Saturday, November 17, 2007

I love fall

A fire in the fireplace, candles burning and soup for dinner. It is fairly cool today 50's as a high. No rain though. We are in desperate need of rain here in Georgia. So bad that I am stocking up on water bottles :(

Not much happening here. Gearing up for 3 more birthdays. Yep 3 more in the next 3 weeks! All right before Christmas. Speaking of CHristmas, only something like 40 more days until Christmas. :) I am almost done shopping, just a couple more things to get. Money is really tight so we are being really careful but also trying to get things that people will truely enjoy.

My cousin and her family (husband and 7 children) are coming for Thanksgiving. That will be so much fun! I would love to do a mini album for all of us to write down what we are thankful for. That would be a great keepsake. Hopefully it will be nice out 1. so we can take some family pictures of each other 2. so the children can play outside for part of the time :) 16 children is a lot to have in 1 house :)

Have you ever met someone and just felt an instant friendship, like you have always known one another? I have, her name is Jennifer. We met at an Above Rubies retreat. We had the same amount of children, the same ages (pretty close) and just had so much in commen. After meeting that 1 time we have stayed in touch for 4 years. She is one of the first ones I call when I need prayer or to share frustrations. Thank you Jennifer for being a great friend!

Scrapbooking: I have been so tired I haven't been scrapping a whole lot. Here is a layout I did with the October 3 scrappyboys kit :)

Friday, November 2, 2007

It's November!!!

This year has just gone by so fast! My oldest turns 15 this week. My baby. Golly, I guess this year isn't the only fast one :) I rememmber bringing him home from the hospital and just looking at him thinking, now what am I supposed to do with him. Just figuring out how to take a shower while he was awake seemed so hard. I remember bringing him into the bathroom in his infant chair. Just so I could keep an eye on him. Now he is taller than I am and growing more mature everyday.

I love fall. My favorite season. The crisp evenings, the sunny but cool days. I love the smells. The beauty of the changing seasons. Gearing up for the holidays. Burning candles everyday. Bringing out the sweaters and coats.

This weekend I plan on doing some Christmas shopping. I plan on buying for half of the children and will do the other half next month. Got to split the expense up :)

Trying to not focus on the negative, the worry. This has really not been a good year but I am trusting in the Lord. His plans are not my plans. His ways are not my ways.

Mat 10:29 Not even a sparrow, worth only half a penny, can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.
Mat 10:30 And the very hairs on your head are all numbered.
Mat 10:31 So don't be afraid; you are more valuable to him than a whole flock of sparrows