Unpacking, laundry, connecting with family, email, snail mail, photos from camera, iPhone photos, sorting photos, editing photos, food shopping, house cleaning, yard work, even making meals is a chore (and you know how I love to cook!)
I am slowly catching up and getting back in the swing of things as we cherish these these family moments.
Back in the swing of things
The first weekend back, we went to Historic Smithville Park Trails for a hike. You can see how beautiful it was with the trees beginning to change color.
It blesses my heart to see the relationship between theses two guys.
Our firewood was delivered the following week and Jamie, Josh and the kids offered to help move it from the driveway and stack it in the back on the patio.
The sky was blue with bright white clouds as I stood in the driveway. A riot of color each way I turned. It was a really chilly day but with team work the job was finished. I roasted a huge chicken and we all ate heartily.
With leftover marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate from Labor Day, John heated up the chiminea for us to make S’mores and snuggle by the warmth of the fire.
Keri entered a cupcake contest during her town’s annual Fall festival and won a Jack O’Lantern Cake decorating class. Jamie asked if we could take her and we were thrilled to. So much fun for everyone. No cutesy pumpkin face cake for this girl ~ she went right for the fright!
We started back with our weekly, Wednesday night community group Bible study and these precious friends surprised us with cake and flowers. We are doing something different this time – a video series by David Jeremiah titled Agents of the Apocalypse. We will still have our fellowship and prayer time as we listen to this 10-week study.