{November Gratitudes}

Gratitudes November 2018 | The Open Home
For wind swept hair and golden sun.
Gratitudes November 2018 | The Open Home
For shoes on our feet and a roof over our heads.
Gratitudes November 2018 | The Open Home
For autumn walks and show stopping toadstools.
Gratitudes November 2018 | The Open Home
For quality time and outdoor adventures.
Gratitudes November 2018 | The Open Home
For magical moments and memories to treasure.
Gratitudes November 2018 | The Open Home
For faith and friendship and love that wins.

These are the inserts from our gratitude journal during November, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{Ten on Ten} November 2018

Ten on Ten November 2018 | The Open Home
A Blustery Day.
Ten on Ten November 2018 | The Open Home
An autumn walk.
Ten on Ten November 2018 | The Open Home
A game of Pooh Sticks.
Ten on Ten November 2018 | The Open Home
A magnificent mushroom.
Ten on Ten November 2018 | The Open Home
Some alfresco cocoa.
Ten on Ten November 2018 | The Open Home
Some outdoor snuggles.
Ten on Ten November 2018 | The Open Home
Some extra research.
Ten on Ten November 2018 | The Open Home
Some dancing in the rain.
Ten on Ten November 2018 | The Open Home
A spot of mail art.
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A much needed reminder.

Such a beautiful autumn morning for a daughter date with my first born. We played Pooh Bear amongst the pine trees, marvelled at the impressive fungi specimens and spotted new-to-us birds. We then made it back home in time to beat the rain, or rather dance in it and then enjoyed a cosy afternoon indoors.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

 

{October Gratitudes}

Gratitudes October 2018 | The Open Home
For autumn glory and the world of make believe.
Gratitudes October 2018 | The Open Home
For helping hands and home made pies.
Gratitudes October 2018 | The Open Home
For paper goodness and simple pleasures.
Gratitudes October 2018 | The Open Home
For crisp sunny days and sneaky peeks.
Gratitudes October 2018 | The Open Home
For growing girls and body love.
Gratitudes October 2018 | The Open Home
For sticky fingers and mucky chops and the sweet joys of these early years.
Gratitudes October 2018 | The Open Home
For works of art and friends in faraway places.

These are the inserts from our gratitude journal during October, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{Daughter Diaries} #52

Daughter Diaries 52 | The Open Home

Dear Blossom, watching you learn to read has been empowering for both you and me and watching your excitement as you begin joined up handwriting was just delightful! Your dream of “writing like Mummy!” is now within your grasp and I’m honoured to be your inspiration, ever so thankful to be your guide. Dear Bubbles, your whimsical ways and wonder of life are incredibly endearing and make me want to hold on to these early years with you all the more. Frog watching, postbox spotting and dandy blowing all fill your sweet heart with joy, I can learn so much from you. Dearest Daughters, may you always be this sweet and enthusiastic, life is for the living so live it with passion.

Can you spot the frog in the photo?

{September Gratitudes}

Gratitudes September 2018 | The Open Home
For a love of learning and first day feelings.
Gratitudes September 2018 | The Open Home
For first anniversaries and friends who bake.
September Gratitudes 2018 | The Open Home
For 12 years and counting…
Gratitudes September 2018 | The Open Home
For new opportunities and Moana moments.
Gratitudes September 2018 | The Open Home
For the first fruits of autumn and traditions that live on.
Gratitudes September 2018 | The Open Home
For eager hands, full tummies and happy hearts.
Gratitudes September 2018 | The Open Home
For final years and big girl feelings.

These are the inserts from our gratitude journal during September, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{Daughter Diaries} #51

Daughter Diaries 51 | The Open Home

Dear Blossom, what a difference a year makes! Looking back on your reception photo shoot I can’t quite believe how much you have grown over this past year. Our home ed lifestyle appears to suit you well and I’m so thankful that we took that leap into whole life learning. You’re transforming into quite the young lady – you even have a later bedtime to prove it! – Mummy is very proud. Dear Bubbles, you are just so cheeky and way too funny! Photobombing was just too good an opportunity to miss and it made us all laugh hard. Thank you for taking your role as the family joker seriously and for making joy and laughter part and parcel of our daily lives. We will live longer and have more wrinkles because of you. Dearest Daughters, may you always keep your sense of wonder and your sense of humour!

What’s been making you laugh lately?