Thursday, October 16, 2008

Colors of Fall




The leaves around our home have had such beautiful, vivid colors this year that I had to take my camera out yesterday to capture the season. And I'm so glad I did, last night it rained and was quite windy so many of the leaves were blown off their branches and left to swirl on the ground. Typically, if your desire is to see vivid, fall colors you need to drive further south in Indiana, but this year God has blessed central Indy with the richness of fall. The above picture is of an old basketball goal on a small court in our side yard. This picture could be straight out of the movie "Hoosiers"....you know, the one with Gene Hackman. Yeah..we love basketball here in Indiana!!

I know you're checking my site today to look for another, new, yummy recipe and I promise you that I have some wonderful recipes yet to be posted, but I wanted to take a moment to slow-down and share with you what I captured and hopefully you'll enjoy the beauty of the season from our home.


This picture is taken from the road and shows the drive up to our house. The house sits beyond the tree-line to the right. Yes, this can be a BEAR to drive in the winter and can be downright scare if it's icy. But yesterday, I reveled in the beauty of the setting. With the horse corral, red barn and colorful trees it presented a perfect photo op for this amateur.





Now, while you enjoy the last couple of pictures, I want to share an exciting and fun new "element" to my blog that will begin next Monday, the 20th. My wonderful friend Sarah has been assigned to bed rest for the next three months of her pregnancy with her baby girl. Sarah has experienced some pre-term labor and to help the baby to grow and "stay put" until Sarah's due date, she has to take it easy for awhile. Sarah LOVES to cook and she's great at it. Just ask her hubby. Anyone who's been told to stay off their feet for a period of time will understand and tell you that there's not much to do other than read, sleep, watch t.v., or knit. Well, Sarah doesn't knit (I don't think), so she's relegated to sleeping, reading and watching the t.v. During the day there's not much worth watching except maybe every cook's favorite.....TheFood Network. Can you imagine having a love of cooking and watching chef after chef prepare savory dishes that you would love to try but aren't allowed to? I'm almost positive that in some areas of the world this could be viewed as some form of torture. So I came up with an idea to partner with her and with some coaxing, she jumped on board. I have asked Sarah to choose a dinner and desert recipe that she finds in books or sees on the tele' and my oldest daughter and I will prepare this recipe for Sarah's family and ours on Sunday afternoon. While Megan and I fix dinner, we're going to pray for Sarah and Hannah (their precious baby girl) that all stay healthy, relaxed and no further complications come up. I will post the recipe on Monday for all to see and ask that when you read over the post that you lift Sarah's family up in your thoughts and prayers and if you decide to prepare the meal, you think of them during that time too. I get chills thinking about the many blessings that could be reaped while people all over the country and possibly outside of the USA think about and pray for Sarah and her family! WOW!! I'm calling this new adventure...."Sundays for Sarah". With Sarah's permission, I will share updates on how they're all doing and hopefully we'll be able to post a picture of a full-term, beautiful baby-girl that you've been praying for.


I can't tell you how excited I am about this new partnership with Sarah and trying out some new recipes that she chooses to post on "Sundays for Sarah". I hope that many of you will become as energized and excited as I am and that you'll share this opportunity with many of your friends and family. Let's begin this fun, flavorful food adventure together!! Stay tuned....

8 comments:

annieseats said...

This is incredibly sweet and thoughtful of you, Christy! What a great idea. I'm thinking of Sarah constantly.

Karen said...

They're already in my thoughts and prayers. My daughter was on bedrest for 3 weeks due to pre-term labor. It's a long road. Can't wait to to see which recipes she selects!

Sarah said...

Christy-- I can't begin to express how much your "Sunday Plan" (as well as EVERYTHING else you have done)means to me! Thank you so much for your friendship and continued prayers during this time! Thank you to everyone else for your thoughts and prayers as well. I truly believe that it makes all the difference!

Sarah

Kelly Weaver said...

Christy this is a wonderful idea. I can't wait to see what Sarah chooses! We think about you and Hannah everyday and will continue doing so until we get to finally meet her!!!

Meg said...

Beautiful Fall pics!

Kelly said...

Beautiful pictures. They get me in the fall mood.

Tracy said...

what a great, creative idea! my first prayer will start right now :)

Heather said...

oh my word I am in tears...so thoughtful. we'll be praying.