Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Still Here!

Because we always love to see new pictures!
A sister snuggle in Mommy and Daddy's bed on a crisp, fall morning.

Chloe's favorite time of day...BATHTIME!!!

I realize it's been awhile since my last post, but in all honesty, it feels good to pace myself a bit, making more time for other things in the evening. But I have so missed you all and pray you are doing well. First, I must say thank you to all of you who offered such wonderful input on preschool curriculum! I've started to sort through the websites and it looks like I will have no problem finding what I need.

Fall is always my favorite time of year! So many of you have so eloquently described the bittersweet end to summer and the joy of the cooler weather. Something about the way the sun hangs lower in the South sky and the way the air smells and feels, it's simply wonderful. About a week ago, Emma came out on the front porch in her jammies with me first thing in the morning and proceeded to run straight back in for her winter clothes. She came back out looking oh! so cute in her snow boots, bare legs, night gown, winter coat, hat and gloves! I ran for the camera, but by the time I had it ready, she was back inside striping down and it was obvious she wasn't putting them back on simply for mom's photo obsession, at least not with a smile any way! Ah, the visions of hot cider and warm clothes, the intoxicating scent of decomposing leaves, rustling in the wind, rosy noses and cheeks after a hard play in the yard. And of course, the approaching holidays, life is just so rich in the fall!

I can't think of a better way to celebrate the beauty of this season than to emmerse myself in nature for three full days...and that is exactly what Travis and I are doing this weekend!!! We are heading up to our beautiful Rocky Mountains for an early fall backpacking trip. This is something we LOVE to do together, but haven't been able to do since before my pregnancy with Emma, so for four years! It brings a smile to my face just thinking about it. The crunch of the trail beneath my feet, the fragrance and sound of the evergreens and all the life that calls them home. The hiss of the stove at sunset, crawling into my warm down sleeping bag cuddled next to the man I love. Pure heaven in my book! Don't worry, it won't be just the two of us. My brother and his wonderful girlfriend Kim will be with us, and we'll have lots of orange flags, extra food, our trusty water purifiers and two first aid kits. The girls will be in the blissful care of their two grandmas, what a treat! This will be the longest we've been away from them though, so I'm guessing by Sunday morning, I'll be ready to march myself straight home to my babies! I'll be posting pictures of the trip soon after we return.

Until then, I pray you are enjoying your September, taking in the simple pleasures of God's astounding beauty, both in His creation and in the ebs and flows of your life.
Psalm 19:1- "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands!"


stacey said...

the trip sounds divine! take a deep cool breath for me! be safe.

Jenn Lynn said...

What a beautiful description of fall! I can't decide which season I love best, spring or summer. One brings new life and renewal; the other brings comfort and the need for warmth. Both are precious to me!

Enjoy your outing with Travis, Tyler, and Kim. I can't wait to hear all about it and catch up when I return. Love you!

Jenn Lynn said...

Oops, I meant fall, not summer!

Elise said...

Oh, goodness, does that ever sound wonderful! The fall, camping in Colorado, the beauty, the time together... have a wonderful weekend!

Amy said...

Oh, Sarah! Your idea of a good time is so similar to mine! Have such a great time!

Looking forward to meeting you on the 10-19, I believe:)

Carrie said...

Cute pictures!

Have a great time on your trip!
God bless :)

Beka said...

Yes, fall is definitely my favorite season. Your trip sounds wonderful... I'm a teensy bit jealous. I hope you have a wonderful time.

Your little girls are so cute!

amy said...

have a great time..Im new to your blog but I love it!

ColoradoDreaming said...

It makes me long to be in Colorado again. Of course, that never stops. I am trying to get us to go for Thanksgiving like last year but we shall see. We went camping in July and it was great. We were in Leadville at Sugarloafin' and we explored Turquious Lake. I know you will have enjoyed your trip so much. What a joy to get to do that.