Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Hi Prim Pals! Whew, seems like it's been quite awhile since I've posted. Our Thanksgiving was very nice and quite a quiet day. Mom, Dick and I had a lovely dinner, but it was so sad that we had an empty chair where Dad should have been. After dinner, Ashley and Chad brought their families for dessert. The first thing Lucy wanted to do was go to the backyard and feed the ducks!

She LOVES to call the ducks and they come up pretty close to her - until she gets REALLY excited!

Abbey has been doing this for so many years that she "gets it". So all in all, it was a very nice Thanksgiving. Hope your's was the same.

Last night we went on quite an adventure. We went to see Gannon in the hospital and part way there our windshield wipers quit - in a rainstorm. We had a great time with Gan and then headed home. It wasn't bad enough that it was raining, oh no. It started snowing. SO...the trip that should take us a little over an hour took two hours to get home. The roads were bad! Poor Dick would pull over to try to clear the windshield and it would be covered again in about one minute. I was SOOOO glad to see our own driveway!!! Even with the adventure, I was still glad that we went and I got to spend time with our Gannon. Look how tall he is getting!

This morning I got up and look what the view was from our doorwall. Yup, the first snowfall of the season. It is really beautiful. The pine trees are covered, the water is still open and the stillness of the morning was breathtaking.

Looking down our street was also beautiful. This one isn't going to last, it's supposed to get quite sunny this afternoon and it will all melt away. Guess it's time to get the boots, hats and mittens out and ready.

There's still lots of goodies for sale in the shop and more coming in almost daily. We're hoping to have a really great chimney cupboard by this weekend. So, head on into Holly and see what we have to offer.

By the way, Dec. 9-11 is the annual Holly Dicken's Festival. You won't want to miss that. Bring your whole family for some old-fashioned fun.

Hope you are all warm and snuggly this morning.

Until next time...


  1. Beautiful 1st snowfall~ still waiting on ours here at the Homestead in Ohio~ but it will come~

  2. It's been a while since I stopped by to say hi! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season at the shop and home! Prayers for you grandson also.
    Laurie :)

  3. Beautiful Snow Pic's Dawn,
    Your Lucy is such a cutie, and Gannon is getting so tall and handsome, sending good thoughts and prayers for him and the family.
    Blessings & Hugs ~ Connie xox

  4. Hi Dawn. We had our first snowfall today too :)
    Great picture of you and Gannon.
    Enjoy your day.

  5. Hi Dawn don't ya just love this Michigan weather! LOL It is pretty out there though and it is actually getting me in the Christas mood!! Stay safe. XO Fran.

  6. Hello my friend...I LOVE your snow!!! I am glad to Gan looking good!! Call me sometime so we can catch up!!

  7. Hi Dawn!
    Wasn't the snow beautiful coming down...took me longer to get to work this morning. Glad that you and Dick made it home safely! Gannon looks like he grew 5 inches! are you sure he's not standing on something:)
    Have a cozy evening!

  8. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving Dawn....the holidays and special days are always harder without those we love.....My MIL passed away suddenly 8 years ago on Thanksgiving so that is always a very hard day for us.Your snowfall is beautiful but you can keep not ready for snow with all the Christmas preparations! Gannon is so tall!

  9. Dawn,
    Glad you made it home safely. We had our first snowfall last sure was beautiful.
    Gannon sure is getting tall. Hope he is doing okay.

  10. I simply ~~Love~~ the first snow of the season. Thank you for sharing your pics, not too much snow here in southern Missouri but our kids in Wisconsin have already seen their "first snow".

  11. I am so jealous! Send some snow our way! Glad you had a happy Thanksgiving. I know a piece of your heart was missing. Take care and have a great weekend!