Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Harvest!

I put out my fall decorations today, which took all of 3 minutes. I don’t do a whole lot of decorations for most seasons, Christmas being the exception. I wouldn’t mind having a wee bit more fall things to put out, but when it becomes more of a chore to get out and store away again, then I am done! Each of these little things has some sort of sentimental value to me.

This welcome sign was a gift from my friend, Lisa. I had been wanting one for a while when she unexpectedly gave this to me. It's so much better than anything I had been tempted to buy.

This centerpiece was a gift from my wonderful in-laws. They brought it to the hospital on the day Maddie was born. So next week, this centerpiece will be 3 yrs. old! =)

This is actually just a bundle that I threw together myself when I was a broke newlywed... but that cutie in the background, I am rather attached to.

I truly do love fall here in upstate NY. Growing up in California, there really wasn’t the dramatic change of season that we enjoy here. Not that we knew what we were missing, or would complain if we did! 70 degrees on Thanksgiving isn’t exactly cause for depression. But now being so close to the Adirondack Mountains affords us plenty of beautiful scenery for even just a mundane drive to Wal-Mart. The trees are bright and beautiful right now. And I get to enjoy their vibrant colors indoors as well… they sneak into the house on the bottoms of shoes and decorate my kitchen floor. See why I have no need of lots of autumn décor?! I would take a picture to show you, but wouldn’t you know it: that floor actually got cleaned recently! Sometimes the house wife around here actually gets her act together.

We are in the middle of two weeks of revival meetings at our church. It’s been wonderful so far, both in attendance and spirit. Here is a picture of the Children’s choir singing “Do Lord” on Sunday evening.

Madison has been talking about singing in the Children’s Choir when she is older every day since then. Here is her rendition:

(Please excuse the mitch-matched Pjs, messy house and mattress in the middle of the living room... we were in "Swine Flu" mode... although she was pretty chipper here, huh!?)

Hope you're enjoying a wonderful fall day where ever you are.


Korina said...

Oh-My-Word! Maddie is just so cute when she sings. lol!! She acts like shes feeling better! :)

Mrs. Reverend Doctor said...

This reminds me of my house, except the older one is a boy!
at least I think she'll recover from the flu...

Jamiee said...

Awww tooo cute! and messy house please!!! dont forget your moving soon and erm you have toddlers!!!!