"When you called me to be a Mama, You didn't ask for perfection. But that with every breath, I'd point them to You."

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

An Autumn Bucket List



...take a family walk through Hartman Reserve as the leaves start to change...
...visit our tried and true and favorite pumpkin patch...
...visit a new pumpkin patch...
...visit the Arboretum...
...take a walk at sunset with our pj's and sweats on...
...make this and this and these.
...take the boys to Pursuing Picasso on Main St. -- let them paint some coffee mugs that I can drink my morning coffee out of...
...carve our traditional UNI pumpkin...
...have Cody's friends over for a Bucs game on our TV thanks to our NFL Sunday Ticket... make food for them...
...put all electronics aside and read a book in a rainstorm. Preferrably this one: (released October 23).


...go trick-or-treating... let the boys pick out their costumes...
...try a new soup recipe every week...
...buy a new pair of leggings...
...get our family pictures taken...
...a date night with Cody in a movie theatre...
...make huge leaf piles in our yard and take lots of pictures of the boys jumping in them...
...begin Christmas shopping. YES... I begin this early, and I already have my list started. :)
...help the boys with a craft like this one... frame them to use as decor for years to come...



...let the boys paint a masterpiece on a couple of pumpkins...
...watch a lot of football...


...sip hot chocolate at a park and play in the brisk temperatures...

 

 
 
...count my blessings every day and teach the boys how to count theirs...
 



 
 
"The human soul is slow to discover the real excellence of things given to us by a bountiful Creator, and not until the shadows of death begin to gather around the object that we love, do we see its worth and beauty. Autumn is the dim shadow that clusters about the sweet, precious things that God has created in the realm of nature. While it robs them of life, it tears away the veil and reveals the golden gem of beauty and sweetness. Beauty lurks in all the dim old aisles of nature, and we discover it at last."

~Northern Advocate