September 30, 2016

September 2016 in Pictures

Don't miss the full September 2016 Update

My new do after donating 11 inches


 The jeep got new bumpers
 My Daddy brought me a ton of fresh elderberries 
and I made a new batch of syrup for this winter. 

 This was a first. I was so thankful for the opportunity to accompany my client into the Operating Room for Cesarean Support. 
 Beach ready with my signature color and chevron pattern nails. 
 This silly girl pulled a tooth right as we were boarding the plane. Never a dull moment with her. 
 Pretending to ride the subway (on the luggage cart). I heart her!
Shell hunting. 
 She found an awesome clam with the critter still inside!
 Don't ask my why but she wanted to be buried in the sand. 
One day I'm gonna miss having a silly 9-year old.  
 The beach crew - PCB 2016
 Watching the penguins swim. 
 Had a blast at Gulf World. 
 This girl is the best traveler in the world!
 Cashing in our coin jar getting ready for our Orlando vacation! 
I FINALLY got a red tomato at the end of September. After Baron, I had to replant 3 different times. I was determined! Bless it. 

September 2016 Update

Skylar has been doing well on the Jr. Swim Team. It's amazing how much her strokes and stamina have improved in such a short period of time. I'm so excited to see her continue to work on her skills. Also, swim team is no joke. It's quite the workout. It makes her eat a lot and sleep hard. Just when we thought she had adjusted, they got a new coach so she's had to adjust to her new workout. I'm beyond proud of her hard work.

This month I also made my 4th hair donation. I had 11 inches this time. I typically do not like my hair short. However, I think this is the first short hair cut that has really grown on me so quickly because it's so versatile. Lindsay at Hair By Design did a fantastic job! I *think* I've decided I will try to donate 3 more times, which is basically 10 more years of hair growth. Also, 7 is the number of completion. :) It's seeming to get harder and harder each time so I'm hoping I can manage it. I really enjoy donating but it's quite a process of maintenance and preparation when done intentionally.
In mid-September we spent a week at the beach with my mom, per our tradition. We had a great time snorkeling and collecting shells as is our regular beach routine. We had quite a display when it was all said and done! Skylar also found a huge clam with the critter still inside. 

We spent our last day at Gulf World at Skylar's request. We saw all types of sea life and Skylar was even able to help out at the dolphin show. 

I can't tell you how much I enjoy traveling with my girl. We've been flying together at least once a year (if not more) since she was 18 months old. She knows her way around the airport like a boss. Every time we travel I have her read the boarding pass and tell me where we should go. Same thing when we deboard. I seriously just follow her around. She's a pro!
We also started homeschool co-op this month with Legacy Family Academy. This is our first year to participate and it's been a good experience so far. We know several families who are already there so the transition has been an easy one. Skylar is taking sewing, archery, and astronomy this semester and really likes all of her classes. 

We are getting ready to go on an awesome vacation! We've been looking forward to it for more than a year and this will definitely check several items off of our bucket list! I can't wait. One. More. Sleep. :)

Here's a few more pics from September.