Friday, November 6, 2015

Fall Color

Fall color in my back yard
   The fall color that I can look out my back door and see. I have a group of trees that are about the middle of our property that we have raised from babies. We moved some of them to other places to give shade around the house and needless say I love the trees. 
   We use to go for drives just to look at the color before my hubby went to the nursing home. Who would have thought back then that he will never walk again nor get to come home.  He requires more help then I can give him and our house is not handicap accessible. You never thought about that when we built our home almost 50 years ago.
Our  packer Matt
    When you can't reach the back of your the back of your car to pack the luggage in you get someone like this one to help you. He fits rather well, don't you think. He is priceless and you always know when he is going to be onery because his blue eyes just sparkle. He takes very good care of grandma and he is the one that I hung out with this summer. I had so much fun in Branson with him and his family. He still thought I should have tried a zipline. That is not for me .

 This chandelier was in the building where we went to the cooking class. It was awesome and made by one of the craftsman that comes to Silver Dollar City. They have so many different things that you could watch plus the entertainment. The train ride is more my speed. I definitely don't do roller coasters because I would turn every shade of green there is and that would be the end of my day. Christmas is another time of the year I would love to go. 
   My youngest grandson at his music concert.  They have to do it at the mall because they don't have a big enough room to accommodate the kids and parents, grandparents, and whoever else wants to come. He is almost as tall as grandma and he is only in the fourth grade. He is taller than the one in the trunk, but you love them anyway. 
   We are celebrating my car packer and his dad's birthdays this Saturday evening. We are going to have home made soup and sandwiches because that is what they wanted. In our family we let the birthday people chose their menu's and cake. It can be a surprise. 
    Just think the first week of November is almost gone. The time is really flying and the year will be gone before we really know it. I don't know about you all, but it seems like it gets faster every day. 
    Well I need to get busy so I had better bring this to a close. Have a wonderful weekend. Take care. 


Vickie said...

So nice to get caught up with you Shirley. Your trees are quite special in that yard of yours.

Linda said...

I have lived in my house for 49 years and it is SO not handicap friendly!
Your little grandson is just about the SWEETEST thing!! I dearly love that photo of him in the truck of your car!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a gorgeous picture and Im can see that these gorgeous trees bring mack memories of better times and the years you had your home with your husband. we have trees at our bakehouse that were planted as babies by the couple who sold the home to us---they built the home themselves. The trees are huge and majestic now but sadly, the owner have passed away. We think of them often---they became good friends once we bought their house. Sad, but sort of happy, too.

Love your grandson, he has been such a help and joy in your life.

Take care, my friend,

Jane x

sweet violets said...

So good to read your post, you sound in high spirits!! That's good!! Love the little one in the trunk... I don't have grand kids, and my kids abandoned me long ago, so I know.....who would have thought??

We are having the best Indian Summer ever!! Temps in the 70's, but will soon come to an end. We usually have some snow by now, but they're saying not before the 21st...we'll see. Happy Fall......xoxoxo

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Yup, it all flies by. Sometimes I wish time would slow. I seems to always be cooking a meal, or washing dishes or doing laundry. Lots of that is because my 20 year old grandson lives with us. He does things for himself, but it seems silly for me to leave it when I'm here all day. Life would certainly be dull without our grands, wouldn't it!

Gert said...

What wonderful grandchildren you have. So precious and handsome! I know what you mean about how you used to do things. However, what fun things you are still able to do, thanks to your blessed family!


NanaDiana said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration for those two "boys". I am so glad to get an update from you.
Your grandsons are really good kids and I know how happy and proud they make you feel.
Blessings to you- xo Diana

Charlotte Huffman said...

Glad to hear from you. Hope everyone is doing well. Grandsons are the best!

Susie said...

Shirley, You have the cutest boys. Belated birthday wishes for the boys. Hope you are well. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Nancy said...

Your posts always make me smile. You are one busy woman. Love that you make homemade soup for the fam. That makes you A Very Cool Grandma. =) =) =)