"Do not yield to discouragement in the face of difficulties and do not abandon yourselves to false solutions which often seem the easiest way to overcome problems. Do not be afraid to make a commitment, to face hard work and sacrifice, to choose the paths that demand fidelity and constancy, humility and dedication. Be confident in your youth and its profound desires for happiness, truth, beauty and genuine love! Live fully this time in your life so rich and so full of enthusiasm."
"Let us look with greater hope to the future; let us encourage one another on our journey."
~ Papa Benedict XVI

Thursday, November 11

Some quick pictures....

We celebrated 3 birthdays this month
All at the same time ...there was a lot of fire!

We also had a morning out at a nearby lake.

Lake Johnson on a beautiful, fall morning
 We fed the ducks ... but it was mostly geese.  We stood in the silence and were amazed that we were standing on the bottom of the lake.  They drained the lake a bit to repair the dam.

On our way back out we found a small gully

R.B. decided to jump it...
with his long legs it was not a problem!

The rest of us looked for a better place to cross -
it was very muddy and more likely to
suck your shoes off than anything else. 

This is what we found.

He made it!  It was a bit of an accomplishment. : )


Last but not least!

All are here and accounted for!

Heading home.
Sometimes you just need that day out.  It was beautiful!  Daddy dropped us off at the library on the way home and we borrowed a few books.  Then we walked home with the stroller, a bag of books, and a cheerful attitude.  Wonderful!

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