Can you feel it? That twinge of coolness in the air signaling that Fall is just around the corner. The kids are back in school, vacations are over, and life is settling back into a steady hum. Oh, my this all means the holidays are just around the corner! Another year more than half spent. The Lord exhorts us to redeem the time. Each day is a precious gift and we can get so caught up in the mundane daily routines that we can let many of those precious days slip through our fingers like sand. Don’t fall into the routine trap, find ways to make each day fun, exciting, and unpredictable for your family. It doesn’t have to be extravagant to make a great memory, making Smores over the fire pit in the backyard can be a great family time and create a lasting memory. One of our kids favorites was putting up a tent in the backyard and having a backyard camp out. Treasure each day as a gift and make them count. Please share your ideas – two heads are better than one! What are some of your favorite ways to invest in your family at this time of year? Do you have any favorite spots or traditions you’d like to pass on?