Monday, November 21, 2011


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Our 30th Anniversary

I can hardly believe our 30th anniversary will be tomorrow.  It truly does not feel like it was that long ago.  Since the actually anniversary falls on a Monday...and what can you do with a Monday before Thanksgiving when you are trying to get ready for the holiday...we decided to celebrate this weekend.  Our celebration was rather simple.  I wanted to go to Wendy's to get there new juicy burger.  I know that sounds crazy, but I did not want to go to the finer restaurants.  Warren wanted to go to Schlotzski's.  Are we pitiful or what?  So we went to Wendy's on Saturday and Schlotzski's on Sunday, that way we were both happy.  

I wanted to take some pictures of us, and he indulged me, although it was somewhat grudgingly.  Then we had the most decadent chocolate cake ever.  I combined two different recipes to come up with the "ultimate" cake.  It was very, very good.  (More inches to the hips).  The ganache in the middle was almost as big as one of the cake layers!  More tomorrow on the official anniversary day!

Friday, November 4, 2011

I am thankful for...

Yesterday we had our grandkids over and we had a grand time.  I am thankful for their lives and how they enrich ours.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November is here

There must be something special about November this year...look at the date 11/1/11.  All ones.  November has come in all her glory; the richness of the fall colors, the crispness in the air, and happiness of holidays just around the corner.  November was when the pilgrims gave God thanks for their lives and the many blessings He had showered on them.  In honor of the pilgrims heritage, I want to share this month the bounty of November...the bounty of Thankfulness.

My grandparents (the Norcross side) had a wonderful tradition.  Each day at 4 pm, the family gathered in the study and we had a "party."  My grandmother made cheese biscuits, chex-mix, and we had beverages.  It was about the only time we were allowed to have soda and it was Nehi strawberry.  Yum!  The adults had "adult beverages."  Warren and I have adopted something similar except we have tea instead and we call it our "unplug" time.  Obviously, we cannot do it everyday since he is working, but when he is home, we have "unplug" for about 15 or 20 minutes.  It gives us a break in our day, and allows us to reconnect.  I am thankful for these special moments with my very special man.
God's glory

Working to store up for the winter

God's beauty

Mr. least that is what his face looks like to me.

Mums growing in my front yard.  See the small bug in the far right flower.

A bee, flowers, and a pumpkin.

The cottonwood in our backyard.  Such colors.

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