Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October Daybook Post

Outside my window ~



More rain!

This is our 12th Halloween in North Texas and the first time we had bad weather.  Trying to make the best of it :)

I am thankful for ~

Our daughter Sarah!

She recently turned 19 so we met in Waco, TX for a little lunch, exploring, and cupcakes for dessert.

Jake's Texas Tea House

What a hopping little joint that was; filled with memorabilia to look at while you waited for your num nums.  And the delicious food was served on hub caps!  How cool is that?!  There's more.  Miss Clementine's kid's meal came in the coolest food tray - ever!! - a paper Cadillac (which we brought home for Barbie to take a spin in).

After lunch, we took a little trip down memory lane.  We spent a little time at the Waco Mammoth National Monument.

The last time we were there was back in March 2013.  Miss Clementine was still in a stroller, so she doesn't remember anything.

After the monument site, we headed over to the Silos Bakery for some out-of-this-world, scrumptious and delicious cupcakes!

It was so NICE to just hang out and chill with the birthday girl :)

From the school room ~

* My homeschoolers and I took a field trip to see some Mayan ruins in Mexico!

This was back in mid-September, and we really enjoyed ourselves.  It was a five night cruise out of Galveston.  We stopped in Cozumel, Mexico and went to the same beach club that we went to 12 years ago!  Another stop was in Progresso, Mexico, where I took the girls to see the Mayan ruins. Boy did they love seeing the ruins in person!

* Recently, Miss Clementine and I enjoyed a field trip to the pumpkin patch with some of her homeschool friends.

From the kitchen ~

I love when this pops up!  Ha ha!

What I've read recently ~

Around Our House ~

* Miss Ester saved for and bought her first car!!  We are so proud of her.  She loves her stick shift, hubcap-less, manual window car - ha ha!

She learned to drive the manual AFTER she purchased it.

A manual means no texting and driving.

No friends will be able to drive her car - ha ha!

We are so proud of her hard work and dedication. :)

* Miss Mabel has worked hard to save for and purchase her newest set of skates (which are quite $$).

They are going to take some time to break in, but she is so excited to have them, and we are so proud of her hard work and dedication as well!

* Just in time for Halloween candy, Stan the Man got his braces off yesterday - woot!

Isn't he handsome?!

I am praying for ~

* peace in our country

* an end to abortion - I truly believe there will never be peace as long as we are allowed to kill unborn babies.  There will never be respect for any life, if we don't respect life in the womb.

Coming Down the Pike ~

Thursday - Feast of All Saints

Friday - Feast of All Souls

Saturday - Stan's adoption anniversary

A Last Photo to Share ~

Boo!  Happy Halloween!



  1. How far are you from Dallas? We may be relocating to the Dallas area. How is the cost of living in that area?

  2. What happiness in your home, Patty!
    Happy birthday to your girl who is now a lovely young lady.
    And congrats on your kids learning the value of saving and planning and working for something!
    And congrats on the braces less young man!!!!!
    A cruise is a dream, right???
    And of course...the cutest trick~or~treater in Texas!


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