taking a moment to find joy in the little things
The beginning of November is peak around these parts for autumnal glory. I was feeling rather sorry for myself that my oldest didn't feel up to going hiking on Saturday. I really wanted to get out there and enjoy the beauty of fall, not stay at home and nurse a sick child. But she and I stayed home until she mentioned wanting to walk to the park for a picnic. I'm so glad we went...we found so much beauty and happiness right in our own neighborhood.
Spending time one on one with my girls always makes me happy. I spend LOTS of time with both of them, but when I just get to hang out with one it's a whole new level of happiness.
We put together our shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child!
I got the most wonderful, thoughtful surprise in the mail this week. Adrienne of My Memory Art, followed my instagram series of Violin ABCs and was inspired to put together this memory book to send me. I've ordered my prints and am eager to put this book together. THANK YOU for blessing me, Adrienne!
Look closely...you'll see she used the actual number as the first letter in the words five and forth : )
These photos could easily have gone under the category pretty or happy. I remember seeing some mushrooms last year, but this year we have TONS! Maybe I'm taking more notice or maybe there really are more. At any rate, I find them very interesting and wonderful subjects to photograph. Like flowers and leaves, there are so many different kinds!