Sunday, November 25, 2012


I'm back with some late Thanksgiving photos! And without further ado..........
Warning:Major picture overload!!

Green bean casserole.....yum!!

Pretty glasses....adults only...:P

We made place cards!

Mom's new dishes!!

Cranberry sauce....we just have to sweeten it....
Nana makes it for Poppy and he likes it really tart:)

Salt and pepper....the good ones.....:)

The acorns in our centerpiece:)

Dad and Uncle Jeremy....who joined us this year!

Our table!

Flame through a stain-glass candle holder:)

Aunt Jen has beautiful, long hair that is down to her waist
and she always wears this beautiful pin in it!

Appetizers.....pumpkin bread.....

Aunt Jen, Aaron and Great Uncle Warren.

I wore my new fall skirt!

And I also wore these cute boots I got at Goodwill...what do you
Love all the buckles!

Pumpkin pie....:P

Aunt Jen put her sunglasses on Ruby....she is trying to get
through her mob of adoring fans:)

The kid's table-Aaron and Owen sat with the adults.

Cherry pie.....:P

Everyone got a pumpkin!

Our Christmas cactus bloomed just in time!! Isn't it beau-ti-ful?


Coconut pie which was gone in a matter of minutes...

Coffee-I think the bubble looks


Sweet potatoes....yum!!

Anna fell asleep...tehehehehe:)

Late afternoon sun......

The boys were pushing Aunt Jen on
the swing and I caught this awesome picture!
Too bad it's blurry though.....

Well, that's all for now!

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Wishing you a warm and cozy holiday season.

Hello! I'm back with another card.......a Christmas card! Yes, it's that time of year again!! cocoa....Christmas lights.......trees........Advent.........cozy fires........reading Christmas books..........Michael Buble Christmas music............candles........sunsets...........presents. Okay, now, onto the card! I LOVE doing Christmas cards......there are so many cute images....patterned paper...and ribbon to use!! I used this adorable little image from The Stamping Boutique and then used some cute holiday patterned paper from my mom's stash:) Then, I tied some brown polka-dot ribbon around, added some cute little Christmas strings at the corners and stamped 'Wishing you a warm and cozy holiday season' on some white paper, added some popcorn kernels and........ta-da!

Here is the whole thing.....what do you think?

Here are the little green Christmas strings at the corners.

I used some glitter on the ornaments
to make an extra special Christmas tree:)

I love this image! I like to imagine that the little children
are sitting up, waiting for Santa Claus:)

I was so lucky to find this little piece of popcorn in Mom's
Christmas stamp set! It went perfectly with the sentiment:)

And then also used sparkles on the berries in the wreath.
Oh, by the way, The sock with green patches is the girl's,
the sock with red patches is the boy's:)

Well, that's all for now! I'll be back soon with some more Christmas cards!!

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just popping in here real quick with a card! I made this yesterday for  The Crafter's Cafe Kid's Thanksgiving Challenge- isn't he soo cute?? I got the turkey from The Stamping Boutique which has the absolute ca-u-test stamps!! And here is Mr. Turkey himself!!

I'll be back later with more pictures but right now, I've gotta go set the table-it's going to look soo pretty! We have a new Royal Mail brown china set! 25 dinner plates, 16 cups and saucers, 12 berry bowls and 14 bread plates!

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Hymns

I am back with some Thanksgiving Hymns to share with you! I have chosen some of my very favorites and after each song, there is a video of what it sounds like! I hope you enjoy them! Here goes...................

First up....................

                                          Come, Ye Thankful People, Come.
                                                           Written by Henry Alford-1844
                                      Come, ye thankful people, come, Raise the song of harvest home:
                                               All is safely gathered in, Ere the winter storms begin;
                                         God, our Maker, doth provide, For our wants to be supplied:
                                    Come to God's own temple, come, Raise the song of harvest home.

                                      All the world is God's own field, Fruit unto His praise to yield;
                                        Wheat and tares together sown, Unto joy or sorrow grown:
                                      First the blade and then the ear, Then the full corn shall appear:
                                    Lord of harvest, grant that we, Wholesome grain and pure may be.

                               For the Lord our God shall come, And shall take His harvest home;   
                                      From His field shall in that day, All of fences purge away;
                                     Give His angels charge at last, In the fire the tares to cast,
                                        But the fruitful ears to store, In His garner ever more.

                                     Even so, Lord, quickly come, To Thy final harvest home;
                                   Gather thou Thy people in, Free from sorrow, free from sin;
                                       There for ever purified, In Thy presence to abide:
                             Come, with all Thine angels, come, Raise the glorious harvest home.
                     (I found this other fourth verse on Wikipedia; it's only slightly different)

                     Then, thou Church triumphant come,Raise the song of harvest home!
                           All be safely gathered in, Free from sorrow, free from sin,        
                                 There, for ever purified, In God's garner to abide,   
                    Come, then thousand angels, come, Raise the glorious harvest home.  

And then here is the video link.......Come, Ye Thankful People, Come.

 And here is then next song.................

                                    Now Thank We all our God   
                        Translation from the German "Nun danket alle Gotte" 
                       written in 1636 by Martin Rinkart and translated into
                              English in 1858 by Catherine Winkworth.   

                       Now thank we all our God, With heart and hands and voices,      
                      Who wondrous things hath done, In whom His world rejoices;   
                         Who from our mothers' arms, Hath blessed us on our way,   
                            With countless gifts of love, And still is ours today.

                      O may this bounteous God, Through all our life be near us,
                        With ever joyful hearts, And blessed peace to cheer us;
                       And keep us in His grace, And guide us when perplexed,
                           And free us from all ills, In this world and the next.

                     All praise and thanks to God, The Father now be given,
                  The Son, and Him who reigns, With them in highest heaven,
                    The One Eternal God, Whom earth and heav'n adore;
                        For thus it was, is now, And shall be ever more.

And here is the link.................Now Thank We All Our God.
And here is the last song.....................

                                        Let All Things Now Living. 
                            Traditional Welsh melody with text and harmonization 
                       by Katherine K. Davis, using the melody of 'The Ash Grove'.   

                               Let all things now living, A song of thanksgiving,
                                To God the creator, Triumphantly raise.
                         Who fashion'd and made us, Protected and stay'd us.
                              Who guideth us on to the end of our days.  
                             His banners are o'er us, His Light goes before us,
                                   A pillar of fire shining forth in the night,
                         Till shadows have vanish'd and darkness is banish'd,
                              As forward we travel from light into light!    

                             His law He enforces, The stars in their courses,
                                  The sun in His orbit, Obediently shine,
                         The hills and the mountains, the rivers and fountains, 
                            The deeps of the ocean proclaim Him divine.   

                            We too should be voicing, Our love and rejoicing,
                                With glad adoration, A song let us raise,
                           Till all things now living, Unite in thanksgiving,
                            To God in the highest, hosanna and praise!         

And here is the link......................Let All Things Now Living.       

I hope you enjoyed these! I'll be back on Friday with some Thanksgiving pictures! Until then, Happy Thanksgiving my friends!


Friday, November 9, 2012


Hello! How is everybody?? We are nice and cozy here! Well........on the inside at least:) Yesterday it snowed! We went out and made a snow man and a snow fort (that we never finished) and went sledding down our huge hill in the backyard. Today, there isn't much snow left except the snow from the fort. I just sent Owen out there to play with Aaron-it was so hard finding a boot to go over his brace! Anyone else got snow yet?? Since I am in the Christmas/winter spirit because of this snow, I am going to share a few pictures of previous winters:)

This is the winter of 2005-Anna is in purple, I'm in pink-of course!:) If you look closely, you can see our
teeny-tiny-little snowman-isn't he adorable?:)

Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh, Christmas Tree, thy leaves are so unchanging.......

December 2006-one of the many failed attempts at a good Christmas
Again.......trying to build a snowman.........

This picture was taken in front of the awesome store we always
go to for our Christmas tree...........they put out a
Christmas tree lot and inside, they have cider and cocoa and
coffee and cookies for everyone! And all the kids get to
pick out a sheet of stickers, a paper coloring book and crayons
and you get reindeer food-oats mixed with purple glitter:)

Here is a look at what our Christmas tree looks likes
every year-glass ornaments.......handmade ornaments...but unfortunately, some broke when our tree fell down last year:)
Ice Storm of 2008
Well, that's all the pictures I have to share for today..............I'll be back soon hopefully with a vlog!!
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Waltons

Hello! I've been meaning to do this post for a long time but I've never gotten around to it! Since I was little, we've been watching The Waltons every night that we can. If you have never heard of The Waltons-well, let's just say, YOU BETTER CHECK IT OUT!!!!:) It is the best TV series ever! It has 9 seasons and then a special collection.

(I got this from Wikipedia) The main story takes place in Walton's Mountain , a fictional town at the foot of a fictitious Jefferson County , Virginia. The time is during the Great Depression and World War II, during the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. John and Olivia Walton along with John's parents Zebulon "Zeb" and Esther Walton raise their seven children during the Great Depression and World War II. The family's story is narrated at the opening and closing of each episode by middle-aged John-Boy, the oldest boy who becomes a journalist and a novelist. John manages to eke out a living by operating a lumber mill with the help of his father and his sons as they grow older. The family income is augmented by some small-scale farming and John occasionally hunts to put meat on the table. Relatives and stranger occasionally pass by, with whom the family shares its hospitality as they are able. The small community named after their property is also home to folks of various income levels, ranging from the well-to-do Baldwin sisters, two elderly spinsters who distill moonshine that they call "Papa's recipe"; Ike Godsey, postmaster and owner of the general store with his somewhat snobbish wife Corabeth (a Walton cousin); a black couple, Verdie and Harley Foster; Maude Gormley, a sassy octogenarian artist who paints on wood; Flossie Brimmer, a friendly though somewhat gossipy widow who runs a nearby boarding house; and Yancy Tucker, a good-hearted handyman with big plans, but little motivation. 

                         Richard Thomas plays John Walton Jr. called John-Boy by everyone.  He is played by Richard Thomas in seasons 1-5, guest season 6, and then played by Robert Wightman in season 8-9. He is the oldest of the children and is seventeen in Season One.

Michal Learned plays Olivia Walton through the whole series. She is the best:)
Ralph Waite plays John Walton Sr. through the wholes series. He is so awesome:)
Will Geer plays Zebulon Walton or "Grandpa" from seasons 1-6 and then died over the summer and was not replaced. I'm glad- no one could replace Granpa:)
                                                            Ellen Corby plays Esther Walton or "Grandma" from seasons 1-5 then she suffered from a stroke, returns in the last episode of season 6, remains through season 7, and appears frequently in seasons 8 and 9. She is the best:)
Jon Walmsley plays Jason Walton through the whole series. He loves music and is fifteen years old in Season One.
Judy Norton Taylor plays Mary Ellen Walton through the whole season. She is two years younger than Jason. She becomes a nurse and is the first to marry and have children.
Mary Elizabeth McDonough plays Erin Walton through the whole series. Works as a telephone operator and attends secretarial school.
Eric Scott plays Benjamin "Ben" Walton through the whole series. He is known to have a strong temper and likes to think he's the boss:)
David W. Harper plays Jame Robert "Jim Bob" Walton through the whole series. He loves machinery and his ambition is to become a pilot.
Kami Cotler plays Elizabeth Walton through the whole series. She was only six in Season One! She is so cute:) 

That sums up the main characters:) You really have to watch the Waltons:)

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