So of course we celebrated with ice cream after lunch!
My dad went to Nicauraga yesterday on a mission trip so the girls and I went home with my mom after our appointment and spent the weekend since the men were gone. It was a GORGEOUS fall day and the girls enjoyed playing outside.
I have to laugh - Harper has this thing where she constantly is carrying around a basket or bag or purse full of "treasures". She will sleep with her little treasure bag and if she gets up in the middle of the night to come to our bed - she brings her treasure bag with her. She takes it in the car with her and just constantly has it by her side. The first thing she did at my mom's was find this little basket and fill it with little things including a little Bible. It was never away from her hands all weekend.
My parents live in the country and have a beautiful view. I love to be out there.
We were taking pictures and Harper kept striking poses.
She is almost four and she just is at the most fun age.
Hollis is at a hard age but she's so sweet. She has a terrible cold and just felt so cruddy all weekend. I feel so bad for her. She is talking so much more. We were playing outside and she kept saying "Watch me Mommy! Watch me Mommy!"
We have had the MOST beautiful and the longest lasting fall that I can remember. And the funny thing is it is following the hottest, driest summer I can remember. That doesn't add up. It's not supposed to work that way but I was just thinking that only God can do that. Just like He can provide a beautiful season for each of us after the worst and hardest season of our lives. Everyone said all summer that we would have an ugly fall and there was no hope for anything beautiful. It's so much like that in life - just when things seem hopeless - God gives us the most beautiful gifts!
Me and my two best gifts!
There she is with her "treasure basket".
It's a gloomy cold day but we are all back home now. Hope you had a great weekend!