{food for thought}
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. {1 Thessalonians 5:16-18}

Friday, October 1, 2010

{October's Party}

October gave a party... the leaves by hundreds came - The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, & leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet, & everything was grand! Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band.
October is here already & it will be Christmas before we know it! so i want to take a moment & savor all the reasons i love fall...
{apples, oh how we love to go apple picking, cooler weather, crisp air, lazy weekend mornings, breezy afternoons, shorter evenings,
to be warmed by the sun, chick'n dumplings, school's in full swing, halloween, soccer has started, train day, pumpkin bread with chocolate chips,
my mother's birthday... because without her,there'd be no me, brilliant colors of autumn leaves, raking leaves, only to immediately jump
in them of course & pumpkins, oh who doesn't love pumpkins!}
Macro Friday {Jiminy Cricket}
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. {June 2 2010}
"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."

Flashback Friday {Southern Girl}
Southern Girl {April 30 2010}
this is me, almost four... i ♥ everything about this image, from the hair tie, to the sunglasses & fabulous strawberry painted upon my cheek...
let's not leave out the awesome 80's alphabet shirt & oh. so. yummy. lollipop!!
it's truly my favorite childhood photo... hangs on my fridge... keeps me young & makes me smile :o)
{i couldn't get the button to work, click on above "Flashback Friday" link}
Shoot'n Tell {Solar}
here's my oldest bean in all his glory arriving home after his first day of school! i actually forgot to take pictures that morning before he left,
i almost cried when i realized it :( but my hubby reassured me that i could catch him coming off the bus, which might make for a nice change.
and yes that did make me feel a bit better but it's the fact that it never even crossed my mind to grab the camera, as school has become such a
steady part of our routine, my baby is just growing all too fast **sigh**

This image is also being used for
Shoot'n Tell Thursday hosted by Natalie!

my littlest bean was very excited to have his big brother back at home, he missed him quite a bit that day!

Sky Watch & The View From Here {Escape}
Skyward Reflection {June 21 2010}
don't you want to? the river is a great escape for the boys...
 they get to run & play in the mud & muck & the dust & dirt
without a worry in the world :)

Skywatch Friday
{Two} Celebrate
today's is also my blog's {two} year anniversary & {two} celebrate i created a Our Family of Four blog button! i have been seeing them everywhere lately, thought it to be such a cute & great idea, i made one! so if you are interested scroll to the end of the page, grab our button & display it proud {let me know if there are any issues please} also let me know you did, so i in turn can grab yours, if i haven't already got it!!! i am in the process of working on my "Pages" right now. one will be to display all the fabulous photography & crafty blogs that i follow, those who greatly inspire creativity!!!
So happy blogoversary to me & happy friday to you ♥

{may make a second version}
happy friday!


The Wishful Lamb said...

gj hun!

Natalie said...

Great shots and I love the effect that's portrayed in your entry to my 'gettin solar' theme! I know, kids grow up so fast! My (only) baby boy will be TWO in December..TWO?! REALLY?!

SouthernSass said...

Beautiful photos and fabulous macro! And oh, the lake - how lucky for you!!

Ashley Sisk said...

Wow Christine...that's a whole lot of challenges! I love the color of your fall photos! Beautiful.

justine said...

that is a lot of challenges! I love your macro shots and love your header photo too, so lovely and autumnal

Rosie leavesnbloom said...

Christine your captures of autumn and your lovely words were just captivating.

lisa said...

Wonderful shots. I especially love the acorns.

Sheri said...

These are just wonderful shots!

Renegades said...

I was lucky enough to catch my two before school, but I forgot to take the after shot. Sometimes the difference is amazing. You send them all neat and tidy with hair just so and seldom do they return that way.

Tara said...

Beautiful photos, I love them all. Great to have found your blog...I am a new follower!

Laura (Blogging from Bolivia) said...

great shots! I really love the first one! And the cricket in the second is just amazing!!