Thursday, October 30, 2014

In which the girls rake.

Just out of the hospital, are you?

Very sorry to hear that.

Here's a rake.








Learned this from Matthew.



Crunchy and comfy.

“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.” 
~Henry Beston


  1. Anonymous12:31 PM

    Donna, Hope things are calming down with Emma. I understand "just wanting to fix it". My son's significant other has been diagnosed with heart issues and I am stressed to the max, nausea, and much anxiety. At times like these I can easily develop colitis so I went to the doctor today for drugs - something I try to avoid doing. It is truly a time to trust God and His grace and provision, even if we do not know the outcome. But it is easy to say I am trusting and a different thing to relax through the trusting.

    Also, I want to say I so look forward to your quotes! They are so descriptive! Enjoy your blog so very much. I praise God for your presence in the world. You touch so many hearts.

    Dee S

  2. Anonymous12:49 PM

    You know I am here, just 25 minutes from the city. If Emma or YOU need anything, please do not hesitate to ask. That's what friends/family are for.
    Kris Schwarz

  3. The PUSHING in the leaves!!

  4. Beautiful gals :-)

  5. We have a home owners association. I miss raking leaves. I should see if I have any senior citizen friends that need help with raking.

  6. Pretty girls.
    That sure looks like fun. We have mostly pines around here, but there are a couple of good trees in the backyard that are dropping their leaves now. I think we'll have to do some raking and see what we can scrounge up.

  7. Anonymous6:19 PM

    Around the corner from our house our neighbor has three huge Burr Oak trees in the front yard. Every year after the first frost those trees just drop their big leaves all at once and the yard is knee deep in leaves. The trees also have large acorns with a fringe around them, maybe that is why they are called Burr Oaks. The acorns are as big as golf balls. They roll around in the gutter and down the street and plop down into the leaves. It is the closest we get to raked leaves around here. Emma and Katie would fall into them and be out of sight. Thanks for the fun photos. So nice to see smiling faces on your girls. love and prayers, jep

  8. Those lovely girls...y'all make me smile. Our leaves won't fall for another two months or so. But we have an acorn carpet. :P
    Praying still.

  9. I can't think of anything better for the body and soul than fresh air, sunshine, the crunch of fall leaves and love of family!

  10. Anonymous12:20 PM

    Great photos! My dog loves running in the leaves, but she's so tiny she can get lost in them.

    Mary Z

    P.S. Remember when Katie had long hair and Emma had the short hair? :)

    1. Anonymous3:17 PM

      Mary, I thought of the difference in their hair, too.
      Beautiful girls, no matter the length. jep

  11. Such amazing pics of your beautiful girls! Great memories for all of you! :)

  12. Piles of leaves ... love it! I can hear them, smell them, feel them. Gorgeous pictures of your happy to be together girls.

    Praying for Emma this Monday morning.




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