Rachel surprised us Friday night by banging on our deck door! We had no idea she was coming! I told her, "You didn't give me the opportunity to worry about you driving all that way!" I don't really worry, but I do think about them and pray when they are journeying.
My niece Kaitlin also arrived at my parents house Friday evening to spend the weekend with her mom, who is visiting. (see previous posts)
On Saturday we went to Aimee Weaver's Fall Market at her small farm. It was raining so they moved everything inside. Aimee goes to my parents (we used to go there) church, and is a lovely person. She has grown her business, and I love that she uses her creativity to bless other people.
A popular thing at her market was the chance to paint your own sign. Here my sister in law is painting the sign she free hand designed.
This one is mine and I traced and filled in! I loved it though, and its got my creative juices flowing!
This morning I had tea in my cottage garden with my darling Rachel. She is off to school at the end of next month, working a lot, and getting lots of friend time in. I was happy to have time together, talking and enjoying the lovely scones. Rachel is a coffee girl but she loves a good scone.
This was one of the dreams I had for my little sitting spot in the garden, to share tea and conversation amidst my lovely flowers.
Tea Pot: Nantucket Home (HomeGoods) Tea Cups: Countryside - Enoch Wedgewood (Tunstall) Ltd. English Bridges - Alfred Meakin Staffordshire (Both found at an Antique Store in Strasburg, PA) Dessert/Salad Plate: Antique Floral - Queen's Jam/Cream Bowls: Blue Nordic - Johnson's Brothers Ironstone Milk Pitcher: THL - (HomeGoods) Scones: Purchased Frozen, and ready to bake, at The Tea Trolley in Delta, PA.
I'm sitting in my living room this morning, and I hear the sound of the cicada's singing loudly. This is the first time this summer that I've really noticed them. We are half way through July, and for us that means we have two more weeks before we get back to school!
My grandma, G.Lily, always talked about how fast the years flew by, and its so true. In a few weeks we won't have any non teens/young adults. My baby will be 13!
When we are in the midst of our busy lives, its easy for the years to go by and hardly notice. Then one day, you say how'd my kid get to be 29 years old? He's older now than I was when I had him! Crazy isn't it?
In talking about how fast life goes, and changes that are an inevitable part of growing and life, I realize I've not talked about something here on my blog that has been challenging for us as a family, but it was a necessary thing.
After 10 years at our church, we made the difficult decision to leave about 2 months ago.…