So does anyone even read this things any more;)? Y'all, I am conflicted. I do not know if I should keep this thing going or not. I feel I have really transitioned into using Instagram for updating with pictures. BUT I have had this blog for 8 and half years- that's a lot to let go. I just do not know... so alas, here I am updating about September mid-Novermeber. Oh well- it will be fun to remember...
Here we are drafting for the Sargent Family Fantasy Football League. It's a fun thing we do every year. I usually have no idea what I am doing and end up coming in last. We all throw in 5 bucks and then the winner gets to decide where the money is donated to. It's fun and for the record I am winning in my division so far this year. I have some guy named Drew Brees on my team and he apparently is really good;). Also, the name of my team is 'winning this year', just trying to get all I can going in my direction so I can at least come in second to last. I'll keep you posted.
The first week of September on one of Steve's days off we took a day long trip to Galveston. All the crowds had left for the summer. It was a splendid day just the three of us.
Love this man...
Cora loved the boogie board and insisted on riding it laying down. It was adorable.
Cora loved the water and had a hard time when we left. She wanted to stay longer and play in the water more. I get it Cora, I get it. The sun is always good therapy for me.
September included some good meals with our small group. Above you will see chicken and waffle night. I always like looking down the long table and seeing all my friends eating and laughing and sharing life.
First time Cora found her way into my lipstick. The damage was small and we all had a good laugh.
Above you will see the only picture taken on our trip to Abilene for Summit this year. We always look forward to going to Summit and this year was no different. In fact, I spoke during one of the class sessions. It was an awesome opportunity and I can now mark that item off my speaking bucket list. BUT this year was quite different- Steve got the stomach bug. Cora and I stayed far away but that was hard in a small hotel room. And he got it early in the trip so the trip was dominated with not feeling well. I got a very mid case- not throwing up just awful stomach pain the evening after I spoke. Above we are trying to eat at Abi Haus, a cool new restaurant in town. We ended up just nibbling on food then going to bed early. Thankfully Cora was spared.
It rained a lot in September so my rain boots where used a lot by both me and Cora;).
Steve and I usually go to a couple Inprint series book reading each year here in Houston. The author of The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, kicked off the new season. He read a chapter out of his latest novel then had a Q&A. It was a wonderful date night. Oh, I got my book signed too. Night made!
Below you will see this silly little cat that kept finding its way into our house. Some of our neighbors feed ALL the cats in the surround area. At times I felt like we had hundreds of cats around our house. This one in particular really took a liking to us. Cora was especially excited.
Below you will see us taking out last stroll with our beloved jogging strolled. We sold it on Craigslist the next day. Our little townhouse just did not have the space. I have many fond memories of jogging with Cora that first year of her life in that blue strolled. I am kinda missing it right now with the Bayou being so close to jog on, but the YMCA is our place of exercise right now. Thanks for all the jogs and self-care blue jogging strolled. Hope your new owner is using you as much as we did!
I really hope to get around to October sooner rather than later. September was dominated by house hunting. I felt like that is what a lot of spare time went to, hence few pictures. I am not going to lie- buying a house was/is super challenging. It was an emotional roller coaster. Hope to post more of our story soon.