Growing up in Arizona and then living in California I've never experienced seasons quite the way we have this year. It has been a lot of fun to really feel the passage of time in the changing of the seasons this year. As Fall arrived the weather was noticeably cooler, the days shorter, the fields which were filled with corn last month are now wide open, and we couldn't get over the trees. Trees everywhere changing colors and starting to loose their leaves. It was remarkable and beautiful and I think that it was why I was so excited to decorate this year, filling our house with pumpkins and candles and pumpkin spice lattes, and just soaking in the last bit of warmth even while creating our own.
We had many things to be thankful for this year. We were thankful for big things like our healthy children, for one another, for being close to family, for our brand new niece Autumn, born just a few days before Thanksgiving, for the friends who we are still missing dearly, for our country, and for God's Sovereignty. We were also thankful for simple things like laughter filling our home, for pumpkins and leaves, for kittens, for Mickey and Minnie, for time spent feeding cows with Robert and cuddling with Grammy, and for Wyatt learning to poop in the potty like a big boy.