Oh how I have enjoyed the cooler Texas weather! It just makes everything feel so cozy and homey! One Saturday we actually didn’t have any where we needed to be, and it felt so great to work around the house. Jason took the kids out side and had them all “helping” fix the play scape in the back yard. They swept, drilled, and painted and most importantly got along fabulously the entire day.
While the rest of the family worked outside, I was busy inside. I baked chocolate chip cookies, banana bread, and pumpkin bread and made potato soup. I was so happy to reward them with my yummy homemade goodness when they came in tired and hungry. Oh this is just one of those days I want to remember when life feels so hectic and like nothing is going right. In those times it’s so easy to feel discouraged and forget these great days, but I cannot–I must not! There ARE great days. I thank the Lord for this reminder!
I’m linked to Raising Homemakers, and Gratituesday.
i hosted a baby shower for a friend yesterday. and while i am happy for her and her family (and for yours as well!!) i realized all over again how very much i cherish the phase my kiddos are in right now… 4 and 3… they are fun-loving, sweetness, able to return affection, and still dont care about going out in public dressed like a cowboy and fairy (on a normal day, not Halloween). your post reminded me to stop and savor the fun of these days, to cherish every step along the way of raising them, and to find contentment in the here and now! 🙂
Im glad you got to have such a fun day… and that God gives us times to remember to be thankful for our many blessings! 🙂
Dr Momi says
I love the bare tootsies in the second pic 🙂
Such cute kids!!!
Terri's Little Haven says
Oh how fun, kids always love to paint. I’ve never had pumpkin bread but I want to try some. I will have to find a recipe for it. Love your photos, your children are beautiful.
WOW! That is a lot of home baked goodness! Can I come over???
Susan Evans says
Look at you, baking! I was just telling someone that the cooler weather makes me want to bake.
Your playground is great. My kids would love a playground like that, but our backyard is slanted, and it would never work. We might eventually get a cable slide, though…
I think everyone has memories of days like these. Usually no one went anyplace especially fancy: no adventures were had, and usually not a lot of money was spent.
But somehow they seem to leave us with the best memories.
Patti (PJ) says
That is so true. It is so sad that the devil has such a strong hold that he can block out the good times and make us feel so discouraged. We must remember though, he only has as much power as WE allow him to have. I have gotten to where when my day starts going bad or things start to pile up on me going haywire, I start quoting encouraging scriptures, I start talking to God and I start singing praise songs to my hearts content. You would be surprised how fast my day turns around. I refuse to let Satan bully me into feeling down, when I know that Jesus has just the opposite in mind for me. Thank you for stopping by and commenting I really appreciate it and enjoy it when I get feed back. God Bless,
Days spent with family at home are so important. For my family, days spent with family on an outing such as a ramble through the woods are just as important. They help us get away from all the tasks at home, but provide us simple natural time and, sometimes, unexpected faith experiences like our hike on my birthday did. I wrote about it here if youw ant to take a peek: http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2011/11/lost-and-found-just-like-sheep.html