Sunday, October 26, 2008

Our Backyard Guest

My hubby snapped a picture of this big guy early yesterday morning. He was in this old cedar tree directly out from our patio door. He was huge and kind of scary looking to me. We've got two little dogs now. Our biggest is a 15 lb silky terrier and the smallest was my Mom's dog who is about 11 lbs, a mixed Yorkie. I just pray he finds enough food to stay away from our dogs!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Off to the Pumpkin Patch We Went!

We were blessed to have our grandson for 3 days and we were excited to take him to the local pumpkin patch. Although most of the fun things to do were geared towards older children, we still had fun. There were goats, lots of piglets, baby cows, chickens and turkeys to name a few animal that we could visit. We took a hayride and PaPa and Jackson even went down a few slides. We had a ball!

Loving the Change of Season

Although the past few days have climbed into summer-like temperatures, there are still signs of Fall. The mornings have been cool and some trees are changing colors. It seems as though this year the colors are changing later than normal. But since we had lots of good rain this summer, the colors will surely be beautiful. This year we had to pull out some bushes near the front porch. They had gotten so overgrown. We decided we wanted to be able to see the front door a little better. Thought I would share this view of my front porch.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today was always a day to remember in our family, and still is. The memories of my Dad’s Birthday and the many fun family celebrations that we had with him will be in my heart forever. He was fun, funny and loved his family. His family was everything to him and liked nothing more than an excuse for us all to get together and we did that as often as possible. I remember when he started the tradition of calling up the men in the family before Mother’s Day and asking them to bring a dish for dinner. I remember on my 40th Birthday he brought me 40 long stem red roses. Yep, there are many more where that came from. He loved each one of his 5 children and 13 grandchildren equally. I still miss him sorely after almost 5 years since his passing. So here’s to you Dad, Pop-Pop, Pop, D-Daddy -- Happy Birthday! This year, you have the love of your life with you to celebrate. XO