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Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall is in the air

We had a great weekend at the deer lease. The weather has been just gorgeous the past few days. We woke this morning to a crispness in the air. I love each season. I really enjoy what each one brings and find I am ready for the next one as soon as it arrives. God knew just what He was doing when He made seasons for us. I wish fall around our neck of the woods would last a bit longer, and sometimes winter is pretty much none existent, but I'm going to try to savor the change in the weather as much as I can.

Fall has found its home around our place too. I thought I would share some pictures of our house all "falled" up! I'm not the best photographer, and some of my pictures didn't turn out nearly as pretty as I think it looks in real life, but you'll get the idea...

Here's the view from the front porch

The Entryway...

The den...

LOVE Carleigh and Luke's sweet little preschool creations

The Eating Nook...

There are no chairs because Cora climbs in them and onto the table. Makes me a little nervous, so I moved them.

The Kitchen...

and the Laundry/Back Entry...

Of course, there are different seasons to our lives as well. When I was in the midst of being a new mom, delirious from lack of sleep and exhausted from lack of food and nursing for hours on end, I would remind myself it was just a season. Even though we are still changing diapers, and have been for the past 8 years, many of those two babies strong, the infant phase of our lives is gone. I miss swaddling a sweet little baby. They are only little bitty for such a short time. Now we're moving to a new season of our lives...bigger kids and all their activities. I wrestle with the knowledge that we only really have these little ones for a few more short years. Before I know it, they will graduate from high school and be out of our nest. Carleigh reminds us all the time she wants a "lime green slug bug." It seems like forever away in her little mind, but I know that day will come way too soon. We have faced many spring and summer seasons in our lives. We have seen falls and winters as well. As beautiful as winter can be, it can also be extremely cold and dark. I will have to rest in the warmth of the Savior's arms until spring comes again.

Here's what is for dinner this week...

Monday was leftovers for Kelvin and a sandwich for me. The kids do pasta with Grammy and Papa on Monday nights, and Kelvin goes to school, so I didn't cook.

Tuesday is Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole and Cheddar Cauliflower. Yummy fall comfort food with a healthy twist. You can find the recipe at Weelicious!

Wednesday will be Chicken, Cheese & Bean Quesadillas! Ole!

Thursday is Broiled White Fish with Lemon, Tomatoes & Olives from the Six O' Clock Scramble.

Friday is White Chili

Menu is subject to change or be swapped around without notice.
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