This morning I changed up our table center piece . . . I didn't buy anything new, simply pulled it out of storage! That really makes me smile!
Our "Thanks" for gifts area . . .
The boys helped me out today . . . since they were home in observance of Columbus Day I had them help out. They ooo'd and ahhhh'd at the gourds, leaves and smelly good stuff!
Tomorrow, the boys will be back in school ~~ but Katelyn has another day off . . .
we plan to do the laundry and watch movies . . . ALL DAY!
There is plenty of coughing and sneezing going on in our house. I do believe we have all had a bout with the nasties now. We have a little choir of coughs going on . . . I feel bad for the kids . . . the cold is rough enough for adults, let alone a child.
The kids ran and played the late afternoon away as I watched them from my comfy chair on our deck.
I was also able to have a nice chat with my Mom . . .
which I love!
Before I knew it . . .
Randy was home from work and it was time to start dinner.
I love having a front porch!
I can't help but think back to a time when every house had a front porch . . .
a time when the neighbors all sat out in the evening . . .
enjoying each other and their own family.
Now days . . . neighbors keep to themselves.
They may or may not share a friendly "hello" . . .
front porches come in an out of "fashion" . . .
wouldn't it be great if not only porches were in,
but being neighborly was in too???
After dinner, I decided to head outside for a bit of alone time.
I wasn't really alone . . . Emma, Mia and Beckett joined me.
I started up a nice little fire and pulled up a chair.
I took my Bible out with me and had a little reading . . .
in the quiet and relaxing backyard.
Of course, it wasn't long before this guy joined me.
Seems I don't get far before the kids realize I am "missing".
Ryan found me ~ he actually realized I wasn't in the house within 15 minutes.
We hung out for a while . . . as darkness fell.
I enjoyed our time together.
Ryan is full of conversation . . . and questions.
The other night he asked me what this number was:
Of course, I had no idea . . .
so I asked my friends on Facebook.
I received several responses . . .
you will be amazed . . .
~ a really BIG number
~ 26 with 19 zeros after it
~ 26 quintillion?
~ 26 to the 19th power
~ A Googolplex is the highest number. But Woody said it best: "To infinity and beyond!"
The cool weather is lovely, especially when there is a lovely fire to keep you warm.