This is the day tha tthe Lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it.

Salmon Falls Prims

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Autumn's In The Air~



Pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin bread, pumpkin donuts (with cream cheese frosting) hhhmmm I see a theme~ pumpkins??!! Tis the season…..



Here is a little inside fall decor~ it is going slow but I think we will have all of those boxes of totes of overflowing orange and red and mustard colored items arranged throughout the house soon.








“The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder




“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good.

At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galations 6:9




“The cheerful joyous season,

The Autumn time is come.

With song and shout we welcome

The Golden Harvest Home.”

~Author Unknown



That is all for now. I will be back with more soon.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall decorating is going slow; and has it been 33 years???


The fall decorating here is going a little slow. We have managed to do a little at a time, along with keep everything else juggled. We have had the grandchildren here on a few different occasions this past week and we put them to work picking their pumpkins from the pumpkin patch as well as helping us decorate the outside.









Now we are working on the inside ~ I have this huge pile of wonderful goodes and I need to pare it down, we definitely don’t have room for everything.


Next time I will have a few pics of the inside d├ęcor.



Friday we will be celebrating 33 years of marriage!

ann pic

This picture is from our 25th anniversary party and I can’t believe that was 8 years ago!

wedd pic

This was our adorable wedding attire~Don’t you love the hat???

Off to find some of those wonderful fall goodies as well as share the day with my hubby.


Saturday, September 21, 2013


Fall has arrived!

fall pics

I love Fall! My favorite time of year. How about you?

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fall pics2


It is such a long season for enjoying so many wonderful delights for the senses. All of the colors, the different spices, the harvest, all of the natural elements, pumpkins, bittersweet,scarecrows,                        pumpkin bread, Chai Tea, pumpkin coffee, eggnog coffee....Oh I could go on.

pumpkin bread pic


Here in California the weather has been so warm (in the high 90’s) it is hard to get in the fall mode. Although the last few days have been cooler and we even had rain here today. It hasn’t rained since maybe last May.We usually miss fall, the leaves turn color around December and it stays warm til February. I do fake it a little~ I light a spicy candle and boil some potpourri with the AC on. It helps a little. This year may be different, we may actually have a nice fall. It is exciting to me, as I am used to fall back in New England and miss all of the colors and everything else that says fall.


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“There is nothing wrong with God's plan that man should earn his bread by the sweat of his brow.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The seasons come and go~



"The morrow was a bright September morn;
The earth was beautiful as if newborn;
There was nameless splendor everywhere,
That wild exhilaration in the air,
Which makes the passers in the city street
Congratulate each other as they meet."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



Most every picture that I post is my own photography, this one is not. ~courtesy of ideals~

Monday, September 16, 2013



September~ The football season has begun, the baseball season is winding down and we begin to think ahead~ the holidays are coming, and we start thinking and planning for winter. We have enjoyed watching the Red Sox, we don’t always get to watch being on the opposite coast, but since they are doing well they are on here a little more than usual.

We celebrated another September 11th~  a somber day to reflect on life.



We are also in the midst of fire season here in California. We heard of a fire last Monday and within an hour or so it had grown to 500 acres. It grew to over 8,000 acres in a few days. It was about 20 miles from us and 10 miles from our daughters new home.


The fire, which started on Sept. 9, killed one person, injured six, destroyed 68 homes and 128 outbuildings and damaged five homes and 10 outbuildings. As of today the fire is 100 percent contained! Yeah! ~BUT................. so many people have lost everything!  Our church will be open for the next few Saturdays to give away clothes from our clothing pantry. They are looking for donations of  ANYTHING AT ALL, clothing, new bedding, etc. Some have lost all that they had. There are so many needs in this world.



We also have had a few birthday parties here~


Our little granddaughter Ashlyn had her first birthday party. Our daughter and son in law have just moved into their new home as well.

Liz fam

They have been busy painting the whole house (inside) as well as the kitchen cabinets and getting the yard in order.




Her party was a ladybug theme and everything was so cute.


I think she liked the little table and chairs that we made for her. Just her size!


And more birthday parties~ Our oldest granddaughter also celebrated a birthday.


This was a princess themed party. Oh the girly things~so fun!




Little Ashlyn was just like one of the kids~they grow so fast.


I think she liked the mini American girl doll and also the mini bunk bed that we made her for it. Girls are so fun.

And then on her birthday~ a girls day outing to get their nails done. Mothers and daughters in their chairs~ making memories.





loving life