Nov 4, 2019

{It's Been A Wonderful Weekend}

I enjoyed some time in the great outdoors with my granddaughter Mallory over the weekend.Our family enjoys deer hunting together but there's just something special when you and your grandgirl can celebrate a harvest together!

 Me and the grandgirl downed some nice bucks in those old Georgia pines on Saturday morning. YEP, we showed the men folk how it's done!

It was a perfect morning to sit in a tree stand with a brisk 36 degrees. My kind of hunting weather and perfect for coffee in my Georgia thermos. 

Speaking of Georgia....the day even got BETTER!  Two nice bucks harvested and my Georgia Bulldogs took the win. 


The guys stayed at the camp but me and the grandgirl stayed at a hotel. And, just because we were out hunting didn't mean we couldn't enjoy some of the finer things in life. Oh yeah, I had those cute little cups wrapped tightly in my suitcase along with hot chocolate, cookies, and well....LOTS OF GOODIES!


Boy, our God sure is a wonderful painter isn't He? 


I can't hardly believe we are already in the month of November and Thanksgiving is a few weeks away!  Do you celebrate Thanksgiving with the traditional foods or something different? Do you dine at home or travel?

I hope that you all have a great week.


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Hugs and blessings, Cindy













51 comments:

  1. Cindy, I always say, No one paints like God. :):) My SIL would be jealous of those bucks. He likes to hunt for the meat. He never waste it. Hope you wear your hunter's orange when in the woods. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. showed my husband what girl hunters do. :)

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    1. Thanks Susie. Oh girl, we eat deer meat all year round. We love it and I cook it all sorts of ways. Of course my favorite is fried back strap.

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  2. Wow! That is quite amazing!!! You BOTH got bucks? Will you be having venison for Thanksgiving? Do you make Mince meat pie with venison? I know that is how it used to be done. We will be hosting Thanksgiving here at our "new house" for our family. It will be different in a smaller home, but we will be cozy and have a great time I am sure. It will be traditional turkey and dressing with all the trimmings. I am excited that we live close enough to our son and daughter in law, and she has volunteered to roast the turkey at her house and free up my oven for other things! That will be such a big help as this kitchen is a little smaller than I am used to, and the gas oven really heats the place up...so, we will be having a great time as I am sure you and your big family will too. Can't wait to hear your plans!! God bless you all.

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    1. Pam, it was so much fun. She was sitting with her daddy in a stand and I was sitting in a stand a good ways from her. We shot within 15 minutes apart. It was exciting that morning. I have never made mincemeat pie. We love venison and I cook it all year round. Matter of fact, having deer & gravy tonight. YUM!

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  3. Grandma - Like - Grand daughter!
    And to have a room, that is the way to go! Though, the weather looks great!
    Who butchers them?

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    1. Christine, we clean, dress, butcher and process our own. We are going to have a lady we know make us some sausage links this time around for Marty. He likes them spicy. We made some ground sausage last year that I love.

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  4. I would have never pegged you for a hunter! lol How wonderful that y9ou can do that with your granddaughter. I am glad you had such a great weekend. xo Diana

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    1. LOL! YEP...I enjoy hunting. Something about being out there sitting in a tree stand that brings me a sense of peace. Me and the Lord sure has had some great conversations out there together.

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  5. Hi, Cindy! So you HUNT???? That is unreal - good for both you and your sweet gg. You must be so proud of her.

    Yes, I love to cook it but kill it? Not me, no could do. I am sooooo impressed by you!

    As for your question regarding traditional Thanksgiving. Yes - lots and lots of traditional foods and always a lasagna and a pot of meatballs too. You see, my sister and I both married Italian descended men.....and that is their tradition. And it gets eaten and then there always so much leftover, so win win, right?

    As for me, this Irish lass isn't going to touch pasta when there's mashed potatoes in the house. LOL.

    Hugs!

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    1. Michele, two out of my three girls enjoy hunting and my granddaughter Mallory loves it. She has harvested some very nice bucks. I enjoy it. Girl, I don't blame you! Mashed potatoes or Pasta for Thanksgiving? Yep, I will take the potatoes too. But do love me some Pasta. Just not for Thanksgiving. I like the traditional foods for Thanksgiving too. But I must admit, by Christmas, I am ready for something different. Love me some turkey and dressing but through with it after Thanksgiving.

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  6. Well, I'll have to show my husband these pics. He's killed more bucks than the law allows and has hunted for about 60 years. But, he's just about stopped in the past 2-3 years. He no longer interested in getting up that early and has killed so many that he's just lost interest. But, he loves hearing everyone else's stories. I think it's so neat that you and your Granddaughter hunt together.

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    1. My youngest daughter and I are going this weekend together. We sure do have a great time. I wish I had a dollar for every single deer my husband has gotten over the years. He has hunted his whole life. We were both raised hunting. But, I do love the girly things too.....LOL!

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  7. You and your granddaughter are awesome!! I love that you packed lots of goodies for hotel treats. Being out in nature is always fun!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I pack all sorts of goodies Jann. I can drive 35 miles to town to shop and you can bet I have bottled water and crackers at least! LOL! But, I wanted it to be special with my GG so lots of goodies along with mugs and decorative plates was packed. LOL!

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  8. I'm so impressed at your ( you and your granddaughter's) hunting ability!!
    I think it must have been a time of bonding for both of you.

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    1. We had a great time together. Can't wait till we go back.

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  9. I loved this post on you and Mallory enjoying time together in the great outdoors. What a wonderful bonding time for making memories, Cindy. Your hot cocoa party at the hotel made me smile! Happy Hunting! 😘

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    1. That hot cocoa was so good Kitty! By the time I got it made for us we were tired, had been cold and it was time for warming up and settling in to watch Hallmark Christmas movies. What better way to enjoy the moment than with a cup of hot cocoa.

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  10. Oh my gosh Cindy how cool that you girls got those bucks. I am impressed. I like your thinking that even though you do the cold woods and hunting you need to be in the hotel for pampering. Perfect way of thinking for a hunting trip. Have a great new week ahead. Love love love the pic of the sunset. God is a master painter for sure.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Oh yes the Lord is indeed the master painter! I am amazed at His portraits of love that He gives to us. Oh yes...we had a little pampering going on. The reece peanut butter bars added to the pampering. LOL!

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  11. I must confess that I'm not football fan. But one of my favourite journalists is from Georgia (but now lives in New York) so I enjoy her tweets during the games. Go Dawgs!

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    1. I was not so sure the Dawgs would pull it off after their last several games had me disappointed! But they DID!

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  12. Cindy, I am impressed with those bucks! Congrats to you and Mallory and looks like you had a great weekend! Blessings and hugs!

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  13. Hi Cindy, I just commented to my husband today about God being an artist. That is nice that you and the granddaughter both got bucks! Deer hunting is something I have no interest in doing. Your cups you brought on the trip are pretty. Nancy

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  14. wow, well, that's quite a different way to spend time with your granddaughter! I would have to skip the hunting and go straight to the nice hotel :)
    Jenna

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    1. LOL! We usually add a little shopping in the picture but no time this past weekend.

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    2. LOL I was just about to write the same thing as Jenna! Isn't it wonderful that we're all different? Makes life soooo interesting and entertaining. Love that beautiful landscape photo.

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    3. Yep, sure is a good thing we all aren't alike. What a sad world that would be. Thanks Jean for stopping by.

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  15. YAY on those nice bucks. I know that was exciting for you both. Who wouldn't enjoy the hot cocoa in those cute mugs?
    Connie Royals

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    1. P.S. You know I don't have anything to say about your DAWGS! Ha!

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    2. Thanks Connie. I know you were sad....LOL!

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  16. Aw, I think it is just incredible that you and your sweet grandgirl had that girl time together. And, I love the little mugs! I LOVE drinking iced coffee from a mug like that, too. There is just something about seeing the creaminess (I like a little coffee with my cream!) through the thick glass! I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving, too. We used to entertain big time and have huge crowds in our home at Thanksgiving, but now we prefer it more simple and low-key. So many of our dear loved ones have gone on to be with Jesus, and the reminders of their absence is pretty hard to take. So, our little family usually goes out to eat and just cherish the precious moments together! Happy Fall to you, too, sweet friend!

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    1. I too love those mugs Cheryl. I have a set of them and use them often. Just makes everything taste better when drinking from a pretty cup.

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  17. I would have stayed in the hotel too. Pampering by Glam-ma is the best! It is a beautiful time of year!

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  18. SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH GF take that Gator score down (giggling) --we knew they would loose...sigh...it is what it is...anyways long story short...my blog address has changed thatsmesimplylinda.blogspot.com

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  19. Congrats to you and Mallory for showing the men how it’s done! I am always happy when the hunter gets her prize. The thinning of the herd is very important to the health of the deer population. And I assume that a full freezer is a very good thing.

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  20. Cindy, you are amazing. How exciting for you and your granddaughter! You are a strong woman.
    I'm glad you have such a nice weekend. Nice touch to pack the pretty coffee mugs.
    I'm late but had some dental surgery last week so I am behind commenting.
    Have a lovely week.

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  21. Hi Cindy~I was beginning to wonder if I would ever get here for a visit, what a week last week!!
    Look at you girls go!! Impressive for certain.
    I'm sure having that "girl time" helps while your out hunting, after all, we girls need that pampering and special attention so as to accomplish the tasks at hand.
    I love seeing and reading that your family enjoys life together, even hunting. :-)

    Awesome post and awesome photo!

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  22. Sorry I am so late to the party! You'd think I'd have all kinds of time to catch up on blogs and emails, wouldn't you? I just cannot believe those deer y'all have gotten! What a fun weekend, indeed! Hugs!

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  23. Let's hear it for the Girls!!'
    Thanks so much for stopping by, Cindy! We had our first snow fall this morning!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy