Sunday, November 9, 2014

Pumpkins, Candles and Company...

I enjoy using candles on the porch to welcome guests this time of year... 

Usually by the time I'm lighting the candles, our boys are starting to look out the window for any sign of company coming down the driveway.

Last night, we were excited to have some dear friends, 
who recently adopted two precious children from China, over for dinner. 

We've had the joy of watching this sweet family grow to seven! We have witnessed many answers to prayer during their emotional and rewarding journey of adoption.  

As our children and theirs lost themselves in balloon sword fights, costumes and laughter, we were reminded of God's blessings of children, family and friendship. 

Photo Credit: Laura Jarrell

My friend Carrie and I at the airport this past summer,
where we welcomed their new son and daughter home…

Have a blessed Sunday everyone!



  1. How sweet and special!

    Your home looks beautiful with candles. Candles and pumpkins are such a wonderful combination. :)

  2. You have such a beautiful comfy home. One just wants to sit down and look out the window with them!

    1. Very sweet of you… thanks Brenda! Hope you are feeling better!

  3. Thanks for your sweet comment about my laundry room. :)

  4. Nothing quite like the warm welcome of candle light! Your porch is so fun and I love the Fall touches indoors! So nice that your friends could come for dinner. I love having company!

    1. And I bet your company loves coming over! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  5. So inviting here, love your farmhouse feel with the mix of pumpkins and candles. As for friends for dinner it's always so welcoming to enter a home during a time of harvest. Such a blessing that your friends have welcomed two new children into there family. Nothing better then joying ones heart with a happy home.

    God bless your friends and their new little ones, blessed you are to be in just beautiful company.
    See you soon.


    1. Thank you so much Dore! Very sweet of you. I adore your style! Blessings...

  6. Oh Julie, I'm going to tear up. Miss you guys, and the Olsens so much!

  7. Your mantel looks so pretty all decorated for Fall. I hope your dinner party went well. Sounds like it was a good time to catch up.

  8. Love the beautiful pale colors. Gorgeousness


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