We are having a blast decorating for fall this year. I've never really decorated for fall until the last couple of years when we started to get convicted of celebrating Halloween. We decided to celebrate fall and the harvest instead, so I've been on a mission the last couple of years. I've been finding cute, classy, fall decorations at yard sales very little money. I think I'm maxed out on fall decorations! God is so good.
This is my favorite basket ever! It is a Styrofoam pumpkin. I've filled it with fake fruit and leaves.
I made this arrangement at MOPS last year. I love it! It is now the centerpiece to my dining room table. Perfect size!
I got this wreathe for $25 cents! Perfect for our new porch.
I love this alternative to celebrating Halloween. Last year we started becoming convicted. We tried to make some compromises, but we knew this year, we needed to completely change the way were were celebrating. This is our first year of doing absolutely no trick or treating. We are going to go to the Fairmont Fair at AWANAS, so we can still dress up, play games and get lots of candy, most of which we give away. Our church is also having a Harvest Potluck, so we won't be in want of fun things to do with the family. We feel good about our decision and believe our choice lines up with scripture.
Thanks to all of you for praying for my son and I. God is good and is honoring those prayers. Things have really smoothed out the last couple of weeks. So much so, that I felt confident to take my sister's son, Marcus (10) who has a very similar personality to Josiah, for the week. I'll be homeschooling them both. I'm praying it'll be another smooth week.
I enjoyed my sister's company this last weekend. We went on a awesome field trip to Walla Walla, processed tomatoes and apples, made some home cleaning products, cooked up a storm, watched the latest "Emma" and talked way too much as usual. Thanks for an awesome weekend, Stacie!
Hope you are all having a wonderful October and having fun visiting Pumpkin Patches and partaking in all the wonderful family-friendly fall activities out there.