Just enjoying the little things in life ....

Monday, October 31, 2016

~ Enjoying Fall 2016 ! ~

We have had a busy but fun October. The weather is extremely dry but very sunny, warm and beautiful. Last week some cousins, my sister and I took our younger children to the pumpkin patch. There's just nothing like roaming over the farm and then taking a wagon ride to the field and choosing the perfect pumpkin. You can tell we like to bake with pumpkin, half of the ones we brought home were for cooking!
October has brought plenty of opportunities along for picking and grinning with friends. My weekly band practice is continuing and I was invited to play with some friends this weekend for a fall festival.  God sure knows who to place in our lives at just the right time, and I am so thankful for my music family.

Thank you for stopping in to see what we're up to!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

~ Happy Birthday Daddy!!! ~

Last Friday, October 21st, my daddy turned 71 years old.  I am so blessed to still have both of my parents, and they are in relatively good health. Daddy is just getting over giving us a good scare with his heart, and Mama recently had a complete knee replacement but they are both up and going strong again. We celebrated Daddy's birthday this past Sunday! There's a whole bunch of us when we get together, and as the saying goes "the more the merrier"!!!  Happy Birthday Daddy!!! We love you!

This is just part of us :) Yes, I am so blessed!!!
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

~ Happy Weekending!!! ~

It is a beautiful weekend here in North Carolina!!!  The sun is shining beautifully, the temperatures are just perfect, and the trees are showing a little color! What more could a girl ask for?  I am so blessed! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Celebrating one of our October birthdays!
Charles and Kimberly
Pageant dress is complete! Miss Riley (in red) placed 2nd!!!
Newset set of braces in the family!
50th annual Granite Quarry Fiddler's Convention!  All the fiddlers were on stage together!
Birthday cake under construction :)
Always good company to be found at a fiddler's convention!!!
Yes, we homeschool!!!  His latest creation!!! Can you guess what it is? 

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

~ October ~

Well, we finally made it to October....one of my very favorite months.  Besides the fact that we usually have cooler temps and brighter days in October, it happens to be my the birthday month for my daddy, my oldest daughter, and one of my sweet daughter-in-laws.  I always look forward to the weather cooling down and spending more time doing slower paced activities....board games with the kids, playing music, crocheting and knitting, sipping hot chocolate while curled up by the fire....just to name a few of my favorites :)   One thing that we have never done is to take the time to go apple picking in the mountains as a family.  We plan to make that happen this year :) What's your favorite FALL activity? Enjoy the cooler weather this weekend as you spend time with your family!!!

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