September 7, 2014

A September to Remember


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Outside my window...

Signs that we are moving into Autumn.

The sun is lower in the sky, there is a slight Autumn scent and a nip in the air.

I am thankful...

For the sunny days, for the blue sky.

I'm just not ready for our grey and white weather to return.

In the kitchen...

Caramel apple pastries for a party tonight.

Apple sausage with quinoa and kale
for dinner.

More signs of Fall!

I am wearing...

this dress...

with a 3/4 sleeve black cardigan.
The model looks so much better in it, but this is one of my favorite dresses.
Easy to wash, easy to wear, can be dressed up or down.

I am hearing...

This song in my oldie but goodie,

I am going...

To another wedding this month.

I love weddings, don't you?

The beginning of a new family, the bright hopes, the desires realized.

I can't wait until The Marriage Supper of the Lamb!!

On my mind...

Good friends.
I thank my God upon every remembrance of them.

I am reading...

In Heaven, Experiencing the Throne of God
This is the testimony of Dean Braxton, a man I met last week.

I am hoping...

To pass my driving test this month.
The pre-trip inspection is pretty tough.

I failed my last Practice Test...but now I know how to study.

Fuel tanks, steering boxes, u-bolts on the brain.

I am remembering...

My California family with longing.

Around the house...


Yet more signs of Autumn!!

The scary ones are escorted in a jar to the woods...they are just too big to smash.
Yuck and shivers!!

A quote for today...

"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength,
They shall mount up with wings as eagles.
They shall run and not grow weary, They shall walk and not faint,"

One of my favorite things...

Babies, with their chubby cheeks, kissable necks and piggy toes.

A few plans for the rest of the month:

A wedding
A driving test
A divorce...maybe

Mr. Santos and I have our Settlement Agreement this month.
What does that mean?
Such a strange title, what will we settle? At times I feel like I'm just along for the ride. I don't always know where I'm going.

Please pray for me.

Some picture thoughts to share...

Lunch date with the kids yesterday

Followed by a walk in the woods.

Lovely Sophia

My of three who pushed me up the hill.

We made it to the top!! What a view.

Three monkeys

Setting up beach camp at the bottom of the cliff.


Mr. Santos met us there to take the kids for a walk.

High Tide!

And an otter family

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  1. Your caramel apple pastries were delicious and I loved the dress you were wearing. You looked better than the model!

  2. Praying for you and Mr. Santos. You're such a catch. I hope he soon realizes it.

  3. Aww, you ladies sure know how to put a smile on my face!! Thank you for your kind comments. :)

  4. Prayers for you and Mr. Santos!

  5. Whilst you prepare for winter, we are enjoying the start of spring with all the trees in blossom and my daffodils are in flower. Its a beautiful time of the year.

    Prayers for this difficult stage in your life, no matter the outcome, God is with you and holding you up and making you strong :))) Keep on smiling and don't forget to laugh :)

    1. Thank you Jo! I always have something to smile about, and believe it or not this last year and a half has been full of laughter too! God is so good, He makes me glad. Enjoy your spring...I'll be looking for your flowers and be sure to look for our fall colors.

  6. Wow! Your caramel apple pastries look divine; if only! Your family pictures are all so full of joy and blessing; I'm curious about your current read too!

    Hopping over from The Simple Woman's Day Book!
    Sparrow's Day Book

    1. Hi Claudia: Thanks for your kind visit! It was a great book. Mr. Braxton was declared dead for almost two hours. The book is about what he and his family experienced during that trial. Hope you have a good day.

  7. Hi Laura :)
    It's getting cooler, more like October than September... I love your pictures as always, and agree with Jo, no matter how things look God will bring blessings out of it if we are in Him...Romans 8:28 always ;) your children are lovely, growing up so fast!

  8. Also remember that most of those model shots have been photoshopped, she looks elongated, and her arms look disproportionate to her shoulders...just truly are beautiful :)

    1. Thank you, Susan, for always being so encouraging. I was just telling a friend I don't know how people get on in life without the Lord as their help.


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