Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Great to the 3rd degree

A family member has been doing our family genealogy over the years. And she informed me that my great, great, great Grandmother (on my father's mother's side) was Rebecca Ann Fletcher Wales, which my middle name is Ann. And her husband, my great, great, great Grandfather Larkin Wales was born February 27, which is my birthday also.

Now that so touches my heart and makes me feel so connected to them. Perhaps the name Ann was passed down through the generations and thus I received it also? That's what I would like to believe. Maybe I can keep the name Ann in the family down through the next generations and pass the history on.

I know the birth date was just by chance. But that tells me a lot about the Great Great Great Grandfather Larkin Wales with him being a Pisces. I think we would be so much alike. Just knowing that he was a Pisces, I can imagine what kind of a person he was - imaginative, sensitive, compassionate and kind, intuitive and sympathetic, yet secretive and vague , an escapist and an idealistic. I bet I am just like him.This family history has really stirred my interest. Can't wait to find out more.


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Check these out

Check out this cute autumn wreath you can make yourself at Bobbie's blog. She shows you how in a few simple steps and just a few supplies.

Also, check out the Autumn Goody Swap.
What do you like best about fall?
the autumn changing colors
Do you have any family traditions for this time of year?
celebrate son's birthday and our wedding anniversary
and family time at the local fairs
What's your favorite Halloween candy?
Hershey miniature chocolates
Is there any Halloween candy you don't like?
no, I like a variety to eat from
What has been the best Halloween costume you have ever dressed up in?
as an elf, when working at the high school our manager dressed up as Santa and all the workers dressed up as elves

Friday, September 26, 2008

An Introduction To . . .

Since this is the first week of my blog, let me introduce you to the best part of my life:

What could be better than husband, kids, dogs, family and friends.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Can't get enough of swaps

I like giving gifts to others. And one great way I've found to do that is with swaps thru blogs. And an added bonus is I get a gift in return. I signed up for 2 swaps today. A Christmas decoration swap at indigo-blue-designs. And a cute apron swap at yarnigras.

Check out swapdex to see all the swaps going on and choose one for yourself.
I'm excited to get my swap gifts made. I already have plans and ideas and will begin asap.

I received my first swap in the mail this week. It was a fall fabric swap. I received pink polka dot fabric from Tracey at itching2bstitching. I have a plan for it and will post the results of what I made with it soon.


Saturday, September 20, 2008

20 Little Things To Treasure In Autumn

1. Swinging on the porch swing in the cool morning.
2. Turkey and Dressing
3. Leaves changing colors
4. Guys going hunting and girls going shopping.
5. Hay bales
6. Start a new quilt project
7. Fall scents - cinnamon, apple, pumpkin
8. Jack-0-lanterns and mums
9. Haunted houses
10. Glow of lights at dusk
11. Family
12. Friends
13. Local Fairs - rides, food, fun, family,
14. Holidays
15. Candles
16. Fuzzy Slippers
17. Long warm bubble bath
18. Start my Christmas gift list
19. Son's Birthday
20. Our wedding anniversary

Look here to view others list.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dear Summer, Please stay a little longer

Summer is my favorite time of the year. But it is slowly coming to an end. No more 98 degrees.
I love it hot!! Today I watch my last of the summer blooms:

My yellow runner rose:

Well, these are really fall flowers, I think they are lady slippers, they just started blooming:
and Rose Of Sharon:

And, the big frog holding the lantana:
So now on to fall anyway. I will be placing mums and pumpkins all around.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fall-ing into blogging

Fall is right around the corner.
And what better way to start the fall season, than to Fall into blogging.
Yes, i did it. I too am now a blogger. I have family and friends who have a blog and I just cannot keep myself away from their posts. So I have fall-en into blogging this fall season. I hope you enjoy my post and what little bit I have to share with you.