Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fall, anyone?

This morning... I must confess... I was a bit down. It was just one of those days when emotionally I just didn't have it in me. I asked the Lord to please give me something to be happy about today, because otherwise I was just going to bring everyone down.

I had to go to the store for milk in the middle of our homeschooling day, and on impulse I bought a pumpkin scented candle. When I got home my two oldest girls smelled it and started talking about how good it smelled... and how it brought back memories...

and the next thing you know, I said, "we need to get this house decorated for fall."

That was all it took.

There were whoops of joy as the kids got up into the attic, pulled down the boxes, and started bringing out all our traditional fall decorations -- the bowls, plates, garlands, knick knacks, etc.

Then we were off to our nearby craft store for wooden balls, felt, and pipe cleaners so that we could be ready for one of our favorite hobbies of the season -- making acorn people! (more pictures when we actually make them)

It was such a joy to see the joy THEY were feeling, as we were participating in one of our yearly traditions, and it gave me that feeling of joy/wistfulness also (thanks, CS Lewis, for defining this so well!) as we enter my favorite time of year.

Of course, being in South Carolina, our fall decorating day came about in 80 degree weather with a thunderstorm to boot, but hey! I'll take fall any way I can get it!


Neen said...

At least you have the hope of fall weather. Here in Houston it will not get cool until just before Christmas. The leaves (very few) will change in December or January. I miss the fall leaves of the mid-west so much. Have fun with your decorating.

Beth said...

I still need an acorn people tutorial!
Great idea! We got out our fall sensory box, aka spooky town, and they've been playing with it for hours!

Ouiz said...

Neen, I have to say that your blog is amazing! I spent quite a bit of time getting to "know" you and your family, and I was brought to tears many times! God bless you and your family and thank you for stopping by!

Beth, when I make them this year, I will TAKE PICTURES and do a "tutorial"! (grin) I love your spooky town thing...