It also makes me truly appreciate the seemingly mundane, everyday living that I am enjoying in this season- the ease of hopping in the car (without pain or discomfort) to go for a quick walk with Zach on a beautiful day, the ability to cook healthy, nutritious food for myself and family, the days when our biggest problems seem to be a forgotten homework assignment, being too busy, or having an extremely long commute to work. This is not a "at least I don't have _____ problem" comparison mentality, but simply gratitude for the sweet, everyday moments in my life that I often take for granted. Moments that I am beginning to realize are more like tiny glimpses into heaven instead of what I am entitled to on earth.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to share our stories here on this blog, and right now, specifically the wonderful experiences we have had in September. I love that this is a place I can come back to time and time again to remember what we've done and what God has been doing in us. That is a gift.
So September... I am trying to remember! Haha Labor Day weekend Allie was away on a beach retreat with the student ministry from church so Zach and I had a restful, relaxing weekend.
I read Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist and it was like a 5 course meal for my soul. Oh Shauna, I feel like we are twins separated at birth. Ha! I highly recommend this book and am planning to share my thoughts on it soon. I just loved it and it spoke such much needed truth to me.
As previously mentioned, our Allie girl was in Panama City with the student ministry over the holiday and here are a few of her pics from the trip!
First stop was Greenville for lunch at the Bohemian Cafe. We were first timers here, but it was so good! Adjacent to the restaurant is a record store and we all enjoyed perusing the racks of vinyl.
Once at the orchard, we hiked out to find our favorite apples!
It's hard to tell, but steam is rising up from the lake as a group of canoes row across. So pretty.
And lastly, what would a post be these days without a little food update? I am still keeping on with my AIP diet and it is going well. I am finally in the groove, but still on the hunt for new recipes all the time.
I have fallen in love with this kombucha flavor that incorporates pineapple, apple, and mint.
Happy fall ya'll!
Love - The Kales
Love - The Kales