Everyone has so many things to be thankful for and I try to think of that everyday, not just on Thanksgiving. First and Foremost, God gave his only Son, Jesus, so that we may have eternal life with him. Without that- life would be pretty dismal. We are so lucky to live in this country. I don't think we think about that enough-unless we know someone who is serving our country. I know I am very fortunate to have a wonderful family who accepts me as I am- with all the weird quirks that I have! And great supportive friends- especially my best friend, Teresa, who is always there for me and I know I can call numerous times a day and she won't get sick of me talking! I know we all love the food - but what's really important is to tell those in your life how much you love them- so do that today! Have a Wonderful Day spent with Family and Friends!
Well, I got the box for the wagon painted before the snow flies. It will protect it better and stand out better in the snow. Now I just need to come up with an idea for the Christmas season to decorate it with.
Well, Eric and I finally got the top of the hearse off the carriage bottom. It was no simple job and we should have had a couple more people to help. I asked my dad if he could build a box to put on the top so I could use it for the rest of the year to decorate for the seasons- flowers in spring, pumpkins after halloween, flags for the 4th, etc. He asked his friend, Ernie Newberry to help. I'm sure Ernie was the master mind behind the box- he's a great carpenter and has done several projects for my parents, including a beautiful vanity for their bathroom. It turned out perfectly and I can't wait to paint it and find a carriage seat for it. Thanks guys- It looks great!
Our family farm used to raise turkeys. In this first picture you can see the windows before they were shortened. Also the barn in the back is still there. This is Aunt Ann- Uncle Glenn Zimmerman's first wife. He was the 3rd generation to live in the farm before my husband came to live here. Wonder what year this car is?
I usually display my watering cans on this rack, but thought it would be fun for some more gourds-how many did I grow anyway? I had to think of a lot of places to put them. I'll store them and dry them for next year!
My husband bought me this bench for Christmas one year(we usually don't exchange gifts). It had to be shipped from Texas by semi. I really like it because no one else in the are has one and it look good out under the big tree in our yard.
Here's my favorite Thanksgiving decoration. It's in my kitchen window and I see it everyday. I really like Thanksgiving- a simple holiday with just a few decorations, great food and time spent with family and friends without any expectation of gifts. A time to really sit back and relax and think about what's important.