Friday, November 27, 2009

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We did at our home. Here is our table. I should have lit the candles before I took the picture. We did light them for dinner, but Jackson just kept asking to blow them out . I think he's mixed up with birthday candles. Should have ironed that tablecloth, too, but our food was just as good with the wrinkles.

I copied an idea from another blog on the candleholders. I was at Dollar Tree and found the glaass cylinders and glass candlesticks and glued them together, plopped down a candle and some leaves inside and called it done. I'll reuse them at Christmas with something festive inside. There were 8 adults and 2 kids, so we all got to sit at the dining room table together. I wish I had taken a picture once we were at the table. I guess there was too much on my mind to think straight.

Here is the menu I printed out. It says: turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, lima beans, cornbread dressing,macaroni and cheese, strawberry pretzel salad, fudge pie, apple pie. Add to that sweet potato casserole and creamed corn. Toooo much , I know, but Shawn likes corn,
Shannon sweet potatoes, Joey lima beans,Mother mashed potatoes, Daddy dressing, etc. You get the idea...

Some serious cooking going on at the stovetop...

and in the oven...

We made Shannon's brown bag turkey and it turned out so moist and delicious. Yes it was cooked in a paper grocery sack. Click here, for her post with directions. You will be glad you did. Shannon and Jackson made some cute and tasty turkey cookies to bring.
Here are our pies. I made apple and fudge. Mmm...

While the food cooked we passed the baby around...

and played Pictionary Man.

A little more Fall decor.

Our sweet baby, Hudson in his cute turkey shirt.

And big brother, Jackson, sporting a cute turkey shirt Shannon made. He looks a little mischevious here , don't you think?

Mother got a reclining wheelchair so she and Daddy were able to join the festivities.

Buddy and his favorite boys.

Mimi loves these little fellows.

We truly do have a lot to be thankful for this year.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Grandson

Introducing Hudson Bennett Haynes. He weighed in at 7 lb. 14 oz. 21 inches long. Welcome to the world sweet boy. All are well. Big brother Jackson did very well today. Here is a wreath I made for the door, but wouldn't you know it, that room didn't have a hook on the door. I am going to take one tomorrow to hang it. I made it by wrapping mewborn size diapers around a wreath form and tying on little baby toys for decoration.
Here is Hudson. Isn't that a little angel face?
Big Brother Jackson just wanted to hold him the whole time. He was a baby hog.

The whole fam.

Mimi and Buddy are proud.

Mother and Daddy were not able to go to the hospital today, but I downloaded Skype onto her computer, and they got to be a part of it all through cyberspace. It worked pretty good.
Thank you for all your prayers. Continue to pray for a smooth transition for their little family and healing for Shannon We difinitely have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Win !

Well, I have been a very lucky girl. I won another giveaway. I just love giveaways, don't you. Note to self, sponsor a giveaway soon.
My package arrived in the mail like this. I was so excited.
I won a cute vintage looking ornament from
It was as beautiful as I expected it to be.
Joy does lovely work, and she sent me a gracious thank-you note tucked inside.

She uses glass, solder, old jewelry pieces, vintage postcards, and makes the most unique jewelry that just speaks to me.

I adored this one (she offered a choice of 3), and I got the one I wanted.
The others were great too, though

If you haven't checked out her jewelry, you should. Her prices are very reasonable, and the quality is excellent. She will even make a necklace any length to customize to your liking. Go check her out You won't be sorry. OK, maybe your checkbook will be sorry. Well, thank you Joy. I will cherish my cute little ornament forever, and think of you every Christmas when I put up my decorations. I will give it a special place on my tree.

On another note, please pray for our daughter tomorrow, as she will be having our second sweet grandson. I am so excited.Of course my camera is ready, so I will have some pictures to share soon.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Santa? Jesus?

I can't believe I am posting 2 posts in one day. This was too cute to pass up. My sweet 2 year old grandson, Jackson, was at my house yesterday. He found a Santa I had gotten the other day at Dollar Tree and he brought it to me. He said, "Mimi, this is Jesus". I said, "no sweetie that is Santa", and he said, "Ho, Ho, Ho". From the mouths of babes...

I will definitely put that cute ornament on top of his Christmas present.

With the Christmas season approaching, we do need to remember that Jesus is the reason for the season.

I won!

Look what came in the mail... had a giveaway and I won. I received these beautiful cheese plates yesterday.

I just adore plates, and these are 4 very cute cheese label plates. They are so colorful. Martha sent me a very sweet note, too. I can't wait to use them. Thank you, Martha.