Welcome to the September Snapshot! Here's a glimpse into what we've been up to recently:
Jeff went to Chicago for most of a week for his Renovare Cohort. He had an amazing week of intense learning and digging deep into Spiritual Disciples. The Cohort met and stayed at the University of St. Mary's of the Lake. It was a bit strange for Aylin and I to not have Jeff around; thankfully up until now Jeff hasn't had to do any travel without Aylin and I aside from his trip to Honduras a couple of years ago. We managed just fine while he was gone, but it felt weird not to have him around. We like having our Hairy Guy around.
While he was gone I did some crafting, and organizing; I finally got around to decorating the room we have dubbed Spare 'oom, and I also got around to organizing the office. I got a lovely mom's weekend when Grandma Linda asked to take Aylin for the weekend and spoil the little monkey at Silver Dollar City. Plus I got to do a little shopping for some smaller clothes!!!
I hit some fun milestones with my weight-loss journey. Not only did I break down and finally buy some smaller clothes, but I love the way my clothes fit/look/feel for the first time in a long time. I hit an all time low (lower than I hit 4 years ago when I started trying to run), and have erased more than 10 years of weight yo-yoing from my body! It's been hard work, but it feels so so so SO good!
Aylin had some fun school happenings in September. The school did a Fun Run fundraiser and Aylin won Student of the Week.
Less exciting: I tried on what seems like a hundred pairs of glasses and still haven't landed on a pair I like...
And last but not least - We got to have a LOVELY weekend away at a cottage in Kingston thanks to the super sweet hospitality of friends. We sipped coffee while watching the sun rise (and set), we played a lot of games, read lots of books, soaked in bubble baths, and just generally enjoyed some exceptional family time unplugged and recharging.
And that's a wrap for September! Maybe I'll get October done a little sooner in the month! Ha!