Thanksgiving

Tour(still playing catch-up ;) )

So, I promised you a tour…  Don’t let it be said that I don’t keep my promises. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What does a momma who loves some fresh venison, appreciates a good shot, but has no desire to sit in a deer stand do in the “deer woods”?  She quilts!  I made a crazy quilt the first two years we went, and the last two years, I’ve worked on my “Green Quilt.”  Why green? Well it’s my favorite color, of course! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Aaannnddd…where else can you have army trucks and flowers right next to each other?

In the morning, you’ve got to have a little comfort. So, remember my eggnog milkshake?  Well, how about eggnog coffee?

I had my Daddy try it.  Lol! His response was, “That’s TERRIBLE!”  Well, I like it!  Yummy :))

You saw what we did when we drove up in the night, here’s what it looks like in the light of day.

And where the momma and girls stay….Thank you, Daddy!! (complete with working plumbing!!)

And a few more sights….

Know what this is for?  Don’t worry, by the time they get here, they don’t feel a thing…hehehehe…

Yeah, if you’re a bambi lovin’ tree hugger…. you might want to stop reading this….NOW  ๐Ÿ˜‰

You gotta appreciate a good group of men with a great sense of humor….

For the “harvest”, and just in case you can’t read the sign…

Lol!!!  Is that not hilarious?  Love it!  LOVE a man with a sense of humor!!!!

What do you do if it’s drizzling and you’re bored in the camp house?  You talk your Grandpa into going outside and letting you shoot the BB gun…

Okay, you’ve been warned once, but I’m telling you, DO NOT read further if you are opposed to blood, guts, or dead deer…

My Little Guy got his first deer!  Well, he might have had some help, but please don’t tell him!  He and his Grandpa had a very productive morning!

๏ปฟOkay, there was one more pic I wanted to share, but even with my warnings, I’m afraid it’s just too graphic for some of my readers.  It is of a 13 year old girl getting a lesson in cleaning and dressing out a deer.  Why would I want to share that?  Because 30 years ago, that was me.  No, I’m not 40….yet!  But, I got an earlier start. Hehehe…
The take was great!  Archer got two, Daddy got one, Brother took two, and, of course, Little Guy got his first!!  Way to go Guys!!  Lot’s to be thankful for!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Ha! Ha!  Yeah, I know Thanksgiving has come and gone, BUT I’ve been without internet, since last week.  :-/  So you’re getting my posts from last week…this week. ๐Ÿ˜‰  Sooooooo this is what I wrote last Wednesday night.

Oh, my, this connection is incredibly slow! Let’s see how far we get, okay? ๐Ÿ˜‰
Our Thanksgiving is a little different, as I said last week.  First, all the cooking is done before hand, at home, because on Wednesday morning, we pack it all up and head for the deer woods.  Yes, the deer woods.  Now for all you city slickers out there, *read “Kansas”*. Hehehehe…. That just means where you go to hunt.  For us it happens to be a lease in Sheridan, Arkansas.  There deer don’t grow huge, but they are plentiful.  When we drove up tonight, this is what we saw….

And this is where we have our Thanksgiving…

Where the boys sleep…

Where the momma sleeps…Yes, I know, I do have the better end of the deal. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is Mr. D with BettySmiles and Little Guy, showing them pictures from is trail cam…

 Earlier in the day Dad had called to say that D had cleaned the floor for us (me) to come.  Yeah, I’m not exactly laughing, just a slight giggle…I mean, have you seen the floor?  BUT…how incredibly sweet.  Although some may call him a bear, I think I’ll just call him, “Teddy.” ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Tomorrow you’ll get a tour in the “daylight.” 

Seasons….

The seasons are changing…this is what it looks like on our lane right now…
Nice, huh?  Just down the hill and to the right, is where we make our home, and wait for you to come on over, and sit on the porch.  ๐Ÿ™‚  Your feet are welcome under our table anytime!
With the change of seasons comes…….SPECIALTY Shakes!!!  LOL!!!
And I had my first of the holiday season flavors Friday night(after a Patriot victory, of course) at Steak and Shake.  Wanna see?
What could be better than Eggnog ice cream?  Seriously, I’m glad I had laced up the running shoes earlier in the day, because I downed the whole thing!  YUMMY!! :0)
Sunday Archer brought in the Christmas trees.  Yes, I know it’s not even Thanksgiving, yet, and yes, I said “trees”-plural.  Just wait…. there is a method to my madness. ๐Ÿ˜‰  You see we will go away for Thanksgiving, and will not be home until the Sunday after.  I’ll be exhausted and overrun with laundry, so, I like to have the trees up before we leave.  I plan to blog all through Thanksgiving, let’s just say our T-day plans are a little different. Yes, I’m getting to the “trees”-plural.  I don’t think it’s that uncommon for people to have more than one tree, anymore.  I know a lot of people who have two, or three…. Me? Well, I have….dare I say it?  Five….
OK, I do not go overboard on any other holiday, just Christmas.  AND I used to have one tree, then we started having children, and we really NEEDED a “kid” tree. Then, we moved into this house and it has a huge entry, and two windows in the living room, and it just looked better to have a tree in each window…. Don’t you think?  Hehehe….
I’ll get the camera out later and get a better pic later. ๐Ÿ˜‰  Oh, the other two, yes, almost forgot.  We lost Sweet Memory in October of 2007.  That first year my Dad got nothing out or down from the attic for Christmas.  The next year, I wanted a few things, so, he lovingly brought everything down for me.  Well, she had two trees, and a lifetime of decorations…. She loved Christmas… I loved her then and love her still, how could I leave these things she treasured in the boxes?  So….What did I do, but load every single thing up and bring it home with me.  Oh, my…When it’s ALL out…it looks like Christmas just threw up all over my house!  BUT…it’s great and the kids love it, and I love it, and when you come to visit, you will love it, too!
Today, as part of their chores, my Guys brought the decorations to the porch for me…and …here…they… are…
Now to just get it all out… I better go, I’ve got some work to do! ๐Ÿ˜‰