Sunday, October 2, 2022

Welcome October - My Next Favorite Month - and More Birthday Celebrations!!

 Bella's 5th Birthday was actually on September 25th - one day after mine.

Saturday we celebrated both of our birthdays with this beautiful cake!

She is so beautiful!!! 
And funny and sweet and everything you want a great granddaughter to be!

THIS was her BIG birthday present from her parents and it was such a big hit!

Snyder, Texas is like living in the desert and there's a huge track around the place where kids can ride their wheels and grownups can ride the Commander and four wheelers and such.

This was Piercyn's first time to drive the four wheeler by himself and he did a really good job of it!

Chris is SUCH an amazing guy!
He's the best husband and father and loves his family fiercely!

And Chandy is every bit as wonderful as Chris!

Chris is a master griller and smoker and has been cooking ever since we got here.

Saturday night was hot dogs and sausages.....

and pepper poppers!
Guess who made those???

He does love a good fire!

Saturday was October First and the first pumpkin of 31 to be be carved into a Jack-O-Lantern!
I am doing the Great Pumpkin Project for all 31 days this year!

Chandy's house has been full of friends and family as we gathered together to celebrate Bella's birthday.
Piercyn and Cassidy helped me carve this pumpkin.

Piercyn did the eyes, I did the brows, Cassidy did the nose and her sister did the mouth.

The nights are beautiful here......

Louis Dean and I sat out with our evening glass of wine and enjoyed this golden moment in west Texas.

This Jack-O-Lantern greeted Kaitlyn as she came home from work late Saturday night.
I put it there just for her!

Sunday morning was yet another birthday cake and celebration!

Look how sweet Bella is and her little friends!
They are the sweetest girls.

Here's Kaitlyn and her boyfriend and Bella!

We gave Bella her gifts then and she loved the Mommy/Daughter matching aprons.
Plus, we gave her some cooking utensils to match her mama's!



Louis Dean has enjoyed his visit with not only the great grands and his beloved Chandy and Chris - but with the critters, as well!
This is CoCo and he's wondering how he can sneak her out of here and into his truck.
He would take her home with him in a heart beat if he could!

Then there's Symba.....what's another cat added to our two???
Speaking of which - we will be visiting Amber soon and taking our girls home with us.
They love visiting and I am hoping they will love coming home just as much!

Amber's all decked out for Halloween!
LOVE her garland!!!


Anonymous said...

You do celebrations right for sure.
What a fun time and Bella is darling 💖

Ginny Hartzler said...

Again, such a gorgeous header and background! The cake is really something to behold, just exquisite. I love your shot of the silo with the beautiful sky behind.

Anni said...

What a wonderful celebration. It (life) just doesn't get any better!!

Deb said...

Hi Linda. Happy Birthday to you! What a fun celebration for you and Bella. I hope you have a good week. See you again soon!

Donna said...

Yes mam! Bella is indeed gorgeous! Greatgrans are fabulous!
Sounds like you all had a great time!

Bluebird49 said...

Bella is beautiful! I am so happy to see your posts from there, because I know you played such a huge part in everyone being together with loving smiles! That is certainly one of your greatest gifts from God--- your ability to see both sides and know just the right direction un which a little nudge might be needed-- and your earnest talks with God in all these situations are key! I hope everyone in the family, (each side) knows and appreciates your greatest gift--- that of loving communication with everyone tt and your constant, consistent resolve to

"Let go and let God!" Easy to say,Huh?

Love you, my Texas sister! Youall have a wonderful relaxing week! Halloween is upon us, and... 31 jack-o-lanterns? Girl. You are just awesome. and a little crazy! ����

Changes in the wind said...

Happy Birthday and a great celebration. So now I know why the 31 pumpkins, look forward to seeing each one:)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What fun to be doing 31 pumpkins. I'll be lucky to do one. But October is definitely pumpkin month! The leaves will soon begin to come down here. We had frost here over night. But the day is sunny and bright . Birthday celebrations are such fun, glad you could be with your great granddaughter! Enjoy the month and all those pumpkins!

photowannabe said...

Happy Birthdays all around!!
You celebrate Life with such passion.
Beautiful family and beautiful YOU.
Love the header

Debby said...

Looks like a lot of fun.

Carole said...

Wishing you and LD a fantastic October. Cheers

Lisa said...

Bella is a baby doll. Looks like it was a fun filled day.

Judy said...

Beautiful...both the cake and the birthday girls. I too am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!

Wanda said...

Wow! That was some celebration. You really know how to live it up! Love how you love Fall, and decorate to the fullest.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Your great granddaughter certainly had a wonderful birthday celebration(s) with family and friends. It's wonderful to see such happy faces all around.