Last weekend we raked up all these leaves to prepare for some friends to come over for a party! The children all pitched in and worked very hard. Raking a heavily wooded lot is a lot of work, but it is such a blessing in the summer time with all the shade the trees provide. It is also a lot of fun to run and jump in the HUGE piles of leaves, and the children enjoyed that as well. Fall truly is a beautiful season, and I'm thankful for all the blessings it brings - falling leaves and time spent together around a little ol' fire pit.