I have to begin by telling you guys what a boost your words were on my previous post. We drove around as a family doing errands and I read your comments out loud to the entire family and would inevitably wind up in tears over your thoughts, stories, encouragements and kindness. You all are such a part of our story and I appreciate every one of you who read LMM, comment, email and especially pray for us. You mean the world to us, please know that.
over with so we can be done with all the scary movies, scary costumes and scary decorations. (Notice a theme here? Yeah. Not a fan of scary things.) But I do love watching my kids enjoy different aspects of it. One of my favorites, is watching them carve pumpkins and how we inevitably talk about the connection between the gunk in our hearts and the gunk inside of a pumpkin.
pumpkin parallel that I talk about with my kiddos, here.)
light of Jesus inside my pumpkin!"
like last year! We had to stand on the porch all bundled up, because the rain never let up for us and it was gray, dark and icky out.
cleaning, rearranging and scouring all surfaces.) It looks twice as big like this and we love the arrangement. (It will also be the perfect placement when we replace our "saggy-and-uncomfortable-in-the-middle-and-not-quite-big-enough-for-all-four-of-us" couch next year, with a slip covered sectional.)
I used a soft sanding block to hit the edges and loved the way it worked/looked. I bought a non-yellowing polyurethane spray that I considered sealing them with but I haven't tested it yet as I'm trying to figure out what to do about the bubbles first... I'll keep ya posted though. All in all, they were inexpensive, look gorgeous and I love them, even if they have air bubbles.
gallery wall and filled in and painted over the bazillion holes... but I do want to figure out what to put back up on this side. Right now there is nothing because I'm still thinking.... which is very odd for me as I normally know exactly what is happening next. Ha! I picked out my most favorite framed photos and hung them in a nice straight line at the bottom edges, on our long entry way hallway wall. I'll show a photo of that on another day when it's not so gray and dark outside.
Oh and you still have time to enter the Half Pints giveaway on my previous post! I'll announce a winner on my next post.