Sunday, October 19, 2008

I remember why this time of year is my favorite....

It's because of days like this!

We were priviledged to spend our entire weekend with all of our local children! Once again, there was no planning involved- it just happened! Actually , since I am so well taken care of by God, I KNOW that these days don't just happen. He plans them, in spite of me, and thenn gift wraps them and presents them to me as a complete surprise!

On Saturday morning my husband felt much less dizzy so we got out for a short trip to town where we visited with his dad. Since it was such a nice day, we decided to haul him out to the house for a visit and some pond time. He enjoyed fishing immensly!! It made my heart sing to see him so intensely involved in it!
It looks as though we all huddled together for a picture,but we didn't. The kids just kept gravitating toward Paw Paw.

While the kids fished and visited I sat perched in my chair and sketched and painted! What a wonderful ,wonderful gift God gives us when he blesses us with several generations to blend and mix together! My heart is so full and yet I cannot manage to put into words my thankfulness to HIM for this blessing!!!

We also celebrated Luke's 15th birthday!!! How can that be???? I promise to STOP calling him my baby- at least until he's old enough not to care!!!!

Later this week he will be driving and by next week I'm certain he will be moving out...after all everytime I blink one of my "little ones" have grown up and flown away!!!


Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Love your new blog look ... and especially all those sweet smiling faces of your family. Such a blessing.


Autumn said...

Thanks so much for stopping by- I am a bit behind on blogs and I miss you all so much!
Hubby is back to work and feeling better so I will get to catch up soon!
God bless you!

KKJD1 said...

What a great time to spend with family. So glad you shared your family time with us. I know what you mean about your kids growing up to quick my youngest just had a b-day friday and turned 12 just seems like yesterday he was born. Hope you have a great week. Blessings, karen

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a wonderful weakend. I love this time of year too. Sometimes I feel like things are so crazy and bursting at the seems. But, no mater how crazy I wouldn't miss a moment of it.