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September 26, 2010

~Fall Blessings~

I hope everyone has a GREAT week !!! I really have been M.I.A from blog land  this past month...
 For the past month I have really let my poor ole house just go...What with taking care of my grand daughter and now that Landen James is finally born I have a ton to try and play catch up on  lol!! Don't you just hate it when all you can do is give your house a lick and a promise ??? I know I sure do....
 You can write your name on anything in my house right now the dust just took over ha ha!! Not that Len would notice...we could have a dead cow in the middle of the Living room and he would not notice it unless it was in front of his Sunday football game on TV ha ha!!
 Fall is by far my favorite time of the year...I love to look out at my mountain top and see all the trees changing colors. I love to sit in my sun room in the early morning with my coffee and just look at all the beauty God gave me to enjoy each day and to smell the crisp air...
 I'm just starting to bring fall into my home...Oh the Blessings of Fall
My Sweetest Fall Blessing this year is my Great Grandson Landen James....I just told him how cute he was and he struck his tongue out at me ha ha!!
On Sept 22 nd I also had another Great Grandson born at Fort Hood Texas Issac 8lbs 7ozs...He's my Grandson Jacob's little guy...Jacob is the one in the Army and will be deployed in December to Afghanistan, Jacob already has one little guy 15 months old Jeremiah...I don't envy his wife having to change two sets of diapers ha ha!! Any way that brings my total of Great Grand kids up to 8 now WOW!! Just toss them my checkbook come Christmas....If I'm not in blog land at that time just look for me in the "Poor House"
I hope to be back to full time blogging once I get caught up on my home duties...
I also have a Blogaversary coming up in 3 weeks and I have something really special planned for my followers as a give away to just say a "BIG" Thanks for putting up with me for 2 years...At least I think it's special...hey!!  I'm no Oprah here so don't go thinking I'm sending you to Australia with John Travolta as your pilot ha ha!!
Thanks for coming by my Dear friends...
Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria


The Charm of Home said...

So sweet to see that great-grandchild. Congratulations again. It is so wonderful to have the blessings of children. Your fall decor is beautiful. Sherry

Kat said...

Wow, 8 great grands! I didn't realize that Jacob and his wife were expecting again. She is really going to have her hands full! Little Landen is adorable, and look how smart he is - already blowing raspberries LOL. I do have a bone to pick with you - NO JOHN TRAVOLTA?? What a gyp! Just kidding, but boy wouldn't that be a hoot? Hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Kat

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Gloria,
So happy you stopped by my blog this evening- and you have got such a darling little great grandbaby there! I haven't decorated for fall much either- too warm right now to think 'fall'! Enjoy that little baby and stop by again soon!! :)

Anonymous said...

What an adorable baby! Congratulations : )

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Your fall decor is so pretty but that little guy is the most handsome of them all!!! How sweet and precious!

Linda Q said...

Hi Gloria, looking very Fallish and pretty around your place. And oh that little Landen ( spelled different than my grandson Landon) is a darling, how fun is that. Yes that momma is a busy gal, hope she has some help.
Hugs, Linda

Neabear said...

What a precious picture of your new great grandson! He is so cute. Congrats to all your family on his arrival. Your other one arrived on our anniversary! The 22nd was our 31st wedding anniversary. Can't believe it has been that long. I have lots of dust around here too. But it was toooooo hot to do much today. Are you also getting this horrible heat too? I can't wait for it to cool down. But I think the heat is going to hang around for a few more days.


Tardevil said...

Congrats on being a great grandma again! I think that dust adds to the Halloween-ish feel, don't you? ;O) My husband doesn't notice either, or if he did, he wouldn't say/do anything a/b it. Your fall decor looks great. Hope you're enjoying cooler weather on your side of the mountain!

Unknown said...

You are very blessed! How wonderful to have great grandchildren. Love the dead cow reference. I certainly can identify with that at my house. Have a good week.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Gloria!
He is just so adorable and I swear he's grown already!!
Oh my, Katie is still very, very pregnant! Will her baby ever come?
And you my dear, gave me such a chuckle!
I love the dead cow and poor house part, you are such a hoot!
Big Hugs my dear,

Lynn said...

Hi Gloria! I hope you have a great week too! Don't work too hard, be sure to stop and smell the hot apple cider:@)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

g, it makes me so happy to see your sweet face on my blog... and that baby is a doll!!! James must be getting popular again, Tatum's middle name is also James and I know of 3 more. Your fall decor is great, enjoy your mountains my friend.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Love your fall decor, especially your wreath! You certainly do have many fall blessings to be thankful for. Congrats on your newest great grand!

Madeline's Album said...

Grandchildren and great grandchildren are such a blessing, but like you said it can be quite expensive come birthdays and Christmas but I know I enjoy giving. Your little Landen Is a cute one. I love all your fall decorations. Congratulations on your other new great grandson. My prayers will be with his dad. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Glad you are back! Have fun sprucing up your home. My hubs wouldn't notice the cow either. It is amazing what they don't see!

Salmagundi said...

What a blessed grandmother you are!! No great grands here - my oldest grandchild is only 13. That's what happens when you get a late start having kids. Your house looks pretty-well put together to me with all of your Fall gloriousness. Sally

xinex said...

Landen James is so precious, so sweet, so adorable! I love your fall displays, Gloria. And Congrats again, great grandma!...Christine

Barb said...

Hi Gloria, your grandson is so adorable.....just a sweet little bundle.

Try and take it easy with the cleaning. I hate doing a hit or miss on my house also, but sometimes,it is necessary.

I'm struggling with keeping up in Blogland too, Gloria, and have decided to do my best and just get off my own back. We are only human with so many hours in the day.

Sending you blessings,

Anonymous said...

What a little cutie pie that little guy is!! My you have your home all prettily falled up I was half expecting to see little James in a pumpkin!! Doesn't look like you leave any space with out being prettied up with fall colors!

I still haven't had time to get fall out yet though it is coming on outside just fine!! We are still trying to get the food/clothing pantry up- have food box distribution this Friday. That along with canning all of God's bounty in the garden and such has kept me busy!

bee blessed

Melissa Miller said...

Ahhhhh. He is precious Gloria. Congrats to all of you! I know you are feeling so proud and blessed these days.

Happy Fall! ~Melissa :)

PS Watch out for cows at your house...Ha!

Diann said...

Hi Gloria!

I have been so busy that I have been very neglectful lately on my blog visiting. So let me say...YIPPEE AND CONGRATS on the new grandbabies!!! I am so happy for all of you!

As far as all the dust in the house, don't feel bad. I think all of my dust is forming their own union and are going to want to have a meeting with me regarding better living conditions! LOL

Your fall decor looks beautiful. And I can only imagine what stunning vies you have from your home at this time of the year!

have a fantastic day!

Debbiedoos said...

Hi Gloria!~ Landen is just a bundle of joy, and I adore his name...congrats to you and your lovely family. You are going to have the greatest holiday this upcoming season. Debbie
Oh and your Fall displays look sooooo pretty. I am now decorating some for Halloween, then I go back to Fall November 1st.

Unknown said...

Hi Gloria,
I like your fall decorations. They look so nice. You are so blessed with so many great grandbabies! Hope you're doing well!


Gloria said...

Oh, little Landen looks like he's a couple of months old already! He is getting so big and he's adorable. And congrats on Issac - that is sad that your grandson has to deploy... I will pray for him. Give him the St. Joseph's Prayer to take with him please! Again, your new little great grandbaby IS great! And beautiful to boot. Now let's see one of Issac too! :)

Kim said...

8 great-grandchildren! Wow Gloria that is amazing! So happy for you. I've been away from blogging for a while too and am just now catching up. It is so great to see you!

Sue said...

Two new "greats" at the same time! How wonderful...babies are such blessings, I love seeing the pictures are you post them. This time of year in my flat part of the country...all I have to do is open the patio door and dust is everywhere. I dust in the morning and with my dark wood tables, you can write your name by afternoon!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Lovely Fall Decor, GLoria!!

Two Great grand Babies!! How lucky you are!!



Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Gloria,
I, too am an Ovarian Cancer survivor. It's been since 2000. I'm very glad to hear you are doing well. Congrats! I'm so sorry to hear about your sister Ceekay. I hope she can overcome this deadly, but silent disease. Prayers and Hugs to you both! Linda

Life on the Edge said...

I am still trying to get into the fall spirit. I haven't done my autumn decorating yet.

So cute to see an updated pic of the new baby, and congrats on yet another addition to your list of great-grandbabies!

I sure do understand about needing to take time to take care of the home and other things. I have had to do that too, but am being much more active in blogging lately and starting to catch up on blog visits.

Take care!
Life on the Edge

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Gloria Sweetie...
Congrats to you and your family. What a sweet little bundle of love. Now does that say "kissable" or what? Oh I love that baby smell. Like you said with the grands we might as well just throw them the check book they seem to get it all anyway.

Your Fall decorations are SO beautiful. I love the wreath on your front door. It is spectacular and sure does welcome each and all in. I love it.

I also love the pumpkin in your cloche, along side your fall plate that looks so pretty.

Shucks, no Johnny? Well I know you so it will be exciting. I can't wait sweetie.

So happy to hear from you again. I love visiting. Many hugs and SO much love to you sweetie, Sherry

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Hey...you snuck a post in on me! wink! Girlfriend, I can only imagine how fabulous autumn is up on your mountain! Ohhh...how I would love to sit and have morning coffee with you out that gorgeous sunporch of yours! I'd probably have a sore neck from looking at all the autumn leaves through your glass ceiling out there! Hehe! It would be worth it though...just pass the BenGay! Hehe!

Well I just love all of your pretty autumn decor, Sis! What a beautiful wreath...those autumn colors sure look pretty against that oak! Love how you did your fireplace mantel too! Ohhh...that brown velvet runner is gorgeous...and I love that pretty plate! You know, I was checking out that gorgeous green vase or bowl that is on the back part of your mantel? I don't think I've ever seen that before...it's beautiful!!! Love all of your autumn pretties, Sis! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Ahhh...another little great-grandson! I love the name Issac! Hmmm...I'm thinking that you have alot more boys than girls in your family...don't you? I have 8 boys and just 2 girls. Well Darlin', Russ is home...I'll talk with you later! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for your birthday celebration!!!

Love ya,

Gypsy Heart said...

Hey sweet lady,
So wonderful to know that everyone is ok. Little Landen is totally adorable! Congrats on the "Texan" too ~ :-) Wow, that girl is going to have her hands more than full but perhaps that's God's way of keeping her busy while hubby is deployed. I wish them the best!

Your fall decor is beautiful ~ my favorite time of the year. I just started mine and have been hit with vertigo. No fun! :-( I see the allergist in the morning so hoping he will have a magic cure.


Nicole ~ said...

You have the sweetest little blessing there, he is such a precious little guy!! You must be such a proud grandma!

Have a wonderful week, and do not worry about the house work, it will always be there. You enjoy yourself, and all the blessings.

Mari said...




Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Gloria, Your new great grandson is adorable! Congrats on both new arrivals. Your Fall decor looks great and I know what you mean by the dead cow!
Hugs, Sherry

Sue said...

Gloria, I'm sure the house looks just fine- you're just a perfectionist! LOL That sweet baby is adorable, and I bet he does smell just yummy... Congrats, once again, my friend!!
hugs, Sue

Sue said...

hey sweet G! I was so happy to see your beautiful picture gracing my followers list today, thanks sweetie!

I hope you'll come by often and comment, I'll add your blog to my list also so I don't miss a thing here in the California mountains. You Fall decor looks so pretty and I know full well what you mean about dust. Kids and blogging can make our houses dusty in no time flat! Enjoy all those babies, they sure are precious! xoxoxo

Sue said...


hi from Amelia!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a sweetie!

Shucks, I was holding out for John Travolta!

bj said...

Oh, Gloria...he is so so precious. I don't give a hoot about dust in the house...much more important things going on here.
Take care, sweet lady...don't overdo..
xo bj

Unknown said...

Congrats on your new blessings! I know you must be on cloud nine right now. Don't feel bad, I have several inches of dust at my house as well, and I have no excuse! I also have fallen behind in my fall decorating, looks like you may have more accomplished than I do. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

{oc cottage} said...

NOTHING is more important than precious babies!

m ^..^

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Would you just look at the comments?? My Gosh! You are like a homecoming queen! I could stand on my head in the middle of Broadway for an hour (NAKED) and never bring that many comments. See?...people love you and love to laugh..we would miss you, sweet lady, if you ever went away. Wouldn't we girls?????
Many hugs!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Awww - how precious. Congrats. on bot of your new family additions. I can't wait to get my hands on my new Granddaughter again.
Like your Fall decor.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations, Gloria, and God Bless him! You've got lots of little ones ~ I've just started. My daughter had our first grandchild over the Summer {she just turned 2 months old}. I just love her to pieces and my hubby turned into a big moosh!