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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween......(and then Thanksgiving-time flies!)

So much to be happy about...beautiful weather, great friends, a wonderful family, and having hubby around to share it all.  If only we could hold onto these moments.

Photos are really a great way to do that....grabbing those moments in time with a loved one. Videos are great, too.  I wish I had more of both of my own mother, but right now it isn't too late for you.  Ask your mom a question that you have always wondered about...her first date, how she met your dad, was she afraid when she found out she was pregnant?  All sorts of personal questions abound...and you can take a short video of her answer.  These will be moments for you to cherish as the years go by, and when you chance to do such a thing is no longer available.
We live too far away from the road, and in too remote a location, to have little kids come by for candy. The only thing I think that is good about that (other than not having the expenditure) is that we don't have the BIG kids coming by.  I would hope that more families would make room for their teens who want to celebrate, and join together with the school or church or neighborhood so they can celebrate in peace (not necessarily quiet) and safety.  Leave the trick or treating to the children of lesser years.
Last year the granddaughters were some sort of ghouls for Halloween, but my favorite was when the oldest was Darth Vader and the youngest was Eeyore! This is 3 years ago.
This year one is going to be Tinkerbell and youngest is going to be Jack Skelton (I think the same as last year), her most favorite person in all the world.

I asked The Daughter what she was going to be for Halloween.  
She said a tired mama.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Christmas is Coming! Heh, heh, heh.....

So, we are past the middle of October, slowly closing in on November when all the sales start.  We are approaching the snow season for some areas of the country, and there are those of us who want to get our shopping done prior to being snowed in.

There are others of us who want to get our shopping done and have someone else mail it out for us! Personally, I think that is why God made the internet. ;o)

I have purchased a few little goodies for my family so far to include in the packages I mail out.  I also am going to make one small item for each package (and in some cases that is ALL that will be in the package).  So I wanted to share with you a couple of the items that I have ready.  These come from Mitchell-Larsen Studio in St. Croix.  I may have shared the clock that she sent to me in another post, or the doggie plate.

The top one is like one of the White House ornaments that I believe will be hanging on the White House Christmas tree.  They are really really cute!  There are two more that I'll photograph later.

This second one is a cat eating a fish....I love cats and have several 'cat friends' who collect such things.  There are also several dogs, as well as all sorts of birds or butterflies or whatever! 

These can be hung on a tree or in the window dangling from a clear acrylic wire (like fishing line) attached at the top of a window casing.

More to come.....happy shopping!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkins Galore!

The annual Pumpkin Hunt and Claim your Prize!

Hmm...this one is mine now. I'll sit & relax here until Dad comes for it.

What a find! I'll just carry this over myself!

Okay, I'm tired....this one's good and I'm not moving another muscle.

Did we do good, or what! ;o)