Last weekend we participated in a community service project for the kids' school; we raked leaves for some elderly couples around Sherman. There was about 75 parents, teachers, kids, etc. and we raked 13 homes. It was a beautiful (and chilly!) morning, and Christian was such a trooper! He stuck with it and raked and bagged leaves the entire time, with no complaints. Olivia made it about 1/2 an hour and then she wimped out and hung out in the van. Andrew took Adelaide on some errands, so I didn't have to worry about her. It was just a good experience to be doing service with the kids; I hope that we're able to do more in the future.
I can't believe the holidays are upon us. I love this time of year. I love the weather, I love the holidays (and the time off!), I love the opportunity to think about things that I'm grateful for, and I really do have SO much to be grateful for.
What (or WHO!) I am most grateful for...