Snapshots of 2018: October

October, you were interesting. As busy as ever, with a few extras thrown in… In fact, it was a big month in our household, as I went back to work part-time. I’m loving my new job, but it’s safe to say that our new normal is a little chaotic so far!

Reflections on 2018 October 1

It’s been a month of rain. Or at least it’s felt like it at times. The soccer season has been a bit of a wash out! However, when it hasn’t been raining, we have been lucky enough to have wonderful clear blue skies and it has felt properly autumnal.

Reflections on 2018 October 2
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Reflections on 2018 October 5

My husband has begun his annual battle with the leaves in our yard. It’s a losing battle, but he keeps trying! The leaves are definitely prettier on the trees than they are covering our driveway in a slick blanket.

But as for what we’ve got up to this month? Well. Hmmm.

When I look back on the month, it really is all a bit of a blur. Working three mornings a week has been quite a big change to our routine, and most of the month has been spent trying to stay on top of things in far fewer hours than I’m used to!

I’ll get there. But, right now? It looks like there’s been an explosion in my house. The laundry pile is a mountain, and we’ve eaten a lot of pasta!

Halloween though, that was fun. A good end to a rather random month. The kids had a great time. The weather cooperated, so trick or treating was successful. The insane pile of candy attests to that, and has made my children very happy. Well, temporarily at least, as the boys braces mean that much of said candy is banned..! 

Reflections on 2018 October 7
Reflections on 2018 October 8

I’ll leave you with this photo of my daughter, my favorite shot from Halloween by far! 

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful month! Head over to my Instagram feed to see the rest of the snapshots I’ve taken this month.


A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.
Eudora Welty

I began writing ‘Snapshots’ posts last summer, when my days were too busy having fun with my kids to spend time writing about the fun we were having. They are a way for me to record the moments, but not feel obliged to write War and Peace. Simply capture the days as they happen. No SEO, no pinnable images, no stress. So, I’m going to continue to write them, and keep those moments from running away.



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14 thoughts on “Snapshots of 2018: October”

  1. Love, love, love all the autumn colours in your photos! It’s definitely my favourite season! My October has been a mixed bag and I am glad to be in a new month and the countdown to Christmas!

  2. Great photos of your not-so-scary witch and the beautiful autumn leaves. It must be very strange going to work after so long. It certainly is a juggling act and I sometimes wonder how I actually have time to work with all the stuff I need to do for the kids (even when they’re at school!).

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      The leaves are a pain once they fall, but they are so beautiful before that, I can forgive them. Don’t think my husband agrees!

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