Today we had rain all day, and cool temperatures. This is the forecast for the coming week.
Because it was cool and rainy, I made chicken tortilla soup for dinner. I do my own variation of the Pioneer Woman's recipe. Its delicious.
I've also started to burn my stash of autumn scented candles, and I put away my cottage style plates and brought out my Friendly Village dishes.
With the all day rain, that meant Ultimate Frisbee was out this week, so Rachel asked if she and Sarah could invite people over for games tonight.
This is a fun group of amazing young people. We are blessed to know them. These photos represent kids from three other families besides ours. The Ultimate group is bigger, but not everyone could make it. We are happy to open our home, and spend time with these friends. Some are students, some work full time, one of them runs the family business. They are smart, talented, musical, and hard working.
I've spoken to family and friends, today, who live in Florida and who are preparing for Irma. None of them will be in a direct hit, and have been through hurricanes before. We are praying for them, for their preparations and for safety. We've told them that if they need to leave before or after they are welcome here.
This is the most likely track for Irma. She is strong with powerful winds, and rain. My in laws are in Central Florida and my sister in law said that some gas stations are already out of gas! People are taking it seriously.
On the other side of our beautiful country, wildfires are burning everywhere. Washington, Oregon, Montana, California, Idaho.
Our good friends' son is a firefighter. He's 19 years old. He's been fighting fires in Washington since June, with very little time off. He's exhausted. Our fellow American's need rain desperately in the West. I'm praying for a miracle for them.
Lots of things to pray about, and people to pray for!
I'm praying for Brenda, also, who is fighting an eye infection. Let me know if you'd like me to pray for something you're praying about!