Today is the first day in a while that it has actually felt like autumn is here! I know it could change and get warm again this month...but for now I am thrilled. It rained last night and I was giddy! I just love Fall. I made chocolate chip banana bread muffins while the kids played outside for 2 HOURS...they have never played by themselves outside...for 2 HOURS! Never ever! It was wonderful. (I had to check on them every 2 minutes, of course, but it was still great!) My kitchen is clean...I have two loads of laundry done...my calender is almost organized and I even had a few minutes to sit and read my favorite devotional (31 Days of Praise, by Ruth Myers) and pray while they were sleeping! So today is a day that I am feeling very grateful for cool, crisp weather and the promise of Fall! Thank you Lord for your beautiful seasons and the wonderful change of pace that they bring!!!