Thursday, February 28, 2013

November in a Nutshell

 photo DSC_0504_zps767ef147.jpg

 photo DSC_0508_zps7f023a89.jpg

 photo DSC_0625-1_zps9ecc3bf0.jpg

 photo DSC_0622-1_zps7e8bbc13.jpg

 photo DSC_0629-1_zpsd597f28d.jpg

 photo DSC_0630-1_zps5c0f04cd.jpg

 photo DSC_0637_zpse24f31ef.jpg

 photo DSC_0646_zps45f8570b.jpg

 photo DSC_0649_zps2d1e920e.jpg

 photo DSC_0652_zpsb1388558.jpg

 photo ethanhapsadt_zps03f07b2d.jpg

Autumn leaves turning coloring and falling outside, and candlelight and knitting wristlets indoors.
There was a little family reunion to celebrate Mom's birthday, but I had to miss it due to being a sicky.  My Sisters were able to go with Mom to her monthly Neighborhood Ladies Birthday Party.  She totally played up her turning 80, complete with a cane, and was all decked out in black!
The last  of our apples were made into applesauce, which we've been enjoying this winter....some is on the menu for tonight, with pork loin, actually.
Blackbottom cupcakes with cloudburst frosting, were on the menu when Kate and Fam came for supper the day after Thanksgiving.  Little Violet, is such a dolly.  Ethan went from happy-to-sad in literally one camera click, he was soooo tired.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Rest of October

 photo DSC_0369_zpse2fc3f88.jpg

 photo DSC_0370_zpsaa5b8dac.jpg

 photo DSC_0372_zpsb6150e71.jpg

 photo DSC_0382_zps1c646c78.jpg

 photo DSC_0389_zpsb593c271.jpg

 photo DSC_0395_zpsd1d2be20.jpg

 photo DSC_0438_zpsede1c045.jpg

 photo DSC_0450_zps746086ee.jpg

 photo DSC_0459_zps5920dd70.jpg

 photo DSC_0478-1_zps48c372ce.jpg

 photo DSC_0476_zpsfa171a64.jpg

 photo DSC_0467-2_zps58bbd1cf.jpg

 photo DSC_0481_zps4042cd6f.jpg

 photo DSC_0490_zps14f79eee.jpg

 photo DSC_0485_zps8b6ccae7.jpg

We went over to my parents.  Mom had surgery, and I spent the week there, while Jim kept the home-fires burning.  We bribed him with an apple pie....his favorite.  For distraction, Mama and I had fun putting together pretty flower puzzles, except they are in a book and would sometimes fall apart when we turned the we ended up putting some of them together ....several times......  We were constantly amazed at how God used our devotions in "Jesus Calling" to minister to us.  If you don't have a copy of it; I highly recommend it.
I enjoyed watching all of the birds at their feeders.  So many!  Dad and I did our own chowing down, on home-made, smoked oyster pizza.  Mom wanted it...and the smell... gone from the house before she got home. :-)
The trip home was rainy, but pretty with all of the leaves, turning color. 
When I had left home, I was thinking the birds could just have the grapes. There wasn't time to do them up, and we still had plenty of grape jelly and juice in the pantry.  When I got home and saw how the rain had beaten away all of the leaves, and just how many grapes were conscience got the better of me, and with apologies to the birds, I went to work steaming and canning juice.
Liliana supervised from the high chair whilst eating peas, and babysitting her little baby in the pack-n-play.  She's so cute, patting it's back, kissing it, and covering it up with a blankey.


Related Posts with Thumbnails