Fall and winter are my favorite times of year. As we enter the month of September, I’m making the most of beautiful autumn weather while preparing and organizing so that we can enjoy a restful holiday season.
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Enjoying Fall and Preparing a Restful Holiday Season
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I kept life pretty simple with my August goals.
Going Back to School
The first day of school was hard on my kids, but they seem pretty well settled in now. I think the rough beginning was inevitable after an amazing summer. Organizationally, the back to school transition was seamless. The kids get up and pack their lunches, come home and put their stuff away, do homework, and practice instruments and play until dinner. After dinner is typically family time until their 7pm bedtime.
We enjoyed Mike, Lily, and Anna’s birthdays. Anna’s birthday party got pushed into September, just to accommodate back to school busy-ness.
The kids are sticking with music only as extracurriculars for now. If the right gymnastics program shows up, we might add that. It’s a trade off, though, because every extracurricular means less free time.
Gorgeous California weather makes getting outdoors easy, especially now that Anna is excited to ride her balance bike. I’m hoping that getting Anna riding a bike will inspire her older siblings to bike more.
Setting Goals for September 2016
November and December are my favorite months of the year, so starting in September (or even August) I get as much prep work done as possible so that I can relax and enjoy the holiday season. I buy all the kids’ presents early, and I focus on organizing and de-cluttering the house. As always, I added goal focus areas in italics
- Enjoy Anna’s birthday party. Focus on mindful living and gratitude.
- Sew together Lily’s quilt top. Focus on learning.
- Enjoy the cooler weather by spending time outside. Focus on mindful living and gratitude
- Declutter and organize downstairs shelves. Focus on mindful living
What are you hoping to accomplish this September?
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