The girls and I have been busy getting the house ready for the Christmas Season! We still have lots to do, but I thought I'd show you what's done so far. Koy and I got the tree out of the attic this morning.....that is one heavy tree! Maybe we'll have it done today! Happy decorating!
What a beautiful day! All my kids were under one roof...for a while anyway. We had lots of family here and everyone was in good health! Mom and I had fun shopping on Tuesday, baking on Wednesday, and then cooking all morning Thursday. Everything turned out to be delicious...and hot at the same time! Koy and I are truly blessed with wonderful families and beautiful children and grandchildren. We are thankful for each other, our beautiful kids and grandkids, good parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers, great friends,our dream home, and most of all, our loving God who loves, blesses and keeps us all.
The Dining Room table is all set for Thanksgiving! I couldn't resist doing a tablescape like the ones I've seen on some of the sites I visit. I haven't participates in "Tablescape Thursday" yet, but I think I'll try. Of course, we won't be eating at this table. We'll have a large gathering of family out back in our Shack! We love our Shack! That's where we had Big Daddy's Pumpkin Carving birthday party. I can't wait!
We are so thankful! She is home now and trying to catch up on her sleep (Mommy and Daddy included, I'm sure!) Kids can really bounce back after things like this! I'm looking forward to having her back to her old sweet, happy self! And....looking forward to having everyone here for Thanksgiving! What a wonderful time of year.
What a beautiful little face! We can't wait to have her home and smiling again. Thank you for all the prayers. Hopefully it's just one more night in the hospital to break the fever and cure the dehydration. God is good and He LOVES this little one!
Well, I'm such a sucker! I couldn't resist this cute little abandoned pup. Of course it's Natalie's dog....yeah, we all know how it is when a kid wants a dog: "I promise I'll take care of it. It won't make any messes. You won't have to remind me to feed it....." Anyway, one of her friends was coming home from a trip out of town when she and her parents spotted a box sitting beside the road. I'm sure God had a hand in this, because how often do you stop to look inside a box that's sitting beside the road? Can you believe that box was actually full of puppies?! What kind of heartless idiot would do such a thing? We're not sure what combination of breeds she may be, but her tail curls forward and the roof of her mouth is black. (Doesn't that mean she has some Chow in her?) Natalie named her "Hurley." Our dog Patch didn't know what to think at first, but she has come around now and seems to be happy to have a little playmate. Of course we have all fallen in love with her, Chase included. He comes to visit Hurley now instead of Natalie! LOL
We had a great time at our annual Pumpkin Carving for Koy's birthday! We had dinner first. I made Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas (thanks to SugarPie Farmhouse.com) and German chocolate cake for dessert. Everybody loved the enchiladas.....they loved them so much that Trevor didn't get any! He got there late because he had to give a presentation in class. Anyway, check out the slide show. The pictures tell it all.
I live in West Texas with my wonderful husband/best friend, Koy, who is the funniest man I know. We have four beautiful children, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and four precious grandchildren. That's why I'm called "Mamsie!" I am a former Art teacher, a former interior designer, and an avid decorator. I have my own home decor/floral shop and absolutely love anything to do with making a home more beautiful. Isaiah 26:3 "He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in him..."