Are you flying through this season of your life? The leaves of our Maple trees are rapidly flying off the trees! Many of them land on my mini-van so that when I drive off they whoosh away in a flurry of colorful Fall loveliness.
I have had a hard time capturing photos of just how pretty our area is in this season, but this view of our church parking lot gives a hint of how glorious it is.
Then last week I found myself literally flying from big city Portland, Oregon, to little city, Santa Rosa, California, and back again five days later for another fun meet up with my two sisters. I flew in and out of the Charles Schultz Sonoma County Airport, named in honor of cartoon character Snoopy's creator who lived here for many years.
Very near Santa Rosa is Bodega Bay where we enjoyed some perfect hours at the beach.
It was such fun watching the various birds we saw flapping and dashing about.
And I was surprised to find a sand dollar and my sister Margaret found some pretty shell fragments, too.
We had delicious fishy themed dinners at the Tides Restaurant and learned more about the history of the area from our placemats :)
Then while we ate we watched a number of different types of birds fishing for and finding their dinners which included some small crabs we saw.
A friend snapped this photo of us at the airport before I flew home. From left to right, my older sister Margaret, her youngest daughter Holly, me, Margaret's oldest daughter, Heather, and my oldest sister, Carolyn.
The little Ta-Dah my blog title promised materialized Wednesday morning, October 17, 2018. I turned in this preemie blanket I crocheted in a repeat pattern of one-row single crochet one-row double crochet. The hat was knit in a rectangle by my sister, then seamed by a friend while my sister Margaret was visiting me in August. The solid blue shows much darker in this photo than it appears to me in life, but either way the colors remind me and others in my stitching group of some of the pretty Jewish prayer shawl colors we have seen.
I got home on Saturday, October 13, and we had another house showing the next afternoon. Several families have been interested, but not made offers yet and my patience is being tried as I try to do my part to keep things tidy while trying to carry on with normal life commitments. One of the fun things I have done is bake ginger spice crinkle cookies just before a house showing so the house smells wonderful and we have a plate full of cookies to offer visitors!
Looking forward to hearing if you are flying through your current season of life... until next time,
Gracie xx :)
May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and patient endurance that comes from Christ.... Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all. 2Thessalonians 3:5, 16 NLT