Monday, November 28, 2011


Last Saturday my DH and I took a day bus trip to Jamesport, MO, an Amish community. We almost didn't get there!

The day started out early, loading the bus in a drizzle, but we were soon on our way. Our first stop was to be at a greenhouse that specializes in Poinsettias. We would all get a chance to buy the plants we wanted for the holidays.

Our bus driver took a wrong turn down a country road! When he realized his mistake, he tried to turn around in a driveway, backed up and put the back of the bus in the ditch! We sat there for 2 hrs! Luckily I had some stitching with me so I did get something accomplished! The police and local sheriff came to direct traffic away from us since we were blocking the road!

We were happy to see the tow truck who eased us back on the road with no problem! We were headed for the greenhouse at last!

Here's the gorgeous Poinsettias!

Pictures of our 2 Poinsettias coming later.

Our next stop was at an Amish bakery and general store. We saw this farmer hauling a large hay bale.

In Jamesport, we ate lunch at an Amish restaurant, shopped in several stores, and went to a craft show. Here's some Amish buggies and horses, parked and waiting for their owners.

Our day ended with dinner at a family restaurant and the ride home! We were weary travelers, but thankful that no one was hurt from our mishap.

I'll end this with the Thanksgiving photo of our DGC!

I hope everyone had a Blessed Thanksgiving with their families!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Yesterday was baking day.....I made 3 pies: Pecan, Apple and of course, Pumpkin!

I also tried a new recipe for Cranberry Salad. My friend Janet shared her family recipe, thanks Janet! 

Doesn't it look delicious? I can't wait to try it!

I snapped another picture to share of my Thanksgiving/ Christmas Cactus as it is opening more and more blooms! I'm really enjoying it this year!

We will be going to our oldest daughter Jennifer's house for Thanksgiving Dinner soon. Our youngest daughter Sarah and family will be there too so we will get to see all 5 of our grandchildren today! It's always so great to be together!

My wish for all of you is that you have a Very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Day!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Signs of Autumn

HI, there are many signs of Autumn around my house...........most apparent are the leaves on the ground. Many still falling and the trees are past their prime beauty.
But I do have a pumpkin display on our front steps. You can see that I found twin pumpkins, aren't they cute?

The Autumn table decorations came out for the season, and also my pillow collection.

One of the signs that I always look forward to at this time of year is the blooming of my Thanksgiving/Christmas Cactus! This year it really piled on the buds......

Of course I can't end this post without also showing some of my stitched Autumn pieces!

What are the signs of Autumn that you are enjoying at your house?