Today is the first *official* day of Autumn. To replace all my flowers on the front porch and in my log planter (made for me by my wonderful husband for Mother's Day) I now have an assortment of mums. I just love them and actually hope to get more soon!
Temperatures are chilly...perfect fall weather...but we have not started our wood stove yet. I keep candles lit to help that feeling of warm and cozy in the house while we stay bundled in socks and sweaters. Knitting, reading, movies and games keep us busy each day when other work (chores, helping others, housework etc.) is finished!
Madelyn's cooking (pancakes from scratch) helps keep the house a little toastier as well!
Beautiful sun-filled days have been thoroughly enjoyed (and taken advantage of as I constantly have clothes out on the line to dry)...
Lee has been enjoying the weather as well...
There's our Pearly-girl...doing what she does best -- eating!
The children enjoy some games when outside has given to rain...
Another oh-so-wonderful thing about today; a dear, special thing to *me* ~ is celebrating my 14th wedding anniversary to my most beloved man. Such a treasure he is to my heart, truly! My heart is continually filled with such gratitude to the One Who knew (and actually created) the exact one I needed to share my life with on this earth.
Fourteen years is but a bit of nothing in the grand scheme of eternity...but for us, in our human-ness and our thoughts of the finite ~ we celebrate each and every year. I love how the picture of marriage mirrors that of Christ and His people. It's beautiful really!
The Lord blessed us with a beautiful day to rejoice in our anniversary...it's sunny and perfectly fall-like out. Although Chris is hard at work and I am here at home...there is that warmth of knowing what this day represents for us. We don't have big celebration plans for this evening...honestly, we will spend it doing whatever needs done and just being together (which is a lovely thing...we don't need to do anything over-the-top).
As we prepare for the big family fall festival this coming Saturday, there may be things we need to do at the meat market. I know I have signs I need to paint...and we also are going to prepare the field (we have over 70 vendors this year!). We made cider this past Sunday after church. I helped for over two hours but then needed to come home and take a sleep....on days I wake at 4am, I just can't keep my eyes open once late afternoon hits. I will share pictures that I took while I was there one day soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing in things close to my heart.
I hope you are enjoying autumn as much as I am!
Wishing you warmth and love continually on these chilly autumn days,