Monday, September 27, 2010

Family Traditions

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow~

Crisp air.  Orange & red leaves.  Fall has arrived ... my favorite season of all.

And thus begins the race against the clock to fit it all the autumn activities.
Each weekend is quickly penciled in on the calendar, filled with fun frolics that can only be enjoyed between late September & November.
Our annual trips are planned to the apple orchard, pumpkin patch & corn maze.

The Covered Bridge Fest is at the top of our list for fall fun.
The farmland of beautiful Indiana is the perfect backdrop for the majestic old covered bridges, some 91 in all.

Camping is at its best...cuddled up in a cozy sweatshirt next to the crackling fire.

 And these are the things we do each and every fall.

Family traditions.

I cherish our family traditions & look forward to them from year to year, with eager anticipation.
I love the fact that these traditions remain the the midst of constant changes, busy lives, and ups & downs.

THESE are the things that strengthen our family.
THESE are our opportunities to have GOOD times & make life-long memories.
And hopefully someday, our children will continue these traditions with their families, forming the storyline for our own unique history ... from generation to generation.

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you hope & a future.
Jer. 29:11