It’s the first day of October!


I love October and Anne of Green Gables.
I read every book in the series when I was growing up. In fact, I reread the series every summer for 5 years!

We had early release Friday for Homecoming which has made this weekend feel like an extra long 3 day weekend. However, I’m not complaining! We had a GREAT weekend!


Mark took off early Friday to attend the Homecoming festivities so we decided to surprise Cutter for lunch! He is Student of the Month for September and we wanted to celebrate him!


There is a bulletin board in the cafeteria with posters of the Students of the Month. Cutter has been so excited to make the board! We are so incredibly proud of this kid!


We had about an hour before school pick up so Mark and I grabbed lunch at Perinis Steak House. It is the cutest country restaurant nestled in Buffalo Gap, TX and has even made the Today Show for their famous burgers! If you are ever out this way, it is worth the drive to stop by! Their steaks are AH-MAZING too! And Mark’s favorite are the Cowboy potatoes. He had them with his burger!


We ate and then headed to the Middle School to grab Carson and attend the Homecoming Pep Rally at the high school. Each week, the middle school students have a pep rally on Thursdays for the middle school football teams and then they attend the pep rally on Fridays for the high school. (The schools are next door to each other so the students just walk over.) Therefore, Carson has attended a few pep rallies this year. However, this was Cutter’s first one!


When the pep rally was over, we drove over to the football stadium and dropped off Carson and one of his friends so they could find the 6th grade float. Our school has a Homecoming Parade through town to celebrate the teams and Homecoming nominees. #smalltowncharm

This is our big group of family - aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins - plus some friends all waiting for the parade to begin.


They threw candy to the kids!


That’s Cutter looking back at us. He was a little shy at first to go pick up the candy but Mark assured him it was ok and then he was all about it! Haha! He’s our candy lovin kid!

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There’s Carson Michael, our big 6th grader!


We looked over and Cutter and his cousin, Corban, were enjoying their candy! These two are the sweetest best little friends.

We had a couple hours after the parade before the football game so we ran home to change and surprised the boys. Their big sister came home for the weekend!!


All 6 of us in the car is rare these days!

We decided to grab some nachos before the game.


The weather was beautiful so we ate outside on the patio.


We snapped pics while we waited on our food. :)


Sweet Carson was excited to see Alyssa. He wrote a paper about his family at school this week and wrote about how much he missed her being away at college.


She’s such a good big sister. She texts and Facetimes with them often. She misses them too!

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Alyssa with her little (bigger) brother! Conner and Alyssa are very close. They are our two oldest and have always had a special bond. Love these two so much!

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Cutter wanted his picture with Conner! #goofball


Walking into the football game…


There’s nothing like Friday Night Football in Texas!
We only stayed until halftime. Our younger kiddos were tired.

We won our Homecoming game 49-0! #waytogoindians #loveourtribe


We were up early Saturday morning for Cutter’s football game.
This is his “game face”!


His team got another WIN this week!


We ran by the grocery store after football and grabbed a few items for lunch.

We ate lunch, relaxed a little, and then headed to Cutter’s soccer game.


That’s Cutter in the middle of the field, #31. He got his second win for the day!

Conner went to the Abilene Christian University football game with friends Saturday night.


A friend of mine sat behind them and sent me this pic!
Conner sat in the “All You Can Eat” seats. He came home and was telling us all he had eaten at the game. My goodness! ACU lost money on that kid! Ha! #teenageboysneverstopeating

The rest of us spent Saturday evening snuggled on the couch watching a movie. :)

Sunday morning, Cutter woke up not feeling well. He had a low grade fever so we decided it was best to stay home from church. I spent the morning cozy on the couch with my little guy and then I hosted an Open House on one of my listings that afternoon. The rest of Sunday was a mix of football, laundry, homework, and housework.


Cutter was feeling a little better and we were able to have a family dinner!
And yes, those are pots on the table. Don’t tell my Mom! It was that kinda day. #lessdishes #keepinitreal

So blessed to have all of us together! It makes my heart SO happy!

I’ll have Part 3 of our East Coast Adventure travels tomorrow! Come back to read about the Poconos and New York City!

Happy Monday, friends!


*Linking up with B Loved Boston , HoHo Runs , and the Hello Monday girls.