Share 4 Somethings for September

Tomorrow is the last Saturday of the month the time for the Share 4 Somethings link up with Jennifer.  I really enjoy this cute little wrap up of the month even if it might overlap a bit with my What's Up Wednesday posts.  I hope you all don't mind too much!   

As always we're looking at what we Loved, Learned, Read, and Ate this month. 

Loved-- Celebrating Evan's 16th birthday, getting to eat lunch at Alec's school, all our lovely hikes!








Learned--I learned far more than I ever wanted to about all of CT's driving laws; in helping Evan prep for his learner's permit test we read the entire manual cover to cover together and while I did know the general idea of most of it I definitely learned a few things along the way too. But at least he passed his test and we can now teach him to drive on the actual road. 



Read-- Even with school starting, I managed to read 14 books this month!  All were pretty darn good too.  I'm pretty sure I broke my reading record this year and am so happy that so many of them were fabulous books. 



Ate- All the things. We've actually eaten out quite a bit this month and had far too many ice cream and sugary treats. 


chicken and veggies with pasta in a wine sauce



Homemade zucchini bread!


Lots of salads

1/2 apple with peanut butter and shredded coconut

Easy chicken parmesan

Chicken sandwich on rye 


Shrimp stir-fry

oven baked chicken cacciatore

Vegetable flat bread with salad

chocolate/caramel cheesecake

Linking up with: Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot, Spread the Kindness, 







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  1. You´ve had a great month of movement, reading, and celebrating! That cheesecake looks amazing! Have a great weekend ;)..

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  2. What a fantastic month you had! Good luck to Evan as he learns to drive. Your food pics always look so delicious they make me hungry. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Ruth@playworkeatrepeat

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  3. Good luck with Evan driving- such an exciting time! Your meals are all masterpieces as always!

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    1. Thank you! We definitely ate well this month.

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  5. That cheesecake!!

    It looks like you had a great month, and congrats on all of your reading!

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  6. That's a fun recap. Here's to a great October!

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    1. Thanks! I'm really looking forward to October.

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  7. Great post; thanks for sharing. I love the food pictures. Have you ever tried putting peanut butter on your apple splices? It's very tasty.

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  8. It sounds like Evan had a wonderful day, happy birthday to him. Good luck to him with the driving.

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  9. That cheesecake looks incredible! Congrats to Evan on passing his driver's permit test - now the fun begins on the road!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Yep! Trying to find a work around Alec's schedule to share the car is proving to be challenging though.

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  10. Congrats on the birthday - our babies grow up! And 14 books??? I'm impressed! #WeekendCoffeeShare

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    1. Aw, thank you! I just happened to find some really great books I didn't want to put down.

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  11. What a great month of family, food and books. Thank you for sharing them with us and thank you for joining us at #WBOYC. Happy 16th birthday to Evan. Congratulations to him on his driver's learning permit!

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  12. What a lovely September you had and you are certainly powering through the reading list. I always think photos tell us so much and I thoroughly enjoyed looking at your photos of your boys and the food. Now you know you are alive as a parent when your child gets their driver's licence. Thanks for linking up at #WBOYC and have a lovely October x

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    1. Thank you so much! I still find it hard to believe my youngest is now old enough to drive...

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  13. happy birthday & congratulations to your son. As always I love your nature pics, and your foodie pics this month look yummo. Thanks for linking up.

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  14. I'm just curious about who baked Evan's birthday cake! My two youngest kids took driver's ed classes from a private company after the school quit doing it. It was so nice to have someone else do that part of it. Have a wonderful weekend, Joanne!

    https://marshainthemiddle.com/

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    1. It's actually a no-bake cheesecake and I have a blog post with the recipe coming up early next month. I had to make it since Alec was busy at work and school that week. Our schools have never taught driver's ed (that I know of) but I have signed him up to take lessons with a local driving school. It's a very long 4-6 month process in our state for 16 & 17 year old to get their actual driver's licenses.

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  15. Happy belated birthday to Evan! Hope he had a fab day. His cake looks amazing!
    Also congrats on Evan's learner's permit test too, a lovely month of celebrations for you. :)

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  16. Happy birthday to your boy and congrats on the permit! All of your food looks amazing, once again!

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  17. Congrats and happy birthday to your son. My book reading has been minimal although I've read "People We Meet On Vacation". Thank you for your weekend coffee share.

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  18. Happy Birthday Evan! You sure did read many books last month. I'm still in a reading funk. But I Saw several her that caught my eye.
    Visiting today from Crazy Little Love Birds #1&2

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  19. Congratulations on reading 14 books in September, Joanne! Your post has made me quite hungry. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences with us at the Crazy Little Love Birds link party #7.

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    1. Thank you! I love when I have a great reading month.

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  20. Congrats on having another driver in the family! And, boy oh boy, your food photos make me so hungry!!

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  21. Great photos! My son is Evan as well. Looks like you might follow the Golo diet which I do as well.

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    1. Not sure why I’m co'ing up as anonymous, but I’m Michelle from Shell Stamps!

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    2. Thank you! I actually use Weight Watchers but try to focus on eating whole and fresh foods because I believe that fresh is best.

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  22. What an amazing September. Very nice.

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  23. Your ice creams always look so amazing, and huge, lol. Have a good start of the week.

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    1. Funny enough I always get "one scoop!" But yeah, the servings are huge.

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  24. Your month was filled with fun - here's hoping for an awesome October! #MMBC

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  25. A great month Joanne, thanks for joining us for #WBOYC

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  26. Cake, hikes, food, and that amazing icecream - what wasn't there to love in September?

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  27. LOL, I had a month where I ate all the things too! 14 books this month is awesome, especially since you enjoyed them all! Have a great week! Here is my post: https://encounterswiththedavisfamily.blogspot.com/2023/09/share-four-somethings-september-2023.html

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    1. I'm trying so hard to not to panic that October is shaping up to be pretty much the same with a birthday, a trip, and lots of dining out. At least my weight is remaining stable!

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  28. I remember the days of teaching my daughter to drive a stick when she 1st started driving. Her 1st car was a stick shift. Her driving age kids are envious of their Mom knowing how to drive a stick. LOL!!!

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    1. My first car was a stick shift as well and I remember teaching MYSELF to drive it... I had some very stressful commutes to and from college. I am so thankful that I don't have to teach that on top of just basic driving.

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  29. Finally getting around to commenting...lol. Hopefully I'll get around to posting this week and not sure about next week since I'll be out of town, but we'll see. I may have some down time...ISn't it amazing what we forget and what we learn when we're helping our kids...haha. WOW....awesome on the reading. My reading has not done well, and I'm so on track with some reading goals with only 3 months left I need to keep moving..haha. I haven't heard of those ones...well, the Taylor JEnkins Reid one I did. That ice cream looks amazing!

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    1. I have a few posts ready to publish when I'm gone on vacation next week but I don't see myself reading or commenting much until I'm back home. So far my reading is on fire for October too!

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  30. Congrats to Evan!! That is so exciting for him! And girl, 14 books in one month?! I know you read a lot, but is that a record for you?? I cannot imagine reading that many books in one month! Lol.

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  31. Congratulations on your son getting his learner's permit. Mmm...that ice cream looks good. Reminds me cereal for some reason.

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