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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

a pumpkin fall

Have you seen "the pain of the mundane" for long enough? As I was perusing my blog, I realized it might be time for something else. Like a newer post. And one that lists my favorite things about fall. With some pictures.

Let's start with pumpkins. I really am loving pumpkins this fall. They're just so cheerful. And the pumpkin-scented candle from Yankee Candle Co. smells wonderful. And of course the pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks is a favorite staple of the season. Who doesn't love them? And pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie ... oh my.

Also apple picking -- which is what these pictures are from. We went to Solebury Orchards with my parents-in-law about a month ago, and it was the perfect day for it. And what better thing to do after apple picking than to (attempt) to bake an apple pie? Which is, yes, another favorite aspect of fall.

What else do I love? The brilliant leaves. The chilled air that's not yet bitterly wintry but rather crisp and fresh. Even now that the time has changed and it gets dark so early, it makes the evenings feel cozier.

Probably what I like the most is the fact that I am enjoying and appreciating fall this year. Instead of years past when I would dread it because it meant winter was on its way. No doubt that winter is well on its way this year, but I am in a good place. With a husband I love, in two jobs I enjoy, a church we feel refreshed by, and learning contentment because of Christ.

In the past month, I've cried as I heard the testimony of a new believer who joined our church. And I've celebrated with the other 50 founding members of Cresheim Valley Church
I have found refreshment in God's Word through a weekend women's conference I attended (Women in the Word) and through studying it, discussing it, and being encouraged by it with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Both through my responsibilities (privileges!) at Chelten Baptist and Cresheim Valley Church and through friends.

It's been a good month. And did I mention how much I'm looking forward to my best friend's wedding this weekend? Nothing like sharing in the joy of another ... in the celebration of a marriage. And getting a front row seat as her matron of honor! There will be reflections and pictures to follow, I'm sure.

2 Comments:

  • oh man, i wanna go make something pumpkiny now! and buy a pumpkin candle too!

    By Blogger Tootie, At 1:32 AM  

  • That pumpkin patch/apple orchard was way more beautiful than any we visited this year! Always love your posts---even re-reading the pain of the mundane over and over again!

    By Blogger Steve and Miranda, At 10:39 PM  

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