Lillie Mae Acres

Lillie Mae Acres

Monday, November 24, 2014

Little Gobbler Toddler

GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE.  The miniature cowgirl wore her Thanksgiving outfit (same ole purple sparkly tutu that she loves) to church yesterday morning.  The feather turkey did survive, although there were purple feather pieces all over the pew and floor around my feet, along with sparkles from the tutu.  She behaved beautifully, like a young lady in her dressy clothes.  Then when she had had enough of being a lady, she decided to be a 2 year old and lay out and roll around on the carpeted floor at my feet.  She wasn't disturbing anyone by doing so, so that wasn't a problem.  Of course we left sparkles and feathers for the vacuum cleaner to pick up.

I didn't dress her in it for the evening service, I wanted her to be more comfortable.  But just before time to take the offering down to the alter, she took off her cowgirl boots.  I guess it's ok that she toddled down in front of everyone in two different colors of socks.  When I noticed it, it was too late.  She certainly didn't mind, she was enjoying getting to walk down there with others. And to me, if she's enjoying church why sweat the small stuff.  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sweet Things and Being Good

We sent these sweet little ornaments to our great niece and great nephew in Missouri.  Lily started ballet and tap this year and her younger brother Colliar started a little rodeo thing called mutton busting.  Both of them are doing great and growing up way too fast.  Lily is already 5 years old and Colliar is 3 years old.      

And since Rufus Jack has been a very good boy this year, I'm sure (and so is he) that he'll be getting something nice.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

C*O*L*D*E*R than usual

We're getting little cold snaps.  We usually do but these little snaps are C*O*L*D.  It's kind of early for our neck of the woods. 

Just yesterday I looked out the kitchen window at God's beautiful handy work, this short little season we call autumn/fall.  It doesn't last long enough around here.   

This is what I see when I look out my kitchen window and sit on my front porch.   

Then after such a beautiful day the temps took a dive.  We knew it was coming so we were prepared with plenty of wood.

I worked sick late last week so I made sure I got everything done in town yesterday so for the next two days I can pile up in front of the fire.  

Of course something spoiled, white, and bossy thinks we keep this fire burning just for him.  

On days and nights like this, it's a pleasure to just pile up and cuddle with squishy little babes.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thinking Out Loud

Just me thinking out loud!

I love watching Christmas movies.  Most of the older ones are of perfect family gatherings for the holidays.  But have you noticed the newer ones?  A lot of them are of busy busy people, way too busy for the holidays, way too busy for family, way too busy to stop work and take time to gather together.

Sadly it's kind of like that for real families these days too.  It's not just in the movies.  Nobody wants to take time out of their busy schedules to gather together.  The days pass through the year, the holidays come and go, and everyone says maybe next year.  Sadly for some, next year doesn't happen.  A family member passes away, a family member moves far away, etc.

So some of us really enjoy those wonderful old Christmas movies.  For some of us they symbolize what Thanksgiving and Christmas should still be like.  Some of us refuse to change with the times.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Just LaUgH and ShAkE Your HeAd

So at what age can you be extra cute in public and get away with it? 

I guess around 2 1/2ish.  She told her mommy she was sleeping.  Yes, right there in Kohl's nasty public floor.  We just laughed, but I do have a niece that would have had a germ phobia hysterical fit if she had been with us.  Not mentioning any names though Melody. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

HaPpY November To You!

We have a nice fire roaring, perfect for this first night of November.