~"Neutral" Leaf Swag~
Saw this on Pinterest.
Many of you have already decorated for Christmas, (And I'm sooo Excited to do that too, AFTER Thanksgiving dinner :-) but this is a fun project to do for the Fall.
I decorate with more Neutral colors for Fall.
So, Here's what I did.
1. You can Get Fall leaf swags at Dollar Tree,
2. Then Spray paint them gold and bronze.
3. Turning them over. You don't have to get them perfect.
Below see how they turned out. ~
step 1: buy your paint
2. Buy your swags at dollar tree~
~3. Lay them outside on trash bags.
4. Spray them, turning them over.~
~I Love how they turned out.
I hung tulle and my PAINTED LEAVES in the doorway between the living room and ...~
~Abigail's cute little legs and boots~
~TO VA FOR A WEDDING AND A MISSION SERVICE!~
~Dear Kim made us some of her YUMMY pumpkin muffins.~
~DREW AND HANNAH'S WEDDING!~
There are 34 of us now!
(Sadly we were missing Natasha who could not come, and Keith, Natalie, and Carson and Charlotte cause the kids were sick. :-( )
~Their reception was in a neat old Barn~
~We provided the music for the Sunday we were in GALAX, VA~
~We Love the Spivey family!!~
~Our 17 Mile Bike Ride through
Creeper Trail in VA~
David and Jamie and family planned a fun 17 mile bike ride.
Creeper Trail is where the old train track was...and the train had to CREEP up the steep hill.
So David took us to the top of the Mountain, drove the van down to the bottom, then took a shuttle up to meet us. Then we all rode the bike trail Down the hill...but the last 5 miles were flat ground. :)
It was a Beautiful Fall Bike ride with DEAR FRIENDS!~Noah carrying Abigail, and Kaden carrying Macey. ~
~Along the way we met this couple and started chatting. Bro. David happened to mention that we are missionaries to Colombia and Argentina...and come to find out this couple is FROM COLOMBIA!!!!! WOW!
It was definitely a HUG from God to get to meet up on the side of the trail. We exchanged info, hugged, nearly cried from Joy, and took a pic together!~
~Pizza and Fried Pickles For supper. :-) ~
~FRIDAY NIGHT GAME NIGHT AT DARYL AND LAURA'S.
Abigail helping Mommy make fudge.~
Banana, Egg, and cinnamon. Sort of flimsy and not thick, but Pretty yummy.~
~COMPANY FOR SUNDAY DINNER!~
~GRANDPA AND GRANDMA'S HOUSE~
Dad D. needed Phillip's help for a couple days with a big project, so we all went.~
~Candy from Grandpa and Grandma~
~Abigail goes to a pediatric dentist in Chillacothe~
~TO NORTH CAROLINA AND VA FOR MISSIONARY SERVICES!~
We had requested that they provide us a packed lunch for Sunday dinner, because we had a 3 hour drive on curvy mountain roads to get to our service that night in Floyd, VA.~
~It was fun to visit with Sis. Karen Kline. Different people have told me that I remind them of her. :-)~
Our kids enjoyed playing while I was getting things ready to load up the truck and head home.~
~Happy Birthday To Heather~
~Phillip, Elijah, Mary, Abigail brought me coffee in bed. :-) ~
~THE CINCINNATI LOCAL IHC~
Our family attended every service of the Local IHC. (I only missed one service.)
The Lord really helped the Cassadys and Matt Ellison as they ministered!
The first night it was in our own church, and was on MY BIRTHDAY.~
~So afterwards the Ryans and our family went to Skyline to celebrate my birthday. :-) (Our family rarely gets to go to Skyline, so It was a GOOD EXCUSE to enjoy us some SKYLINE. :-) ~
The Lord helped Josh Stamper as he preached in the before service.~
~A fresh and yummy lunch Sarah and I enjoyed.~
~Meeting up with Andrew and Dad and Mom Sankey~
WOW! Where has time gone?!~
We're planning a pretty Thanksgiving dinner here next Thursday...so no Christmas Decorations in our home until AFTER DINNER!! :-) ~
~Playdough "food" that the kids made to serve to Abigail while I was making treats last night! They said this was Carrots with stems, pie,a pineapple, and a Macaron.~
EXCITEMENT IS IN THE AIR!!!
We are getting all ready to head to Grandpa and Grandma Dickinson's house to celebrate Thanksgiving with them and U. Michael and A. Beth and family!!
BETWEEN LIVING IN AZ, AND THEN BEING ON THE MISSION FIELD...We CANNOT REMEMBER EVER CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING TOGETHER AS A WHOLE DICKINSON FAMILY!!!
So, we're EXCITED!!
I'm making fun treats like these spiced nuts, and Sweet potato casserole and Phillip is doing the Turkey! Beth and Grandma are doing part of the meal too.~
So Saying, I will post this so I can RUN OUT THE DOOR TO GRANDMA'S HOUSE!!~
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND IN JESUS!!!