Monday, October 31, 2011

I Spy Sunday

The house is clean, yards done, laundry too....what to do? 

 Drive to where the pumpkins grow.
 I spy many shapes and colors of pumpkins.

 gourds a plenty

I spy fruit crates!

I spy apples, several types.
I guess I have never seen Key Limes. 
I was surprised to see they were about the size of a 50 cent piece.
  I love the fall colors at this Farmers Market.

I spy
an orchard in someone's front yard
with a clean white ranch fence
and on old tractor
....ahhhh
country life
on the outskirts of a big city. 

We had a nice day just enjoying the sights of roads we seldom travel, 
right here,
 close to home. 
You never know what's just around the bend....



until 

you 

play

a

game

of


SPY!




  What a day
We need to do this more often!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Donut Factory

The morning after a sleep over what on the menu for breakfast?  
A trip to the donut factory, aka Krispy Kreme Donuts. We got to watch how the donuts rise. Next they drop into the fryer, flip half way through, then get a shower of yummy glaze.

Watching the whole process.




Loving the balloons!





It's kind of hard to see here, I had the wrong lens for close up pictures, and getting 6 kids to look the same way at the same time...impossible when donuts are being made.
This was strange.
There were only six kids in the store.
Two girls and  four boys.
The girls were big sisters of ...
TWIN BROTHERS!


Jace picked the pumpkin shaped donut.


Mackenzi wanted a regular twist.
Quinn went for the sprinkles.
   Can you guess what happened here?
Here is a hint...

What one does,
the other is sure to follow within minutes!

Hard lesson learned....
                                               

Friday, October 28, 2011

Flashback Friday



Then if you need to see more, you can go here....and here!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I Wish....

Today I have renewed hope for our teens. 
I had just finished shopping at a local shopping center. 
While  I was waiting for a break in traffic so I could exit the parking lot, onto a very busy street, 
I saw something that...... 
JUST. 
WARMED.
 MY. 
HEART.

 I saw a teen boy riding his bike on the opposite side of the street.
I saw, 
that he saw,
 someone in need.

SHE

Was an elderly lady 
standing in the grassy median
of the very busy street
she was bent with age
 holding tight to her walker
unsteady on her feet 
wavering


HE

Slowed his bicycle
then quickly dropped it on the sidewalk
on the curb 
he was waving his hands to stop traffic
then crossed  to the center
a perfect gentleman
so gentle
I could not hear his words
but his actions were clear

I

saw that I was also needed
 to help with this crossing
so, 
waving my hands to slow traffic
 on my side of the street 
I used my car to completely block all lanes
allowing 

HIM
to quietly assure her that he would be right back
he quickly ran her walker to the sidewalk
only to return to her side
to carefully offer her his strong arm 
and guide her slowly 
to the safety of the sidewalk

POWERFUL?
 yes....
 EMOTIONAL?
yes ....

I WISH.....

I knew more young people this thoughtful

I WISH.....

I could tell his mother what a fine young man her son is going to be 
(....I'm sure she knows, but it's nice to hear it from an outsider)

I WISH.....


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Finally Feeling Like Fall

Good morning! 

It is finally feeling a little like fall. It's actually quite chilly here in my living room. 
As I look outside I'm pleased to see rain has quietly visited us overnight. 
I have been working on putting together a fall wreath. 
There are so many beautiful ones out there that crafty people have  made. 
Here is a look at mine.

 I love burlap!
This is not what I saw in my mind while making it, but it will have to do for this year.

I hope the rain sticks around. 
Beef stew and biscuits are on tonight's menu!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Best Wishes to the New Mr and Mrs Brian Brubaker


My cousin Brian is getting married.
This is Brian and his new wife Andrea.
They tied the knot yesterday so Jerry and I did a Las Vegas turnaround.
Left home at 8am, arrived back home at 1:30 am. What a fun day!
The wedding was beautiful and Brian and Andrea make a great couple.



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This D J was awesome! He was the official flower dude, sprinkling rose petals down the aisle just before it started, played great music, got everyone involved, he even danced for everyone to Michael Jackson's music! He was fabulous!

A few thoughts on Vegas weddings.
I have two uncles. 
Uncle Bill, my dad's brother,
&
Uncle Bill, my mom's sister's husband. 
Both of these Bill's have sons names Brian. 
Both Brian's were married in Las Vegas.
 I went to both weddings.
 Both times I drove turnarounds.
small details

Wednesday, October 5, 2011