Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thankful thoughts....

I am following along with Linda's theme of Thankful thoughts. Please click on her name to head over to her blog. Others taking part will leave a comment as a map.
I am Thankful that I have a little one to keep the fun of Halloween alive at my house.
Wonderful decorations for my refrigerator....

The pumpkin that he drew the face and momma carved....

I am Thankful that I live in a small town that is family friendly . Trick or treat is held on main street. It is well lit and police are present. We all donate candy to be distributed among the homes so it is fair and safe.
I am most Thankful that My Mother is able to be such a big part of our life and share in the special memories we make.

Friday, October 29, 2010

If you love a child .......

I just came across this wonderful blog post. It brought tears to my eyes as it is so wonderfully written. If you have a child in your life please read these words and share them. I am printing it out to share with my kids.
It is just so important our children know they are loved unconditionally. Life is harder today than we can even understand. Days of "slam books " that only caused hurt are so little to what kids face in life today.
So please click on the word blog to take you to that great post and hug your child...so many no longer can.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tuesday's chain #5

I am so pleased it is once again Tuesday.Time for Misi's chain.
I am looking forward to reading every ones post.
On the off chance someone reading mine today is unfamiliar with this chain, click on Misi's name and it will take you to her blog.Once there, you read the comments as a map of where to go.

Today's Theme is Souvenir. I instantly knew what I wanted to share.
My husband is my first love. We went to school together and we became boyfriend and girl friend in Jr High.
Here we are ...

And at my sister's wedding

Okay you are wondering where I am going with this post I am sure.
Well as with most young love, stuff happens and you part ways.
Once reunited we knew it was a forever love and we married.

On our wonderful day my niece presented us with a beautiful home made card. Beth colored a wedding cake on the front, so sweet. Inside held this SOUVENIR she had found days earlier in the pond in front of my parents home.It was the coin we made at the amusement park so many years ago as young lovers. Now mind you the pond is large and people boat on it daily. The odds of finding this in it 13 years later...I can't imagine. To me this was a God wink. Letting me know this is truly a blessed union.

It is hard to see in the picture but means the world to us . We keep it framed for safe keeping.

Well Thanks for letting me share my love story...like all marriages there is good days and bad ,sickness and health. I am so Blessed to share it with this man.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I am very Thankful

I am following my good friend Linda's suggestion to post weekly what I am thankful for .
Today is my wonderful husbands birthday. I am so Thankful he was born.I am thankful that I share a life with him and that he is the father of my children.

I am thankful my mother could be with us while we celebrated.

Although I missed our daughter today I am Thankful she is able to go to college.

I am very Thankful to be blessed with wonderful friends that bring such happiness in my life.
I am thankful that you cared enough to read this post.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesdays display chain #4

Misi chose the theme of make do for today. It will be fun to see all the wonderful things people will show . Please pop over to 1890 Gable House Musing blog and join in or check the comments to see where to go to enjoy the post's.
This is a hard one for me, but still wanted to take part. Here are the make do chairs I made.






They aren't the best display pictures just what was already on my computer.
My reason for not skipping today's post was I wanted to Thank Misi for the wonderful sign. I won the first give away which happened to take place on my birthday.

It is beautiful!! The quality of her work is just wonderful. Please take the time to visit her selling blog . You to will be delighted with her work.
I am off to see what everyone else has shown. Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday display

It is Tuesday and once again I will be joining in Misi's chain. The theme she picked for this week is 2 color. Hmm??? What to pick.
My first thought that came to mind was the two colors that seem to be all around this time of year. The red and yellow of Bittersweet.


The same colors found in Red Ware...


But then I decided to share the excitement going on in my home instead.
We have lived here for just over 11 years and my bedroom is finally being repainted. I have had every other room in the house painted some even a few times. Earlier this year My husband painted the down stairs and I loved the color combination so much that I chose the same colors for my room as well.

so my two colors will be Martha Stewart's Bone folder and snail shell.

Hope you will pop by 1890 Gable House Mussing and join in the fun. I find myself wishing it was Tuesday quite often these days.

Friday, October 8, 2010

fall pics

Today's weather is off to a wonderful start. Although I am very thankful for the much needed rain. I am so delighted to see the sun shinning brightly today.
Here are a few shots taken at a local farm stand.










Hope you enjoy this wonderful Autumn day.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Display chain #2



Once again,I am taking part in Misi's ,1890Gable House Musisngs, display chain.
This week the theme is something only you could love.This brought many things to mind. I first considered the Tennyson's Birthday book I have, the cover is no longer fully attached. The birthday dates in it are all around 1874, there is a little photo of a female tucked inside. such a neat personal item I had to have it.
Next I thought of the little leather bound Bible I have from 1890. Well loved well read. The original owners name inside. However I think we all have a love for these old treasures and the history they hold so I needed a more personal item . I decided to use my Teddy bear. The feeling I get when I see him brings tears to my eyes. He now wears baby clothes to keep his stuffing inside. Baby booties on his feet. I keep him in my hope chest at the end of my bed for safe keeping. As a child I spent every day loving him. I remember playing cowboy's and Indians with him and using lipstick to make the marks where the arrows got him. His tummy wore away to nothing so he has a New pink fur tummy just to keep him in tack. He also has a patch sewn on by my oldest sister to keep is neck closed. It is funny how much you can love a object but I do. If we had a fire and I knew my family was safe outside, this is what I would want to save. In this photo he sits in my childhood rocker my father bought for me.