{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}

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Where {Autumn's} Sidewalk Ends

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{Where the Sidewalk Ends }
There is a place where the sidewalk ends&  before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white, & there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight, to cool in the peppermint wind.
Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black & the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow, we shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go, to the place where the sidewalk ends.
Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow, & we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know the place where the sidewalk ends.
{by Shel Silverstein}

WOW... November already, soon to be Thanksgiving, then Christmas & on to the start of a whole New Year
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life seems as though it's jumping in leaps & bounds as the seconds tick by
each new seasonal memory made {birthdays, Easter, summer break, Thanksgiving, Christmas...} with the last just as fresh in my mind
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watching our beans growing in leaps & bounds
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treasuring their days of innocence but savoring each new showing of independence
longing for time to be still, but all the while mesmerized by it's movement
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just waiting with baited breath for the next chapter to begin...
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we spent our last October weekend enjoying the autumn beauty to it's fullest, taking in the fading sights, sounds &
smells of this beautiful season before the bare bitter cold season of winter is here.
Started off with a wonderful early a.m. game of Saturday soccer
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Coach Daddy & Orion {All-Star Goalie}
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followed by a much needed winter-wonder-wear shopping spree at K-Mart {where all their kids outer-wear is 30% off}
we got a snowsuit for the oldest bean, payed $13 for it, a steal in my opinion! Went back to get the littlest bean one this
week & it was 40% off :) After our shopping spree we definitely had to re-fuel with some lunch
{yummy Chick-fil-a} waffle fries, chick nuggets, & chick sandwiches!
{this made shopping a wee bit easier}
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Once finished a stop off for some scrumptious Captain Buzzy's Coffee &
beverages for the beans, then a quiet stroll to one of our favorite views in town, atop Church Hill
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the beans ran about racing each other {ready, set, go}
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{littlest bean saw a train go rollin' by & was daydreaming about catchin' a ride}
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moms & pops sipped their warm coffee {whilst taking in the beautiful views & having great conversation}
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{happy family!}
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{i love it when he looks at me this way}
snapped some great captures while daddy happily froliced with the beans {in beautifully colored rustling leaves}
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{littlest bean was completely in awe of all the falling color}
{these are just my favorite}
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{soaking up his hand in mine}
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{their laughter & the beauty of the setting sun on our quiet stroll back}
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{stopping to smell the flowers}
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{it was the perfect ending to a perfect family Fall day of play!}
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happy friday's eve! xoxo
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