Well, it’s been a hot minute, has it not?
September was a bumpy ride for me and my family, but we’ve made it to October—the best month of the year!
Here’s a peak at what’s been going on the past month or so…
- Dallas is always late to the party when it comes to cooler fall temps, but crisper weather is starting to make an appearance in the mornings. I’ve been taking advantage of our pretty October mornings with some long runs in my hood. Those who know me know that I love to run—it’s a way to learn a city, it’s an avenue to tone your legs, and it’s more-or-less free therapy. But for whatever reason, I didn’t run this summer. (Like, I can probably count on one hand the number of times I ran from May to August.) I’m not sure the cause behind my running slump, but the love is back and it’s real. I also changed up my running route to include a quarter of a mile down the historic Swiss Avenue. The residents of this street are probably getting sick of the runner who keeps taking pictures of their gorgeous homes, but what can I say—I have a thing for white houses…
- My friend and co-worker Philip married his beautiful bride this past weekend in the Texas hill country. If this wedding doesn’t scream “Texas forever,” than I don’t know what does.
- My sister Rebecca turned 31 a few weeks ago, and in birthday tradition, I wrote a poem. Not my finest material, but I did get a Drake lyric in there, so it’ll do.
- A blogger I admire wrote a really good word on God’s providence in her life. To read the full thing, check out her Coffee Date post.
- And finally, I leave you with my favorite fall find: a $20 pair of coral booties from TJ Maxx. Will I look back one day and roll my eyes at my unpractical shoes? Probably, but for now, I’m in love!
This is where I leave you this fine Friday. I’m off to a fall retreat with 70 middle school students. Prayers for fun, safety, salvation (…and my personal sanity) very much appreciated.
Currently listening to “Hills and Valleys (The Valleys Version)” by Tauren Wells