYONE will be out shopping! UGH!
I think Mom and I may go do a bit tomorrow and then try to pick an week night this week to take the older girls out. I always love to keep traditions and also to make everyone happy, but it is hard sometimes.
I love this time of year. Thanksgiving and Christmas are favorites of mine. I am working on some handmade things this year, which I am excited about. When I get something finished I will show you.