I love this time of year.  I do not love how  I sort of turn into a single mom in the evenings with it being harvest season. For the past month or so Brent has been picking peanuts and/or cotton every day except a few Sundays so that leaves me to do it ALL. Which means it doesn’t ALL get done. Which is fine. We are all fed, happy, and for the most part, well rested so we are doing good. I’m definitely not complaining because I don’t have anything to complain about! but the fact does remain that this is a crazy time of year for our family. I’ve taken on a little side gig which I am loving BUT that does add a little to our plates.

We’ve been trying to enjoy our free time together as much as we can but it’s been a lot more of me and E just hanging out around the house and running around to do necessary errands.

PS–I’ve been trying to write this blog post since OCTOBER 13–if that tells you how crazy it has been. It has like 5 edits between then and now..lol

We’ve enjoyed Halloween, a lot of birthday parties and plenty of fall fun!!! Here  is a photographic summary of our OCTOBER fun 🙂 Hopefully this weekend I can have a more detailed summary BUT this will do for now.


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Elias is growing so incredibly fast and I love documenting his little personality and our experiences through photographs. There are few things (materialistic) that I treasure more than photographs which allow me go to back to moments in time!

Elias has also been battling a cough and runny nose for the past week or so…pray that passes. This mama is tired and her baby is GRUMPY!! (and super emotional)) Probably because he is tired but..nonetheless. It’s exhausting for everyone. I’m ready for my happy ((still emotional)) toddler back.

I’ve spent a lot of time behind the camera in October. And I know the same will be true of November.

I am now booking  WOODS minis for November 12th and the weekend of November 19th &20th. I am also booking regular sessions from now until early December. You can message me on FB or email me at meredithjbp@gmail.com for more info and to book—–there’s my shameless plug. 

But seriously—now is a great time to get those updated pictures for Christmas cards and GIFTS!!!! 🙂

Oh–and I also just started UNINVITED by  Lysa TerKeurst. I’m pretty excited about it. There’s a group of women doing it in a FB group I am in. They have live sessions each week ***while I am teaching KINDERGARTEN so I can’t watch then** BUT I am looking forward to reading this and still keeping up with what they are having to say 🙂 I have needed a refreshing read so I think this will be GREAT! LOVE her books so I have no doubt this will be awesome as well. More on that later!