simple things.

The last month of fall rose with the sun this morning. November first. 11/1/11. Yesterday marked the third week of our stay in Virginia so far. To be honest, a first I wasn't so thrilled with the idea of leaving home for awhile. I was loving every minute of life back in Kansas. But life here is lovely too. Sure, it took a little bit of getting adjusted to, yet it's fun experiencing new things.

During first weeks here, the days that past seemed too mundane. I was used to running at a fast pace and having a to-do list stacked to the ceiling. But, here, I've had more time do things like focus on devotions. I'm taking this challenge; memorizing one Bible verse a day. I worked on Philippians 4:13 today.

Sometimes when you're not rushing so fast, you learn to appreciate the little things more. Like eating lunch on the porch, pen-pal letters, new followers, reading a book to Little sis. It makes you even more thankful for things than you were before. I'm also doing this little challenge here. You write down seven things every day that you are thankful for.

Would you like a little glimpse into the seven things I'm thankful for today?

>> family
>> flannel shirts
>> photography
>> hot chocolate
>> friendship bracelets
>> nice weather
>> books

shirt, target // jeans, gap // boots, old navy // leg warmers, target // earrings, cato

I kind of wore leg warmers today. I was kind of excited ;) Today I started reading The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis. See, sometimes  it's the simple things that make life sweet.

What are you thankful for? Happy November!


p.s. like the new design? i've been planning it since the last design. i promise to keep it for all of november ;) also, there's another new button!


  1. Love the new look, I need help on mine haha! :D
    I love the pictures ! your beautiful sweetie :)
    I'm thankful for god, my family, my dog :D my laptop,everything :D I hope you have a blessed day !

  2. Lovely post Haley!

    I LOVED your last design, well, I love all your designs.. Ha... :D

    I am thankful for...
    >>Wednesday Night Youth Band Practice.
    >>Cold Weather.
    >>God loving me un-conditionally.

  3. Lovin' the update! so great to hear from you! :D
    I got your letter today and have a reply that will go your way in the morning! I am also doing Sarah's GiveThanks! challenge, neat! :D
    Have a blessed day!

  4. So lovely, Haley! And there was bokeh in every single photo. Love!

    I'm thankful for:
    >>css and web design
    >>saxon math
    >>chocolate chip cookies
    >>the sounds of the leaf blower
    >>Black Friday coming up
    >>fellow bloggers that never cease to amaze me
    >>hovering over links so that they change. seriously, I love that.


  5. Beautiful. I love your pictures as always, and the outfit is very, very cute.

    Also the picture of The Magician's Nephew made me smile because we have the same copy of those books.
    I love them. And C.S. Lewis. ;)

    Well, currently I'm very thankful to be homeschooled since at 11:57 A.M. I can still wear my nightclothes. Ahh...

    Anyways, thank you for the lovely post.