always surprised by it, one big thing tomorrow, + the joy in my everything

fall at our house / 2017 /
Just this week, I screenshotted (not a verb, or even a word for that matter, but go with it! :) the weather app because our Texas running weather was finally cooling down:


I didn't expect that by the end of week I would be running in this: (!!!)


It actually dropped down to 45 by the time I finished running! I couldn't feel my hands!! 45 and windy is COLD! I don't understand how humans can live any farther north than Texas. 

Of course all of my southern children suited up in complete winter gear for the occasion: ;) 


We had no idea just how cold it would be later in the week, or we would have made our first batch of chai spiced tea today instead of Wednesday:


I left the cardamom out since we didn't have it, but they liked their tea with milk, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. It was a win for all. :)

This last October weekend is nearly as busy as the rest of the month has been. Here's what we're working on now:


One major thing we need to do tomorrow is build our chicken coop! Our chickens are teenagers now and they're already huge! I can't tell, but if I had to guess I would say we have three roosters and three hens...which is strangely how many we have of each of their owners. :D

Tomorrow is slated to be slightly warmer- let's hope so, because those chickens are likely to be kicked out of their cozy garage home. :D

Before I head toward bed, I wanted to share this promise of God because it was especially sweet to my heart when I read it today-I never want to forget it:

For God has not destined us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. 
1 Thessalonians 5:9-1

What a GIFT from God that we might live with Him through the salvation given by His Son!! It's a miracle! :) Jesus truly is the joy in all of my everything. 

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