fall decor is up!

Or rather, it has been up thanks to a certain hurricane that kept us at home on a rainy day the first week of school…. But the main reason I am sharing is our new mirror over the mantle! I love it so much and totally and loving the new vibe it gives the living room! But yeah. Fall is here. Even if the weather lately has other ideas which I do not hate!

harrison is four!

I just can’t believe how my sweet-cheeked nephew has grown so quickly! We got to celebrate him last weekend and just showered him with gifts and those hugs and kisses he loves so much from me. Spoiler alert: he does not enjoy my affections. But those cheeks just need to be kissed! He chose a space theme and my sister made all the foods and we sang and the kids played and I sure hope he felt the love! 

Oh Harrison! You are like a little prince and you bring me so much joy every told I lay eyes on you! You are funny and inquisitive, a wonderful brother and such a good little boy! Can’t wait to see the places you go my man!!

and on the actual holiday, we swam!

The weather turned it around and we were able to have my family over for another group swim! All the patriotic suits and the good foods! Who knows if we will get another chance to have everyone here this season but I’m thankful for each and every time they get to hang out here!

more of the in between…

You know… between the start of field hockey and baseball…. Back working at the school again…. Lunches and time with friends… celebrating a ten year old! Also, found my new favorite burger and I am not ashamed to say I am already looking to return! More baseball (thank you for the photos Shauna!)!! Trying to enjoy every last second with our pool while I can! But with all of those things life has been quite…. Full. I don’t exactly love, love it, but I also wouldn’t change anything because living each day to the max is sort of a habit of mine! These kids don’t miss out on much!

finishing out labor day…

Weeks and weeks later. Heading back to school has been rough on the Olsen Family. We rush from place to place and down time is rare… so here I am, finishing up the holiday posts. 

And naturally, the post kicks off with pumpkins. I worked the entire week after Labor Day and my mom and sister didn’t want to wait till after that to get our pumpkins and I don’t blame them. So we hit our local farm up on Saturday morning to get them… friends of ours from college and their kids came over for a bbq and brought their GoPro and all the fun that entails! Sunday Letty joined Matt and I for her very first spin class! Then we buckled down with my sister and her family and got twelve dozen ears of corn ready for winter…. It isn’t the most glamorous of jobs but we sure appreciate the world come the cold month! Not a typical holiday weekend but when the weather has other plans you just have to roll with it….