It’s 3 A.M. as I write…or type this…so I’m sorry ahead of time for any misspelled words or confusing lingo. I shouldn’t proofread before hitting publish just as a way to make it extraordinarily entertaining to go back and read later.
I can’t sleep very well lately and I think it’s because we’ve been going to bed at 9 lately instead of 10…either way I have two Yorkies cuddled up way too close on each side of me, an inconsistent snoring husband on his half of the bed, and I believe a charming little Warren boy curled up at the foot of my bed…plus I can hear our rooster crowing from the chicken coop. I’m not sure what that’s all about but he must be exceptionally confused and hopefully isn’t causing our neighbors any sleep deprivation.
Throw all those odds in against me and it’s no wonder I lie awake….(lie or lay…anyone else have trouble knowing which of those two are correct?)
Anyways on with the purpose of this post—which was inevitably going to come about…regardless of 3 A.M. sleepless nights.
Autumn. I just love that word. You don’t hear it very often. People lean more to using the word fall, myself included, and I’m not sure why, but I’m hoping it’s not another sign of laziness.
There’s only a few leaves left dangling from the trees out back of our house. In fact most signs of autumn have already been covered over and whisked away by a few snows here in my neck of the woods…BUT it’s still considered autumn nevertheless.
I feel like I blinked and missed the leaves changing colors. My favorite trees are the Aspens in the fall, as the leaves lose their green color and skillfully fade to shades of yellow, orange, and red, clinging tightly to their smooth, white bark. We have to head out to Colorado to see the Aspens in their fall decor and typically we do so, but this year we went there over summer instead. Alas, I’ll have to wait until next year to see them changing colors.
I enjoy this time of year for several reasons though, a few being that we celebrate birthdays and mine and Nathan’s anniversary, there’s Halloween, pumpkins, combine rides, hunting season, and Thanksgiving as well. We also squeeze our annual hayrack ride somewhere in the mix of things too.
I’m still homeschooling our two youngest kiddos and just finished teaching another lesson on poems to McKenzie. She wrote a fall poem that she gave me permission to share. Sweet girl, she melts my heart everyday with her sweetness.
Looks like squirrels gathering acorns in brown, yellow, orange, and red leaves
Feels like a cool breeze by a warm bonfire
Sounds like kids playing in crunching leaves
Smells like roasted marshmallows and smoked turkey
Tastes like hot apple cider with pumpkin pie
By: McKenzie Witt (age 10)
I want to finish up by sharing some pictures of our autumn memories; and to my email readers these may not show up in correct format, you might have to click into the blog by tapping the post’ title to correctly view.
Paige’s 13th birthday:
Happy 14th anniversary and my birthday:
Youth group kids we took to Camp Comeca for Elevate weekend:
Warren’s 9th birthday:
…And if you’re Black Friday shopping, my condolences…(#goodluckbro)
Blessings to you all!
I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. —Psalm 9:1
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Yay! I’ve been anxiously awaiting an Alicia post! Yes, I too have trouble with lie and lay—every time. As for Fall and Autumn, I probably say Fall more, but I prefer to write Autumn. It just sounds prettier to me. I Love McKenzie’s poem! It’s lovely. ❤ Makes me feel warm inside. Love all of your pictures too Alicia. It's nice to see all those sunny faces 🙂 I have a couple of Fall/Autumn poems to share as well. Likely on the weekend. First comes tomorrow's post on becoming children. 🙂 Now I feel satisfied. I needed my Alicia post! 😀 Just wonderful as always. ❤
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Haha love it!!! See and you put an uppercase letter on fall and autumn but Warren’s language arts book just said you don’t need to when writing it in reference form, so weird!!! I do like the looks of Fall verses fall and same with Autumn.
I have a lot of posts kind of started but then they end up so long so I try to decide if I should part 1 and part 2 them or what..maybe I’ll find time to weed through them this weekend…can’t wait for you to share your poems…you and Andrew have an awesome Thanksgiving weekend!!
Lie was correct, but I’d probably be questioning myself at 3 a.m. also.
That pic of the sunset at the lake is awesome! It’s almost like a different kind of rainbow.
I hope all of your birthday celebrations, anniversary, and Thanksgiving were happy! Oh, and no Black Friday shopping for me either! LOL
Good I got lie right but then fall and autumn seemed weird not capitalizing but my son’s English curriculum teaches not to…the English language is confusing…I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving…and yes that picture of the lake was amazing…we actually sat down at the lakeside restaurant, there were large windows lining the wall that faced the lake, the sun began to set similar to any other evening and then within a few minutes it turned to that beautiful color so half of us ladies rushed out to take pictures for just a few minutes..we no more than got back inside to sit down and it was back to the way it’d been just minutes before…it was crazy!! Love God’s artwork:)
Wow! That’s so cool! I’m glad you got that picture while you could!
Yes, we had a good thanksgiving! Thank you!
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Writing when tired always brings out the best raw materials from your being. Looks like your autumn is amazing