After such a leisurely summer, fall has taken us by storm. We are adjusting to a new school schedule, a new job that takes me out of the home for 15-20 hours a week, a traveling husband and a calendar filled to the brim. In the coming weeks we’re celebrating the wedding of my brother, along with Vijay’s 5th birthday, and the wedding of one of my best girlfriends. Whew. And that’s just October! Busyness has been on my mind, and I am really pondering how best to strike a new rhythm to our days now that I am working out of the home. This has meant crock-pot recipes galore, asking for help when I need it, and trying to accept that there will not be as much time in my week for creative endeavors. Everything in life has its season and I think we are heading into a busy season, one that will stretch us to new heights, and teach us to appreciate our quiet moments together when they come. I’m learning to embrace the new challenges and rise to the occasion. In the midst of all this newness, I headed to Martha’s Vineyard this past weekend to celebrate an old friendship. Her wedding is coming up in a few weeks, and I planned a girls’ weekend away so that we could all celebrate the bride. The weather was exquisite, the meals delicious, and the company even better. I should have snapped a million more pictures, but as part of this new phase I’m learning that sometimes it is just as important to be in the moment and allow the beauty to exist in the mind’s eye alone. Here are a few snippets to share… Fall is most definitely in the air.