Thursday, September 23, 2010

Autumn Officially Begins

Fall- A Few of my Favorite Things
A token Fall photo taken in Idaho.

O... joy fills me as I look at these pictures of Fall things. Yesterday, I saw in my planner that today is the official start of Autumn. This morning I looked through a Better Homes and Garden's Fall magazine just to get into the spirit. As September leaves us, October and the cooler weather will come. One drawback to living in Nevada is that there are not as many Fall colors in everyday surroundings, but pictures of Fall and a break from the heat will do. I have dreamed one day of going to Maine or some east coast state and spending my time walking in parks lined with colored leaves and sitting on a park bench with a scarf on, crunching the leaves under my feet, and reading Wuthering Heights, Little Women, or Jane Eyre. I also have been thinking about Fall Kickoff. This year will not be the same because all of my decorations are packed away and I can't entertain from my home, but we can still eat chili, corn bread, and watch Hocus Pocus and Ichabod Crane. I have also thought about Halloween. I love seeing little children in costumes, pumpkins glowing in the dark, and lots and lots of candy! A wonderful Halloween memory is sorting candy with my brother and sister on our living room floor, making trades and deciding what to eat now and what to save for later. Then after the spiders and witches get put away, Thanksgiving with its family, food and traditions is here only to be quickly replaced with carols, evergreens and colored lights...Christmas (but that is another post)! My friend Lindsay has already begun a countdown to Christmas.
I hope you will celebrate Fall by putting out some Fall colors or just taking note of your bounty today!
I hope that this Fall season brings you as much joy as it brings to me!

Friday, September 17, 2010

All is well.

"If you don't risk anything, you risk more." - Erica Jong

Since Cody and I have moved forward with so many changes, this quote makes me feel a lot better. I have done things that I said I would never do, given up things that mean a lot to me, and I don't even get the satisfaction of knowing how it is all going to turn out.

I truly think though that the risk is going to be well worth it. Whether we try new things or not, the time will pass. I don't want to look back and think, 'what if?' I have never seen anyone be worse off for having education or going after worthy dreams. There are days that I think about Cody and I both in school, eventually having a baby, and living off of the money from jobs that we don't have yet, and I wonder if I am equipped for this, but the alternative is much much worse...not trying. I already know I can't settle for less than our current efforts. I know that Heavenly Father is aware of us, and I am certain that he will help us. He already has!!! P.S. Cody got on the Fall Winter track at BYU-Idaho so he officially is starting in January and will hopefully be able to get on fast track (going to school all three semesters a year) quickly. More great news...many of his credits from CSN transfer.

Lately my mind has been on: making money, saving money, moving to Idaho, and how to pass the GRE.

Making money: This process is taking longer than I had imagined in my mind.

Saving money: I have decided that if we didn't eat or travel this would be a lot easier to do.

Moving to Idaho: I am ready.

How to pass the GRE: I don't know. Please don't make me study anymore!

I hope everyone is doing well. HAVE A GREAT DAY!
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