Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Days like today...

Make me feel so grateful to have children close in age! I pray that they will be friends for life...

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy!  Psalm 126:3

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Family Day in Clifton Forge, VA

Daniels company had their annual picnic yesterday at Douthat State Park, near Clifton Forge VA. It was such a beautiful day. We hung around for awhile after the picnic to enjoy the beauty of Fall.  I wish we could have more days like that. It was wonderful! I don't think many states can compare with the beauty of VA in the Fall!

I am making sure to take in every moment! These 4 kids are growing up FAST! However, I don't look at that as being sad. Every new stage God brings us to in life offers something new and wonderful! If we are always looking back at what we had, we will not enjoy what we have! God is continually showing me what a blessing children are and how life really is a circle. Right now is my time to work hard and invest heavily in my children. Watching my grandfather spend his last days surrounded by the children, granchildren, and great-grandchildren he was so faithful to while he was healthy reminded me of this verse... Galations 6:7~ Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a a man sows, that he will also reap. Oh, how I long to remember that on nights when Daniel is working until 10pm!

Grace kept wanting her picture
 taken which is unusual
for her! I took advantage of it!

I am a social person and I love being with all our wonderful friends. But my absolute favorite times are the ones I get to spend with Daniel and the kids. I love those times we have together and the older the kids get, the more we are able to relate to them and enjoy them!