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{WHERE DID OCTOBER GO?}

  Good Sunday afternoon y'all. Where in the world has the month of October went too? My girls and I just said today that it seems that Christmas is knocking on the door already. Whew! But I will tell you a secret.....I've already been listening to a little Christmas music! LOL! I was creating a Christmas music playlist and the next thing I knew I was singing Christmas carols!  Marty and I managed to get away to do a little hunting in those Georgia Pines and I never tire of seeing the cotton fields. I will miss seeing those beautiful puffs of white cotton when it's harvested. There is just something about sitting in a tree stand and enjoying nothing but nature and God.  The trip paid off as Marty was able to harvest several deer and his dad came to help us process as we like to process our own meat if possible.  I did get a little time on the mats last week and made my instructor some homemade chicken noodle soup. I loves soups all year round. I am ready for a pot of chili t

{October Is Here}

Hello everyone. I am a bit late in trying to get a post out and it seems I've not done too well in this area for over a week or more. I see clearly how time gets away from us. 


Speaking of time getting away from us....Marty and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary recently.  


Yes, we were "youngins" as my granny would have. High school sweethearts to be exact. We started dating when I was a mere 16 years old. Married at 18, and started birthing babies at age 20. 


Many years have passed and our greatest accomplishments are in these pictures. God is surely a good, good, Father.  


Well what did we do to celebrate such a milestone in life? We had ourselves a nice little picnic on the backroads in Georgia! Simplicity at it's finest....


I knew these old baskets that I use to decorate with in what we call the "Buck Room" would sure come in handy one day.


And...FYI that fig spread was delicious! We are neither "fig" fans but it was gifted to us for our anniversary and well, we tried it and LOVED IT!

 



We might not be perfect but we are perfect for each other. 


We had a short get-away and one of my favorite places to stop for breakfast is Denny's. Maybe we've just been blessed but we've always had good service and good food. 


TRUTH!


As you know from my last post I have been playing around with a little "teach yourself to paint". Gotta love YouTube, right? I gave it to one of my daughters for her decoration and she loved it. Turned out sorta cute though. 


We had a family Hocus Pocus party and we had so much fun. 

We had all sorts of goodies to eat. We served chili and hotdogs as well. The kids had a blast. 



To top it off my oldest daughter made all the girls in the family a loaf of pumpkin bread. YUM! 

 I can't close without saying how thankful I am that the Lord spared us from "Ian". We only had some debris in our yards. Our prayers have surely abounded for so many others. We are truly grateful!

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I hope that you all have a lovely week and that the Lord would shine upon us all this month of October.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy



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  1. Happy 45th Anniversary!! You certainly were a cute young couple! Amazing that you were high school sweethearts and have managed to enjoy all of these years together! That doesn't happen often anymore! God has truly blessed you both! And your family "hocus pocus" party looks like so much fun! I love families that play together and enjoy making so many happy memories. Your grandkids will remember these moments forever!! They are blessed to have grandparents so interested and involved in their lives. Thank you for sharing your fun with us. It all looks so wonderful!!

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  2. Happy 45th Anniversary, Cindy and Marty!! I love all of the photos of you two! Of course, your family always plans the cutest get-togethers. A slice of pumpkin bread would be perfect with my coffee. I am so happy that you received no damage from Ian. The damages are heartbreaking. Have a lovely week!

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  3. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! That is a big one! Congratulations!! I loved your picnic photos. You two still got it going on!!! That Hocus Pocus party looked so fun! Yummy pumpkin bread. October is starting off great!

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    1. Thanks Heather. We had a great time at the party.

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  4. I'm so glad you were safe from Ian, the damage and destruction is unbelievable...Happy Anniversary, a picnic for two sounds perfect~ I love that you're painting, such a cute sign, and keep it up Cindy, you will have much fun! The Hocus Pocus party looks like a blast, what fun!
    You are enjoying life to the fullest!
    Jenna

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  5. Well, to be honest, I liked the first one much better! But hey, those gals still have it! LOL!

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  6. Happy anniversary!!! Thanks for posting all those lovely pictures. You both look adorable!!
    The family Hocus Pocus party looks like fun too. We, of course, have our Thanksgiving coming up next weekend so that's what I'm looking forward to.

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  7. Many good wishes for your 45th wedding anniversary.
    Loved the photographs you've shared.

    Pleased you were ok when 'Ian' passed through.
    Have a good month of October.

    All the best Jan

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  8. Hope my comment came through ok?

    All the best Jan

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  9. Happy 45th Anniversary! I enjoyed seeing the throwback '70s photos!

    Seeing the flooding caused by Ian was scary! So glad to hear that you weren't too affected.

    The Hocus Pocus party looks like a blast! I love a good themed party!

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  10. An anniversary picnic, that's perfect! Love figs, too. You two look adorable in these pictures, all of them young and older! I always feel the love here and enjoy your family in photos. I am so very happy you were spared from Ian, too. Denny's is a favorite of mine, too! Good food.

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  11. Cindy, happy anniversary to you and Marty! Wow, 45 years, that’s awesome! Your picnic in the Georgia pines looked like the perfect way to celebrate. And what a fun time you and the girls had at your Hocus Pocus party! I’ve seen other people have had their own movie parties recently, too. One group in our community even had a photo shoot, dressed in their witch-wear. It looked like they had a lot of fun and the photos were actually rather pretty. Ha! I’m so happy to hear you all were spared from the brunt of the hurricane! I’ve kept you all in my prayers and continue to pray for all whose whole lives have been blown away. It looks just devastating! Take care and enjoy the rest of your week! Z

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  12. How Lovely. Happy 45th Anniversary!
    Amalia
    xo

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  13. Happy 45th! We just completed 48. I was just shy of 19. Took us a few years to be able to have kids. I was 26 before we had our first. I love all your pictures as always. Enjoy your week. Hugs

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  14. Life around your home is fun! You take everything and make it cute, fun and joyful!

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  15. Happy 45th Anniversary! You two still look like "younguns". I'm glad you didn't have any damage from Ian. I've been away from Florida for 5 years but it's still in my heart. I cried over the destruction in the southwest. Have a lovely week.

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  16. oh you guys ... beautiful then, beautiful now. your picnic celebration was fun and heart-warming and romantic. bless you both!

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  17. Dear, sweet friend, how I enjoyed coming and catching up with you here this morning! I miss you so much in our Bible study! HAPPY BELATED ANNIVERSARY to you and Marty! You looked so happy in the photos, and it is so wonderful to see how God has blessed you through the years. I am so thankful He spared both of you to this point and pray He gives you many, many more happy anniversaries together. Sending much love and blessings your way this morning. P.S. I am still not getting your blog posts. I have no idea how to fix it. It is so frustrating.

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    1. Thanks sweet Cheryl. Blogger is a doozy at times for sure. I miss you too and have been doing some studies on my own. Just needed this time. Will be back soon I promise.

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  18. How’d I miss this post?? Happy 45th Anniversary to you two lovebirds! What a fabulous getaway for the both of you. Your hocus pocus party looked like fun and your painting is so cute! I’m so thankful that you all were spared from the hurricane. God bless you!

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  19. Congratulations. The mountains are my happy place too.

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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