Fall is truly one of my favorites. Cool breezes, falling leaves, warm sun, coffee, and apple cider donuts. What's not to love?
This weekend we filled each day to the brim with fall activities. As a family, we volunteered at the first Kennett Half Marathon, cheering runners on at the mile ten mark. We love being a part of this community!
Later that same day, we prepared our home and hosted nearly forty people. Good eats, sweet treats, and a fire pit to boot!
I honestly don't know what I love more: seeing how much she loves her big cousin or watching him care for her like a little sister. Kindred spirits these two . . .
Our little niece is four.
She wanted to celebrate at her favorite restaurant, Spicy Town, aka La Tolteca.
She held up the card that we gave her after opening up all the gifts from us and sincerely asked, "Is this all you got me?"
William took a nasty spill off the ripstick and snapped his right collarbone in half. He is in a sling for the next 4-6 weeks while it heals on it's own. He has been quite the trooper, dealing with the pain of a broken bone and his limited mobility.
Today, September 29, 2016 marks one month since William began sixth grade. His transition could not have been any smoother. He currently has straight A's in all his courses, is attending after school programs with friends, and is looking forward to his first Middle School dance.
Aside from the above mentioned, his attitude is well adjusted, he is learning about the importance of planning and preparation, and genuinely seems to enjoy school.
We are so proud of you William!
xoxo Mom & Dad
Olympic Gold Medalist, Jordan Burroughs . . . in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania visiting OUR wrestling club. What an amazing experience for all the young boys and girls in our club (and other clubs as well).
Steve participated in a softball tournament on September 17, 2016. The tournament was a fundraiser for the Todd Manga Foundation for Non-Violence, a charity whose mission is to provide scholarships to those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. The foundation was created in memory of Todd Manga, who lost his life due to violent crime.
It was an honor to witness the brotherhood and strength of these men, most of them members of the St. James Alumni, to honor their friend and classmate, Todd Manga.
I am humbled by the amount of interest and support I have received regarding my sewing classes. Nine students, eager and interested in the art of sewing.
The first session covered the basics of sewing: safety, machine parts, threading the machine and winding the bobbin, straight stitches, pivoting and turning, applique, and joining fabric to fabric.
They are a studious bunch and I look forward to continuing to watch them grow in knowledge and skill.
Traci, a wife, mother of two boys, Special Education teacher, and sole proprietor of Eco Alternatives LLC.