As we close out the weekend, I'm reflecting on all the sweetness we were blessed to pack into it. Some weekends are like that. The kiddos don't fight as much, things get done, memories get made and life feels pretty amazing. This was a rare weekend like that.
We enjoyed cool fall weather and went for a family walk in the crunchy leaves and fog, and headed to the pumpkin patch with my brother and his little family. (Oh how I love my nieces. I've got three of them and each one is pure sweetness. Love spending time with all of them and all of their parents too! I especially love that my hoodlums are the "big kids" and love playing with the littles and getting fun squeals out of them. Lots of laughter there.)
We came home with pumpkins to carve and the kiddos are working on that as I type this right now. Do y'all ever read through the parable of the pumpkin when you carve them? It's amazing. We do it each year, and it's such a great way to share a deeper meaning to something like scooping the yuck out of a pumpkin.
Adrain and I got ALL of the Names of God Christmas garlands finished this afternoon. (Can you say JOY? What a blessing that big job has been!) The last stamp was placed and the last invoice has been sent. (I'm just waiting on payments to ship them out, but I am still taking wait list names in case of cancellations.)
It's been a gooooood weekend, and here it is, in photos, so come along and bask in the memories with me.
babies. One of who is standing on tippy toe to be closer to my height.
Maple leaves bigger than your face.
kitties. Oh how she wants one!
Purple berries. I photographed it just because they were something I'd never seen.
grown up. (I don't like it. ha!)
kind of a blur. One diaper after another, mashing food, wiping noses, running to the grocery store and planning life around nap time schedules. It's very intense, meaningful work... but I just can't remember much about that time period. I think it was the lack of sleep. (grin)
smiles. Cousins are so special.
How was yours?