{Hallow's Past}

It's so hard to believe that we are celebrating our 8th Halloween with Mason! It's been so much fun since he really gets into Halloween. Although, I really miss the days of being able to pick out his costume. Now, it's pretty much 99.9% all his choice {as long as it's acceptable, of course}. One of these years I will talk them both into a family costume...you know...before it's too weird. Here's a look at the Hallow's Past...

{5 things bringing me joy // vol. 3}

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
- Romans 12:12 (NIV)

It's time for one of my favorite link-ups...Five Things Bringing Me Joy Right Now! We absolutely loved reading all of the posts last month and sharing in the simple joys of life with you. Life can get so busy yet mundane and it's always good to find the joy in the day to day. We all have something bringing us joy, right? We would love for you to join us in sharing your joy.

{Lexi // An Update // 6 months}

It's been a while since I've talked about our sweet girl on the blog! Our Lexi girl turned 6 months on 10/9/2017 and is growing so fast. And as she grows we grow more and more in love with her. She has been the best addition to our family and we can't get enough of her.

{Five on Friday // New hair, Rae Dunn, Farmluck, fall sunrises, a link-up}

It has been forever since I have joined in for a Five on Friday! But, I have so much randomness to share so a Five on Friday it is. It's that busy time of the year where we have done so many fun things and I want to share them all, but have no time to do it. Little by little, I am getting there. I seem to share more on Instagram these days, so be sure to follow me there. Here's a bit of randomness for this beautiful Friday!

{Pumpkin Patch, Hayride, Cornmaze, Hocus Pocus // 2017 Fall Bucketlist Update}

Even though the weather has been anything but than fall-like, we are having a complete blast checking things off our 2017 fall bucketlist. We're not letting the 90 degree weather put a damper on our fall festivity happenings. Here's what we have completed so far.

{Fall Photo Challenge // #14daysoffall2017}

Back on October 1st I joined my sweet friends Beth and Stephanie for a fall themed photo challenge on Instagram! Fall and photos are two of my favorite things, so it was a no-brainer that I would participate. I had so much fun photographing fall themed things and now I am wishing this continued throughout the month! Fall photos are the best. Here are the 14 photos I captured for #14daysoffall2017...

{This Past Weekend // Wedding, Baby Shower, State Fair}

What a beautiful weekend we had! This one surely filled up my love tank and brought so much joy to my heart. It was filled with family, friends and fall activities...the perfect trifecta! I didn't take many pictures, but it's okay because those memories will live in my heart for a long time. Here's how this past weekend went...

{Little Letters // vol. 10}

Time for the Little Letters link-up with Kristin at Taz and Belly!!  This is one of my favorite monthly link-ups that I always look forward to. And actually, every month I love this link-up a little more. To read my past Little Letters click H E R E. It feels so good to get these random little thoughts out of my mind each month! Here are my letters for this month...

{Costumes // 2017 Fall Bucketlist Update}

The month of October is exciting stuff for my sweet Mason. Because October means Halloween costumes are out and that makes his little heart so happy! We've already added four new costumes to Mason's collection this year. He usually comes home from school and changes straight into a costume for the evening. I love it! Especially when he obliges to my picture taking obsession! Here's a look at the costumes we have acquired so far.

{Fall Crafts // 2017 Fall Bucketlist Update}

One of our favorite things to do in the fall is craft. Mason and I like to do these activities and crafts together after school in the afternoons. We have so much fun sitting on the porch chatting and crafting away. Mason's not much of a crafter any other time...he just loves Halloween and Fall like his mama. I have found so many fun Halloween crafts in the dollar section at Target over the years.

{What We're Reading}

It's October so that means we have all of our Halloween books out and are reading them on repeat! Last year I shared a ton of Halloween books that we have on our bookshelf. We are still reading those as well as a couple of new ones. I am still looking for a few more to add to our shelf, so if you have any suggestions send them my way. Below is a look at our new books.

{October!! // A Fall Bucketlist Update}

I just can't seem to get it together when it comes to this blog! We are thick in a season of busy and finding the extra time for blogging just isn't happening lately. I started finding little bits of time and motivation last week and was eager to get blogs drafted and then I had to go and get sick. Like super sick and I felt like doing absolutely nothing for over a week. So, here I am trying to find that motivation I had last week. I feel like I have so much to catch up on here. We have been busy checking things off our 2017 Fall Bucketlist and today I will share a few of those.

{TBB Asks // Fall}

Joining The Blended Blog today for a fun fall themed Q&A. If you know me, then you know I love all things fall related. Here are my answers.