Wednesday, November 22, 2017

On The Way

A mixture of excitement and being frantic today.  Casey and Amanda are on their way!! A lot of last minute chores on the agenda before they arrive late this afternoon.  SO happy they are going to be here for a few days.  

Day 2 - Heart Challenge

Day 2 * 7-Day Heart Challenge
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5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Sketchbook Paper

Monday, November 20, 2017

Day 1 - Heart Challenge

Day 1 * 7-Day Heart Challenge
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5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Sketchbook Paper
Running errands on this beautiful Autumn day.  Still a lot of "pretty" out there.
Sunday evening.  I love the rays!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Holiday Lights

Did a little more decorating this evening ~ front porch.  Casey and Amanda are coming for Thanksgiving and I want a festive atmosphere to greet them.

"Nose Art"

Jake is admiring his "nose art".  He apparently thinks the window makes a good canvas.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Special Memory

Had to share this photo of my Great-Nephew with his Grandpa, my brother-in-law.  It was Grandparents Day/Thanksgiving Celebration in Samuel's classroom today.  What a special memory for both of them to tuck away.

Pretty Afternoon

I hung the Christmas wreath.  Getting an early start this year.  I am determined to enjoy the Holidays and not be doing the last minute rush.  The house feels festive now with Thanksgiving near.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bath Time

Jake is SO good when he gets a bath.  He stands like a statue for Mr. Magic.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Once again, my sweet friend surprised me with these 3 lovely religious items.  The Mary Queen of Heaven planter will go in my curio with all my BVM figurines.  The sweet holy water font will go on my religious icon wall along with the pretty framed Mary and Child done with a gold metal overlay.
I can't thank you enough, Louis.  I love that you always keep others in mind when you are out searching for treasures.

Booth #2173

Booth #2173 at Buy The Season

Sunday, November 12, 2017

More Fall Beauty

 I took these photos yesterday afternoon.  Had to share the beauty.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

On the way to church this evening!  I can almost always count on seeing a pretty sky.

4 Years

We have now lived four years without you, Mom.  
You are loved and missed SO much every day.
2-2-1917  ~  11-11-2013  

Good Saturday Morning!

Jake quietly watching the deer out back.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Beautiful large vintage hand painted figurine.  Will be in my booth for Holiday Open House at Buy The Season this weekend.  Letting go of some of my precious items.  Time for others to enjoy.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

November Beauty

In spite of the rain and cold this week, there was still beauty to be seen this afternoon.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

I couldn't have asked for a better brother-in-law.  You are the BEST!  Jake loves you, too.


This is Casey's facebook post from yesterday.  
 Hard to believe on this day 4-years ago I logged my 1st hour of flight time and began my journey in aviation.  Today, 400-hours of logged flight time later, I've flown solo to Key West and back, rescued a beagle in Fort Myers with one of my best friends, flown my wife and I to Chattanooga, Nashville and Roanoke, landed at a Class Bravo airport (KCLE) with another best friend of mine, flown my father-in-law to Flagler Beach, flown my mom, Audrey Gallagher Fish Pfeifer, from Roanoke to Charleston and back, obtained my instrument rating and am halfway through training for my commercial certificate.  I'm eager to continue pursuing my dream and see what the future holds.  Thanks to everyone that has provided me with mentoring, support and motivation throughout this process.  It's been one of the most challenging and rewarding endeavors of my life!

I could not be any more proud of you or happy for you, Casey.  You've succeeded in past endeavors and I know that you will take this journey to the TOP!  I see how your eyes light up when you talk aviation.  My heart is full for you that you are living your dream. ♥ Mom

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Buck Visit

Look who just stopped by out back. The bucks hardly ever stop by. I was happy to see him,

November Full Beaver Moon

Last night I finally saw the November full moon. It was hidden under the cloud cover we've had for days.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Down by the River

Roanoke River

Sunday Visit

Out back right now!  They heard me at the window and all turned to look.

Mountain View

There is a mountain range back there.  We have lived here for 11 years and the trees have grown SO much that we can't see as much now. The view was the reason we chose this lot to build on.
It is a blessing to see this every day.
View of mountain out back from side of house.
Same mountain from opposite side of the house.  

View from my studio window.  Wish it could stay!!

Just WOW!