Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Family Fun

These past couple of weeks we have had the opportunity to enjoy some fall activities that we enjoy so much! We have been to the apple orchard twice and even had a chance to get a nature walk in to collect leaves, pinecones and such for school projects! The kids have had a great time and I had the opportunity for some great photo ops, yea me!! Soccer and football have also kept us out and about in the beautiful, yet sometimes chilly, autumn air! I love this time of year!
God is good to us and we have so much to be thankful for! This time of year, in particular, I tend to think a lot about being thankful. Not just when things are going well... but all the time. Looking around us and knowing that someone somewhere is having a hard time, maybe closer to us then we even know. We are working on teaching the kids this too. Trying to put an end to the negativity and complaining that can accompany complacency. Looking beyone ourselves and seeing the needs of others! We are taking great pleasure at doing things that cost less and have more family time involved... time of just enjoying being together. And suprisingly the kids are rising to the occasion and having a lot more fun than I think they even thought they would!
Happy Fall everyone! Hope you all get a chance to get out and do some family fun!