Thursday, November 27, 2014

Much To Be Thankful For

On my front porch....
Well, for someone who was totally against the idea of Autumn stealing away Summer's glory I sure have enjoyed this season; so much so that I haven't posted anything in over a month! There are several reasons but the long of and short of is that I am a procrastinator. Truly, this is character trait that I have perfected and usually am regretting regularly. I still have not completed the curtains for my kitchen that has been done for months and since I am confessing I will just tell you that I just started them this week. (Don't judge.)

I love the way the tips of the leaves were touched in red, like a paint brush.

We recently purchased a piece of furniture for the kitchen that we are in the process of turning into our rolling island. It was my job to sand it, prime it, and paint it which I did. The problem was that none of it stuck. I peeled the paint off in big pieces off one whole side. I have come the conclusion that the piece must have been waxed and thus no paint will adhere. I know there is a solution and I know I can find it on Pinterest but I have not gotten around to that either.

I have had a terrible time trying to get the house decorated for Autumn in the midst of still trying to find a permanent place for everything. I feel a bit out of sorts but feel that things are finally starting to come together. I have managed to take many pictures as I have enjoyed the leaves change, the days shorten and fireplaces awaken from their long slumber.

What is Autumn without a good bbq? Thankful for smoked pork and my man!

Thankful for my girls and  local fall fairs.

Thankful for backyard fires and roasting marshmallows.

 And in all of this Thanksgiving has snuck (again? is that a word?) up on me and I am reminded that there are seasons for everything and that nothing waits for me. Time comes and goes and takes no days off. I have much to be thankful for. I have my family; that given through natural means and that forged by the work of Christ. I am thankful for my hardworking husband who goes far beyond just providing for us. I am thankful for our home and all that God has put as stewards over. I am thankful for the finished work of Christ. I am thankful for the gift of being able to enjoy beauty in all the things I see.

Proof that occasionally I do bake for him. (Those who have been championing
his cause for a blueberry pie can rest easy.)

Thankful that I live in such a beautiful area!

Bittersweet growing on my arbor-I never planted it!

My back wall.

Happy Thanksgiving!