Thankful Thursday: November 1st

Thankful today for…

1. Restored power after Hurricane Sandy this week – we lost power Monday evening and got it back Wednesday morning. Losing it made me very thankful for light and warmth when it is working properly.

2. Babies arriving safely! I have three or four friends who have had new babies arrive in the past week. Thankful for each one, and what a great reminder of how much God values every life.

3. Photography classes. Excited to learn this month from the guys over at improve photography¬†¬†all about how to use my brand new awesome camera to take great pictures…especially as my nephew Logan is arriving any day now!!! Love that the course is videos sent by email, so I can learn at my own pace and get to them when able!

4. Cool weather. I LOVE fall. LOVE it. And I am happy that November seems to be doing a better job so far of acting like my favorite season. October was a bit of a disappointment in that area.

5. New ideas. I’ve gotten several leads on potential organizations to send me to South Asia…excited to see where the Lord takes it from here!

Thankful Thursday: Oct. 25th

5 thankfuls in five pictures for this week (and the past two that I missed!!)!

1. Beaufort. 5 days in one of the prettiest places on earth, reconnecting with some of my favorite people on earth. Pretty fantastic. Thankful for a delightful conference, time with friends, laughter, and truth.

Beautiful Beaufort by the sea….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Missions Conference. Alistair Begg was our keynote speaker at the conference, and I love hearing from him. He brings the truth with grace and clarity, and draws me closer to the Lord whenever he speaks. I also got to see friends from South Africa, Ukraine and East Asia, as well as ministry partners and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Wildlife, close to home. We have a park right in our neighborhood, and the other day while on a walk, I ran into this deer, almost literally. She stayed still long enough to let me take some pictures, and they regularly meander through our front and back yards looking for yummy plants to eat.

Baby deer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Speaking of nature, I also love fall. Everything about fall, but especially the changing leaves. It has been unseasonably warm (thank you very much, global warming), but we are finally starting to see some color!

Beauty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Zebra slippers. Thankful that they keep my toes warm, and that they are so fun and make me and the babies smile. Little E and Mr A are forever trying to eat my zebra slippers, but so far I have managed to keep their little mouths away from my feet. Haha.

Fun with Zebras! Don’t worry, no zebras were harmed in the making of these slippers.

 

First Day of Fall!!

Here is what I love about fall, in no certain order:

1. Leaves changing color

2. Crisp weather

3. Sassy Scarves

4. Pumpkin Spice Latte’s

5. Carving Pumpkins

6. Pumpkins

7. Pumpkin pie

8. Thanksgiving

9. Hay Rides

10. Hot Apple Cider

11. Caramel

12. Caramel Apples

13. Apple Picking!!

14. Making things with the Apples you pick

15. Going back to school (not that I’ve done this in the past 5 years, but it used to be a favorite)

16. Fall decorations

17. Pies

18. Pinecones

19. Dried Apples

20. Walking over crunchy leaves

21. Jumping in leaf piles

22. Indian Summer

23. Fall flowers

24. Punpkin Tastiness Cookies

25. Taking long drives to see the beautiful leaves changing

Happy First day of Fall!!!