Saturday, November 16, 2013

My favorite season

Fall is my favorite season. Perhaps it was the early years living in Washington State or the formative years in high school that I lived in Belgium that have taught me to love grey days. It sprinkled off and on today. The wind whistled through the trees. The girls and I enjoyed the crunch of leaves under our feet and the sound of the water slowly moving in the creek. We found deer prints on the bank of the "river" and tossed hedgeballs into the water just to make a big splash. The girls got their feet wet. I enjoyed the last of the warmer weather before the onset of cold and couldn't resist heading inside to capture these memories on my camera. I am so thankful for these slow days, enjoying the gift of God's glory displayed in His creation.

Tabitha tasting her first leaves (picture taken last weekend!)

Daddy throwing his girls into the pile! Fun!

some cheese

My tired littlest one stayed awake to enjoy the wind and the drops of rain too. Her eyes were a brilliant blue today and her hair looked red against the backdrop of the brown leaves. It is her half birthday today. Happy 6 months, little one!

And I even let Abigail snap a couple pictures of me and Tabitha too.

 ...with our lovely compost bin as a backdrop :)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Friday snuggles

 ... And look who is sitting all by herself! Such a big girl! 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

My happy morning girl

Halloween party!

Thursday night Bible Study turned into a fun Halloween party this week. I made chili and potato soup and another friend brought yummy fall desserts. 

Before our friends arrived, Rodney took the girls trick or treating in the rain! The girls had a blast but I didn't get a " before" picture (getting ready for the party!). They ended up changing out of their wet costumes onto different dry ones.

We all dressed up and enjoyed hot apple cider to get warm.