Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Sunny TEXAS Pumpkin Day

We started out with Joshua using a hair clip (isn't that what they are made for?) as shark teeth to bite at Uncle Ben.  The car just filled with laughter.

As mentioned before, we must live in faith and not in fear.  We must pray and then leave the results up to the one Who knows the end results.   What better way to look at the discouraging news in the eye and say, "I have the courage to live", then to do just that.

Now second generation comes to the same pumpkin patch that we have visited for 16 years.

Bill took a half-day off from work.  After reading a quote on Kim's Field of Dreams, I decided the quote was right.  I was tired of just trying to make a living without living.  My husband has had his feet to the income wheel, without a break, for over  year.  I invited him to come join Benjamin and I in taking two of our grands to the pumpkin patch.
Tradition...you all get measured.  What is funny is this is probably the only record I have of must of my children's heights.  Benjamin started off.  I had picked him up from school so he is wearing his school uniform. This was teacher/parent conference week.  May I say, my youngest is doing excellent in school.  The reports were just overwhelming praise and grades for Benjamin.  He has adjusted well to school and I am starting to also.

This is Joshua's second year.  He says "cheese" when you want a picture and holds the "cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee"
Age 3 and has his Grand Mommy's heart wrapped around his finger.
This is Maverick's first year and I was determined to get him measured.  He wasn't too thrilled to stand up with us whistling for him to look up at Grand Daddy.  He will pay me back for this one day.
He us all smiles, which just melts your heart.
Picture with my boys and Joshua with "cheeeeeeeesssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeee".
Now I must do something about that grey in my hair. I am never pleased with pictures of myself, but I am so tired of all the years of not having me in anything, that I am determined to change that.  I was at all those events...................just taking the pictures.
Grand Daddy - Dad... enjoyed the day with us.  He and Mav became friends, which is what I called their bonding time.  Little Mav just giggled and giggled with his Grand Daddy.  Benjamin and I were running to keep up with Joshua.  Bounce houses, wagons, hay ride, pumpkins, snow cones, horses =living life.
I think this says it all.  We all just need to rest in our Father's lap and look for His guidance and relax.  
This eleven month old seems to understand that concept.

Have a wonderful weekend.

13 Joining in with more words:

Maryann said...

Just love the photo of your grandson looking up at your husband. (and the photo of the shark teeth) Your grandsons and son are getting so big. I'm glad you guys took the opportunity to have a day like this together, it will be memories that you will cherish in the future...and yeah for you being in the pictures, it's a problem I tend to have myself because I am always the photographer. Enjoy your weekend and keep continuing to walk in faith instead of fear. Be blessed

Sharon said...

Treasures, Janette - just precious treasures. All of them - your grands, dear Benjamin, and that wonderful Bill of yours. I'm so glad that you guys all had a chance to have such a wonderful day.

Yes, life is about living - and sometimes going to a pumpkin patch is a very *gourd* thing to do! (Pun, free of charge!)


Rebecca said...

I "hear" your enjoyment of the day. So happy for all of you.....It looks like the weather cooperated, too! And what a splendid Pumpkin Place.

Hey, don't fret about the grey. (That's MY philosophy.) Why spend the time, energy, planning & money necessary to try deny a beautiful reality? (I know many disagree.)

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad you had such a perfect day. It looks like a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Now I have to ask, " What gray?" Have a lovely weekend.

Pom Pom said...

Aw! You had a wonderful pumpkin day! Way to go, Grandmommy and Granddaddy!

Sandy said...

What a good time you all must have had! Love all the sweet pictures of your darling boys. And I am with Rebecca! Why deny a beautiful reality? I felt such freedom when I finally stopped coloring my hair and let it be a beautiful platinum. You and Bill look great!
xx oo

Lea said...

What sweet memory making, so glad you all got to enjoy that together. I love pumpkin patches and always take my Princess to one. Have a great new week!

Nancy said...

What sweet pictures and they will be priceless memories….So glad you had such a good day...

Debbie Petras said...

What a great pumpkin patch! I love this time of year. And Maverick is the cutest! Glad to see you in some photos. I am usually the picture taker too. :)

love you,

Vee said...

Fun to see you all at the Pumpkin Patch... You'd better eat your Wheaties as Ben is catching up fast! I did have to look twice at your hair...I like the gray...consider it blonde highlights...but your hubby gave you antlers. Ha!

Debbie said...

LOVED reading about all of this and seeing your darling pictures. These are the BEST kind of days and I am soo glad you enjoyed it. Yep, living life, making memories, that's what it's all about. Enjoy your day!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, how I love the next generations sharing in the traditions... =)

LOVE that you are in the photos!! It's hard to take them and be in them... sometimes I just put the camera down and enjoy!! blessings ~ tanna

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Yes, sometimes we just need to make the time to step off that work wagon and enjoy what is right in front of us. This year I did the same. I dropped my usual Saturday schedule and went to a corn maze with a friend. We walked over 2 miles, giggled and had a great time. We even took a hay ride through the corn fields and pumpkin patches. It was a much needed break. I love your pictures, Janette. You are an inspiration to live while we have the chance, rather than just survive.

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