Sunday, October 21, 2012

I am back....

Hello everyone! Boy it has been a long while that I have been absent from my little blog. My sister has not been feeling well and she finally had a MRI, the news was not good. The person that read the MRI and also the GP doctor both thought it looked like MS after other things were proven wrong. She has to go to a neurologist at Mayo Clinic a week from Monday so we have all been praying hard for the best results as possible. My family has kinda closed in around my sister and I have had little time to come here. Please keep her in your prayers. She is not only my sister but my best friend.
Yesterday I spent the day with my sister. We went shopping for the baby shower we are hosting for my SIL. We got a lot done and it was a fun sister day. We also had time to talk and cry a little together too. Before we left the very foggy morning we went down by the river because the paddle boat American Queen was docked in our town for the day. Here is some pictures of it that I took.

Then as it was leaving town about 5pm I went down to the old beach and got a picture of her going up river.
Today was a beautiful sunny, warm fall day. I am not sure how many of these kinds of days we have left so I went out and took some pictures. I went back down by the river and saw an eagle in the tree...I tried to get some good pictures of him but he was pretty well hidden, still kinda neat to be that close to a beautiful bald eagle.

Can you spot him? LOL I also took some pictures of some of the pretty trees that still have some leaves left.

Have a great week everyone! Be blessed and please enjoy each day you have to the fullest.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday Display Chain...

Today I am just getting in under the wire to enter Misi's Tuesday Display Chain.  This week's theme is See It, Do It. We were to find an inspiration on Pinterest and then actually follow through and and use the idea to create the idea into our own thing. Now for me that is the hardest, following through and actually doing something with all of the ideas I have pinned so this was a perfect theme for me.

My mom is again having Thanksgiving this year but now that I am not in the hospital and also I have healed enough that I can help with the day that is exactly what I am going to do. I found these cute turkeys on Pinterest that originally came from  the blog Binge Crafter. Here is her picture.
Looking at the more carefully I am now aware that she probably used those little ice cream spoons for the heads and little wooden hearts...I of course didn't have those things so I decided to use felt. It isn't as cute as the originals but I think they turned out pretty well and I think the table will look cute with each setting having one of these. I have candy corn in this one for the picture but it could be filled with a number of different things, maybe even a napkin. We will see.
Sorry the picture is kinda blurry, not sure why. Anyway please go to Misi's blog 1890 Gablehouse Musings and check out all of the others that have joined in this week. Thanks again Misi for hosting it has been fun!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Catching up...

Hello my dear blogging friends! I can't believe it has been well over a week since I have posted. I have been busy and I also haven't felt the best so there you have my two excuses. I have been visiting your blogs though and I have been commenting also, at least trying. I have been getting pretty lax about responding to you wonderful people that leave comments on my posts so I want you to know I so appreciate it and will work to get better at that.
I am truly amazed with the great giveaway Brenda is hosting!
You girls are really so very talented. I can't believe all of the cute things that you all have made. I think it is so nice of all of you to share your talents and be so generous to contribute to the giveaway. If I don't get to say it to you all personally which I won't I want to take a second and just tell you all here and now...THANK YOU!! 
Last Friday it was a beautiful fall day and my sister and I took a little trip to Wisconsin to do some Prim and antique shopping. We left home at 8:30 in the morning and the first place we stopped was The Marketplace in Tomah WI. 

I took these pictures of the cute outside but I was too busy looking at all of the cute things inside to take any pictures. This shop is in a beautiful old 2 story house and it is filled to the brim with a lot of awesomeness. They are having their holiday open house on Nov. 9th-Nov.18th. If you are anywhere near there I suggest taking it is great! Here is the website The Market Place.

 We then went to Montello and had lunch at a cute and yummy sandwich shop. Kendra from Stone House Primitives has her stone house near there so I had asked her about some places to go and she helped me out. Thanks Kendra! Anyway here is my sister and I by the waterfalls in Montello, it was windy.

Here is the falls, they are so pretty and right in the middle of town..too cool.

We then went to Princeton I think that was the name and stopped at quite a few antique stores. The was fun and I got a couple of old cookie cutters and a oh so neat old crate. Here is the crate I got and also I got the cute light on top of it.

I also got a neat galvanized pail but it is outside with a mum plant in it so no pictures. My sister got a few things also. Then we went to Ripon and hit a prim store there that Kendra had told me about called A Simpler Time. Again it is in a beautiful stone building and filled with everything prim. Both my sister and I spent money there too. We were going to try to make it to Lodi and visit a shop called Cottage House Primitives but by the time we would have gotten there it would have been too late. Next time for sure though.

The colors were awesome so I took a couple of pictures, from the car while my sister was whizzing by! LOL

We got to LaCrosse WI and had supper and then decided to go to the party store because our SIL had called us during the trip to tell us that baby was going to be a boy. We were all kinda hoping for a girl but feel very blessed that we are having a baby after all this time and that he looks really healthy. So anyway we stopped and got some ideas and things for the baby shower we are having in December for her. That was a lot of fun. We got home that night at 8:30 so it was a long day but oh so much fun.

The next day my brother had his class reunion so the family came to stay at Grandpa and Grandma's. Here are Jon and Judy before they left. My brother is so excited, he is a first time daddy.

I also got a beuriful picture of the harvest moon that night right from my mom and dad's deck.
So there, I think I am all caught up. Thanks for staying through all of my rambles. Have a great week everyone and as always, Be blessed!