{escaping into fall}

so Sunday I popped out of bed, and as in our normal routine started getting ready for church and getting the girls motivated (well... Harper.).  And my sweet husband said... "so.... would you want to go on a fall adventure this morning? Have a family day?"

Now, I had already planned a little fall-ness for later in the day, which he knew... but this!  Oh my goodness!  First I was conflicted... the discipline of going to church every Sunday loomed over me.  Then God gently reminded me of the FREEDOM we have in Christ.  It isn't about checking that box off of "yep. went to church today!"... if anything, I think my beautiful savior was pleased by us loving on one another Sunday.


{pumpkin patch fun}

Last weekend we headed out to the pumpkin patch with our dear friends, the Shaidas! Our kids are stair steps in ages... they have two little girls, and a little teeny brand new baby boy that is the absolute sweetest!!! Talk about baby fever... as my husband rolls his eyes, ha!

But, if you remember, back in June Harper and I went and planted pumpkin seeds at our favorite local pumpkin patch. It is such a fun and neat opportunity for little ones... We then got two free pumpkins (hypothetically Harper's pumpkins... her little marker sticks had long washed away, but according to mommy's memory, at least two of the three pumpkins we took home might have been ones she planted. ha!). This pumpkin patch has sooo many fun activities for the kids. Harper's favorite was the big slide. We stopped many times along the way to dump hay and corn out of shoes. It was a beautiful, warm fall day spent with great friends. Just perfection!

I adore this time of year.  Fall is just the perfect precursor to the holidays.  So many fun things to do to create amazing family memories!  


{Miss Harper}

It's been awhile since I blogged about my big girl!

Y'all.  She's just beautiful.  I can't get over it.  I just adore her!

She's so quick and smart... has a memory like none other.  We can now have conversations with her basically like a grown up.  She's just amazing!


{He can move mountains}

So. I've been battling (somewhat) privately with something for about a month. It's been a tough one.