Nov 29, 2010

'Tis the Season

Thanksgiving has passed and it was wonderful...lots of laughter, football, food & fun with loved ones....and stress-free. Our family had a wonderful day. Now the Christmas season begins.

My husband was standing outside and he looked at me, saying, "I really feel in the Holiday spirit this year...it has been so many years I can't remember when I felt this way" .....I agreed with him...the last time I felt like I had the Holiday spirit was the one at my home up north before I moved.....very cheery and happy with people we love and who love us too...we are back to that environment, enjoying the holidays without alot of unnecessary stress as the hubby puts it!!

I have been feeling nostalgic this year as are many of my friends. We have recounted our tales of sledding, skating and winter fun from our childhoods..... then there are the Christmas stories...

So we have decided to go back to an old fashioned Christmas. The traditional elements will be embraced again....and I will share some of these during the coming month. I hope you will join me for the fun and stories!!!







Nov 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving..


I wish to express my deepest gratitude to my husband & children, my family and friends who make my life richer, happier and peaceful.I am so thankful for their presence in my life. I love all of you!!!


Freedom From Want By Norman Rockwell

May God watch over those who are going with out,the homeless and sick. If possible donate to food pantries to help those less fortunate.

Mother and Son peeling Potatoes by Norman Rockwell


A Very Special Thanks to our soldiers, including my son Aaron, and their families for the sacrifices that are made to this country. May God bless all of you and keep you safe!

Girl Praying by Norman Rockwell


Though this is a time for being thankful for harvest time and what we have,this was not the start of something good for Native Americans. This day should also be a reminder of the true history behind Thanksgiving not the whitewashed version.

The First Thanksgiving, by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris


and a special thanks to Norman Rockwell for the nostalgia... and the humor!!

Cousin Reginald catches the Thanksgiving Turkey by Norman Rockwell

Nov 20, 2010

Nov 16, 2010

The way Life should Be....

My girl, Hattie, now 17 yrs old, knows how to relax...

Nov 15, 2010

Until Next Summer....






my hubby made this sign for me :)










Nov 9, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Nine years ago today I married the love of my life..
our bond just keeps growing stronger...

My hubby said this is our song because it is our story....
I couldn't agree more..
(just add two dogs and ten chickens with the two cats :))


"Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
'Cause of you...."

( Our House by Crosby Stills & Nash)

Nov 8, 2010

In Honor of Veteran's Day- November 11

I am not normally a country music fan
but this song from Big & Rich
is a wonderful tribute to the Vietnam Veterans.
So I am posting this in honor of my husband, Steve,
and his service to this country from 1968-69
with the First Calvary, 1/12.
He came home with two Purple Hearts, PTSD
and physical wounds.
Veterans Day is November 11th.
To all our Veterans, thank you for your sacrifices
and sadness for the suffering that results from it..

Thank You Hon, I love you very much !!


8th of November


Said Goodbye to his moma
As he left south dakota
To fight for the Red, White and Blue
He was 19 and green with a new M16
Just doin what he had to do

He was dropped in the jungle
Where the choppers would Rumble
With the smell of Napalm in the air
Then the sergeant said, Look up ahead

Like a dark, evil cloud
1200 came down
On him and 29 more
They fought for their lives
But most of them died
In the 173rd Airborne.

On the 8th of November,
The angels were crying
As they carried his brothers away.
With the fire raining down
And the Hell all around
There were few men left standing that day.
Saw the eagle fly,
Through a clear, blue sky
1965, the 8th of November.

Now he's 58
And his ponytails gray
But the battle still plays in his head
He limps when he walks,
But he's strong when he talks
About the shrapnel they left in his leg.

He puts on a grey suit
Over his Airborne tattoo
And He ties it on one time a year
And remembers the fallen,
As he orders a tall one
And swallows it down with his tears.

On the 8th of November,
The angels were crying
As they carried his brothers away.
With the fire raining down
And the Hell all around
There were few men left standing that day.
Saw the eagle fly,
Through a clear, blue sky
1965, the 8th of November.

Saw the eagle fly,
Through a clear, blue sky
1965.

On the 8th of November,
The angels were crying
As they carried his brothers away.
With the fire raining down
And the Hell all around
There were few men left standing that day.

On the 8th of November,
The angels were crying
As they carried his brothers away.
With the fire raining down
And the Hell all around,
There were few men left standing that day.
Saw the eagle fly,
Through a clear, blue sky
1965, the 8th of November.

The 8th of November
The 8th of November

He said goodbye to his mamma
As he left South Dakota
To fight for the Red, White, and Blue.
He was nineteen and green with a new M-16
Just doing what he had to do.






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