It poured and poured all weekend.
I prayed, "God can you give me one window of 30 minutes of sunshine?"
I did not think that was too much to ask.
The clock ticked 3:00 pm.
The rain stopped.
The sun shone!
Everyone marched off to the 'alien garden'
Again, our alien garden is a pile of dirt in the back 40!
It's a pile that gets secretly planted each spring and it's always a surprise for the family.
They all knew one thing for sure....the alien garden yielded pumpkins.
Everyone had to help pick up the pumpkins.
And this was Ivy's first year attending and she knew which pumpkin she wanted.
And they rolled the pumpkins into the trailer.
And off they rolled home to be carved.
A smile that tells you everything is fine.
And the carving competitions began as they used their motorized tools.
One draws, one holds, and one cuts.
Levi is showing us his new skills as his dad looks on.
While they carved Ivy and I cooked up supper and enjoyed the swing.
It's fun sharing the family traditions with our newest members.
There was a place set for everyone.
And Opa made his pumpkin delivery.
These are the smiles that keep our family times special.
Cooler nights are the clue that Fall is in the air and the nights are shorter.
Thank you God for 30 minutes of sunshine.