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{Mountain Trip}

  We surely give our Lord the praise for allowing us to take some time to enjoy the mountains before Marty returns to work. He is doing good and a little mountain air was just what the doctor ordered.  It had snowed a few days earlier prior to our arrival so on the first day we arrived the mountain side was covered with white beauty that already had started melting. I still can't believe I didn't snap a picture of it! Guess this Floridian was just glad to see that white stuff for a change! The weather was perfect.  The cabin was lovely. We have stayed in this cabin before and loved it. We enjoyed a lot of afternoon and late evening fires.   We enjoyed walking some outside the cabin and Marty likes to hike. However, that was limited for now but we did managed to get in some walking. I even managed to get in a little yoga one morning! Marty said, "You are on vacation now"! LOL!  We went to several nearby towns for day trips and enjoyed eating out and a little shopping!

{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 too and I don't care if it is hot! LOL! We live in Florida!

The youngest grandgirlies went to the Pumpkin Patch that is hosted annually by one of our local churches. They enjoy it so much. 




Aren't my girls just adorable?


We had our Homecoming parade on Thursday and the kids love it. They get to see all the beautiful girls that are on the homecoming court ride in their fancy rides with their escorts. Two of my grands also participated in the parade so that makes it even more exciting.


I had a sweet surprise this week when a childhood friend gifted me with Santa yogi's and another childhood friend gifted me with fresh lemons from her tree. I love anything lemon!


We decided to smoke chicken for our Sunday dinner yesterday and it was so good. We've enjoy our Orion cooker so much. So little work and yet it produces perfection every time. 


I always try to make something "Pumpkin" during the fall holidays so I made two pumpkin rolls. We enjoyed it today after dinner with a cup of coffee. Some will be gifted tomorrow. 


Y'all....I am still trying to dabble a bit with my new hobby of painting and well, I've decided this might not be my calling but I sure am having fun. I even got brave enough to sign my name on this one. LOL!!! I've decided that it must be a therapy of some kind for me. Just not a very good one!


I hope that you all have a wonderful week and that you do something for yourself. Maybe you can call it THERAPY! May November bring you a bounty of blessings that will overflow with goodness. I'll be popping by to visit this week.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy
 


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  1. Your little Pumpkin Patch grandgirlies are adorable. You do have a beautiful family.

    Wonderful that you get a freezer stocked with venison. That's a very good thing. My youngest grandson got his first deer yesterday. I understand that he is pretty sore today from hauling it out of the woods. He and his grandfather will be processing it.

    Thank you for the best wishes for a good November. Goodness, yes, the months do roll around quickly.

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    1. Thank you dear Vee. I bet your grandson was so excited! We have a deer sled to help us haul deer with a 4 wheeler. Mercy, we ain't young as we used to be! LOL!

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  2. Happy Times with your beautiful family! And how wonderful your hunting time paid off so well! Love all your pretty things...those lemons sure look good!! Usually the ones from trees are more lumpy looking! LOL. What cute Santas! That pumpkin roll looks good enough to eat too! And I think your painting is lovely! Nothing wrong with that! I would love to learn to paint, but I really don't have the time or patience for it now. I don't like waiting for things to "dry" before I can do the next step. LOL. Those cotton fields sure are pretty!! Looks like snow! Hope you have a blessed and wonderful November...the month to really be thankful for all that God has done for us all year long...as we truly are thankful all the time...but Thanksgiving is special. Just doesn't seem possible it's already here...and then Christmas...wow...where did this year go??? God bless you dear friend...

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    1. Thanks Pam. Marty's favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving.

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  3. I love your Sunday posts! Those cotton fields are amazing. I've never seen one in person! I love the photos of you and your girls. All beautiful!! The pumpkin patch cuties were so sweet. Your yoga journey is really progressing. Those Santa yogis and too cute. I'm thinking about Christmas too. It's a coming!!

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    1. Heather, you would love those old cotton fields where we hunt. I had the blessing one year of being able to pick some of the cotton with permission of the land owner of the land that we lease. I used some for wreaths.

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    2. I would love them!! Checking in to say hi and Happy Thanksgiving Cindy! xo

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    3. Happy Thanksgiving Heather Lou. I am so behind in blogging. Have been super busy it seems with family stuff. Hoping to slow down a tad soon. LOL!

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  4. I love seeing cotton fields too...and your Santa yoga figures are adorable! Looks like you're having a lot of Fall fun! Keep up the painting Cindy, your ice skate is so cute!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks Jenna. If I could just have you to teach me this painting stuff!!! LOL!

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  5. I love seeing the pictures of you and your girls and grands. So sweet. I'm listening to Christmas music too. I know it's early but I just love all those lovely carols.

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  6. So nice to see the cotton fields.
    Beautiful photographs of your grandgirlies.
    Our grandchildren also visited the local Pumpkin Patch ... a lot of fun to be had :)

    Enjoy the new month of November.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Your granddaughter's fall/pumpkin photos are too cute!

    I'm not going to judge you for listening to Christmas music already. When the calendar turns to November, I'm going to start listening to my all-time favourite Christmas song, "All I Want for Christmas is You".

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    1. Thanks Margie. Girl, I love me some Christmas music.

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  8. Yes, you and your girls are as cute as can be! The pics are great! I'm far from ready for C'mas but will get to work on that as soon as I return from Israel. Happy week!

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    1. Thanks Lea. Praying you love everything about your trip.

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  9. I need to make something with pumpkin. We bought some pumpkin nut bread at Publix, but it's kinda dry. You inspire me! Love the Santas doing yoga! So cute!!!

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  10. Yes, you do have a beautiful family, Cindy. How wonderful to get your deer and process them. Your pumpkin roll looks so good and one of my all time favorite desserts that’s for sure. I need to make one. Your gifts from friends were so sweet and how kind of you to make soup for your instructor. I’m sure she was grateful. I’m not ready for Christmas songs yet, but I’m glad you are! Happy November blessings to you!

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  11. Cindy,I love cotton fields and fortunately have them all around us. Most have now been harvested. Those grandgirls are dolls. The pumpkin roll looks delicious! Happy November!

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  12. Youngest grandgirlies in the Pumpkin Patch - too adorable for words.
    Amalia
    xo

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  13. Cindy, Your pumpkin roll looks delicious.
    Your girls are always so cutely dressed and pretty.
    I'm glad you and hubby got away for some Rest and Relaxation.
    I'm impressed with your painting. I have no talent there unless it is paint by number and even that I'm not sure!
    The cotton fields are beautiful.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We will be in Colorado.

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  14. Hi Cindy, I miss your post, I hope you are doing well!

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    1. Thank you friend. We have been so busy with life and my FIL has been sick and we have been caring for him. He is much better praise the Lord. Hope to be back soon.

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  15. I’m having trouble with your blog showing up on Bloglovin and have fallen behind on reading your posts. 😩 I just stopped by for a visit and it looked like you were enjoying the end of October! I have (and continue) to dabble with several different crafts and, although I’m not that great-yet- at them, I do enjoy the process and it feels good to stretch myself a bit. I’m wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving! Zenda

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  16. Hello, sweet Cindy! I am SO sorry I didn't see this post. It is just so aggravating that I am no longer getting the emails, and I often forget to look up the blogs I follow to see if there is anything new. I LOVE your painting! I think it is definitely something you should pursue. You did a great job! And yes, your girls are all so beautiful! Just like their mama. I trust the Lord will bless you and Marty and your family with a wonderful 2023! Sending much love to you today.

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

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