Thursday, October 27, 2016

My Mantel Has Fallen!

Hello, Dear Ones! It was time to get my mantel all Falled up so I went to town.
 Before I get started I wanted to tell you that we got a new fireplace insert. Before we just had gas logs, pretty but no heat. So we found this kind that does have faux gas logs but it also puts out lots of heat! It has a remote control and we're still learning how to use it and trying not to burn ourselves up with the heat. So, my long story to tell you I no longer need my leaded glass fire screen. I think this is a much neater and cleaner look to the den. Although I loved my glass fire screen.
 So I put up a wreath, one of two, that a made a zillion years ago. It needed a little more Fallen color so I poked in a few orangey leaves. On either side of the mirror you can see I hung up two creamy yellow plates.
 I pulled out some of my glass pun'kins to put on the mantel, raising up some on books. I laid down a garland of Fallen leaves and then those tiny little jack-o-lantern lights. Can you see them? They have a timer so I have them coming on at 2 pm and they stay on for 5 hours! Cool, huh?
 Just a touch of Fallen decor on the hearth. I have a funny story about that olden chalk cardinal. Last year when my little grandson, Campie, would come over he would go over to the bird and kiss it on the beak. He didn't make a big deal of it ~ he would just walk over and tenderly kiss it! Don't you just love that?
Hope Fall is looking good and feeling good at your house! Happy Fall, y'all!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

You Light Up My Life

 So many nights I'd sit by my window

Waiting for someone to sing me his song
So many dreams I kept deep inside me
Alone in the dark but now you've come along
And you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on
You light up my days and fill my nights with song
Rollin' at sea, adrift on the water
Could it be finally I'm turnin' for home?
Finally a chance to say "Hey, I love you"
Never again to be all alone
And you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on
You light up my days and fill my nights with song
'Cause you, you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on
You light up my days and fill my nights with song
It can't be wrong
When it feels so right
'Cause you.....you light up my life
~ sung by Debby Boone


Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Celebration

Hello, Dear Ones! I thought I would stop with all of my Falling around and share with you the great celebration we had last weekend. We drove to Maryland to attend the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. Precious' sister and her hubby's renewal of vows at their church.
 They attend a beautiful little church. Now my sister-in-law, Kathy (affectionately called Sissa), worked very hard to make this day very memorable. It was such a beautiful day. Shh...the ceremony is about to begin.
 We're all ready to be cued in for our entrances.
The soloist as she sang 'Ave Maria'. She had the most beautiful voice.
 The Priest, Bob, my brother-in-law, his best man and his three sons as the groomsmen.
Here come the bridesmaids...Sheridan.
 Mimi and she made all of the cupcakes, cookies and the wedding cake.
 Me!
 The matron of honor, Kathy, Bob's sister.
 Very special to have two little ring bearers, Adrian who is the grandson of Sissa and Bob and then Lucas the grandson of Kathy, the matron of honor.
Just to show you the ring bearer pillows. They were prettier in person and I made them. You know how talented I am.
Then the most beautiful little flower girl in the world - my little Carter. You know how important it is to hold your mouth just so and then you can hold the flower basket perfectly! :) I have to brag on her sweet little dress as I made it and it turned out so pretty. She was so proud of herself.
 This photo was from a phone and isn't as clear but I wanted to show you her 'wedding hair'. We put it up in a french twist and added a flower.
 My little darling. How I love her.
 Mr. Precious was very proud to walk his sister down the aisle. Now I hope she won't shoot me but I have to brag on her. You would never believe how old/young she is. She is 75! Can you believe it? She is just beautiful and looked so pretty in her famous wedding dress.
A kiss on the cheek and the renewal of vows begun.
 The renewed couple!
 There was a little reception in the church. Look at those beautiful cupcakes.
 A little snap with our little Campie.
 The bride's maid, Mimi, on the left made the goodies. 
Now this is so very exciting. Do you see the lovely lady on the right? Well, she has been reading my blog for years and years and I finally got to meet her! This was so special and when we were talking she said, "There's Mr. Precious!" So Carol if you're reading this - HI!!!!
 Our daughter, Angela and Carter. We didn't get one picture of our son-in-law. Campie started cutting up so much he was taken back to the hotel. I guess little boys will be little 3 year old boys.
Then it was on to the restaurant for a nice time of introductions and stories...not to mention - food!
Mr. Precious was the emcee with the mostest!

 The ladies of the bridal party.
The guys of the wedding party.
 The most beautiful little flower girl in the world. Carter told her mother before she was called up, "When Bubba introduces me, everyone will know my name!" Yes, she calls her grandfather Bubba!
 Introducing the handsome little ring bearers. These little guys hit it off and had a great time.
 Here are two of the sons from the renewed ones. The one on the left is giving the toast to his mom and dad.
 Cutting the beautiful cake. Look at Sissa's tiara! When she came out with it on Carter ran up to her and I think she thought Sissa would give it to her! You know girls and jewels!
 At the end we were entertained by the renewed grooms cousin.
 Renewed love.
One more snap as we left the restaurant. What a beautiful day and we're so proud of Sissa and Bob and getting to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with them.

I'm sharing with Life and Linda for Dishing It and Digging It
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll spare you a Note Song since this post was so long...but just leave humming 'The Wedding March'.