What do you get…
When you mix 4 kids, a husband with a day job and in preparation for a few sermons in the evenings, and me?
Well first, you get no new blogs. Shocker, I know. Secondly, you get circles under your eyes and lots of kid friendly meals because *someone* doesn’t feel like cooking a meal for just herself and fighting encouraging kids to eat 3 bites. Thirdly, you get more time to pray, do laundry, mop floors, and make applesauce.
I know that the whole applesauce thing sounds thrown in there, but it’s honestly what I’ve been doing with the 28 lbs of apples we picked with some friends a couple weeks ago.
The kids and I have been doing a lot of just hanging out and enjoying fall. I mean it’s fall. The BEST time of year. Fall means walks, crafts, baking, soup, walks, researching new finds from outside, pumpkins, leaves, hoodies, walks, apple cider, hot chocolate, fires, farms, walks.
Did I mention walks? Because we do a lot of that around here. We NEED the outside. And since, in the winter, I really dislike bundling everyone up just to have someone say they need another glove or hat or scarf or they have to go potty as soon as they’re in the car, we try to get outside as much as we can in the fall. It’s just something about being outside that calms my mind and enables me to be quiet in my soul and remember the One who created everything. It doesn’t matter if the kids are running and screaming and picking up every stick, rock and leaf that they see to save as a “treasure”. It’s just something about it. Anyway.
As you can see…I cherish anything that gives me calm.
I’m sure I have stories to tell, but quite frankly, there isn’t too much activity going on in the old brain right now. So, instead of blabbing on and on without getting to the point, I’ll let some pictures tell what we’ve been doing for the past few weeks. Enjoy! (btw, I’m sorry for the quality of the photos…they’re all from my phone!)