Thursday, November 18, 2010

These days I'm loving...

:: this scrumptious fall weather and afternoons in the leaves

:: a sickness- free home. Ha. lle. lu. jah.

:: fresh apple cider, straight from the orchard

:: and a freezer now full of homemade applesauce for winter-- I'm feeling so very domestic these days :)

:: this baked oatmeal recipe... no more need for the prepare-the-night-before-and refrigerate-while-I-sleep variety (which rarely gets made anymore because, by the time I get the kitchen cleaned up after dinner and the littles tucked warmly in bed, I'm too tuckered out to go in and make another mess). This one is a lovely substitute!

:: the bittersweet my mom tucked into my front door wreath

:: a clean carpet in my family room & Chick-fil-a sweet tea (it's the little things, you know?!)

:: this book... I'm almost/only halfway through, but so far it's given me much, MUCH food for thought. I highly recommended it!

:: the work of Marcia Somerville and her team~ their writing and their finished product, Tapestry of Grace. Rich, full, abundant. Every thread pointing to God, every strand telling History. A blessing, for sure... a gift.

:: my husband's heart for our family... his provision, his dedication, his love

:: my little people's Thanksgiving anticipation... and the reminder that EVERY day is a day to give thanks

:: train tracks and teamwork

:: The Jesus Storybook Bible... now on our second (or is it our third?) trip through. Our very, very, very favorite children's version and a morning staple for all. And as an added bonus-- each week on their website, they share a different video... one of the 44 stories contained in the JSB. Once again, a blessing for both young and old(er :)

:: this time with my babes. Yes, the house is a mess. And yes, the pantry is bare. The laundry... let's not even go there. But oh, how I cherish these days of books and lessons and shared meals and laughter. Stories and hot chocolate and walks in the sun. And His hand through it all... weaving and sculpting and shaping our hearts... even through tears and struggles and misunderstandings galore. Yes, He's here. And with Him, all things are possible.

:: His grace, so marvelous and full.

"... My grace is sufficient for you,
for My power is made perfect in weakness..."

2 Corinthians 12:9


Christine said...

Such sweetness. It is the little things that make life so wonderful. Great photos! I love the leaf-jumpin' action shots! Fall is the best! Thanks for the link to the Jesus Storybook Bible site! I can't wait to share it with my girls.
Continue relishing in His love, Heather! And have a happy happy weekend!

Kellie said...

Your post just gives me warm fuzzies all over. : ) What a joy it is to be a mom.

The dB family said...

Such a beautiful post! Yes, yes! Ignore the mess and cherish the time with your children. It truly does go so fast!