Monday, November 4, 2019

Splendid November

There's still a lot of color here,
and Autumn is lingering on.
I love oatmeal cookies.  I usually put raisins in them, but was out, so I made a batch of plain old fashioned oatmeal cookies.

We don't see much of the golds here, so when I saw this tree, I had to take a picture of it.
I'm embarrassed to say that I forgot about daylight savings time, so I went to church an hour early.  Thankfully, a friendly face was already there setting things up in the church, so I had a chat with her.  Went to get some coffee, and came back.  The cross on the church gives off a beautiful light when it's dark out. 
It's a little early, but couldn't resist this holiday blend.  I think blackberry jam is my favorite right now.
I wanted to show you the kids' costumes this year. Francesca was an Owl, and Mia was a vampire haha.  Francesca was a bit timid going up to the houses this year, but as soon as they gave her some candy, she giggled and ran away.

Remember afterwards when we put the candy in a pile, sorted it out, and traded with siblings?

Oh, the wonder of November.



Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Beautifully colored wood leaves.

Pilar said...

The girls look adorable in their costumes! I'm glad they had a fun Halloween! Wishing you ladies a wonderful new week! Sheri, please check out my Spiritual Journey/Thankful post when you get a chance :)

Sandi said...

Oh, those cute little owl footsies!

Love these comfort-photos today, Sheri. 😊

Susie said...

Sheri, I loved the pictures. The little girls in their costumes , so darn cute. Sheri, when I was a young married, raising my daughters, those are the cookies I would bake. Simple ingredients and I could remember(and afford) the recipe. LOL. My girls loved them. Blessings to you my sweet early riser. :):) I forgot our clocks too. xoxo, love you, Susie

R's Rue said...


It's me said...

Life is good.....happy week 💕💕love Ria

Laurel Wood said...

Those are the cutest trick or treaters! Thank you for sharing their precious pictures. I hope you have a nice week filled with many blessings.

Marilyn Miller said...

What cute little Halloween goblins! Blackberry jam is indeed yummy! Love oatmeal cookies with my tea. If I have them I put in small pieces of dried apple, but most often it is raisins. Love your fall colors. Happy Autumn!

Louca por porcelana said...

Amazing pictures and adorable Grands!Such fun!

Hena Tayeb said...

That is one cute owl and vampire..

Sakuranko said...

The photos are really cute

CiNdEe said...

I love all the pictures. I also am a blackberry jam fan. The kids costumes are adorable. My brother never shared his candy with me. In fact I would say he took mine. LOL Have a great week!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


I adore this month. All of our leaves are done with and we even had a teeny bit of snow on Sunday and we're expecting more tomorrow, but that's OK. Each season has its wonder!

nonie everythingsewing said...

Loved your pictures. I am making piece with fall, and taking the time to enjoy the colors and the beauty. Now, I need to go bake oatmeal cookies!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness I love each photo. Isn't it funny what colors of leaves we get in the winter depending on where we live - we do not get the reddish orange color and that is my all time favorite.
I like oatmeal cookies with raisins too.
Hey getting to church an hour early is a good thing - at least you went.
And you have the cutest owl and vampire in the world.
Love, sandie
I just got home from Cincinnati where I went and watched my 8 year old Dracula - while his parents went away for the weekend. Went to three soccer events!
Love, sandie

Rose said...

Sheri, the kids are so adorable...and growing. They grow up way to quick. We love oatmeal cookies...but I seldom make them. Your leaves are beautiful.

Pam said...

Oh how sweet...loving the trick or treaters pics. Your pics look great of the fall colors. I love oatmeal cookies but I love choc no bake ones the best....oh my gosh, YUMMY...makes me want to go make some now, and probably a good thing I don't have oats on hand. Yes, I am a Valentine baby. Used to tell my mom I was a sweetheart, till the day I lost her I am not sure I ever convinced her!!!! haha..

Billie Jo said...

Oh. My. Goodness.
Those precious babies in their costumes!!!!
Your leaves are stunning.
Our leaves have finally left us for their winter rest.
We may see our first snowflakes soon!
Have a cozy evening, my friend.
And we put our silverware in either way, depending on who is loading!!!

Jeanie said...

I haven't had a good oatmeal cookie in ages. I think I need to find the perfect recipe!

Your little owl and vampire are certainly adorable. Looks like they had a wonderful time!

baili said...

Oh your granddaughters have grabbed the whole show i must say dear Sheri :)))

they are so darling cuties :) may lord keep showering his grace upon them ,amen!

autumn around is spectacularly stunning !!!, loved these gorgeous images taken awesomely !

your cookies look delicious

Mia looks in poetic mood the way she looking at the sky is so intellectual :)

how nice to celebrate with family Sheri ,i am so happy for you :)

wishing you more and more happiness in life ahead my friend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What sweet costumes! I was just telling my hubby that we dumped out our candy and my Daddy got to pick out what he wanted! heehee! He always had such a fun look in his eyes but didn't ever take our favorites! Enjoy your day! And thanks for the memories!

The Liberty Belle said...

Cute costumes! I got the holiday blend too.

Debbie Nolan said...

Sheri - those granddaughters look too cute in their costumes. How fun - brings back memories of when I was a kid and gathered candy at Halloween. Smiled when you told about being at church an hour early. We had a lady come an hour late many years ago in the spring...she thought you set the clocks back instead of spring forward...we were all leaving when she arrives :)! By the way I will be over to eat some of those delicious looking oatmeal cookies! Hugs

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing those great photos!


those oatmeal cookies remind me of the ones my mom made when i was growing up. and hers had raisins too. your granddaughters are beautiful. their costumes adorable.

Carla from The River said...

I enjoy oatmeal cookies as well. :-)
I love that little owl.
xx oo

Mellie said...

Lovely November photos!