Sunday, August 31, 2014

I am so EXCITED About TOMORROW!!!! Only A Wake up Away!!!

As August comes to a close, I am so excited about tomorrow!
Louis Dean and I woke up this morning fully aware that it is the very last day of August!
In my mind it is the last day of summer!
We made it to church on time this morning for the service.
Never mind that we MEANT to be there for Sunday School.
After church we stopped by Quadville (since we were only 5 minutes away!) to see everyone.
Home for a nap and then I was up preparing for tomorrow!!!

There is fresh candy corn in the candy dishes on the living room coffee table!

This was last year's dining room table centerpiece.
This year it will live in the living room.

Louis Dean requested that I NOT hang wreaths (debris) on the doll cabinets this year.
Okay!!! I won't just because he is so good about all the other debris around here!

The corner of the living room is all ready!
The stereo will be blaring out Neil Diamond music in the morning!

All dressed up for FALL!!!

THIS is Louis Dean's favorite room.
Probably because of his doll cabinet and collection.
I usually sit in the cream chair and he sits on the sofa and we end so many of our days here.
So while I was doing MY thing - what was Louis Dean doing?

He's been up in the attic for the last two days working on some electrical outlets and switches in my bathroom. 

This is our 'Family' wall.
Lots of history on it.

I put out ALL the fall! Pilgrims included!

I found this last month at a Goodwill!

I hope to replace these pumpkins with REAL ones soon.
The day I see REAL pumpkins in the stores is always a HAPPY time!!!

The dining room is dressed and ready for dinner!

A  fall dining room with a winter scene and a Santa on the easel.

Moving into the sewing room.......

the view from our gazebo.
I KNOW!!! I have a LOT of DEBRIS!!!

And on out to the gazebo which is where Louis Dean and I are now as I write.

The tablecloth and and owl were birthday gifts from my sister, Nita, in 2012.

We LOVE our gazebo!!
I sit on the left and he sits to the right.
I am blogging from the white rocker on the right.
Yes, it is 86 degrees at 11:00 at night. Still - I feel the hint of FALL in the air!!!

Celebrating the very LAST day of August!!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

An Agenda Free Saturday and Friday Pics!

We have so enjoyed our 'Agenda Free' Saturday!!! We slept late and have done pretty much what we pleased today! I colored my hair - something I have not done in MONTHS!!! I had forgotten what my natural color was! Mostly gray, I found out. So tonight I am a blond again!
My sister, Luann, came by for a visit.
That was a special time!
It's always a good thing to spend time with family.

We had a nice 'catch up' chat!
See my freshly colored BLOND hair??

I enjoyed putting the finishing touches on the den - all dressed for fall!

I think the den is actually my favorite room.

I love my fall tree! The decorations were garage sale finds one Friday in Fort Worth.

My 'blogging spot.' When the weather cools off I'll go back to the gazebo.

Raynie Pooh in her first fall photo shoot.
She is now four years old but I continue to display her sweet pictures.

Den - DONE!!!

The side table by MY side of the sofa!

The coffee table doesn't have to have 'feet propping' space now that our sofa reclines on each end!
It's like we have our own recliners.

While I did what I love to do ........Louis Dean what HE enjoys!
He has a love affair with electrical outlets!

Tea break in the gazebo!!!
He looks distressed!!!

I moved from the den to the kitchen - cleaning and decorating as I went!

My all time favorite wine bottle light!

My white lights stay up year round. I always buy a year's supply during the Christmas sales.

I have my fall coffee mug washed and ready for filling on September first!
This came from a trip years and years ago to Marshall Pottery.
I had two but one broke a few years back.
I love this cup.

The laundry room gets decorated since it is so visible.

It connects the den and the kitchen.

Another Raynie Pooh photo tucked in here!

The pumpkin cut out was a project Benjamin did back in our homeschooling days.

My fall angel. I did these with the older grands one year. 
I wonder if they still have theirs?

The pilgrims were made by Amber and Ben when they were very young.
I shall hang them every year as long as I live.

I can't tell you how much I love fall!!!
If I lived alone and no one saw any of this but me - I would STILL decorate the very same way!

A corner of the kitchen.
I intend to clebrate fall as long as I am physically able!
I am hoping when I get really old - the grand quads will come over and help me!!

Speaking of them........
yesterday Louis Dean and I travelled EAST to Dallas instead of WEST to Fort Worth.

Mother's hair appointment was cancelled since we needed to help Amber.
Louis Dean COULD have taken her but I wanted him close to me since he had that stress test the day before. Just a 'me' thing.

The kids were all out on the playground with the nanny when we arrived.

They are growing by leaps and bounds!!!

Nap time is still a bit of a hit or miss with Kailey.
As long as Granddad is in there she is fine.
He tried to sneak downstairs and she wasn't fooled!
She seems to have radar and KNOWS when he has left the room!

He played the guitar for them and also the auto harp.
He fully intends that these babies will love music!!

Harrison and I made butterscotch pudding for dessert last night!
He did an excellent job STIRRING it!!

I poured it up in their little tea cups.

I LIKE it!!!!

They were so cute!

While they ALL liked it - only Logan ate every single bite!!

Our day is drawing to a close.

We're finishing up a good movie - we BOTH love Clint Eastwood.
I notice he grunts in this one the same way he did in Grand Torino.
Funny how we like watching the 'old' actors.