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.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sunday Snapshots: An Autumn Walk

Yesterday was one of those delightful November-y days...crisp, chilly air, but radiant sunshine, and our fall foliage is at its peak. Just right for an autumn walk through the woods. So after a lunch of Cream Cheese Chicken Soup, sweet potato biscuits made by 7-year-old Owen (love that!), and hot apple crisp for dessert, we pulled on sweaters and sweatshirts and off we went. 

Alaine (3) won the fall fashion award. :)

The adults mostly walked (on the path).

The children also walked the path,

and on fallen logs.

And they ran,

and trudged through (dry) ditches.


We all stopped to take a peek at the newly restored tractor that had been Ron's dad's.

 Ben (5), who had been riding in the wagon, decided to give his brothers a ride.
He did not want help. The determined boy was almost horizontal as he tugged!

One more pick up some hand-me-down guttering.
Papa put all the kids to work carrying the longest piece (it was l-o-n-g, but not heavy), 

and we joked that they looked like the Whos carrying their Christmas tree.

Back at home, it was time for some outdoor play...

or back inside for a cup of tea.


  1. Beautiful pictures. What a perfect day.

  2. What gorgeous photos ,Cheryl. A beautiful family day. xo

  3. So much beautiful autumnal evidence where you live. sigh. We are having rain here in TX which we really need but instead of fall it looks rather springish. Everything has greened up and bloomed. :)

  4. Looks like a wonderful, fun day for walking and playing! And carrying, too. I love the little ones colorful coordinated outfit! So cute.
    ~Cheryl (who's back from blog break)

  5. I would have been happy to exchange MY day for yours, Cheryl!

    It seems to me, the kind of day you documented is one you'd like to hold forEVER in your memory. (And I bet those kids - and adults - slept well last night!)

  6. A perfect autumn day! Such fun photos and the Whos have never looked cuter!

  7. Oh, to be young again and with bursts of energy, LOL!


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