Friday, November 29, 2013

A Blessed Thanksgiving

My Thanksgiving was a blessed one, it started on Wednesday when my two granddaughters, Morgan and Anna came to spend the day and night with me.  We baked and cooked all day on Wednesday, sang Christmas Carols and had a great time together.

 Morgan made the pumpkin pie
Anna made the crust look prettier by crimping the edges.

They worked together to make Blondies.

Morgan loves to cook and bake, Anna enjoys helping.  Here are a few photo's of some of the deserts.

 Pumpkin Pie

  Bagel Bites ( well they are really a desert)
recipe from 2013 Sept. Southern Lady Magazine

recipe from 2013 Sept. Southern Lady Magazine

Carmel Apple Pound Cake
recipe from September 2013 Southern Lady Magazine

 Sweet Potato Pie

Like every Holiday we all ate so much, but the Love and being together is the most important thing.
Have you ever tried to take a picture and someone (or grands) jumps into it just as you snapped it?  But they are cute, but silly!

See the corner of my oldest grandson, holding Madi up. (silly boys )

Finally got the picture of my 3 daughters, after running the boys off.

Oops!  I see some shoes with legs behind the girls.

We always have to get a new photo of all 6 of them when we can talk them into being still a minute. 

Have a Blessed Weekend

Monday, November 25, 2013


    Good morning, 
I hope everyone's weekend was a very good one.

  I hope my blogger friends don't get tired of me bragging about my     grandchildren.  After all that's why they put the "Grand" in front of children.  They are just that and make my life so much happier.
On Saturday we spent 2/3 of the day at the Atlanta International Convention Center where  Cheerleading Competitions were held.

This is the stage and the TV screen is announcing the group that my granddaughter, Morgan, is in.

This was her first competition for cheerleading, she was in competitive Gymnastics's for 5 years .

This is her Team.

These next photo's are of her team competing.

Sorry a little blurred, I was trying to watch and take photo's at the same time.  Good thing my daughter ordered a DVD, maybe I can see on it what I missed.

(Morgan on the left )

I failed to mention that she is one of the "flyer's".  My heart sank every time they would threw her up, but so THANKFUL that they caught her each time. They are a great group of girls.

They won SECOND PLACE and this is one proud Grandma!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Another Gift

About this time last year I did a post about the Christmas Tour of Homes I attended in Madison.  You can read about it here.There was a bedroom in one of the homes that I fell in Love with.  Since then I have tried to make mine as much like it as I possibly can.  Here is two pictures of my inspiration.

I just love this look! I may not get it to the exact look, but I'm trying.

It may take awhile! Here is how far I've gotten.  Oh! And the reason for this post.  Yesterday I spent the day with my sister.  She called to tell me that I owed her a visit since I was at her house with another sister while she was on a trip up the eastern coast last month.  It is over a two hour drive to her home on Lake Sinclair, but it is always worth the trip.  Her husband owns a Gold and Silver  and Antique Store.  Even though it's been open several years, I had never been to it.  After lunch we drove over  and while there I eyed an antique phone that I've been looking for since last November.  My sister took it off the self and said "Merry Christmas, it's yours".
Love her, she is so generous, but so is her husband, he told me it belonged to an elderly lady that had to move in with her daughter  her husband died.  It was hers as a little girl.

Here it is!

I will cherish it always!

One more item to check off my list to furnish my master bedroom to look like the Madison room.

There are two plates on the wall, I do have another to make it three and still have the one on the table, do you think it needs it?


Friday, November 15, 2013


Philippians 1:10 Be filled with the fruits of righteousness

As believers we are to be filled with the Fruit of the spirit, which is Love, and show that we have Love by doing good to others.   I want to share with you how my day went yesterday, but I need to start with last month when my hubby and I got new if you wear glasses you know how they will fall down your nose.  Well this happened with ours, so we went back yesterday to have them adjusted.  Afterwards we went to IHop for a late breakfast.  While we were enjoying our meal I noticed a well dressed man sitting close by. He was looking at us every time I glanced his way.  When I looked over again he had left, but to my surprise when we got to the register to pay for our meal, he was standing by the cashier at the register.  He told the cashier that HE was paying for our meal, that we looked like "newly weds".  My hubby couldn't believe it, but the man kept saying "I'm paying for your meal"  so he smiled, shakes his hand and thanked him. He looked at me and I told him that next month we will be married for 50 years.  (now  I've told my age, I was 18 when we married)  He said that we still look like "newly weds".  Then he told us that he works for IHop.  

 I hear alot about people "paying it forward", but I'd never had it happened to me, now I will be looking for someone to "pay it forward to".


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Inspiration Sunday

Recently two of my younger sisters took a trip up the eastern coast to Maine, from their home in Georgia.  One of their stops was to see Plymouth Rock.  They were amazed at how small it was.  This morning in my daily devotion, to MY amazement, my devotion was on THE ROCK.  "Jesus Christ Himself is the chief cornerstone." Ephesians 2:20-22.  

Plymouth Rock

I also learned that the reason the Plymouth Rock is so small is from years of visitor's chipping away at the stone and from erosion. .Source : Our Daily Bread Devotions
Jesus is the solid Rock we can cling to when the storms of life blow and beat against us..Matthew 7:25   Madeleine L'Engle said  "It's a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet and what is sand."  I can certainly relate to this on the many occasions I have felt beaten down and tossed around, only to feel and know God's hand is there to steady me.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Have some Pie!

I want to share this pie I made yesterday, it's a Butterfinger Pie.

The recipe is so easy, just 3 well 4 ingredients if you count the pie crust.  Here is the recipe:


6 (2  1/2 oz.) Butterfingers candy bars
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese
1 (12 oz) carton cool whip
1 graham cracker pie crust

Crush the Butterfingers bars and mix together with the cream cheese,
and cool whip.  Put mixture in pie crust and chill.

I saved some crushed candy bar and sprinkled on top.  Yummy Good!

Enjoy your Day!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Early Christmas Gift

Every year my daughters and I shop for our Christmas gifts for each other, together.  Yesterday Gina and I went shopping in the town where I live.  In one antique shop I saw an ottoman, it was  black leather and had a lid on top that opened up for storage.  I was excited about it but had promised myself not to buy anything,  just look with her.  Well she talked me into letting her buy it for my Christmas present.  

It was priced at $35.  ON the left side at the bottom it had come undone a little.  If you look you can barely tell it.  That was the only thing wrong that wasn't perfect with it.  But I did talk him down to ... $30.00

He even carried it out and put it my SUV for us.  Later she told me, "It's so big and heavy why don't you just go on and keep it so I don't have to carry it upstairs at my house and it's too big to wrap".  She didn't have to beg me.  She bought me another smaller gift also but that will have to be an after Christmas post.

I put it in my living room to use as a coffee table, (but I really don't want coffee sitting on it).  I am going to use it to store my magazines.  I have a large suitcase full of them.  But for now I'll start putting new ones in it.

:I was Blessed"


Linking with  Sandi@ Rose chintz Cottage  for   Home 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Enjoying Fall and Tea

Sprewell Bluff over look

A short 50 mile drive south of Atlanta and only a 10 minute drive from my home is a little known place called Sprewell Bluff. One of Georgia's most peaceful outdoor recreation areas. This enormous  1,372 acre park has picnic sites with grills, a scenic lake that allows private crafts, a 3 mile hiking trail, and several streams, paddle boating, canoeing, and kayaking.  It is on the Flint River and rest on the plains region of central Georgia. 

Flint River

I wish you could hear the water trickling over the rocks, they made the area so peaceful when my hubby and I were there this week.

There is a play ground for the children and children at heart to enjoy.

Once a State Park, but was closed when the economy got bad. Georgia closed a lot of the smaller state parks.  It is now ran by the county and used by many.  I love the quiet surroundings and the river.  The leaves have turned all different colors and are so pretty.

A fresh baked plate of Oatmeal cookies with pecans, white and dark chocolate chips is always good to come home to after a nice ride and walk in the County Park.

I made these Vanishing Oatmeal cookies from the recipe on the lid of the Quacker Oats box top.  They must be called vanishing since they don't stay at my house very long.

When I took this picture the tea was steaming, but it doesn't show the steam here.  This is one of my favorite fall cups. 

My tea today is Promise Tea.

I hope you are enjoying a Blessed Day!

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