I just love how Thanksgiving is the time of year when the weather is refreshingly crisp (okay to those of you in the North it's more than crisp, huh?! But memories of colorfully fallen leaves are still fresh on your memories.:)) We love the warmth of a cozy fire and spiced apple candles and I can only imagine adding autumn's rich color just before Thanksgiving!!) In the South we are still only being teased by the occasional cool days and some of us are begging for more!:) This morning is a real kicker.windy and cold! Yay!!:) I love this time of year that causes me to reflect on all that I'm truly thankful for and to savor reflectively on all our blessings, all our growth, and all the stretching that God has allowed in our life to strengthen us and grow our roots deeper in Him!! I've listed some things I am thankful for to go with these pictures, but the truth is, this list could go on and on....!:)
|Birthdays! I am thankful for birthdays! The kids childish|
glee over their new gift and of course their birthday
|I am thankful for banjo playing little boys! Cameron fills our house with music!!|
|Our future band!! Music is a regular guest and also a guest of honor in this house!!|
|Old fashioned apple pie! Yes, I am thankful for that!!;)|
|A hot cup of tea with my man!|
|Gardens! Yes, I am thankful for our garden. We spend a lot of family time bantering|
with each other out there!
And a lot of character building comes out of our gardening time!!
|I am thankful for time spent with our oldest son, Michael. :) He's now taller than his mommy!|
|Summer days and splashing in our pool!|
|Family tea time.|
|Babies! I am thankful for every baby that God has graced|
our home with! They have all added such richness to our lives!
|I love little boys and how they notice stick guns on trails, rocks and stones|
and sipping from fine china! They are definitely wondrous creations!
|Mother's Day!! My little family already delights in serving their mommy all year and I am|
so humbled by their love and devotion to me. It is a gift I never want to take for granted.
They also gifted me with this lovely Bosch coffee maker!
|Early mornings and coffee with my sweetheart Mike.|
The quietness of the house as we visit and share from the Word.
|I am thankful for this sweet little princess. All of heaven spills forth from her spontaneous smiles and laughter....|
which is often!!!
|Men in Training! |
As I gaze upon our sons and see them allowing God to tune
their hearts toward Him. Beautiful!!!
|I am thankful for toys!! |
And all the creative things that our children build and make and imagine in their play!!
|The joy on our children's face as we delight in giving them things!!|
|I am thankful for all the things we do as a family!! This is homemade root beer time! |
Their daddy does such a great job in keeping life interesting!!
|Our date nights with our kids! I am verrry thankful for that!|
This was sweet daddy and Alaythia's date.:)
|Our "words of blessing" little guy.|
|I am thankful for our sweet baby!!|
|I love how our baby Branson just loves playing! It is the cutest thing how someone so|
little loves his toys so much!!! He really does!
|Our acreage.. Plenty of room to play and have camping and camp fires|
and gardens. We love living in the country! I am sooo thankful for that
|Laundry flapping in the breeze as little kiddos run through it! It was so adorable!|
|For every material blessing that really makes our life pleasant.|
|I am thankful that big bro will help make something "sweet ".|
|I love serving our little family and many, many times I really feel like I'm playing house!!;)|
|...for fresh purple basil and baskets!!|
|I am thankful for the boys interest in music!!|
|I am thankful and honored to be Cameron's mommy! He is a kind young man and I|
know God has good things in store for him because he loves Jesus!
|...for all the adventures of little boys and trees!!|