Thankful Tuesday: Hay and Apples

We had yesterday off from school. So what better way to spend a beautiful October Northern California day than to scoot ourselves out of the urban jungle and downstate to where the fruit grows on trees! (On trees, I promise!)

And pumpkins emerge from soil, not just asphalt parking lots. 

We ate apples straight from the trees…

and jumped from hay bales.


I’m thankful for city life too. For a weekend family walk to the museum and dinner. For our little family’s soccer game in the park (Grownups vs Kids!). For the sweetness of that Suave Watermelon smelling shampoo I rub through the boys’ hair.

I’m thankful for the chance to run two days in a row and the hope that I can do it again tomorrow. And I’m thankful for friends who love my family and look right in my eyes when they say they’re praying for me.

I’m so happy that today marks the release of my friend Addie Zierman’s memoir  When We Were On Fire. I’ll be reviewing it over on Antler’s blog later in the week. Until then, if you really trust me, you should go ahead and order it today. (Really. You trust me, right?)


What about you? What are your thankfuls today?

  • Ashley Erks

    I am thankful for my amazingly helpful husband. He is home in the mornings and stays busy doing laundry. Bless his heart. I am thankful for my “helpful” one year old son who likes to help “stir” ingredients to make dinner. I am thankful for my helpful Christian hair-stylist who always gives me tid-bits and tips for my Faith Journey. I, too, am thankful for the Fall Season’s festivities and crisp, cool, Nebraska weather! – - I just found your blog today and am a new reader! Thanks for sharing your thoughts to all of “us”!

  • Addie Zierman

    Thanks for the beautiful shout-out friend. Also, when did you get the cute bangs?? Love!