Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Good afternoon to all; It is October already, wow I can't believe how fast this year went. It seems like every year is going by faster and faster. When I was littler time just seem to stand still and I thought I would ever grow up. lol;  Wish I knew then what I know now, I would have not wished it so much.  Then when I finally turned 21 time just flew by, and now look at me. I am 50 with 11 grand children. lol  smiling..  My memories are so clear in my mind that I can see and yes even smell the past. I know that sounds silly but I can. Some smells you can not forget. Like the way my Grandmother  kitchen smelled when she would make her world famous sugar cookies, our home when Mom and Dad would set up our Christmas tree, the real kind. And the way my Daddy smelled with his Old Spice cologne when I would be afraid of some silly thing and he would hold me close to make me feel better. Some times I would get a sent of something that would take me way back, such wonderful memories or a song. They would trigger a memory would come flooding back.

  As I get older I sometime's worry that I will be forgetting them as time moves on. Too bad that there is not a way to keep those kind of memories alive and put time in a book or box to take out and visit. Like we do a scrapbook with photos.  So the next best thing I can think of is to write them down and describe them as best I can, so if and when my mind does not remember so well I can pull out my book of scents and smell. The good ones... ha ha

Have any of you seen the movie The Note Book. I just love that movie, it has inspired me to keep one of my own lest I forget. To loose one's memories is a most heart breaking thing. I so pray for a cure.  Ok I am done being so down in the mouth. Sorry fo that,  I am in need of all your prayers again. I am not going in to detail, the Lord knows, but my family is in such turmoil now, that I am so upset and worried. So please keep my family in your prayers I thank you all so much for this. They say bad things come in threes... well I have that beat. Not that is an award I don't wish to have.  he he he..  trying to keep my two chins up.

  ok now I have some photos to show every one, of my Halloween Swap. I am loving them all, and found homes for them in my house and out side too.  They are all from my Swap partner Lisa Brown  Vintage Sweet Peas.


Now this little Pumpkin Bear sits by my front door to greet family and friends when they stop by. I collect boyds bears and this one fits in so great with the rest. They are making him feel so at home.


This cute Scarecrow sits on a sweet pumpkin that sits on a pretty round box. And they all sit up on my tea cup books shelf. He loves sitting  up there to gaze down upon every one and everything.  Keeping a watchful eye. he is so sweet.


My interesting Witch here is hanging on my light post in my front yard. Underneath is my sweet small scarecrow, he feels so much safer with her hanging up above him. She looks right at home hanging there. Don't you think......


Lisa also sent me a wonderful array of  vintage scrapbook halloween tags. I can't wait to make some pages with these they are all so different and unique. I love them all. Lisa did a great job on making them. She also sent me the Country Living fall magazine, I love the issue so many wonderful things in side. and she also sent me a pumpkin cookies cutter, which I am sorry I did not get a photo of, but it is very cute. I am going to make my Grandmas sugar cookies with it. yummyyyyy  Those with a nice cup of tea on my patio with a fire going, now how can life get any better than that I ask you. 

I wish you thank all of you for your visits and kind and wonderful comments. I so look forward to hearing from all of you. You make my day.   God Bless;




belladella said...

Hi Alaura,
I always enjoy your posts so much. I am sorry to hear that things are tough for you and your family. We always say in my family-it's always something. Sometimes it just feels like the whole world is against you. Hang in there, friend. Things always do have a way of sorting out- no matter how hard it is to see it sometimes. Love to you!

Smilingsal said...

Life is like a roller coaster: it goes down for a while, but then it goes up. At the end of the ride, it levels off. So as long as you're going down or up, you're living.

I'm not trying to make light of problems, I'm just trying to cheer you a bit. :-)

Dawn said...

Hi Alaura,

I have so many fond memories that smells and songs trigger. I know just what you mean! I hope to never loose those memories.

I am sorry to read that your family is going through some difficult times. I will certainly keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

take care,

Neabear said...

The smell of bacon cooking triggers memories of my grandmother's house in Kansas. And the smell of pine trees in the warms sun triggers memories of camping. Enjoyed your Halloween decor items. I hope things look up for you soon. As some will say, "This too will pass". I hope it does for you.

Miss Rhea said...

Love that movie. Prayers lifted for you. You Hang in there :) Love your sweet little pumpkin bear and your pretty fall decor. :)

Susie Q said...

You will be in my prayers..hold tight. Soon, the bad things will just be a memory. Things will get better I know.

Our memories are so valuable...our most cherished possesion. So many things can triiger them...a song, a certain scent...

Thinking about you...


Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

O Alaura, You made my Everything looks so lovely in your home! Hugs Lisa