Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pumpkin Patch 2016

I love going to the Pumpkin Patch each year and the boys still get excited to go which thrills this momma's heart for sure.  We'd hoped to go one of the days the kids were home for Parent Teacher conferences but it poured down rain so we switched gears.  Over the weekend, we decided to give it a go and it definitely didn't disappoint.  A perk, was that it actually was a cool morning and sort of resembled what fall should feel like, since we live in the south, its always a crap shoot as to whether it will be cool or smokin' hot in October.

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Adam knows the owners of Bo Brook Farm so we chose to pick pumpkins there.  My cuties were excited to find their pumpkins, play on the tube slide and run through the hay maze.

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We played on the tube slides and saw the animals.
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My cute little cowboy, oh how I love him!
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Whitney, Lachlan and my parents joined us for the hayride and playing in the corn pit.
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The size and shape of all the different pumpkins is always fun for me to see and is a great reminder of how creative our God is.  From pumpkins that are big and smooth and perfectly round, to ones that are small and can be held in the palm of your hand, God uniquely made each of them, just like He uniquely made you and me.
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Seeing the pumpkins and preparing for Fall with its crisp air reminds me of Genesis 8:22 when it says, "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease"... though seasons change (both in nature and in life circumstances) I'm reminded that in every season, God is still God, and I have a reason to sing, I have a reason to worship.  Isaiah 25:1 says, "Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago."  Even when seasons are tough, when life is overwhelming and we feel pressed on all sides, God is in control and there is a confidence we can have in knowing that "He's got this".  In the midst of hard days or difficult seasons that seem to drone on and on, He's creating a beautiful tapestry that we see only from the backside with its gnarled and twisted threads, but He sees it from the front and all the threads are in their proper place and a beautiful masterpiece is created.  Thankfully seasons come and seasons go, blessed be the name of the Lord!

Here are our past pumpkin patch visits 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

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