A couple weekends ago we drove to Pocatello for the best state football game ever! Our good friends, the Moores, called to tell us that their youngest, who is a senior, was heading for the state football game with his Declo, ID team. Hubby had asked his Papa to let us know if the Declo football team made it to state! We got there just in time for the game and it was a good one. Declo was ahead the whole time but not so much that there weren’t some tense moments. The topper on the cake is that Beak (the said senior) had his one and only ever end zone catch for a touchdown! Exciting! We stayed the night in their lovely guest house and had a wonderful breakfast with the whole family before we went our way. We weren’t the only ones who made the trip for the game so we got to see an old friend who is an artist and a couple of the older Moore kids! It was great!!!
Breakfast with Moore Family and Friends
A Picture Outside the Window
Interstate on the way home
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our son, Jesse, and his family in Boise. We ate, we laughed, we played Apples to Apples with 6 adults and 8 kids. It was LOUD and fun! The next day we had a delicious breakfast and then piled into our two cars and drove back up to Cascade Country in search of our Christmas trees. It was probably the quickest we have ever accomplished that task. The snow fell so sweetly so that we had a few inches of snow on the trees and on the path as we trudged through to get to our trees. It was beautiful and everyone enjoyed the Eggnog and Lorna Dunes we shared after we were back to the cars. We drove home in the dusk and counted it another successful Thanksgiving weekend.
Jess and family and their Christmas tree!
Our little Christmas tree!
Lovely November Sunrise
Early Morning Full Moon over West Mountains and Payette River Below our Home
We are headed full on into the Christmas Holidays. Blessings on you as you prepare your homes and your hearts to celebrate the Baby Jesus’ birth!
Full Moon Setting
The moon was wonderful this morning and I was able to capture it somewhat with my camera.
It has been a busy time around here. Our daughter and her daughter have moved to Boise and I have been helping her get that accomplished. She was blessed with so much help from so many to get this move done. She started the journey of college two weeks ago and is very excited about it. She has had so many God-opened doors and it is incredible the amount of work she has had to do to make this happen. We are very proud of her and will pray that she will see her dreams come true!!!
Got home last night around 7:30 and walked into a home filled with the smell of granola baking, the toasty fire was crackling, two darling doggies with wagging tails to greet me and a hubby that had baked granola and made a chicken and rice casserole. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Hubster is still recuperating from his knee replacement It is a long road but well worth it. My back is out, I am worn out and have a dirty house but “this too shall pass” and I am finding it easy to be grateful for many blessings… one of which was this beautiful moonscape!
As October draws to a close and we are celebrating the full Hunter’s moon I am reminded of a Harvesr Party we went to a few weeks ago when I came across this autumn poem please enjoy!
Sweet Smiles All Around!!
Granddaughter at Harvest Party two weeks ago!
We were the creators of the two headed scarecrow! We won the contest!
Baby girl just got plain wore out! She has some nice pumpkin friends guarding her!
Let autumn’s feet be slow to leave
As winter white comes much too soon.
Let colors fill the eyes with warmth,
Enjoy the glow of harvest moon.
The trees in all their splendor stand
Till autumn winds coax leaves to dance.
As colors swirl my heart delights.
With every fall I share romance.
I love the crispness of the air,
The crunch of leaves beneath my feet
In scarlet, gold and pumpkin hues;
Welcome relief from summer’s heat.
The rain comes tapping at my pane
With crystal diamond drops that share
The beauty of this season’s soul,
A beauty that’s beyond compare.
Connie Marcum Wong