As anticipated, this has been a fantastic and full week! It began with the visit from a long-time friend from Dallas who now resides in Seattle. Such a great time of reconnecting.
And then on Wednesday, a dear family that moved away recently came for a visit and brought our college daughter with them for a long weekend. I have been in a continuous state of smiling, whether from silly moments and fun adventures, or just from the full feeling of knowing that we’re all together again.
As a family, we went off on our own to create a dream day for our daughter. She wanted a day composed of all things fall. That included apple picking, pumpkin picking, going through a corn maze, and carving pumpkins.
I’ve already decided that at the end of this week, when everyone heads back to their places, I’m going to need my own sticker that says, “I survived watching everyone leave.”
This week I am thankful for:
* Friendships that feel like family
* Fall activities
* Carved pumpkins
* A family that really enjoys each other