As embarrassing as it is to say, I have always loved the changing of seasons but never fully stopped to appreciate its beauty until today. One of my daily reads and fellow blogger Heather over at 'Step Inside', did a posting the other day about how much she loved fall and how much she knew she was going to miss the changing of the seasons/leaves after moving from Tennessee to Texas. I didn't think much of it when I read it to be quite honest, I just read the words and nodded my head thinking she was right. Today Addaline and I were turning into our neighborhood and it was like something smacked me in the face and told me 'Wake up and appreciate the beauty around you'... so I did! Addaline and I drove through the neighborhood admiring all the beautiful trees changing colors, I knew that was God's way of telling me to once again slow down and appreciate the beauty of this world he has given us!
It's something SO simple but yet so amazing! I can't wait until the 2 huge trees in front of our house start changing and I'll photograph them. I'm still working on our fall decorations and will definitely be posting pictures soon for you all to see what we decided to go with. The hubby actually agreed maybe we should go more towards Fall decor than just Halloween so the decorations can stay out longer (and look much better).
As fall approaches, so does winter and an exciting even happening in our family again this year... The Nutcracker. Macie tried out for the Nutcracker in August (on my birthday actually) and we found out last month that she was cast in it, as one of the Soldiers. She is beyond excited and actually moved up about 4 steps from the part she was cast last year, my little superstar dancer! She is practicing every Saturday evening until December and then it will become something she practices more frequently until the 4 performances take place the weekend before Christmas. I'll make sure to keep you all up to date on how this is going and take TONS of pictures when it gets closer and we get her costume, etc....