Fall is here, and it is a spectacular one. We had a week of rain and the rest of it has been sunny and beautiful. It feels like a lucky break because we had three weekends of outdoor fun planned and all were picture perfect. Good fall weather is always a treat, but with a 15 month old it is EXTRA appreciated.
We spent a long weekend surfing and yurting on the Oregon coast. Oakleigh loved the water and beach and Matt and I both got some quality surf time in. She also slept like a champ in the yurt. Key: travel crib on the lower bunk surrounded by a sheet = her own private room!
Cider pressing was another weekend away, filled with friends and family and food.
Then this past weekend was another long one, weddinging out on the Olympic Peninsula! My friend Cassie had a stunning wedding on the shores of Lake Crescent. A full-on summer camp affair with historic cabins, outdoor rustic-meets-designer-beauty dinner by the lake and lots of country music. The fall color seemed to show up just for her.
Oakleigh is all about kitties, berries (buhs), and Mr. Brown Can Moo. She is still just about walking, but is taking her time. She knows all her animal sounds and what everything is called (can point it out if you ask her). She adores Lola (wrar-oo!). And identified that her favorite color is pink (specifically Confetti by Benjamin Moore). She is a great eater, and still nurses 1-2 times a day. Sleeps 7:30-7:30 and naps once during the day. We have settled into a pretty normal routine. Matt’s mom usually comes over once a week to watch Oak so Matt has a bonus work day (and she brings dinner! Huge help) and our weekends are tag team remodeling and taking care of baby.
She is also all about the garden! Picking tomatoes, playing with rocks, and getting dirty. We have harvested piles of tomatoes, and they are still coming. Amish Paste are a new variety that has won our hearts this year, and the Old Germans produced out of control! We have processed and frozen over 8 gallons of sauce.
So where are we in the remodel? Final paint is going up in the front room, and Matt is diving into the living room finish work! This will be SUCH a milestone to complete…it means that we may actually be able to get a couch! Next month we will celebrate the 3 year anniversary of this lovely project.
Matt did come up with a new design path this month: we are going to close off our hallway, creating a walk in butler pantry AND give the guest room a whole new level of privacy. That will be the final piece of this main floor scope before floor refinishing. No projection on that timeline yet.
So yes, we are busy! And happy and trying to soak in the fun parts of fall with our little growing Oak.