Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We are Thankful


The cornbread is baked and ready to be made into dressing,DSC_0999

the Cranberry Ham in marinating,DSC_1003 and everyone is anxiously awaiting Thanksgiving day.

This year I am starting a new tradition that I hope to keep going through the years. I have made a thankful banner to hang on the fireplace. I have asked family and friends to write a little note telling what they are thankful for. I am interested in how what we are thankful for will change through the years.


 I sit here and think of all of the things in my life that I am thankful for and I look around at all that I have that makes my life rich and full, and I know that I am blessed.

I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving too.

Friday, November 5, 2010

A day in the Mountains

A couple of weeks ago, we went up to the Helen area for the day with the girls Nana and had a wonderful time. The leaves were absolutely gorgeous. I love this time of year and the colors that go along with it.

DSC_0913 This is a picture taken were we stopped for a picnic lunch on the Chattahoochee right out side of Helen. It was so peaceful. After we left there, we went up to Brasstown Bald which is the highest point in Ga. and went to the lookout there. You were able to see 4 different states. The view was simple stunning.

DSC_0922This is the observation tower on top of the Bald.

DSC_0934 It was cold up on the mountain, I thought the wind would whip us to death. It was so windy, the flag was out straight the whole time. Look at how clear blue the sky was. There was not a cloud in the sky.

DSC_0933 On the way up, we passed a house with the prettiest trees I have seen in a long time. Eric stopped on the way down so I could get some pictures. They do not do the colors justice.

DSC_0941DSC_0943 I wish I could have gotten a picture of the second tree on the way up the mountain. The sun was hitting it just right and it looked like it was on fire with the tree fading from yellow to orange. Oh my, simple breathtaking.

We went over the mountain into Hiawassee where we were supposed to go to a concert, but when we got there, it had been canceled. It was heartbreaking but at least we got to spend some quality time together as a family.

DSC_0945DSC_0950 DSC_0956 DSC_0953 DSC_0946 These last pictures were taken at a roadside produce stand. Eric told me I looked like a tourist who had never been to the country taking them but I could not pass them up. I think I embarrassed him. He went and sat in the truck. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did.

Hope you all have a wonderful fall.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Halloween

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Halloween this year. We had a fun but busy one. This year I had to scramble around the house for Halloween costumes for the Chicklet’s. I refused to spend money on a costume in the stores for something that the girls would only wear one or two times.


Chicklet No. 1 was an angel. So appropriate for her. Chicklet No. 2 was a character from a Barbie move that she loves. Chicklet No. 1 was going to stay home with me and give out candy and not trick-or-treat but when she had to dress up for trunk-or-treat for Awana, she decided to go Halloween night too.