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October Blog Post - Harvest Season Blessings!

This October and “harvest season” sure has been full of abundance and blessings –

and our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for all that the Lord is doing.

And with that, today marks yet another wonderful month with our little Judson

(29 months old today haha!)

and it somehow (!!!) just continues to get sweeter and sweeter…

and we are soaking up the present joys in this beautiful fall time of year,

while also so very very excited for what the Lord has in store ahead!!

"I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done." // Psalms 9:1

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…” // Ecclesiastes 3:1

I was telling a friend the other week,

but one of the qualities I love the most about our Heavenly Father is that He is a God of ABUNDANCE!

Jesus came to Earth to give us life to the FULL, and I have always believed in living an abundant life –

seeking out all the little joys all around us and living a life full of gratitude!

Every single day and every breath is a gift to be cherished and never taken for granted…

and man, these truly are the sweetest days with our little Judson –

and I don’t want to miss a thing!!

“…I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” // John 10:10

Between all of the pumpkins and stunning fall leaves around our home,

this “harvest time” of year always brings me such joy!

Every time I look at my boys running out to the chicken coop

to check on the ladies

(and collect our many many eggs these days haha) or running around the yard playing with our sweet dog Red,

I have just been overwhelmed with thankfulness –

for my beautiful family and this one beautiful life Jesus has given us to live and steward well – for His great glory!

I pray that I can be the mother that He is calling me to be

and continue to raise my family up to know and love Jesus more than anything in this world –

what I believe to be the greatest calling on my life!!

Thanking Jesus for the gift of today,

and so many precious moments with the people I love the most –

my sweetest “harvest season blessings” of all!

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” // James 1:17

…Now onto a little more detail on this past month and some sweet memories we have been soaking in and that I want to bottle up and remember forever!!

We started off the new month celebrating “National Sons Day” with our little bundle of love, laughter, fun, and joy -

our precious outdoors, animal-loving,

farm and tractor-obsessed firstborn son!!!

Oh, how we love you so, sweet Judson!!

Forever thankful you first made me a mama!! #nationalsonsday

Then we spent the happiest first little fall friday spent at the Nix Pumpkin Patch

We have so very much to be thankful for

and had the very best time soaking in this beautiful harvest season with one of our favorite fall traditions of all -

letting Judson pick his very own pumpkins right from the vine!! #falltraditions

“Let’s go to the pumpkin patch, the pumpkin patch is where it’s at!!”

Click here to watch the sweetest little recap video of us making the very sweetest memories up at the pumpkin patch.

My heart is just so abundantly grateful for all that God is doing in our family this beautiful harvest time of year!!

My oh my, I am so thankful for our little pumpkin

and this sweet sweet season of life with my little family!!

Cheers to October, y’all!!

We had the sweetest most fun-filled fall weekend rounding out the month of September

and welcoming in October with our lil’ pumpkin!!

We went to the pumpkin patch,

enjoyed lots of bubbles on the porch,

Judson got a new little haircut -

SOO handome hehe,

have read allll the fall books,

drove out to see our land

(& all of the “cow cows” right by it!),

went to a sweet little friend’s birthday party,

and loved worshipping Jesus at church (click here to swipe over and see the sweetest video from that Sunday morning, where Judson is saying “that’s my house!!!” as we pulled into church - my mamas heart was so thankful to hear how much he loves the house of God)!!

Soaking in these precious days with our little pumpkin

and excited for what this season holds ahead for our family!!

God is just so good!!

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” - Anne of Green Gables

It has been such a special special time full of so much JOY in the Mabry household,

and we are praising Jesus for this beautiful harvest season

and His gifts from above!!

I love spending my days making such sweet fall memories with little Judson

and watching his love for seeing the leaves changing colors

(and his beautiful masterpiece painting of the leaves and pumpkins hehe)

and all things fall!!

What a gift this season is!!

Happy happy fall, y’all!!

We had the best little time out at the local Cherry Mountain Farm a couple of weekends back

- playing on the tractors,

running through the “pumpkin house,”

getting lost in the corn maze,

enjoying yummy icecream,

and petting the goats -

Judson’s favorite!!

I love making special fall memories with my country boys -

and am soaking in every bit of this sweet season

in this precious little town!!!

Click here to watch a sweet little recap video of our fun time over at the Cherry Mountain Farm!

Between going to the corn maze with our little country boy,

wearing all of our fall jammies these cooler mornings,

the most magical fall wedding down in Georgia

to celebrate Claire and Drew,

Judson getting to stay back and spend Saturday with “Nana & Papaw”

and have an absolute ball,

and taking our first “fall temps” evening walk

down to our favorite spot overlooking the mountains -

Oh so thankful for this sweet small town life

with our outdoor-loving

little country boy these fall days!!!

Click here to see another fun little video clip of another fun “Fall Friday!”

Sweetest little simple fall country days with my boys -

and we are, grateful,

and feeling oh so very blessed this beautiful harvest season!

We have been soaking in this fall season with our little pumpkin

and thanking Jesus for His many many blessings to us!!

Click here to see the cutest little video of some pure fall front porch JOY for your day!! #judsonandred

Some happy little moments as of recently -

Judson and his chickadees,

allll the front porch bubbles,

veryyy into football these days,

snuggles with mama,

silly games with “Dada”

(jumping on the bed),

lots of evening walks to see all the changing leaves,

and more!

We are oh so grateful for this simple and beautiful life Jesus has given us to live!!

Click here to see a little video of our time down at Strawberry Hill Farm last weekend -

Fall Friday fam days are for pumpkins, tractor hayrides,

and feeding the cows down out at the farm!!

And also got to go on the happiest little “date day” with my man -

driving on the Blueridge Parkway to see the leaves in peak color (one of our favorite fall traditions since we were dating)!!

Click here to see a video of all the breathtaking scenery!! But honestly, a video doesn’t even do it justice! Truly, just blown away and in awe of God’s beautiful Creation -

Thanking and praising Him for all that He is doing this beautiful “harvest season!”

Last weekend was definitely one of those “weekends for the books” and our hearts are truly overflowing with JOY!!

God is just so good, and man, what a sweet fall season this has been!!

We took Judson for a fun little hayride fall adventure over at Strawberry Hill,

went on a “day date” with my man driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway to see all of the beautiful changing leaves,

andddd the happiest time EVER getting to celebrate my college bestie/roomie getting ENGAGED to the man of her dreams!!!!

This has been the hardest secret to keep -

but man, the most JOYOUS moment to see the joy on your best friend’s face!!

We could NOT be happier for y’all, McKenzie and Dan - congrats congrats congrats!!

What a weekend!! #shesaidYES!!!

And I LOVED getting to make this special sign for the happy couple for their surprise engagement party - such a joy!!

Soaking in all of the breathtaking changing leaves around our home this time of year -

a visible reminder of God’s intricate attention to detail and beauty in His glorious Creation!

There truly is nothing like fall in the south!!

Happy “Halloweekend,” y’all!

Can’t wait to be able to share Halloween pictures and other exciting things on the blog this time next month!!

And onto a little EMC Note… it’s definitely that time of year again.... I’m currently receiving lots of Christmas orders and am SO excited to get to help y’all spread some love and joy through EMC designs again this year!

My custom orders list for Christmas gifts is filling up super quick, so if you are wanting to place a custom order, please go ahead and get your orders in ASAP so I can guarantee Christmas delivery! And message me to order any and all of your favorite EMC City/Town/School/Bible Verse prints, too - which make such fun, easy, and unique gifts for all of your loved ones!!

And some exciting EMC news (!!!) - Make sure to go check out my latest post over on Instagram announcing the EMC Halloweekend BOGO SALE going on (leading up until Halloween!!) and message me ASAP to get your BOGO (buy one get one free) orders in today for all of your favorite EMC prints and designs! This BOGO Sale includes ALL of your favorite EMC city/town/school prints as well as encouraging/bible verse prints! Woohoo!!

I’ve had lots and lots of orders coming in already and would love to send some EMC city/town/school prints and encouraging art prints your way, too! Get your BOGO orders in ASAP, while you still can! Happy “Halloweekend,” y’all!!

And for those of y’all who may be new around here, make sure to head on over to @emilymabrycreative over on Instagram to see all the fun lettering art things I’ve been up to and my personal page @emilyjoannemabry to keep up with our little family! I’d love to have you following along there, too!!

And for those of you who are new around here to the EMC Blog, you can also find me and “shop with me” over on the app.

So, if you haven’t already, make sure to download the app and “follow” me there (I put instructions over on my story highlight over on my personal Instagram page @emilyjoannemabry) - where I’m always sharing all my favorite lifestyle products, baby/kids’ items (and cute clothes, of course!), mommy items, and finds!!

You can download the app and follow me here:

I am also constantly sharing “links” on my Instagram stories where you can click, and it will take you to be able to “shop” that specific photo & what you see!!

Our hearts are so full after another joyful month with our little Judson, and all we can say is – Thank you, Lord!