Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday and that means the Hodgepodge.  You can always link up with Joyce too or you can read others responses by clicking on the above button.  Enjoy! And, just so you know, this will make my 800th blog entry. ~that's a lot~

1. Besides Thanksgiving, something you're looking forward to on your November calendar?
Hubby and I will be going with friends to Branson, Missouri next week.  The Christmas Shows began Nov. 1st so we will take in some of those.  And, we will be staying at one of our very favorite places, The Keeter Center.

2.  If I gave you a thank you card right now who would you send it to and why?
It would be to the Pastor Search Committee at our church.  They have worked tirelessly for the past year to bring a new pastor to our church.  They have taken their job so seriously, have earnestly sought God's will and they presented their candidate to us on Oct. 25th.  We had a "get to know him" reception the day before and then he preached for our morning worship.  We voted immediately following the service to call him as our new pastor.

We are beyond excited! Aren't they a fine looking family!  Yes, I would send a thank you note to all 6 of the faithful members of the committee with my heartfelt thanks for their commitment to the job.

3. Of the breads listed, which one's your favorite...bagel, cinnamon, sourdough, garlic, banana, biscuit, pita, Naan, or plain old fashioned white bread?
Well, I can't say that I would refuse any one of them and there's 2-3 that would likely be a favorite but since Joyce ask for only 1 then I guess I would say cinnamon.  What's not to like about cinnamon?

4. What's something you have in abundance? Is that a good 

  I have an abundance of flameless candles and I think it's a very good thing.  They come on around 5:30 everyday and burn for 5 hours and then go off until 5:30 the following day.  I  love seeing them burn in the evening, there's something very peaceful and comforting about burning candles. Now, on a more serious note, God's abundant blessings, more than I could or ever will deserve, that's for sure!!!
5. November 5th is National Love Your Red Hair Day. Are there any redheads in your family? Who's your favorite redhead?

There certainly is!  This is our beautiful daughter in law that has the most gorgeous red hair you have ever seen.  This pic was taken last Christmas when she was just about 6 weeks away from giving birth to our precious Andi Kate.  And, might I add, Andi Kate has very little hair right now but what she has is definitely red 
6.  The travel website Busbud recently calculated the most Instagrammed spot in every state. Go here to see what made the list where you live. Are you happy with your state's #1? If not what do you think should be the most photographed spot in your state? Have you snapped a photo there? If you live outside the USA answer as it relates to your state, city or province.
It is Burbon Street in New Orleans and I can certainly see why.  I have been to Burbon Street but was not into picture taking at that time in my life ~it's been quite a few years since I was there~  I think a lot of the bayous here in our state make lovely photos as well.

7. I'm going to try to have something related to gratitude in this spot each week during the month of November. Here's this week's question-

What's something you've learned about yourself this year that you're grateful for?
Well, this probably shouldn't be that hard but I can't think of anything that I've learned about myself this year that I'm grateful for, or that I'm ungrateful for either.  Guess I could say I learned that I am a survivor. Yes siree! I survived the building of our new house and moving from the house we had called home for almost 35 years. ~no easy feat~

.  8. Insert your own random thought here.
This is our busy little Andi Kate.  In the photo on the left she has the safety belt around her in the cart.  But, she wiggled until she turned herself around and stood up.  Now, in case you have forgotten, this little Sweetheart is only 8 months old.  Of course, on the right she's getting into our kitchen cabinets while she was here this past weekend.  Yes, she's a busy little Sweetheart! ~notice her red hair~

Happy mid-week my friends!

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

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!


  1. Good morning! Enjoyed this as always....let's see. I too LOVE the flame less candles though I only have a few and I don't have them set on timers even though I could, lol. I might do that as well however as I often forget to turn them on. And then you dil does have GORGEOUS red hair, how fun that the baby does too. And your right, she is VERY mobile for eight months lol. And finally I had to look up what the most photographed instagram spot was here in California though I knew what it was before I looked....Disneyland it was, but I wondered maybe it was the beach. Have a good rest of your week Lea. oh, btw, don't think I have forgotten about the ornaments. I am hoping to get those in the mail next week in plenty of time for the holidays!

  2. I've been to New Orleans once and loved the trip. I took pictures on Bourbon Street. That was 40 years ago.

    I'd say you're a survivor. Building a home takes real courage some days. But it's fun and exciting too. So glad you are all settled in now.

  3. What a delightful read, CiCi, congratulations on getting a new pastor and family, they are indeed a fine looking couple! Yes there is a lot of hard work and dedication when one is on a church committee!
    I too love the flameless candles, and also set them on a timer, it is so nice to come home to candles flickering everywhere!
    Your daughter in law and little Andi kate are absolutely beautiful, and yes I do see the red hair! I am a natural red head too, but went blond when the gray started coming!~Grin~
    As always such a joy to visit, have a blessed week,

  4. I am hoping for some red-headed grandchildren one day. My youngest was a red head at birth, but quickly turned pure blonde. I like the flameless candles, but never thought about putting them on a timer. Going to remember that one! Enjoy your day!

  5. Yes, your daughter in law does have gorgeous red hair! I love the warm glow that candles give. So peaceful and inviting. I'd love to hear what shows your interested in going to in Branson. Christmas shows sound interesting!

  6. Andi Kate is so cute! And such an adorable name as well. She's so curious and strong already. :)

  7. I'd say that if you could survive the building of a home, you could survive just about anything. ;-) Oooh, I see little Andi Kate's red hair. So sweet!

  8. We have a couple of red heads in our life, one happens to be our youngest granddaughter. Her hair was really red when she was little and has now turned into the prettiest strawberry blonde. I think moving out of a house after 35 years was a courageous feat, I'd call you a survivor too.

  9. Your daughter-in-law does have gorgeous red hair...WOW! Your grandbabies are something else, blessed you are! Have a blast in Branson...I've never been there.

  10. Enjoy your Branson trip! I know it's beautiful up there this time of year. What a beautiful red-headed daughter-in-law! That wiggly baby is going to be so fun for y'all especially through the holidays!

  11. Looks like Andi Kate will be inheriting her Mama's gorgeous red locks! Have a great time in Branson.

  12. Little Andi Kate is so cute! Have a good time in Branson, and I'm so glad you have a new pastor now!

  13. I just love your daughter in laws hair. Thank you for the smiles of sharing your post and your photos. Blessings

  14. Just discovered your blog via Preppy Empty Nester. Cute grandkids! I've read back a few months. How do you post pictures with the faces covered? My daughter doesn't want any pictures of her kids' faces out on the internet.

  15. Have a great time with your friends. Sounds like fun! I need more of those candles. I have two on my mantle now for two years and I love seeing them on each and every night. Sweet precious Andi Kate, what a blessing she is to you and your family.


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