Wow...looking back at pictures, seven days ago feels like a loong time. Lots of life, lots of hard, lots of grace.
Its November! The perfect time to practice gratitude. Our hearts don't always default to gratitude...sometimes we have to choose it and Thanksgiving month is the perfect time to develop the habit of first being grateful.
There's still a significant part of our fixer upper that needs fixing up and this day we had some teamwork going.
It was my mom's birthday so we did a little hike near her house. My kids were in school but my brother and sister and their homeschooling families were there with some of my mom's 18 grandkids. Elizabeth put a scavenger hunt together that kept everyone happy and busy.
I stayed tucked warmly in my car during Aiden's cold practice.
Another NYC day, arriving in the dark...
...and leaving in the dark.
Looking out my bedroom window, wishing I was playing and raking with the kids.
This year at our Awana's fall party, we had Vadar, Princess Leia and a coach. Thankfully Amy came down for a bit and was able to do Amanda's hair.
Shaun worked a long, hard day dealing with an apartment vacancy so I was on soccer duty. I wasn't really up for it, but the kids did so great. I was able to just stay in the car and they handled everything perfectly.