Saturday, October 27, 2012

First real Snowfall!

Yep, it is true. We had our first snowfall on Thursday night and we have gotten a little bit each evening since. The saying in Montana is: "Of course it snowed! It's almost Halloween!" And we all laugh. My kids remember the years of putting on their fabulous costumes, just to have to put over top, their snow parka and hat and mittens. Many a princess or evil queen has been hidden by necessary winter gear. Some years we designed costumes just to take the weather into consideration and sweats and elaborate layers were used. I do not let it frazzle me, but I do hope it doesn't worry a soon to be Miss America, Monster or Kitty Cat. I just hope the weather spirits give us a break on Wednesday so I can admire all the neighborhood costumes and shower my praise on the little ones who are so excited to dress up. Just like my little ones. :) Always, Kit

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Another Birthday!

We had a celebration for my hubby on Wednesday, for his 63rd birthday. And yes we had a theme...LOL This year for his main present I got him a ride in the B-25 bomber, "Maid in the Shade" that visited our town over the Labor Day weekend. He was thrilled first with the flight and then with his party. Of course the theme was Airplanes! I found the cutest party ware online and added to it, finding fun items here in town. It is always such a thrill when I see everything come together. Our girls joined us, with first a lovely dinner at a local steakhouse (they even paid the bill, what sweeties!) And then fun and frolic at the house ensued. I always make sure that they have a fun item to play with in their goodie bag and this year it was little LED helicopters. In no time, my gang was out in the street having a ball! 

Presents were given and my girls always give such wonderful gifts. My oldest knows my hubby's love of Pacific Northwest art and picked him up a lovely piece on her recent trip to Seattle. Our youngest, scanned photos of all the past Halloweens with her Daddy and had them made into a book including lots of lovely sentiments about how much it meant to have him be such a big part of her holiday. (He always went out with them on Halloween night and when they got older, he helped them make their costumes) It turned out lovely and our guy had some sniffles going. We ended the evening with our fav cake, songs and wishes and lots of hugs and kisses. It was such a great time! Always, Kit

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Feeling Good

Birds flying high
You know how I feel.
Sun in the Sky
You know how I feel.
Reeds driftn' on by
You know how I feel. 

It's a new day
It's a new dawn
It's a new world for me
And I'm Feeling Good!

 - Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newly

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Halloween Decorating

Oh this month is such a pleasure to decorate for. I love all the warm golds, and oranges, even browns with a pop of bright purple! And let us not forget the color black. I spent a Sunday pulling out all my Halloween decorations. Such dear old friends and I lovingly placed them around my home. They make me smile. Such goofy and strange and lovely items they are. I remember buying my first ceramic pumpkins at a craft store in Denver and have added to my collection ever since. I can't resist! And if an item is a bit "strange", all the better. Bring on the little monsters, the black cats, and the grinning pumpkin headed people. The gourd lady and the witchy sisters. How about a vintage glass pumpkin and a mummy or two. They are all welcome and for a month the stage is theirs. Let's all celebrate Halloween! Always, Kit

I am linking up to Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. And Sunny Simple Life!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Things to do on a Fall day

I am enjoying a shortened work day and a Friday to boot! It is a lovely Fall day here in the mountains and I am full of glee. Sipping a hot coffee and about to start to decorate my front step for the holiday. We had our first truly hard freeze last night and the plants that I didn't bring in to over winter are now gone. It will be pot "chucking" today. I have an easy way to compost all the annuals that I potted up this summer. Since I only line the bottom with newspaper, all the pots are dumped in the area behind my raspberries and various other areas that can use some extra soil. The paper rots along with the plant and ta da, I am done. Easy peasy. Off I go, time is a wasting! :) Always, Kit

My heirloom geraniums ready for their Winter vacation.