Its a miracle! Mister woke up at his usual 5:45 time, but was promptly returned for a time out and fell back asleep! So here I sit with my coffee and pumpkin muffin enjoying the quiet. Perfect, cause were headed to the Pumpkin Farm for the 5th time, (its just too close to resist, and it doesnt have to cost anything at all) and so now we wont be grumpy.
I found on Pinterest this last week the cutest sign of Family Rules. I loved the rules, they are exactly what Michael and I want for ourselves and what we want to teach to our children. I knew I wanted to display these rules somehow. Heres what I came up with:
1. Pray often (always)
2.Consider it pure joy...when you face trials." James 1:2
3. Find your identity in Christ
4. Show the same grace to others that God has shown to you.
5. Encourage others. Love others.
6. Laugh and laugh hard.
7. Be kind. Listen. No yelling.
8. Be the first to say I'm sorry.
9. "Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8
10. Be thankful.
11. Hug one another (daily)
12. Always be looking for ways to serve others.
Not too hard of concepts, but sometimes in the daily life hard to live out. I love that we now have a reminder in our hallway to encourage us to "make good choices" (as I always say to Mister)
On to Apple Cider. This is my moms recipe, I have to give credit where credit is due. I dont have pictures, sorry, but its not that hard of a concept. :) Heres what you need:
1-2 bottles of Apple Juice, cinnamon, 1 orange, whole cloves
Into your crockpot pour your apple juice and add about 11/2 teaspoons of cinnamon. If you want you can add 1-2 cinnamon sticks instead.
Then take your orange and you are going to stick the whole cloves into the orange, all over. You can make cute lines, or just dot it, whatever suits your fancy.
Place the orange in the juice, put your lid on and turn to Low for about 3 hrs. It doesnt take that long to warm up.
This recipe is so good and it makes your house smell so good!!!