Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bye Bye Soybeans..hello snow and Kathleen's birthday and Thanksgiving info!


So living in the country , you never know what you may find or see. My mom was hoping she would be here when they cut down the soybeans in the field behind us, but they did it a couple weeks ago. So I took lots of pictures for her. We even Face timed for a bit, lol. Definitely not something I was going to see when we lived in the suburbs. :-)


Bear with me as I took all the photos through my windows :-)


See how nice and green our grass is? Fall came fast and beautiful and the leaves fell too quickly! Fall is my favorite time of year, but apparently in Ohio it likes to fast forward to Winter! ;-)



The dogs were so fascinated watching them work!





Teamwork!





Then a few days later.....we got our first snow.... ugh way too early for my liking!
Beautiful, but so not ready for it. As it fell throughout the day I was very surprised they sent the kids to school. Apparently they go in almost any weather here. :-(



We have been enjoying feeding the birds here. I tried to zoom in on this cardinal but was not able to get a very good shot, a bit blurry. I enjoy seeing all different kinds coming out to the feeders. I just love the beauty of nature and so awesome to enjoy in my own backyard.


We had a few inches with the first snowfall and a few days later about 8 more inches. Not fun trying to clear a long driveway. Our neighbor suggested putting up a snow fence soon to help keep our driveway from blowing closed all the time. Shoveled for over 2 1/2 hours and still didn't get mine cleared! Our neighbor came over with his tractor/plow and finished the other half for us. I was very grateful!! :-) When I saw the feeders getting covered I went out and wiped the snow off so the birds could access them better.


My fall decorations got a nice coverage of snow....lol. We've recently decorated for Christmas early because my parents and my sister and her family are spending time here for Thanksgiving. My parents are here already and my sister is on her way. Usually we wait till after Thanksgiving, but I wanted to combine the holidays since we won't be seeing them at Christmas time. :-( More pictures and posts to come soon!


Even Elvis looked a bit confused seeing all the white stuff falling down....


Kathleen was all ready for it though! This adorable little girl turned 9 years old yesterday (November 25th) How is that possible? The time has really flown by! My "baby" is growing up! She's so full of life, has lots of friends in her new school, as well as being on the honor roll! Loves to draw, craft, makes lots of things with Rainbow Loom...sings, dances, reads and so much more. She brings joy and delight to my heart and so many others! How blessed am I to have her in my life....extremely! There are no words for how much I love this little girl! :-) Happy 9th birthday my beautiful, smart, amazing little girl!!!


Well, the rest of my photos have decided not to load for some reason so I will wrap this post up for today. The next few days will be busy so I want to wish you and your families a very happy healthy Thanksgiving!!!

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them"  John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"For each new morning with it's light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything Thy goodness sends"   Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds."  Theodore Roosevelt

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures"  Thorton Wilder

A little song for the young ones....

Albuquerque Turkey  (Sung to my Darline Clementine)

Albuquerque is a turkey and he's feathered and he's fine
and he wobbles and he gobbles and he's absolutely mine!
He's the best pet you can get, better than a dog or cat
He's my Albuquerque turkey and I'm awfully proud of that!
And my Albuquerque turkey is happy in his bed cause for our Thanksgiving dinner we had
spaghetti instead!!!

And if you want a little research for Thanksgiving to share history with the kids or learn more for you..check out this site. Has some neat video clips and more from the History channel. Enjoy!

Blessings to you all; and my prayers go out to those missing loved ones this year, those struggling with hard times and to our country through these tragedies and other life changing transitions. Be grateful for all you have each and every day...there is always someone facing a bigger struggle. The little things that we encounter we need to stress less about and smile at others more...you never know what their story is.

                                                Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

                                                            Jill

6 comments:

Billie Jo said...

Happy Birthday to your baby!!!
My firstborn has her 18th today...the 26th.
How does the time pass so quickly?!
Yes, not quite sure where you moved from, but I'm in Pennsylvania, and the snow comes early and often!!!
Happy Thanksguving!

Tara said...

Have I mentioned yet how happy I am that you are back blogging? I am!

Wendi said...

Great to catch up with you. Happy Thanksgiving!

~ Noelle said...

It always makes me happy to see what yall have been up to and all the photos...
I do have to ask though, what is a snow fence?
Please tell her happy birthday for me!

McVal said...

Happy Birthday to Kathleen!!!
Love the photos of your land. BEAUTIFUL!

Camille said...

What an amazing view of that field right outside your door!! And, yes...snow is beautiful, but, it can come too early. :) Happy belated birthday to your Kathleen....she really is growing into a young lady. How quickly that happens! I am sure the birds all love you with your care over them...your feeders look so sweet. Merry Christmas to you all! Hugs, Camille