Sunday, November 28, 2010

Family photo's...good times? the end, yes!

When you get your family together for pictures is it kinda like pulling teeth?


These sweet little cherubs are our grands. Number 8 is coming in Jan.

It's a real task to get everyone on the same page...........and keep them there!

But I love the outcome anyway! Makes me smile!

These are all my guys!

Our teen has had the opportunity to be apart of his cousins Young Mens in building "Mater". They've entered him in every parade round about, an have won first place each time. They play a cd of his voice, and drive him backwards up and down the parade route. The Young Men ride in the back and sometimes they get really get him bouncing. Friday afternoon they gave him a Christmas makeover and took "Rudolf the red nosed Mater" to strut his stuff in the light parade, where they once again took first place! Summer shot of Mater
Rudolf the Red Nosed Mater in the light parade.

Gum ball turkeys our daughter made us for thanksgiving. Aren't they cute?

Their little pilgrim hats are made from tootsie rolls.

My woolly puppy

Our Thanksgiving was wonderful. So many things to be thankful for. It was great having our children and their families here under the same roof.

Some years ago we started a new family tradition of going to see a movie on Thanksgiving night. This year we saw Harry Potter. Have you seen it? Did you like it? I'm not a purist when it comes to HP, I enjoy the books, as well as the movies. One of my daughters is always so disappointed in the movies because they are not like the books . lol

We went after Christmas trees yesterday. It was cold cold cold. We got some beautiful trees , Pinion from the south slope of Tabby Mountain. Hopefully we will get ours up tomorrow for home evening. The Mr has the flu, and I think it would be nice if he keeps it to himself! lol The sky is flat this afternoon, I think we may get some snow.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Carpe diem.......Seize The Day

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

For the beauty of the earth, for the beauty of the skies, for the love which from our birth over and around us lies, Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night, hill and vale, tree and flow'r, sun and moon, and stars of light, Lord of all, to thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child, friends on earth, and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild, Lord of all, to thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise.
This is our year to have all of our children, my Mom, my Sis, and a nephew home for Thanksgiving. There will be 23 of us. I am looking forward to it all. I had some pictures to show you but for some reason my cord will not work with my laptop, and so, I'll wait. We were able to get a couple of summer projects done after all. We poured cement and graveled the drive ways. YES!!!!! I LOVE IT! We also have laid laminate floor on the kitchen, dinning room/keeping room and wash room floors! How NICE it feels! Thank you dear Mr.!

I have a new puppy...........I'm not exactly sure how it came to be that I have a puppy, and no one is more surprised than I am myself. And to top it off, I'm the one who reached down into the box outside the grocery store and picked her up and carried her to my car, and drove home with her! Ahhhh, she's a cuddle though. What kind of dog is she? Good question. Maybe a border collie/great Pyrenees cross? She has a white wool coat, and big feet, and she has doubled in size in just the few weeks that I've had her. The brother that was in the box with her, looked like he was very boarder collie. So who knows. I took her walking with me today, Ugg. The first half mile was like dragging a dead dog down the side of the road. LOL It took me 2o minutes longer to get my walk in, but I know it'll get better, and she'll be good company.

We have new turkeys at my house, and one of them will be our Thanksgiving feast. Long somewhat silly dramatic story about these birds but I'll spare you the details and just tell you how Thankful I am that all 3 of them are in the chicken coop!

I have some links for you today, some freebies from other blogs. The first one is for a turkey, from Kris
This guy made me smile.

I have a thing for old bottle brush trees and I think her homemade ones turned out fun.

These last links are for counted cross stitch patterns. SORRY I don't have a picture for each of them.

On sat., I went to a funeral for a friends husband. It was a beautiful service, full of peace and love. Between that and Thanksgiving, I've been pretty reflective, and feel overwhelmed with gratitude.
I'm so very blessed for sure. I'm grateful for so many many things, and hope and pray that I can become a truly grateful and kind person. Hugs to Sylvia, who is so full of love that when I'm around her, I am always inspired to become a better woman than I was before. I am very Grateful for my 5 daughters. The two that I gave birth to, and the three that my sons have brought into my life. I love you all, and I'm grateful for your support and the way you love and nurture not only your own, but family that belongs to others. Thanks for showing me how it's done!
I'm so grateful that the Mr. is alive and breathing, and yes, I'd rather sweep up that mud than have him gone from my life! He is my everything!
I'm grateful for this old stone homestead house that I am privileged to live in, and for those that built it and raised families here.
I hope you all have beautiful and safe Thanksgiving day. I know your hearts are as grateful and full as mine! Till next time, Enjoy
...............and gobble till you wobble!
Carpe diem.......Seize The Day