Last Weekend of the Summer

This last weekend, we felt the moment when summer turned into fall.

We were at the beach and the sun was shining, but we could feel it coming – the air smelled like fall, the yellow leaves were peeking out, and we knew we were near the end.

The sun went behind a cloud and never came back.

The rain started later that evening, and the rest of the weekend was cool and cloudy, making me crave naps, books, and movies inside. Which is very nice, too, but I’m so thankful we got in one more beautiful afternoon!

It was only 13 degrees the morning we left, but my dad wanted to go for a ski. He’s been waiting hard for this! He broke both his legs in a car accident last winter, and has been going for physiotherapy for months. He finally got the go ahead for water skiing, and I’m so glad I got to be there to see it! I felt so proud of him. Life has changed a lot for him since his accident, but he’s never complained, and worked hard to push all the limits. I’m so happy to see him enjoying the things he loves once more! I asked him if it was okay to share this, and he said the part he likes to talk about is God’s ability to do miracles, and bring about healing, which is so true! It’s amazing to have days like this when we can celebrate how far God has brought him – I think He was smiling as my dad zipped around the lake.:)

It was a great way to end the summer! What did you do with your weekend?



Labor Day…Laboring?

Hey, everybody! I hope you’re enjoying your long weekend!

We had an awesome time at the cabin with friends and family, but it unfortunately ended with the stomach flu. (We’re hoping our friends will still be friends with us after that intense exposure!)

Our goal for the last day of the long weekend is to nurse our little invalid back to health, and get some jobs done around the house.

I know they say you should work first and then play, but we did the opposite. We played on Saturday and Sunday, and we’ll work on Monday. Hopefully the working part will go as well as the playing part did!

Saturday was gloomy, but the weather behaved enough for us to enjoy some time outside.

Sunday was just plain rainy, and we stayed inside reading books and watching football.

Alright, now it’s time to get to work!

Here’s wishing you a wonderfully relaxing, productive, healthy long weekend!