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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hello Again and Happy Thanksgiving

  autumn wreath hanging on the garden gate
Hello again, friends! It's been four months since I blogged and I imagine many of you have given up on me by now, but for those of you who haven't, thank you for coming back, and a big "thank you" to those of you who emailed me to check in and to tell me you missed my blog posts. I've been missing you as well and this creative outlet quite a bit lately, so I hope to blog more often.
So, I imagine over the course of four months, many new things have been happening in your lives--hopefully good things...
Life has been pretty "usual" around here, but, later, I do hope to fill you in on what's been going on in our world.
For now, I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and share with you a few glimpses of autumn blessings around our home.
It's fall and the garden is aflutter with all types of butterflies--some dressed in shades of autumn.

It's  mid-November and tomatoes are still ripening on the vine...

 Meet Lucy: She's all grown up!

Meet Dinah: She's a fluffy, diva hen decked out for fall in her gold and black feathers. 
Meet Esther: Amelia's favorite.
The other day during school I had Amelia choose four things that she was thankful for and write each thing on a separate leaf for a fall garland (Daddy and I also added what we were thankful for).
 Amelia's answers were:
 Daddy, Zena (our cat), Jesus, and the chickens.
If you only knew how much she loves our chickens!
I hope all of who are celebrating Thankgiving tomorrow will have a blessed time with family and friends.
Hopefully, I'll be back soon!
images by à la parisienne


Claudia Moser said...

Welcome back :) happy :)

Cindy said...

Ok, that is the cutest sweetest thing EVER - Amelia snuggling Esther! Beautiful photos of the chickens, and it's so fun to see you back blogging. I love your posts!


Anne said...

Love the thankful tree! I have heard many people doing this! Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Belle Maison Et Moi said...

Mandy! So happy to see a post from you ;o) Lovely pictures. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Lorrie Orr said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

à la parisienne said...

Claudia- Thanks! It's good to hear from you!

Cindy- It's good to be back. I've been missing your posts as well. I'll be visiting soon!

Alicia, Lorrie, Anne- Thank you!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Mandy, glad your back... have missed you. I've been on a bit of a blog break myself, probably about 4 months for me to. There's just not enough hours in the day. I love your pictures their gorgeous, especially the picture of Amelia and Esther. Wishing you and your family a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

June said...

SO good to see you back! Your girls are looking darling! SO much to be thankful for.
Happy T-Day!

Fancy Melody said...

I missed your posts! Welcome back and happy Thanksgiving to you!

Bellule said...

Contente de te revoir sur la toile -^^- Je te souhaite un joyeux ThanksGiving, même sans connaître cette fête, je sais qu'elle est très importante pour les Américains.
Ton jardin est encore très beau et les couleurs automnales lui vont à ravir.

Donna said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too my friend!
I am so glad that all is well in your looks like a lot of blessings!
hugs to you this day!

Karen Albert said...

Mandy I have missed you! Your images are wonderful; delightful really. We all have so much to be thankful for!

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Marie Arden said...

Missed you glad all is well. The chickens are so pretty and fresh eggs are wonderful no wonder she loves them. Have a pink day!

Palomasea said...

So good to see you back, dear Mandy!
Oh, your sweet girl is so grown up...
Very sweet, beautiful photos...
Hope Thanksgiving was lovely for you!
- Irina

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Wonderful to hear that all the girls" are doing so well Mandy (I am including all of you). You have been missed but blogger breaks are a necessary part of blogging too. Selfishly, I am quite happy you are back, I miss you girls when you leave for any length of time. Hugs xx

Grace at Home said...

Welcome back, sweet Mandy! You have been missed. Amelia is growing up! She is just beautiful, like her mama!

koralee said...

I have so missed you and your stunning posts my friend...glad to have you back in time for Christmas...can't wait to see what beauty you have to share! xoxo

Corrina said...

Welcome back from your blogcation, We are just gearing up for summer here in Australia- we have had the wierdest weather- had some of the hotest days on record for Nov/Dec and then last night I had my dressing gown back on and today is sunny but chilly? Go figure? Love the Autumn pics tre magnifique xxCorrina.