Thankful Thursday: Autumn

Oct 13, 2011

The leaves are starting to cover the yard quickly now and I love the sound as I shuffle through them. At this point, the younger boys eagerly rake them up into piles for jumping into and hiding from each other. I'm sure that will change once it's time to rake the whole yard and take them to the curb for pick-up. 

I love living in a region that gets to experience all of God's good seasons. Autumn is filled with its own unique blessings for me. Papa Bear and I celebrated 19 years of marriage this week. It has been a long road, full of ups, downs, twisting curves, and drop-off cliffs where you hang on by your fingernails and pray for God to guide you back to the smooth scenic path lined with tall oaks and fields of flowers. God is good. The fact that we are still married today is a testimony to his grace and loving kindness.

Our annual camping trip has become part of our anniversary celebration. Last year, we began joining my mom and stepdad on their trip to Spring Mill, IN. The older boys had already been going and we wanted to make it a family tradition. Although, I'm not a fan of all the "pre" and "post" work that goes into it, I have to say that the trip is definitely worth it. The boys get along really well...if you don't count the drive to and from. They spend most of their time riding bikes, exploring the woods, and making new friends. Papa Bear's favorite part is probably relaxing and napping around the campfire, while I like to take walks with the boys, just hang out and talk with my mom, play rummy, and let her bless us with her cooking. And, of course, there are the s'mores!

What else do I like about autumn? Probably the same things that most other people enjoy.
  • Earthy colors
  • Apples & pumpkins
  • Acorns & busy squirrels
  • Constantly changing scenery
  • Fresh, cool air through open windows
  • Jeans & long sleeves
  • Baking more & hearty soups
  • Fall festivals
  • Gathering with family to give thanks


  1. Hi there! New follower from Blogging Buddies Hop. Fall is my favorite time of year as well, I just love everything about it! Drop on by and see me if you get the chance, thanks!


  2. i am sooo with you... love me some fall. the cooler temperatures... pumpkin pies... apple spice candles... vibrant colors... love it. happy belated anniversary! thanks for linking up!

  3. Fall is my favorite season!!! The autumn candles, the cool crispness of the weather - and the leaves - and how the clouds and sky seem to reach down and hug us more closely:)

    Happy Anniversary!!!!


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