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October, the New Month of Looooooovveee

Annnnddddd now we are onto October… and October of 2015 was a doozy. Not only did we have Halloween to contend with (and 5 costumes of which were all somewhat handmade), but a very important wedding. It is not every day you get to be in a THEMED wedding in a park for a friend who is more a sister to you than pretty much anyone on the planet. AND see her looking gorgeous and feel rather pretty yourself to boot. HEREIMG_20151011_003110

Halloween this year was the year of all handmade… each and every costume had at least a touch of our personal handy work on it. HERE.

Echo and zombie (?) Alex

Echo and zombie (?) Alex

October is also Ken’s birthday and Canadian Thanksgiving… both of which we celebrate.DSCN1196[1]

IMAG1025There is the usual, swim lessons at the YMCA thanks to Nana and Baba… and Home Depot…IMAG0931

Homeschool, of course… when are we not learning something new…DSCN1225[1]

DSCN1241[1]DSCN1248[1]DSCN1250[1]DSCN1249[1]October just happens to be the month when the trees in our backyard look their finest. And then when the ground looks its most amazing. I could not resist a full on photo shoot of everyone and everything. You can see the rest of the leaf pictures HERE.DSCN1201[1]

DSCN1203[1]DSCN1205[1]We really had a crafty and active month.

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Spiderwebs

Spiderwebs

DSCN1251[1]DSCN1253[1]As well as some time with games indoors…

Working on our spelling

Working on our spelling

DSCN1229[1]With company as well…

Evan

Evan

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Jeffrey!

Jeffrey!

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Fun with Scouts…IMG_20151025_171505

IMAG1112And Sunday School of course!IMG_20151004_110636

I have to admit, I love October more when we are in Minnesota… the colours here are so… amazing!!!DSCN1257[1]

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 Top it off with random images and what a great month!IMG_20151005_152831

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Fall Is In the Leaves

Every year the trees in the background are brilliant in the fall…

And then… they fall. So out come the rakes, the bags and the family. OH and the camera. So enjoy the pictures!!101_9857

Minions

Minions

She loves this hat!

She loves this hat!

I made this one myself (the hat)

I made this one myself (the hat)

Gavin

Gavin

Zander in hat

Zander in hat

Our hardest worker

Our hardest worker

Super proud of this image... when we got an 8X10 done Walgreens tagged it as a potential professional image!

Super proud of this image… when we got an 8X10 done Walgreens tagged it as a potential professional image!

Mr. Gavin

Mr. Gavin

Zander is in his fav hat of course

Zander is in his fav hat of course

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Gotta make them work

Gotta make them work

She LOVES the leaf blower

She LOVES the leaf blower

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All in a row

All in a row

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Gavin took this one for me !

Gavin took this one for me !

Small-Town Midwife… a Book Review

Another library find… the Love Inspired “Heartwarming Inspirational Romance” books have been a win win for me lately. Small-Town Midwife by Jean C. Gordon was a joy to read. A contemporary romance about a midwife who has lost her confidence and a doctor who has way too much. There is a Christian mission to contemplate, family and friends to enjoy and a good solid romance with some history between the two.

I especially enjoyed the people around these two main characters. Autumn the Midwife and Dr. Jonathon Hanlon who is trying to find his way himself. Like others I have read in this series of more sedate Harlequin books there is a good Christian message, a finding of faith and love. The romance is not graphic and the pace smooth.

If you are interested in small community stories with a bit of passion, a lot of love and a touch of faith this could be the book for you! Everyone has their secrets and sometimes all it takes is a little sharing to find peace.51yGL-TvXLL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_