Our Gannon (grandson) went up with us and I always love to have him! He is truly a joy!
Sunday morning my friend Debbie came over and we made "ice skate lamps" and I just love the way they turned out. I'll be having them in the shop before the weekend - hooray! Her hubby, Kenny, went to town with Dick and Gannon and then they went to pick some rose hips for us - bless their hearts!
Sunday afternoon, Dick took Gannon into the pier to try their hands at catching white fish. What a peaceful afternoon and evening! I put on some beautiful music and pulled out the decorations. I got the tree up and a minimal amount of other goodies, but just loved the feel when it was all done. I had a pot roast cooking on the stove, the candles lit and just enjoyed the first "alone" time I've had in a long time. I took a couple pictures, but couldn't figure out how to take the flash off!
This morning Dick and Gannon went into the woods to gather some greens for our front picket. I wanted to go so bad, but just wasn't up to it. We still need to finish the outside of the house, but it will have to wait for another weekend. The Little House with the beginnings of holiday decor!
Our little electric fireplace. My dad built this mantel for me a few years ago and it means the world to me. Sure does cozy up the living room.
Living room windowsill. I put a few things out, but may change it out next time we go up.
When we got there Saturday night, our old friend Harley (the neighbor dog) had to come to visit. He has been visiting for 8 years now and we all just love him. Gannon was thrilled to see him again.
Our neighbor's grandson, Austin, was up visiting also, so the boys got a chance to get reacquainted and throw a football around for awhile.
Got lots done, but had to take quite a few breaks. Trying to get everything ready for our visit with Connie and Rick next month! We are all looking forward to an old-fashioned "after Christmas" celebration - together!
This being Thanksgiving week, I hope you all take time to count your blessings. I never want to take all of my blessings for granted - the biggest being my family. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful daughter-in-law! Kim's parents invited us to their home this year so we are able to bring my Dad. I couldn't bear the thought of him sitting in that nursing home for the holiday and this is the perfect solution. Kim's mom, Sharon, fills in at the shop for me and we have known each other now for 23 years! There will only be eight of us for dinner, adults only, and it will be so wonderful to share that time with Dad! The other kids may drop in to say "hello" and have dessert after they have their dinners at other parent's and in-laws homes. There are no words to express what a blessing Jim and Sharon are this year - it will truly be a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I hope all of you are having fun planning, cooking, shopping and preparing for your special day.
Until next time...