Friday, November 26, 2010
sometimes bring you the most joy. One of my favorite things is childrens books. I love to read them over and over, a tradition that started with my children and followed with my grandchildren. One of our favorites of course is The Night Before Christmas. I am showing you my favorite ones by their illustrations.
I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas Joy. We all have these special little things that mean a lot to us. That's what it is all about.
Here is just a little more Christmas, Through My Back Door.
Thanks for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
These are the two we have now. Andrew you have met before,standing in front of Deb and Michaels' tree, helping with the give away. He is my joy.
This is the latest addition, Mollie Ann. We waited a long time for her and are so thankful she has arrived. She came on November 2, this year.(her mommy isn't going to like this picture but it is the only one I had of her, and I can't scan------yet)
For the people I have met in blogland and on the forums thank you for coming into my life. I am thankful for facilities that care for your loved ones when you no longer can.I am thankful for my sister in law Margaret, who is like the sister I never had.
I am thankful for our men and women in uniform who have fought and are still fighting to keep us free. I am thankful for their families who sacrifice them to do their job. I am thankful for my Aunt Annie, who turned 90 and still loves life.
See what I mean? It could go on and on, but I think you understand how thankful I am.
Well I am thankful for a lot more than I have named, but I can't post a thankful blog without one more picture of the sweet rottie who lives here. Here he is with my friend Sharon. Do you think he likes her?
Before you go out Through My Back Door I want to sneak in a little Christmas. I am finished with my decorating and have been listening to Christmas music for two weeks, but don't tell anybody, they'll think there's something wrong with me. sssshhhhh!
This is just a shot of the greatroom with a few decorations.
Monday, November 15, 2010
exciting happened here. Fifty of you have followed me Through My Back Door and I am doing a give away. I was so excited that you have chosen to follow this little blog, but as I have said before I am humbled too. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now on to the giveaway.
I don't know how to do the number generated thing so this is what I did. I wrote each followers name on a piece of paper
and he did this
This is what you have won!
Debbie made the sugar cone and the ornament hanging on the lantern. My friend Carol and I did the applesauce cinnamon bowl fillers, and the lantern and the battery candle came from the best prim shop ever, The Speckled Hen, in Clinton Tn. I hope you enjoy it all. Again I want to say thank you to the other 49 of you. I wish I could send each and everyone of you something other than a thank you. I hope you continue to come Through My Back Door.
I want to show you what Andrew was doing today before I had to enlist his help. He and his Granddad,(yes the woodcarver and worlds best son in law ) were putting up the outside Nativity. This is a tradition Deb and Michael started when Curt was two. Now Curt is 23 and away from home in pharmacy school, so Andrew is the helper. He actually has taken part the last 2 years
This is another little Christmas vignette. I will show more Christmas Through My Back Door next time. Hopefully my back door will be decorated by then
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I am not going to overwhelm you with pictures this early, but thought I would show you a few of my favorite Nativity sets.
I can't let you leave without showing you at least one of my son in laws wonderful santas. You know of course he is a pharmacist by profession but a master woodcarver by hobby. He carves as I have told you before and my daughter Debbie paints. They make a good team and are very generous. YEAH ME! I will show you more but this is the one for tonight
Well I hope you enjoyed our visit tonight. I am so happy you came Through My Back Door where life is good.
I guess you see I am only 3 followers away from a give away. If it happens before Christmas it will be a Christmas one. I am humbled by those of you have chosen to follow, as I never expected anyone to be interested in what I had to say!
Friday, November 5, 2010
On Monday I went over to my friend Carols for lunch. We ate homemade soup out of the pumpkin bowls. We also had pimento cheese sandwiches and homemade pecan pie. Yum. It was so good. Debbie calls Carol my kindred spirit. We have been friends for over 30 years. This is her house all dressed for fall. She has a wonderful house and some of you will recognize it from being in Country Sampler 2010 HomeTours this year. The fun thing we did after we ate was tie our ornaments we made back in July for our Christmas tree.(Remember last time I told you Christmas is coming Through My Back Door) I hope you enjoyed our little road trip, out and Through My Back Door. Carol has a wonderful home and I love going there. I bet you did too.
Well that was that and this is the other thing. I thought I would share a few butterchurns with you. I used to have more but downsized a little bit. This glass churn was my maternal grandmothers and I am so glad I have it . The blue Dazey churn is dated 1917 and I love the color.
Only 12 more followers and I will do the giveaway. If it happens before Christmas we'll do a Christmas one! Thanks to each and everyone of you who follow this little blog. Again I am humbled.
Monday, November 1, 2010
so anyway fall is leaving Through My Back Door.
Sarahs' dough bowl fillers is one fall thing I hate to put away. I have so enjoyed them.They are just like her, they make you smile when you see them. These little pilgrims on the left were carved by my wonderful son in law.(Hope he doesn't read, this. don't want to give him the big head)lol. I have the worlds best son in law.I tell him he is my favorite.(of course he is my only one), but he is a master woodcarver. He carves and my daughter Debbie paints. They make a wonderful team. So I hate putting these little guys away. I know they could stay out until after Thanksgiving, but we don't do Thanksgiving Through My Back Door anymore, so they will move into the German cupboard until next year. However, just a hint, Santas are his specialty! Can't wait to share those with you.