I have such a lovely view from my kitchen window each fall! We have two beautiful big maple trees in our back yard. They offer shade on hot days during the summer, and are so full of cheerful color in the fall. Not to mention all the fun the kids have playing swords with their sticks, and then of course the leaf-pile jumping. No matter how much work it is to rake the leaves, I am very thankful for our big trees!
Megan stayed home from school the last couple of days due to a fever. Yesterday she was getting bored just laying on the couch so we came up with a very fun sick-day activity. We decided to carve our pumpkin. The kids enjoyed it and it kept us all entertained for a little while. Kyle got to choose the shape of the eyes, and I chose the shape of the nose, and Megan chose the shape of his mouth. It is now gracing front yard with a couple of mums. It looks very festive! I saved the seeds and roasted them with some butter and salt for a nice little snack.
I am a mother of three beautiful children, wife of one special man, and a child of God. I spend my days loving my family in very tangible ways. . . Making beds, doing dishes, washing faces, doing laundry, playing games, fixing meals, etc. I am living an abundantly blessed life, but that doesn't mean it is problem-free. I strive for honesty and transparency as I write about the struggles and joys I face as a mother, wife, Christian, and transplant-recipient. I don't want to be another pasted-on smile in the crowd. Life is full of joy, but it is also full of struggles and I think it is ok to be truthful about both. I hope you will join me as I live, love, laugh, cry, and learn through the circumstances that God brings my way. And of course, don't forget to leave a comment and let me know you dropped by for a visit!