Skip to main content

{Good Times With Family}

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our family surely enjoyed our day with extended family. We always have MORE than you could imagine to eat and such a great time together.  Granddaughter Mallory turned 14 on Nov. 23rd so we celebrated her a few days before Thanksgiving with cake and ice cream. She had a great birthday. She went to see The Christmas Carol at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre and loved it.   We snapped a few pictures on Thanksgiving day and as always, I am so proud of my family.  I did take a little time for "tea time" and whipped up a pineapple, mango, and cinnamon spice loaded tea. YUM! We loaded up Thanksgiving afternoon and went with the guys to our hunting grounds and done a little hunting, eating out and shopping. My oldest daughter didn't go as my grandson had a football game. Which, she doesn't hunt either but hates being left out so.... She cloned herself in our picture. LOL! Aren't these shoes the cutest? I found these at TJ Maxx

{October Is Half Gone Y'all}

 


Good Sunday Afternoon friends. I do hope that you all have had a wonderful weekend. I am admiring a few more sunflower blooms this Sunday afternoon and drinking a loaded tea. 

Several of you inquired on recipes for some of the teas I have been making and I wanted to tell you that I get lots of ideas from Pinterest and from friends that also love the different kinds of teas. HOWEVER, I am BAD to make up a recipe and not write it down! 


Marty and I got away for a short weekend trip to hunt a little. We wanted to have a few extra days to hunt however, my FIL lost a sister, 98 years old and on the day of her funeral his 96 year old brother passed. If you think about it please lift my FIL up to the Lord in prayer. (Conner family) There were 12 children and now there are three of them left. Praise the Lord that God gave his sister and brother a long good life.
 We did enjoy a few days of hunting and I managed to harvest a doe. I done a little hunting, eating, shopping and then propped my feet up with my Christmas socks on! Love me some Christmas socks! Do you like fun socks? 

My youngest grands went to the Pumpkin patch and had a great time. Their moms snapped a few pictures for me. We have the neatest Pumpkin patch in our county. 



My girl that loves her lipstick!




The oldest grand is showing off her fall colors.


And...my granddaughter (on the left) and her friend at the play Hamilton. Their moms surprised them with tickets. They had the best time. 

These grands sure do make life sweeter.

October is half gone y'all! November is right around the corner. Tell me some fun things you plan for November? Right now for me, I hope to get started on my Christmas decor. I know.....BUT I LOVE CHRISTMAS! 



I hope that you all have a good week and that the Lord blesses you above measure. I'd like to leave this piece I read recently and it sure was a sweet reminder to think about those things that truly matter. 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy
  






Comments

  1. I am so sorry for your loss(es)...how horrible, Cindy. Keeping you in prayer, sweet friend. On a happier note, your photos are just plain lovely. smiles

    ReplyDelete
  2. praying for your family right now in this double loss. so hard.

    and yes, i'm all about the fuzzy socks right now. couldn't do the coming months without them!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much. YES, love me some cute and fuzzy socks.

      Delete
  3. I love Christmas socks ( yours are especially lovely). Congratulations on getting that doe. You are amazing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks GM. Yes, I will take a doe but sure hope I get another big buck. LOL!

      Delete
  4. So sorry to hear about your family's loss and I say a pray for your FIL. I am glad you still got to go on your get away. I love the pumpkin patch pictures!!! That is great that your grand daughters got to see Hamilton. We say it on the Disney Channel and really enjoyed hearing history in a new way. I got to see Phantom on Broadway and Vegas and I loved it. I love musicals!! I am planning on decorating for Christmas earlier too! That shirt if cute! We watch the National Lampoon Christmas Vacation on Thanksgiving weekend. It is good to laugh and be silly! Enjoy your week Cindy!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Susan. Our Mallory was so excited when she was surprised with tickets. She loved it!

      Delete
  5. Cindy, prayers for your FIL and your family. Even though his loved ones lived s long, blessed life, it’s still hard to let them go. Those are such cute pictures of your grand girls! They are really growing up! Congratulations on your deer harvest! I bet you and Marty were busy processing the meat the next day. J and Andy had great luck elk hunting in Colorado. It was their first time going and they both harvested a medium-size bull! They got home early Friday morning and after a few hours sleep, spent the rest of the day cutting and freezing! Some of it was taken to the processor for sausage and sticks. Needless to say, our freezers are now FULL! What a blessing! Thank you for sharing that quote from Lysa. What a lovely reminder of what really matters! Have a blessed week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. Tell the guys I said from a huntress to hunters...congratulations! Girl, at the price of groceries these days we best be stocking that freezer! LOL!

      Delete
  6. That is sad to lose two loved ones but it sounds like they lived good long lives. Love the photos of everyone! And your tee shirt is cute! Still can't believe how good you look out in the great outdoors! Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Girl, my friends laugh at me about having on my earrings and lips painted in the woods while hunting. But like I tell them....I am still a girl! LOL!

      Delete
  7. Sorry for your family's loss. Prayers for all of you. Your grand girls are just darling. Love their sweet outfits too. I need those cute boots and cute ruffle sweater in my size!!! Have a great new week. xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am with ya Kris on those cute boots and sweater!

      Delete
  8. Love the grandkids' cute pumpkin pics!

    I'm also into fun socks. Right now I'm wearing my fuzzy Halloween-themed (candy corn and witch) socks.

    I'm also an early Christmas decorator. Gotta maximize my enjoyment of the festive decor, right?!?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love fun socks and my oldest daughter probably has a pair for every holiday, theme, and color. I love to decorate for Christmas. I am just much slower at it these days! LOL!

      Delete
  9. Beautiful words from Lisa T. So encouraging when we do things in secret that only our Lord sees.

    The gals at the pumpkin patch all received the "wear something yellow" memo! They are adorable and soooo photogenic!

    Once again you have blessed me over and above with the comments you send my way. The Lord has used YOU and others to hold me up when I felt so wobbly. Today marks 11 months and I have to say I am just this side of shocked at how the Lord has preserved/protected/provided for me. Maybe to say I'm shocked is too strong for a woman of faith like me. But truly, my belief in His love for me has been put to THE TEST since Beloved's passing. The Lord has blessed me and I am grateful.

    Thank you, dear Cindy, for being a big part of my team of encouragers! Love you, girl!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My tribe believes in matching! LOL! Barbara, you my friend.....YOU are an inspiration to me!

      Delete
  10. Prayers for your family and sweet FIL, my friend.
    What darling Fall photos if your girls, and also of you, Mrs. Beautiful Huntress!
    Yes, the words at the end, were written so beautifully, weren’t they? I hope you have a lovely week. I’ll be busy preparing for Christmas when November rolls around. My how time flies!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Kitty. No matter the age it's hard loosing loved ones isn't it? Yes, Christmas will be soon and I sure do love Christmas . The lights, smells and all the festivities sure make me smile.

      Delete
  11. I am so sorry for your family’s losses. I know it has been particularly hard for your FIL. I am so happy that you and hubby could go hunting on a long weekend and I do love your socks. I always enjoy all of your family photos. The grands are beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your poor, dear father-in-law! I can't imagine losing any sibling, let alone losing two in such a short time frame. Bless his dear heart! That is so pitiful. I do trust the Lord will wrap His precious arms around him and all of you and comfort you during this time. My aunt had 16 in her family, and she just lost her last remaining sister at the age of 95, and now my aunt is the only one left and she is now in the hospital very bad off with covid, pneumonia, and Afib. She is so dear to me, and I can't even bear the thought of losing her. I am hoping and praying so hard that God will raise her up and give her more time with us, if it is His will. We always want more time, no matter how old someone is or how much time we have already had with them. I am so thankful in Heaven, we will never part or have to say goodbye to our loved ones. What a day of rejoicing that will be! Sending love and hugs to you, sweet friend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Cheryl. Praying for your aunt. Only God can heal and sometimes that healing comes in heaven doesn't it? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

      Delete
  13. It's always fun to go away for a day or two. AND, those pumpkin pictures are just the best!!! So, so cute of your girlies, big and little. I love my daily tea too.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Congrats on the doe! My guys are still trying. I used to hunt, but not anymore. We are preparing for a wedding next month. I have to sew a ring bearer pillow, as all my kids are in it, and my youngest son is the ring bearer. I cannot believe it's already the end of the year!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You better get to sewing girl! Yes, November is right around the corner and then it will be Christmas. Boy time sure seems to fly by these days.

      Delete
  15. Oh, I love that quote from Lisa T. What a wonderful way to think about heaven. I like that and it gives me hope. Loved your pictures of your beautiful daughters and their beautiful daughters...you do have the loveliest family! And I love that you and your hubby got away for some hunting together. That sounds like fun. My sympathies to your father in law and his family. What a strange but yet sweet thing that two of the siblings entered heaven so close together! I bet the first one who entered heaven was sure surprised when the next one came along too! What a grand reunion they must all be having up there. We really don't know exactly what will matter in heaven and what won't, but I think there is going to be a lot of singing and hugging and joy for each and every one! Yes, October is now one day away from being over. No special plans yet for Nov., except Thanksgiving of course, but I don't even know what we are doing yet for that day...I guess someone needs to start planning. LOL. Have a blessed rest of October tomorrow, and then we'll "see you" in November!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh it's going to glorious in heaven dear Pam. Marty's family always gets together at his dad's home for Thanksgiving. We had a great time. I will probably go to Georgia Thanksgiving afternoon with some of the family for a long weekend. Ready for some dressing and gravy. LOL!

      Delete
  16. Prayers for your family, especially your Father-in-Law. Congrats on your successful hunt. My sweetheart and son and grandsons hunted locally with no harvest in the freezer this year. His elk hunt for Eastern Oregon was cancelled by the state due to the wildfires that ravaged the area where they hunt. I love the words you shared about Heaven. If only we can keep a Heaven perspective here on earth and remember what's truly important for all eternity!
    ~Adrienne~

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

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

Popular posts from this blog

Hiding the Ugly Hot Water Heater

 I shared that I wanted to hide my ugly hot water heater in my laundry room with you a few weeks ago. It just stuck out like a sore thumb. But after all it is a hot water heater right? So my man took a piece of wood (not real wood) but it worked and built a frame for me. So now to see if it would fit and it did. I painted it white and did not like the texture it had even after two coats of white. (rule of thumb...you get what you pay for and the wood was cheap) But I wasn't going to let it whip me!  Found some contact paper at Walmart in the gray and white. Covered the front with the contact paper and loved the look. The top was covered with a piece of painted wood as well and worked perfect to place this on top... And this.... Added a clothes basket in the corner and here was the top.... Yep, no longer an eye sore to me! Went perfect with my gray walls and gray and white floor. Remember the wood tray I bought at a yard

{A Few of my Favorite Things}

  I hope that you all have had a wonderful weekend.  The weekends just seem to go by too quickly don't they? I wanted to share a few of my favorite things today that sits on my corner hutch in my kitchen. Most of all my blue and white dishes belonged to my grandmother and motherinlove so they hold special memories for me to say the least. I have a few that I have picked up here or there or that was gifted to me. Since I enjoy displaying my favorite blue and white dishes, most often I add seasonal or holiday decor to them and I also enjoy the little pops of color added to the blue and white.  Since the bottom of my corner shelf has a cabinet I was able to store a few of my dishes there. But, I have more lovely blue and white dishes stored in my She-Shed. I guess I need to have a blue and white party one day.     Though I have lots of dishes I do have some favorite's, how about you? Do you have favorite dishes?   Recently it was "National Daughter's Day" . So I ju

{Pinterest Favs and My Simple Life}

  Isn't this Coleus just beautiful? I have about 4 of these pretties that I started out in just one pot and the next thing I knew I was replanting in different pots. We had a girls day out this past Friday and I enjoyed our outing so much. Cracker Barrel was first on the list and then shopping. Nothing like a girls day with your girls. Sure does refresh the soul doesn't it? I have had this little sign for a few years now and found it at Tractor Supply . I just love it but let me tell y'all something...you can find all kinds of goodies at Tractor Supply. I went in recently to look for some seeds and well, let's just say I came out with more than I went in for!  Now for Pinterest Favs and these Yummy Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies are first on the list!   This recipe is tried and true.  YOU CAN'T EAT JUST ONE ! These things will melt in your mouth. The recipe made a large batch so needless to say family and friends were gifted cookies! Next time I make these I think I wi