{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
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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
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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}
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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}
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{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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9 comments:

Kristin said...

I am completely blown away by all of those photos. Just beautiful!

Visiting from NFF

Design It Chic said...

You have such a talent with photography, Christine! I love autumn and I love how well you captured the smallest details of a family fun weekend in this bohemian fall decor:) I am now following you thanks to New Friend Fridays and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday :) Happy Friday!

Johnnie said...

Hi! I am a new follower from Friday's blog hops. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Blessings...
Saved By Love Creations

jennoreilly said...

these are great pictures, and what a beautiful town you live in! My, our leaves have fallen already and we've moved into the grey days so your pics were very much enjoyed. Happy Friday!

Here from NFF!

Naomi said...

AWESOME photos! I adore the first one and the ones with feet and leaves!

Jen said...

GORGEOUS!, wish I could see your flickr page!

wow, this inspires me, love the one of your shoes and the leaves...

sprickster said...

I stopped over to see some of your old crafts and Oh, I love the first pic, with the poem (seems like forever ago that our elem teachers read an entire SS poetry book to us!).

You've captured autumn back East for me, thank you, thank you!! I do miss it greatly.

Hope you're well.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, one incredible photo after another - so beautiful, this fall season. It does seem crazy that November is here. I hope you have a great weekend and stay warm - it's quite cold over here!

Fresh Mommy said...

A MA ZING!!!! What a gorgeous day and a gorgeous family! Love the photos and your words draw me right in. :)

~Tabitha