We spent part of the weekend picking apples. We had so many on the ground that we figured we had better get out there and get some before they all fell to the ground... or before the snow falls...tomorrow!
Times are good when your little ones think this is a really fun activity.
My favorite thing is watching the kids concentration.
They want to pick the perfect apples.
After picking the apples, we came inside and made apple crisp.
Then we gathered around the table and enjoyed the yummy smells and tastes of Fall.
The only problem I see with taking a friday off from school... is that it sure does feel like saturday.
We got our grocery shopping done... and that is a huge feat around here. Thank goodness my hubby doesn't mind coming with me because the old back is acting up now that we are into the cooler temeratures again. If I can just baby it through for the next 3 months or so... The last thing I want to do is end up on the floor night after night like last year.
So, now I am sitting in the big comfy chair... typing away.
Later, after the meds kick in we are heading to the library. We have neglected that for the last couple of weeks. It is time to replenish the stash of books.
The weather is making me feel like crawling onto one of the couches and covering up with a big warm blanket and taking a nap. Now, anyone who knows me, know that naps are NOT my thing! I can't stand them. I feel like I am wasting my day, my life, my everything... So, that is a big statement... I wish the clouds would go away.
Tonight, we are having Italian Crockpot Chicken... MMmmmmmm!!!! So good! You know you have a keeper when you make a meal and the entire family loves it... I mean... LOVES it. Right now, the house smells sooooo good from the cooking meal.
Last month, Miranda and I attended a women's retreat that was sponsored by our church. We came expecting great things and that is what we got! We had so much fun and enjoyed our time with each other.
This photo of Miranda was when we first arrived and couldn't decide which room we would take...
The first night, we joined the other ladies around the campfire and had a great time of worship and fellowship. We even had a few dear join us...
A wonderful young lady from church, Rachel, led us in worship around the campfire...
The next morning things got moving... with... ofcourse a fabulous breakfast... mmmm. So Good!
Then our pastor's wife took over and got the ball rolling. My daughter, Miranda... (with the guitar) and the pastor's daughter, Emily opened thing up with a worship song. We had a great speaker who challenged each one of us to draw closer to God. Rachel, Cassandra and I led worship on Saturday and Sunday... and then we made our way home... after getting lost for about 20 minutes.
We were so glad to get back home to all our peeps, but it was time well spent... with our Lord.
Married for twenty-two years, Mom to eight kids ages
21,19,16,12,11,5,5,3... (and the most amazing son-in-love in the world!) and yes, same mom and dad for all!
I love sewing, crafting, singing,photography, hanging out with my main guy and those awesome kids!
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