Preparing for Fall

As fall sets in, we're slowly settling into a new routine and preparing for fall and winter. The best news is that so far, we have not had any leaks! It seems that our rood repair worked! We've had a couple crazy downpours and haven't seen a drop inside. 

Austin started school again last week, which is always a weird transition for all of us. He had been working 6-7 days a week all summer and now he's down to 3-4 days, but is also in school full time. When he's home, he has lots of homework and studying to do and I find it's hard for the kids and I too give him time when he's home. Last quarter, he ended up going to school early or staying late many times so that he could just be home when he was here. I predict we'll fall into a similar routine very soon. 

I've been getting very busy as well, as wedding season overlaps with family session season for a little bit. Trying to keep everything organized can be overwhelming at times, but I'm so thankful for the work!

We're still spending as much time as possible outside! We recently received two of these awesome rainsuits and the kids have been using them a lot! (I'll be posting more about them later!). We've actually had incredibly nice weather recently and we're grateful for all of the time we've been able to spend exploring and enjoying where we live! 

A part of me is excited for the cold, wet weather. Partially because I love the coziness of it and partially so that we know that we can do it. Lately, we're constantly being asked what our plans are for the fall and winter and if we're worried about it. At this point, we don't really have answers, so it will be nice to be able to answers people's questions with a bit more certainty! 

Mostly, we're just cuddling up and enjoying our tiny home more than ever. Our weeks are filled with library storytime, trips to the museum, walks, beach exploring, short hikes and lots of pretend play in our yard!