We also went to Bernheim Forest yesterday for something called, "Colorfest." It was a gorgeous day, we hiked through the woods, and ended our fun with an hour of reading by the lake. A beautiful memory.
2. What we were reading...
My incredibly kind and thoughtful brother had this book delivered to me last week! I couldn't put it down this weekend, as it is a powerful message concerning both bullying and autism, and what kids go through. My eyes were definitely opened to some realities I wasn't aware of. Karen Kingsbury has done it again, with another inspired and inspiring story. Thank you Darin!!
Kevin is currently reading this - an essential read. This was a required book for me in college -a true classic about a hero of our faith.
3. Whole 9.
Hear me loud and clear: I strongly dislike diets of any sort...but I do believe in and have had success in the past with "eating clean." Kevin has recently introduced me to whole9life, and I think we're both going to try their suggestion of going hard core with it for 30 days. It will be tough, yes, but the extra weight that keeps me from fitting comfortably into warmer clothes is getting annoying. And honestly, I've experienced how much better I feel when I'm being really intentional about what I eat. Bonus: if we start soon, we'll finish right before Thanksgiving!! :)
4. Supporting adoption. I am loving the idea of buying most Christmas presents this year from families trying to raise money for their adoptions. I'll share the ones I've found soon, and would love to be told about more. What could be better than helping a little one come home to his/her forever family??
5. Speaking of an awesome cause...a lot of you in blog world have probably already heard about the amazing vision of several lovely ladies to build wells for those who need clean water. Last year they built two! I am loving how God is blessing how people are coming together to make a difference. Check out how you can participate by visiting Project 320!
6. A girl's best friend. I just adore and am so grateful for my little dog, Chai. I mean come on, look at that face! He is so sweet, and has been a source of great joy for me for the last 6 years.
Happy Miscellany Fall Monday from us to you!!