Monday, November 21, 2011

Baby it's cold outside...

We're back...whew.
It was a whirlwind of a trip.
Driving for three hours to get to my daughters house. All of the baking, and cooking. Not enough sleep.
Notice one of my son in laws...Dan chewing his nails...with all the commotion, he gets a little edgy.
These are just a few of the grand kids...the others are running around in other areas of the house.
I'm not sure what that white circle is floating by Maddie's head...maybe Glenda the good witch from the Wizard of Oz decided to show up for the party????
Oh, by the was Maddie's 10th birthday, not her 11th(way to go Grandma!!!).

Maddie doesn't like cake, so Melissa makes brownies for her birthdays. Before we even sang, the kids already started eating!!! Oh well...Happy Birthday little lady.
Mr. Lakehouse and I drove home late last night after we did some power eating.
Turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
It was wonderful!

This morning we woke up to ice on the water. Brrrrrr!!!!!!
I curled up on the sofa with my recent issue of Better Homes and Gardens.

Notice the crooked candles? I'm into that lately. Unless they are lit, I leave them all cock-eyed. I've seen them in magazines like that and think it looks kind of neat. But I'm weird.

Since it's so cold, I'm making potato soup today. We use lots of cheddar in ours..mmmmmm.

Well, dearies, the sofa beckons.
I hope you enjoyed your weekend.
Ours was exhausting, in a good sort of way.
Have a great week everyone!!!


  1. Oh Debbie! I hear you! I kow how exausting it all is. It looks like the Birthday girl was pretty happy. Maddie looks a lot like our Lulu...a LOT! Hope you can get some rest this week...wish I could curl up on the sofa and just rest for a bit! xo Diana

  2. Me, too...I'm tired not because of company...just tired from all the workmen tramping through the house for eight days...soon, soon, by Thanksgiving, I will have the bathroom painted and the accessories in place...ready for company.

  3. Hello ! Oh that looks like a lovely weekend you have had !
    As for the candles...I can never seem to get them straight but I didn't realise I was "on trend" !! Your room looks so nice and cosy and your last post had some delightful goodies on show ! Have a nice week.
    Gail x

  4. Hey you! Missed ya!!! :) Sounds like you all had a great time! But it's always good to get back home, isn't it? Deb, your living room looks like something out of a Shabby Chic mag, girl. It's beautiful....crooked candles and all. ♥

    Hugs ~ xoxo laurie

  5. I'm happy you had such a great time with your daughters and grandchildren! It looks like a good time going on!! It's always good to be back home! I would be curled up on that fluffy, pretty sofa, too. And when it comes to candles...mine are always crooked...I tend to get the wrong size every time!!

    Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving, dear lady!


  6. How Sweet, Debbie.... Looks like lots of fun with the Grands ~ Really lovin the cozy couch, I Love the display of candles, Crooked is the way to go! Have the Happiest of Thanksgivings to You & Yours

  7. I bet you had lots of fun. I agree! The candles look great that way.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family!
    xxx Liz

  8. That couch looks so comfy cozy Debbie!
    Glad you had some fun family time!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving!! I think your living room is GORGEOUS!!!


  10. Looks like you had a good time. That couch is looking mighty comfy! And I see nothing wrong with crooked candles either. Good luck with the trees, if you have any questions, I'll try to check my email better than normal....:)
    xoxo Faye

  11. Family is tons of fun, but sometimes exhausting, especially when it is blessed with lots of children!

    That couch looks perfectly snuggable. I love your mercury glass. I'm enjoying my blue piece I got when we were shopping.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving friend!

  12. Thanks for sharing all those wonderful grandchildren with us. It's so good to be with family. I'm a little slow at checking in but wanted to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  13. hi Debbie! Looks like you had a fabulous Thanksgiving. My Mom and sis just left yesterday so I am sad today:( Looking forward to all the Christmas inspiration coming our way to spread some cheer and blessings our way.

  14. Hi Debbie, Oh, your sofa and living room look so lovely! And, I too think tilted candles look nice; besides, it's difficult to keep them all straight :).
    Thanks for visiting me.
    Have a wonderful day!
    ~ Julie