Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ghostly Things are Gonna Happen...


 As you stroll this Halloween Eve...


 Beware of Things that go Bump in the Night ...


Quoth the Raven "Nevermore."
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door— "'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door— Only this and nothing more. - See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15638#sthash.Y1EHkyWg.dpuf
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door— "'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door— Only this and nothing more. - See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15638#sthash.Y1EHkyWg.dpuf
 Quoth The Raven, "Nevermore."
Quoth the Raven "Nevermore." Quoth The Raven, "Nevermore."

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door— "'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door— Only this and nothing more. - See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15638#sthash.Y1EHkyWg.dpuf
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door— "'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door— Only this and nothing more." - See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15638#sthash.Y1EHkyWg.dpuf







Have a Safe and Happy Halloween...

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Leafy Afternoons...


An afternoon with the grandbabies while their Mom and Gramps worked in the shop on
a Buzz Lightyear jet pack for a special boy's Halloween costume.


 We pulled out the rakes and I had lots of help with the leaves.



After 5 long minutes of leaf raking...it was time to jump in the pile.


5 minutes after that the novelty wore off and it was back into the house
for  requested  Mickey Mouse waffles
.

and Buzz is almost ready to fly...


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Signs of a Wedding...

My sweet niece Jennifer and her Michael were married last weekend
in a beautiful ceremony with family and friends.

 

  My darling great nephew was the ring bearer.  Jenny had requested this sign for
him to carry instead of the traditional pillow.
The colors of the wedding were black and red and the hearts
on the sign have red glitter. 
This is the only photo I was able to get of
our adorable Paul as he ran down the aisle.

 

 The Just Married sign on the bridal table. 
If you are asking why the Raven on the table...this is Baltimore...
and the reception was held at Westminister Hall in the city. 
The building was once a church, built before the Revolutionary War,
and in the cemetery surrounding the venue
is the grave of Edgar Allan Poe. Nevermore...

 

The dessert table had cake pops and slices of the wedding cake.


 The Mr. and Mrs. signs for the chairs tied with red sparkly ribbon.


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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Colorfest...





For the first time in 15 years, Country Workshop didn't set up
at Colorfest in Thurmont, MD.
Some family events and the fact that our online business is growing made us decide not to participate this year. Seems we made the right choice as it rained cats and dogs on Friday, which is set up day, with rain threats for the entire weekend. But the Lou and I did make an afternoon trip to walk through the town together...something we have never been able to do when we have our own booth at the show. Met for dinner at the "Cozy" with some old crafter friends from our "Roadshow" days for a yearly get together. 



Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rainy Day Thursday...




Rainy day...I had to push Lucy out the door this morning after she ate her breakfast. She usually ends up sleeping by my feet after she comes in, while I have coffee. But this morning she climbed back in bed...Smart Girl.



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Weekend Adventure or Last Fling Before the Ring


Took a trip to Ocean City, MD this weekend for the Bachelorette Party for my darling niece Jennifer.  I laughed when I read my Aunt's Facebook post on Friday morning about our trip...talking about 7 wild and crazy women going to OC for the Fling before the Ring.  The group consisted of the Bride, her Sister, her 2 Cousins (my 2 Daughters) , The Mother of the Bride, The Godmother of the Bride and the Aunt of the Bride. 
Out of the bunch I can't say there is even one wild and crazy.


 

We decorated the car with fluffy white bows and magnets
stating it was the Official Bachelorette Party Vehicle.



We applied this sticker for the back window and all piled into
the car for the trip to the beach.



A stop for dinner after crossing the Bay Bridge
at the Crackle Barrel (as I said, Wild and Crazy?)
and then back to the car to go "Down the Ocean, Hon". 
(For those not from MD that is a true Baltimore saying for a trip to OC)



An absolutely beautiful weekend at the beach, sunny and in the low 80's



We took a surrey ride on the boardwalk...
Notice the young girls have fringe on top but the old girls don't.
A warning to the younger generation...when you get old, your fringe falls off!




The one, close to be wild and crazy, was a trip to Seacrets in OC on Saturday night. 
Lots of music and really strong drinks.  The old girls stayed for a while but as it was extremely hot and humid and the 3 old girls left to go back to the hotel before the young girls. 
However, the Bride and her Bridesmaids ended up back at the room before midnight. 

Wild and Crazy ???


How wonderful that these cousins love being together
and have been going to the beach together since they were little.


And it says something about this family that the Bride and her Bridesmaids
would invite their Mothers and the Bride's Godmother to join them for the trip.

Looking forward the Wedding in 2 weeks...


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sliding....

Sliding is the thing


 to do on a

 

 on a fall afternoon.