Last week we enjoyed some beautiful Fall weather. Usually by this time of year, the rain and wind have set in and the yard is so soggy you can’t walk in it. But the Lord extended our Fall season here in Northern Portugal and we loved it!
After the kids had eaten lunch there was still a little time before they had to be back at school so we went outside to find something to do….here is our photo journey of an Autumn Afternoon:
“What are we going to do Mom?”
Major wanted to play ball.
I wanted to swing and relax.
Major really wanted to play ball.
I decided to take some pictures.
Our oranges are almost ready.
Faith and Lib went on a treasure hunt.
Complete with a map and backpacks.
Faith looked more like Pipi Longstockings than she did a treasure discoverer.
Trinity didn’t like any of our ideas.
And she really didn’t like me taking her picture while pouting.
How long can I hide the fact that 9 year olds in America have REAL cell phones and don’t play with their parents old ones? Let’s not tell her, okay?
Finally, it was time to return the kids to school This is THE tree in the school yard, where everything happens. I remember in my elementary school yard, it was a huge old tire on the playground.
When I left the school, I drove out to the coast for some me and God time.
Yes, I took these while driving…and yes I had a wreck while doing so. But no one was hurt, not even my fender where I ran into a van. Only my pride was damaged.
It was a beautiful day.
The water was rough and muddy looking, but I didn’t mind.
During August, one can hardly see sand for the number of people on the beach. I like it like this much better.
Sometimes I wonder if I started swimming how long it would take me to reach the eastern coast of America.
But then I realize how dumb that is.
It’s almost time to go back to the school…good bye pretty skies….
Then it was home and back to the daily grind of snacks, homework, supper, baths and housework. It was a fun afternoon. I hope you enjoyed the journey.