The day-to-day adventures of the Juhala family:
Joel, Melanie, all those girls and now a boy, too!!
Monday, September 28, 2009
It's that time of year again!! The air starts to chill ever so slightly and the evening comes earlier, bringing with it the promise of pumpkins, apple cider and caramel apples! All around, things settle in for a "long winters nap" and the spaces in our home change along with the way we use them...During summer we are always on the go, or running through the house on our way to the pool. As autumn comes we really live here, and I find that "fall cleaning" is a ritual I can't avoid. Gone are the ever present swimsuits hanging to dry in the laundry room and bathroom. Gone is the perpetual stack of beach towels, the bag of sand toys. The popsicle molds hibernate in the cabinet. Out come the blankets, in come the pumpkins, and lit are the candles as once again all things turn cozy and warm and we are reminded that home is truly so much more than where you hang your hat. Out have come the lesson planners, text books and project lists. There is a stack of readers almost everywhere I turn. And I find myself thanking God yet again for my family, my home, and my freedom to live our lives as we choose; to do what we know is right. My family is the thing I cherish most, and every time I see them I am overwhelmed with the knowledge that God is good. Happy Autumn everyone!