Monday, October 6, 2014

HELLO Monday!

I was beginning to have blogging withdrawal since I did not get to blog any at all last week.  We were gone to Vegas until Wed. and then trying to get "back on track" consumed the rest of the week.  But, I think I'm "good to go" for the time being and have some "hello Monday's" for you today.
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 HELLO fall......One of our local nurseries always has a spring and fall show and I attended her fall show a couple of weekend's ago.  It was a beautiful fall day and she has the perfect grounds for such an event and I always enjoy seeing folks that I don't generally see any other time. There were vintage clothing, jewelry galore, homemade jams, jellies, breads, pies and cakes and various demonstrations.   It was a fun outing and I did find a few items that I couldn't live without. ~smile~
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 HELLO cookie making......Hanna Beth was out of school a couple of Friday's ago and she spent the day with me.  We made cut out cookies and she decorated them. ~her favorite part~  I ran across this Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough Sheets and grabbed them before "quick could get ready."  To have the cookie dough already rolled out and ready to cut is the "cat's meow."  There are two sheets to a package and they are not all that big, so we were only able to get two pumpkins out of each sheet but they turned out to be HUGE pumpkins.  We used a circular cutter for some and it worked much better and was a better size. ~fyi~  Hanna Beth's favorite part is decorating the cookies and she is so precise with her movements and really does a great job for a 5 year old.  She had a great time!
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We attended a convention in Las Vegas last week for State Farm  and had a good time.  We have traveled with most of these folks for 40+ years and only see a lot of them during convention.  So, it was fun to catch up with a few of them.  The closing night's event was a huge carnival and we acted like kids and went around to all the vendors and won a slew of stuffed animals. ~like we had good sense~  We were so fortunate that both of our flights, going and coming, went without a hitch and were right on schedule.  We felt so fortunate!
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HELLO new house progress..........things seem to be moving at break neck speed right now.  This past week the windows were installed, the sound system, the security system and the central vacuum system.  We are so pleased with the windows!  We labored and labored over the selection of the windows and so far it has been our toughest decision but we are super pleased with our selection now that they are in.  Our decorator and I met this past Friday and did the interior paint selections and fabric selections for the bedrooms.  It was such fun and I will be sharing those at a later time.  I'll leave you in suspense for now.  I couldn't be more pleased with those!!  This week they will begin the plumbing, so things continue to move right along. 
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HELLO our birthday girl........tomorrow our Princess will be 5 years old.  Her birth will long be remembered as such a special day in the life of our family.  And, when she was placed in our son and DIL's arms, I thought my heart would surely burst.  She has brought so much delight into our lives and we thank the Lord for making her a part of our lives.  And, I have no doubt she is going to be a wonderful big sister to our Princess #2 this next February. 


Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

7 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your Princess! She's just a few days older than our little miss. ;-)

    I think it takes longer and longer to get back on track after traveling.

    Great progress on your house! Woo hoo!

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  2. It's always such a delight visiting your blog and reading about what's going on in your life. You are such a positive and energetic person. I'm sure everyone who meets you loves you. It comes through even on your blog. Happy birthday to your little princess.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  3. Wow that house is moving right along!
    Your Princess is so adorable, loved the older photos of her :-)


    Hugs!

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  4. I thought I might get a short post up this morning but it hasn't happened. Sure enjoyed seeing all the pictures on your blog today. I can't believe HB is five but neither can I believe my M-E is 14. Time does fly.

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  5. You went to Las Vegas!?! Jealous. Looks like the house is really coming along.

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  6. Looks like you had so much fun with your pretty little princess. Happy birthday to her. How I love that age! Got a couple of 5 year old grands too. Great progress on the house! Soo exciting. Enjoy your week!

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