Small Graces

I meant to publish this post on Sunday but I've been struggling with a cold the last couple of days. I kept feeling like I'd finally beaten it then all of a sudden it would come back to wipe me out again. I'm not very good at's hard to rest with three kids. I have, however, been trying to go bed early which means no time for blogging. Last week was a busy week, which probably had a lot to do with this lingering illness, but it was also such a good week! We went to a local amusement park and an apple orchard as a family.  Then Jeremy and I got a little date when we attended the wedding of some friends.

One of our neighbors works at Santa's Village Azoosment Park and gave us her September family pass. It's an interesting place because it's part zoo, part kiddie amusement park, but I'll post more about the trip at a later time. Everyone had a blast. One of of highlights was Mini Man riding this race car ride. For almost a year now he's insisted, "I'm going to be a race car driver when I grow up, who fishes when I'm not working". 

By accident we ended up checking out an orchard close to our home and we were so glad we did! It was the perfect, simple little place and we had such a great time. You can read more about our trip, here

The wedding we attended was for a young couple we serve with at church. It was a such a privilege to be a part of their day. They both have such generous hearts for the Lord that we know God will use them and their marriage to do great things.

The also threw a great party...DIY carmel apples!

Plus it was a chance to hang with several of our friends...without the kiddos. 

A couple other things that have also made me smile...Little Lady is taking her first ballet class and it is one of the cutest things I have ever seen. She is so serious! 

We've never really been co-sleepers but since he could walk Mini Man has found his way into our bed when he was scared, sick, or just needed some extra love. He wasn't feeling the best last week and asked to sleep with us - I'm going to be so sad when these days end. 

While making supper the other night, as usual, all the kids crowded into our tiny galley kitchen. This time, however, the boys were actually quite helpful. 

One of many things that first attracted me to Jeremy was his love for books. Now when I see him share his favorite stories with out children my heart melts all over again....even if they do fall asleep during the reading. 

he's currently reading the third book in The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

These blocks are suppose to spell out 'Happy Harvest' on our bookshelf but this makes me happy too. 

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

"these are the small graces, the little moments when the miracles come...
they are a reminder to the heart there is more to life than meets the eye...
He is in the small graces....
small graces pointing me to the larger one...
little glimpses of the kingdom come..."

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