Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cinderella, Family, Mice and a Good Book

 Do you love this Cinderella illustration by William Henry Margetson?  It's called "Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother".

I've been cross stitching again. I'm rusty, but it's fun to explore patterns and watch Flosstube videos.  
 Saturday we saw all of our peeps!  All eleven grands were here throughout the day!  It was a serendipitous delight!  

We're so excited to see everyone again on Thanksgiving Day! 
 Today is Bill's birthday so we had a fun lunch with these girlies, ate cake, and celebrated Grampy!  We'll see two more families at dinner.  Happy happy birthday, dear Bill!

 I love this Richard Scarry illustration.  I am going to frame it and hang it in our bedroom.

I have berry, apple, and pumpkin pie to make tomorrow.  I will cut up veggies for a heaping tray of carrots, peppers, mushrooms, celery . . .  and make artichoke dip (I bought some fancy cheeses).  
I just finished a moving book titled With God in Russia.  It's written by Walter Ciszek and is a record of the time he spent in Russian prison camps.  Whoa.  I couldn't put it down.  
I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving!  For my friends abroad, "Come on over!"


Attic Clutter said...

oh darling post POM
thank you on my new place
sweet comments..
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Julia said...

Wow, that's a lot of grandkids to enjoy. You are blessed.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner with family. I'm sure it will be wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving
Hugs, Julia

Deb said...

Looks like lots of fun family time. "Happy Birthday" to Bill. And Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family. Timothy, too. Deb

Granny Marigold said...

Happy Birthday to Bill!!
I am quite fond of Richard Scary and his books which I must have read and reread to my boys years ago. That's a cute illustration.
You must be very busy getting everything ready for the big day. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving with your gang.

ellen b. said...

Wow! 11 grands! What a blessing. How wonderful that you saw them all in one day, too. Happy Birthday to your Bill!

elizabeth said...

so many wonderful things! God bless and grant Bill many more years!!! enjoy your family and have a wonderful thanksgiving!!! That book on Russia (googled it quick) looks great! You may like the book _Everyday Saints_ that is super readable and about that time period and various people (lots of them monks) who kept their faith during that time.... brave, beautiful, sometimes funny, that book is really wonderful and beautiful, poignant... it is amazing how God gets people through life and such hard times!!! I hope this week is a real joy for you and your family!!! a HUG to you!

Debi said...

Happy birthday to Bill... his cake looks delicious! I started cooking and baking today. Tomorrow I'll make pumpkin and pecan pies, monkey bread and pumpkin roll. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Elizabethd said...

Happy birthday to your husband. How pretty the girls looked in their best dresses!

Jeanie said...

I love this fun mix of families, birthdays and the gorgeous illustrations. Oh, how I love children's books!

Happy Thanksgiving, Karen.

Heather LeFebvre said...

Oh the book sounds good. And I love that Richard Scarry illustration!!! Too cozy!!!! How wonderful that you have had all your grands in one place at one time. Am busy making pies today too......hoping you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!!!!!!

happyone said...

What a blessing to have 11 grands and see them all at once. : )
That is a cute illustration of the two mice asleep in bed!
Happy Birthday to Bill.
I have a few counted cross stitch projects I need to get done. Haven't done it in a while.
May you and your wonderful family have a very happy Thanksgiving!! 🍗

Henny Penny said...

Happy Birthday to Bill. That must have been a fun party with such pretty granddaughters! I just love the two little mice in bed. It really should be in a frame! Hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving. You do write the sweetest posts!

GretchenJoanna said...

I envy you having all of your grandchildren together with you at once! But I am pretty pleased that my six littlest grandchildren will be with me this week. Aren't we fairly bursting with blessings?


magsmcc said...

I wish we could! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours x

Lisa Richards said...

I LOVE the two illustrations!
You had such a wonderful day full of grands!
Happy birthday,Bill!
Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Kit said...

Oh wow look at all those smiling faces! Such wonderful grands. I hope your pies came out great. I was so tempted to eat a piece of my pumpkin, but I behaved myself. :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Kit

M.K. said...

Happy birthday, Bill!!! What a lovely, large family you have, and how your grandies are growing UP! What fun. I do love that Richard Scarry picture -- but am wondering why both pairs of slippers are on the same side of the bed? I guess they both crawl out that way :) So cute. Your pie baking sounds delish. I made a pumpkin and a pecan, plus 2 casseroles, to contribute to our large church dinner at 2:00. 15 around the table. Happy Thanksgiving to you, dear friend!

Farm Girl said...

How exciting you are cross stitching again. I am so happy about that. Your hubby looks like he is having a nice birthday. Have a lovely Thanksgiving. I am sure you were. You sure make pretty pies.
I read that book once, it was just shocking to me at the time. It was a good book.
Have a lovely day.