Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Today was Thanksgiving.  Yesterday was Melody's birthday.  I cried once today, so far, and 4 times yesterday.  I really, really miss her!  I missed that potato casserole she always made too!  Craig and Joe fried a turkey for the first time.  YUM!!!  Overall, it was a pretty good day with beautiful weather.  I forgot the rolls, but we had turkey, ham, smoked salmon, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, carrot souffle, beet salad, squash, dressing, apple cake, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, and pecan pie.  There was food everywhere!

Mom, Rick, Russell, Carter, Charlie and Deborah joined us today and we really enjoyed each other.  We shared our home, sadness and love today with family and friends.  We remain grateful for all that we still have, even if one of our favorites is gone!  We missed my brother Jamie and his wife, Robin, and look forward to seeing them to celebrate Christmas.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A day in the fall

Today was busy.  Little Lauren has a cough that won't quit, so she stayed home from church with Craig.  Anna Joy went to church with me and seemed to have a really great time.  I went to Sunday School and Casual Worship.  Then, home for leftover roast beef and salad.  I also made some sauteed mushrooms and roasted cauliflower.  This new "diet" is tough on this veggie disliking momma!  Then, my Mom came over.  Lauren just LOVES her!  She yelled "MeMaw!" as soon as she heard her and then came barreling out for a hug!  Mom just eats it up!  Mom and I then drove to Plain Dealing for the Walker Bros. Drug Store open house.  We saw many friends and neighbors.  What a treat!  I also found a really cute and inexpensive elf for my "Elf on the Shelf" plans.  Now I just have to get it together.  

I have much planned for the next few weeks.  Thanksgiving, Anna's 4th birthday, Christmas dance gala, the church musical-Gloria, hosting the kids of my Sunday School class members at our home during the class party and then Christmas.  That just makes me tired to think about it.  I think I'm trying to stay busy, maybe busier than usual.  I am still so sad about Melody.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

My favorite dishes...I had the plates, Melody gave me the cups for my birthday in 2010. Those cups will always be treasured. The dishes are filled with a couple of my favorite things: coffee and chocolate chip muffins!

So excited about our new puppy! Our goldendoodle was born 11/11/11! How cool is that?!?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pinterest...I love it most of the time!


how I wish there was a button to hide all curse words on Pinterest!