if you know me at all you know that i LOVE the fall. some may even say that I am slightly obsessed. there is just something about the coziness, the crisp weather, the soup, the outfits, the candles burning in your house, the pumpkins, the leaves crunching beneath your feet, the honeycrisp apples, pears, pomegranates, and being outside that brings a grin, errr maybe a giant huge smile to my face.
the adams' household has alot of fun celebrating to do over the next few weeks... we are celebrating my dad's 60th birthday this weekend, my firm gives us a half day off for opening day of the state fair, a certain family that i LOVE is moving here, another sweet gal JUST moved here, my sweet niece's (2nd!) birthday is tomorrow, and austin and i celebrate four (WOAH!) years of marriage in just a couple of weeks. so, fall is off to a great start with lots of celebrating and enjoyment of the ones we lurrrrv.
even though the weather in big d is at a "crisp" 96 degrees i will pretend in my head that it is bundling up weather. a girl can dream, right?!
notice past tense. were. holy smokes, these cookies are SO tasty. seriously get off your computer and go make these right now! i am taking these to Colleen's cute apartment tomorrow night for dinner and hopefully everyone's socks will be blown off under the dinner table. i know mine were. maybe even a couple more articles of clothing, yowzers! ps. just kidding. nothing but the socks. ps numero dos.. i apologize for the poor quality of photos. my nikon is a little under the weather- not that i can use that as an excuse, because i always post iphone photos. baby steps, people.
a couple of things I have made around the casa as of late... my dad's father's day card (forever ago, i know), a gray felt valance for our front door- first we frosted it, then hung this over it- i love how the light comes through it, and a little banner for a great friend who found out she's having a babe... also get excited- i am making some cookies this afternoon and they are looking pretty stellar- you have to refrigerate them for 24-36 hours...I'll let ya know how they turn out... recipe here...
my parents were so cute and hip. ahem i mean are so cute and hip. just love these two.
i am so thankful for them and all that they have done for us. they are so supportive of Austin and I and what we do and I wouldn't be where I am today without their love, their guidance, and their protection. they also gave my my sweet sees who i admire and look up to. love you mama llama and daddio!
i just read this article- so beautiful and makes me teary. gives me a glimpse of my God and the life that He has given us. you mamas out there will LOVE this.
summer at the adams' abode is hectic, to say the least. austin is gone every other week for camps & mission trips so we do what we can and make the most of the time that we do have together. this year, i get to go to new orleans on a mission trip so I am SO thankful that we get to spend that week together and not apart and that we get to serve together and hang out with amazing junior highers and highschoolers. in order to lessen the craziness between his schedule and me traveling for work mucho we make sure to plan date nights and fun friend hang outs in between! tonight we are seeing ben folds at the DSO with some fab people and tomorrow we have a date night! its also very helpful to put awesome messages on the chalkboard at home and purchase peonies! but most of all, in all of this, we know and continue to learn that Christ is sufficient and enough no matter what and provides for us at the exact time that we need it. ps. like my new rug!?!? its from my AMAZING IN LAWS!!!!
ps. i noticed that my "page one" still has christmas posts on it so im trying to be a better blogger :)