that’s what this day has been.
[[okay, not totally…there were two somewhat stressful “missed our exit and travelled fifteen extra miles” incidents…but whatever.]]
i think it’s been a great day mostly because it got started off right – a two hour “mommy morning.” it was short and sweet, but oh so refreshing to spend time alone and time with the Lord away from my home where i am so easily distracted. i came home feeling re-centered and re-connected and much calmer…and i think it was sweet for nels to have some daddy date time with kaya. we are going to try to make it happen once a month, even though i was hesitant since we usually spend saturday mornings together as a family – it really seems like it will be worth it and i will be a better person, wife and mother because of it. i totally recommend it if it is at all possible for you!
our day has also included a special birthday party for two little girls from church, relaxing reading time with all the windows & doors open, and a little trip to the apple orchard (fast becoming my fall tradition. & it’s a tradition because we did it last year…ha!) where we picked about 15 pounds of apples..
here‘s a little video clip from the orchard (sorry if it’s a little dizzying!).
p.s. 10 days till our due date! yay!
p.s.s. if you have looked at my “currently…” page recently, you may have noticed that i am reading a new book! it’s called “a mother’s heart” by jean fleming. so far it has been so fantastic. i feel like i am growing so much and i will write more about it (perhaps another review?) when i finish – but i just couldn’t wait to mention it – check this one out! it is well worth your time.