Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like...

Happy Fun Time For Kitties! :D Christmas decorations are the absolute best kitty toys. At least, they wish. All the pretties are going up at our house this week, and so far, the kitties are playing it cool. But I know they will be biting the garland and batting at the tree soon. :D

Here are a few pics I got as we get everything ready.

First, we were determined to get new curtains hung. Here is one window, with the new curtains from IKEA. We love them!

Next, Brian tried to put the Santa hat on Sleepy. She obviously didn't want to be Santa Paws and was having none of it. She flailed violently, hence the blurry arms here. But her face is beyond awesome. :D

Here's Brian, finished with one star (we're making two). I had a vision of big stars made from large dowel rods, lashed together with twine and wrapped with white lights. Brian made my vision a reality! We will probably put these on the porch.

Black Kitty, unfazed.

And our little Trudy, getting her first look at Christmas lights. Merry first Christmas, Trudy!

More decorations pictures coming soon!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Had an awesome Thanksgiving! Spent the day with family, which was wonderful. Hope you all had a fabulous holiday as well!

Our weekend will be spent decorating the house for Christmas! Squee!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Christmas House on Thanksgiving Eve

If you're in the Christmas mood this Thanksgiving Eve, head on over to the Scrap n' Art Blog to check out a fun Christmas house I made using products from Retired...Let's Do Lunch!

Here's a sneak peek!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Autumn Activities - Part Two

I remodeled my blog again. I like it so much better now! Hope you do, too. ;D

After our wonderful weekend in the mountains, we headed home on Monday, November 1st. We had been on the road maybe 30 minutes when we saw a sign that we had seen the previous Friday night, only this time it was daylight and well-lit. And we could see what was *behind* the sign: Goats On The Roof.

Say what?!

Yep, GOATS. Literally, ON THE ROOF. We promptly turned around and gleefully arrived at this wonderful place.

It's a series of buildings, specially-built for goats to live on the roofs. The buildings themselves consisted of a country store, an ice cream parlor, and a little restaurant. Normal stuff. Except there were goats. On the roof. :D

We thoroughly enjoyed walking around and visiting with the goats. Here are some pictures.

There is a pulley system in place where you can purchase some feed for the goats (from a machine similar to a gumball machine) and send it up to the goats. They LOVE this! :D

Very elaborate. And awesome.

The different roofs are connected by bridges and walkways for the goats to travel.

More goats. On the roof. :D

Outside the ice cream parlor, you could talk to the "Goat Whisperer". :)

There were beautiful fall displays of pumpkins and gourds as well.

This goat LOVED to stare. Here he is, staring at me.

Some rude kids sent the little feed cup up to him empty. He was quite displeased and promptly did this:

And gave them a little Goat Stink-Eye. (I gave them some regular Stink-Eye as well. Meanies.)

Brian was excited to find some RC in a glass bottle:

Another goat, waiting on the feed cup:

I love his bell. :D

Yay! Feed!!

Happy Goat!

And we were happy to have spent some time at this awesome place. We definitely want to go back. So much that the goats *know* us. :D

If you're up near Helen, GA, be sure to check this place out! :D

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Autumn Activities - Part One

It has been a busy Autumn for us!

Over Halloween weekend, we went to the North Georgia mountains, to Sky Valley!! Our dear friends, Tia and Ken, were kind enough to invite us to join them and stay three days in a wonderful mountain house with gorgeous autumn views of the mountains! It was so much fun! Brian and I haven't gotten away on a vacation since our HONEYMOON, nearly 14 years ago! My sweet sister, Ginger, house and cat sat for us so we could go. She's the best!!

Anyway, we took so many pictures! I took over 600 with the DSLR and Brian took several rolls of film on his Yashicas. Still waiting for those to come back. Here are a few of my faves from the weekend!

This was our view each morning after stepping out onto the deck. Gorgeous!!

Here's another view from the deck:

Here we are on the first morning there. We had just seen that gorgeous view for the first time, because we had arrived the night before, in darkness. We are happy mountain folk!! :D

Later that morning, we ate breakfast at the Cupboard Cafe. Seriously, the best breakfast ever!

Next, we went to the railroad museum.

Mountain view at the railroad museum.

Tia, Ken and Dane.

Later, we walked around some antique shops. Brian and Ken had a rest outside in some rocking chairs. When I went to take their picture, Brian said to Ken, "Look at Ami" and this is the response I got. :D

That afternoon, we got some shots outside.
Here's a great family shot of Ken, Dane and Tia.

The little church in the valley. It played a chime each hour that was so beautiful and soothing. I really miss that!

That evening, Brian and I went out alone to capture the sunset. Here, we are chasing it down the winding mountain roads.

The glorious view from the bottom of the mountain.

These hay bales were everywhere. So cute!!


On Sunday, we ventured out (and into North Carolina a bit) and ended up at Dry Falls. They. were. gorgeous!

We had SUCH a wonderful, relaxing trip! It was much-needed! On our way home, we discovered a wondrous place called Goats On The Roof. More on that in the next post. ;D


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