As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Snapshots: A Fitting Farewell to Fall

Remember the ginormous marshmallows? 
And the fact that we couldn't roast them last Sunday because it was too windy to have a fire? 

Well today was the day!

After lunch, we brewed coffee and took dessert out on the patio. 
Papa built a fire...and out came the marshmallows! 

With all of their sugary energy, the littles decided to play badminton. 
But, alas, there were but four rackets and five willing players. 

A wise adult suggested an alternative activity,
which became THE ACTIVITY of the day!

(I think the marshmallows were forgotten.)

To a racketless child, his mother said,
"Why don't you make a pile of leaves and then jump in it?"

All of a sudden, the rackets and shuttlecocks were abandoned,
and everyone began working on a pile of leaves!

They used their hands to make piles. 
They used their feet to drag leaves.
Some worked in teams.
Some worked solo.
(All were competitive.)

They used badminton rackets as rakes.
Then an enterprising youngster asked for real rakes!
They petitioned their parents for help.


I think they would have built leaf piles to the sky!

But, as adults tend to do, we put an end to their fun by reminding them
that it would soon be dark
and that the grands would have to drive home
and that surely their leaf piles were big enough now.

But wait!

This was not the END of their fun...
it was the BEGINNING
for now it was time to


photo by Kati

photo by Kati

Even the adults got in on the JUMPING!

 No, I did not jump. 
Someone had to take the pictures, right?


  1. That was a fun way to end the Autumn season! Kyle enjoyed the leaves we had here too...


  2. Jumping in leaves was part of my every fall growing up. As an adult I have always lived too far south for my children to really experience this. Our falls have mostly consisted of -- oh the grass has turned brown. Enjoy having at least part of your family close enough to visit!

  3. That's why you'll always find me with a camera around my neck! We are the smart ones Cheryl. I'm convinced that it's so much more fun to chronicle the crazy antics of family than to actually participate... right? Hmmm.

    What wonderful fun!! And I'm glad that the ginormous marshmallows finally made it to the flame. ;)

    Blessings, Debbie

  4. What a perfect way to celebrate fall - and all its fun!!


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