Small Graces

So this is the first Small Graces I'm doing for October which I find funny because it's been a really amazing month. 

We kicked off the month by celebrating the union of Emily (Jeremy's youngest sister) and Dan. It was a fantastic event/weekend; hopefully, I'll get around to sharing some more photos of the festivities soon. 

words cannot expressed how blessed/proud i am to member of this family.
photo c/o tonya lindsey

Another big event that that happened this month was a reunion with my best girlfriends from middle school. We had a fabulous time catching up - you can read a little bit more about it here. 

I always feel like Autumn comes too late and disappears too fast but the weather this October has been amazing...lots of sunny days and cool nights. Today we took in the seasonal beauty with some sweet friends at a local nature preserve. After we were done exploring we sat around our dining room table and talked while enjoying some coffee and donuts - it was a perfect Saturday morning. 

And here's a few random things that aren't necessarily connected to an "event" but that have caused me to pause and give thanks. 

Little Lady's favorite place to tuck her babies in is our bed. 

her current favorite "lipcity" (a hand-me-down felicity)

Speaking of Little Lady, she and I now have matching haircuts and coats...the amount of silly delight this brings to my heart is ridiculous. 

Little Lady's partner in crime around our house is Mini Man. They make the biggest messes and are constantly finding ways to get into things that are off limits. It's can be a bit frustrating, but the affection and camaraderie they feel for each other melts that all away. 

c/o jeremy lindsey

Mini Man has been on a super-hero kick the last couple of weeks and is almost always in a costume. Sometimes it's parts of multiple costumes. His favorite superhero is Spiderman but he is no longer content to be just Spiderman. Now his Spiderman costume is always accompanied by a round shield -  he is Captain Spiderman!

a less frequent combination Super Spiderman.
photo c/o jeremy lindsey

Big Buddy is growing up so fast - too fast.  I know I say that a lot but almost every morning he seems older. He's main obsession interest has changed again; he is currently very into Legos. He'll sit and build for a couple hours at a time. It's nice to watch him be able to focus his energy on something but it's also a little bittersweet - the "baby" is almost all gone. 

a gift from his aunt heidi and uncle cobly for being such a rockstar at the wedding...we fully support bribery

All the kids really enjoyed helping us decorate our house with Aragog and his children.

getting to go out on the roof with dad - they boys were on cloud nine!

Usually when I grocery shop now I leave the kids at home or take just one of them, but a couple weeks back we all went to Trader Joes and it was kind of nice not having to push a cart. 

Last one, we don't have a dishwasher and so cleaning up the dishes is kind of a dreaded task. But the other night I looked at my drying rack and couldn't help but smile at my pretty blue and green dishes. It's a silly thing to be thankful for but cute dishes are much more fun to wash than plain ones. 

This post is part of weekly series inspired in part by Bob Bennett's song "Small Graces".

sometimes they slip by without notice
sometimes they are very hard to see
other times it's very clear when they are happening to me

they are a reminder to the heart there is more to this life than meets they eye...
He is in the small graces, the little moments when the miracles come...

small graces pointing me to the larger one...
little glimpses of the kingdom come

* Linking up at Inspiration Mondays.

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