Today is October 6th already. And the month of October for us is anything but slow and peaceful and quiet and relaxing! The calendar is already filled to the brim with events, games, trips, and more that will have us into the month of November before we can hardly stop to think about it!!! :-)
Evan's football schedule is keeping us busy. He has practice on Monday and Thursday evenings, from 5:30-7pm. He then has games each Saturday, at varying times and locations. Evan is playing really well, and having a lot of fun this year. He plays primarily the positions of running back on offense, and safety on defense. He is also the special teams kicker. It has bee so much fun to watch Evan grow as an athlete, and to develop into a football player. :-)
Sierra has just started back up with dance classes again this month. She is doing jazz dance again this year, and is quite excited about how it is going so far. She has her dance class lessons on Tuesdays, after school, so at least we aren't dealing with two kids going two ways and the same time right now!!!
This weekend is the Harvest Century bike ride, in Hillsboro, OR. Brad and myself are heading down to Beaverton tomorrow morning, and will be riding this great event with my great friend, Scott Taube. I am excited and hopeful for this years ride, as the weather forecast looks to be much better than it was for us last year!!! :-) We will for sure ride the 75 mile course, and if everything goes well, weather especially, we may very well go ahead and push for the 102 mile course. Should be a fun day of riding and friendship and fellowship together!!! I am looking forward to it.
Next week, we will be very busy getting ourselves together and ready to leave on Saturday the 15th, to head over to Republic, WA for Evan's very first time deer hunting!!! We will meet Grammy and Papa over there, and we will enjoy five days of deer hunting together. We have a lot to do to get ready, shopping to do, meals to prepare, clothing to put together, hunting licenses to purchase, and more. It will be a very hectic and crazy week, with a fair amount of stress, as we all try to work together to get everything done so we can have a fun and successful trip.
We will leave for our hunting trip that afternoon, after we go watch Evan play in his football game, at Civic Stadium in Bellingham!!! That will be fun. We will then return home the following Friday, October 21st. Then, the next day, Evan and Uncle Brad and myself will head to Seattle, to see the OSU Beavers take on the WSU Cougars, at Quest Field!!! :-) I am so very excited for this day. To spend some time with Evan, watching college football together..... with great seats, and watching our Beavers play.....should be awesome!!! The only bummer about it I can think of...... so far, the Beavs are 0-4 this season! :-( Come on Beavs, time to kick it into high gear, start winning!!!
After that, we are already into the final week of October around here. With that comes the Little Bearfoot Farm annual Chili Cook-Off and Pumpkin Carving Contest!!! We will have a very busy week getting prepared for this year, as the shop is an absolute disaster area right now. We have at least a full day, possibly two days worth of cleaning and organizing to get things ready and set up for the big night. In addition, I still have to come up with an award winning chili recipe!!! :-) I am NOT keeping the "boobie" prize again this year!!!
So, the month of October here is already packed full. There is much more we could try to fit in, and probably will along the way. However, the month is going to be over before we realize it happened. So, I will blog about so we can come back and read all about it later!!! ;-)
For now, time to get this new day started. Time to get ready for this weekend, and time to start planning out how to get everything accomplished this month that I just talked about.......
Fall is here!!! :-)