Saturday, September 4, 2010

Stopping to say "HELLO!" :)

Hello everyone! I have been away for awhile spending time with my two daughters and two granddaughters ....and loving every minute of it!!! I also have had a chance to get to know my daughter's "b-ooiiii-y-friend"...I really like him a lot! He is a very nice guy! You know, as a mother you are always concerned who your children will marry as you will be spending a lot of time with that person ....always at family functions, always a part of your grandchildren's lives and their upbringing (that is HUGE!). It is a huge decision for your child and you really don't have a lot of say in it. BUT we can PRAY! ;) There is comfort in knowing that you can do that! :)

I just wanted to stop in and say hello! We have had a very very hot summer and very dry! My grass is brown and my flowers have given up and the hostas are not lush and green at alllll! We have had over 100 temps for so many weeks which is not the norm for this area. I am used to just having a couple of 100 temp days for the whole entire summer. BUT yesterday we had an incredibly delicious cool down and today the temps are just a tad bit feels wonderful! It is nice to throw open those windows and let the wind dance throughout the house! Time to start thinking about autumn!!! YAAAYYYY! Love that time of the year!!! Yummy hot cocoa, roasting marshmallows over a toasty campfire (just did that last weekend with my daughter, her husband, and my two grandchildren), cozy evenings wrapped in a blanket, baking banana bread and then spreading the butter on thick to eat as you are sipping on a big mug of coffee, pumpkins displayed throughout the home, taking drives in the country to enjoy the fall foliage.......on my! that wonderful list goes on and on, doesn't it? :)

Most of all, it is a time to reflect on our many blessings. So rich is God's favor on us and often there is so much we take for granted!
I have peeked in on so many of you over the summer ....I knew I couldn't stay away! LOL! :) But many of you had no idea that I was peeking! :) Sneaky, sneaky! I love your blogs ...they are all so beautiful and you all have so much wisdom and talent that it blesses my heart! What a wonderful discovery when I stumbled on blogs one day almost a year ago now! I had to tell my heart to be still! There are so many beautiful women across the land who share the same interests that I have and we have the same personalities that I was almost shocked to know there were so many kindred spirits out there! I sometimes felt very alone with my old-fashioned love for old things and old ways.. and vintage things and antiques...ha! not anymore! There are a ton of us women! :) Thank you too for all the sweet comments of wishing me well and missing me!
I will stop in again soon but until then, may God watch over you and keep you! :D Happy Fall!
Hugs, Carolyn
Psalm 28:7


Anonymous said...

Carolyn!!!!!!!!! *Squeal*!!!!!!

It's so nice to see a post and for you to catch us all up with what's going on in your life. Busy summer for you but so glad you took some time to visit. Hugs, Marla

Carolyn said...

Hi Marla!!!!!! What a beautiful post!! :) Thank you for making me feel loved!! Love to you too!

Hugs, Carolyn

Blondie's Journal said...

We must be having the same weather~sweater weather!! It's just a little brisk!

My son is getting ready to propose to his girlfriend this month. It's a big step and we are praying they both make the right decisions...We love her lots and I would be thrilled to have her in our family, it's just a bit scary. You never stop worrying about your kids!

Hope you are having a great holiday weekend!


The Tablescaper said...

So wonderful for you to have time with your family.

I love your header. I've been resisting the change of season to fall, but your header is helping me get there.

I'd love to have you join us at Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Susan B said...

Hi Carolyn,
So lovely to see you back!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the time spent with your family. Family time is always precious. :)

Love all your beautiful fall images! Fall is one of my favorite times of year too...looking forward to cooler weather, and cozy times at home.

I hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend!

Cottage Sunshine said...

Thank you for all the kind words!! :D

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine