Monday, October 24, 2011

Autumn Wishes

Autumn in the Midwest. There's nowhere else I'd rather be at this time of year.

Yesterday, Ed and I took Sam for a hike through Cool Creek Park. When my husband was a boy, just Sam's age, he had spent many summers at the adjoining Camp Acorn, learning to be an Acorn Scout and eating lots of Chef Boyardee for lunch. It was the seventies, after all, a time of blissful ignorance when the government was not trying to legislate healthy eating.

God does work in mysterious ways. Ed's family now lives in Ohio, and here we are, living in the very area of Indiana where he grew up over thirty years ago.

As we hiked through the colorful trees, we began to speculate on where God might take us next. Houston? Too hot. Los Angelos? Too pricey. Pittsburgh? Baltimore? Chicago? New York?

I know where I would like to be. Michigan, Pure Michigan. It's where my heart is.

I will be visiting my family in Michigan in just a few days. I'm so excited! Brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, Moms and friends.

I made this card for a nephew who will be turning thirteen this week. A teenager. Where does the time go?

A simple card. Strips of tree paper from We R Memory Keepers. A diecut leaf and matching stamp from PTI. Some gold cord to hold an acorn charm from Mark's Finest Papers.

An Autumn wish for good times with family and friends.