Wednesday, October 28, 2009

hi there!

This was the last of the flowers from the garden for the year.
Pretty, pretty! (This picture doesn't have much to do with this post-but I liked it) It's been a while, I know. I saw my sister this weekend who mentioned my blog and she was wondering if I was depressed because I hadn't written anything since my son went off to college. This fall has brought lots of changes, perhaps more than I was ready for. Our oldest going off to college, our dd17 starting her senior year in a new school and little one beginning kindergarten. Don't get me started on how difficult it was trying to figure out the best option for the little one this year-ooh, that was tough.So far, so good. they are all doing very well.Our son is thriving in college. Growing in faith and knowledge at a wonderful university. Our dd17 is growing and maturing in many wonderful ways we could not have predicted. The little one is just thrilled to be with lots of other kids her age everyday -kindergarten is fun! I 'll be the first to admit, I do not like change. But it is necessary for growth. Maybe I was a little depressed. But not to worry, I'm fine. Life is good, God is good! All according to His plan....

We are nearing the end of the garden. Tomorrow I will be making lots of cauliflower soup for the freezer, the whole family loves it-which is rather surprising, but not really when you consider it tastes like yummy mashed potatoes.
The last of the lettuce.
Tonights dinner menu: Grilled chicken breast on this yummy lettuce with homemade garlic-ky croutons. Mmm...
These are a few pictures from our leaf hunt this weekend...

I think we'll call her the butterfly whisperer, she doesn't even need a net anymore.

Scene near and from a covered bridge. There are lots of them around here, another little piece of history preserved.
Our son is on his way home for fall break. He's taking the train, a 6 hour ride. This is his first time traveling alone and of course he is old enough and capable of doing this, but as a mom, I still worry. As I woke up this morning I felt God's nudge reminding me to stop and pray for my son's safe travel. I had to chuckle when I received a text from him saying he was on the train and surrounded by a large number of Amish folk headed this way for a wedding. I was quite comforted by this image.

God knows what we need.
Have a fabulous day!