Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween


Did we scare you?

Happy Halloween to all of our friends!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Day After

Mom and dad's Halloween party did not get cancelled even though it was a horribly slushy ride to and from the Crump barn for everyone involved.   There were over 100 peeps invited and about 35 brave souls showed up and they had a really fun time!  Unfortunately our mom did not bring the camera.  Shame on her because some of the costumes were really funny and a few were very scary and the dirt graveyard cake was a work of art!

We feel very fortunate to only have lost our power two times and for only short periods of time.  Many are still without it and it's cold and breezy here!

Our Magnolia tree didn't do too well in the storm~
And lucky for us, the pine tree decided to drop her limbs on the ground instead of on our brand new roof!

I know this picture is blurry but look what I found!    A snow-covered apple!

This thing in the foreground is our street sign pole that supports mom's wisteria!  The wisteria WAS taller than the top of the street sign. 

It sure doesn't look like October here at all!

Mom has always said that it would be awesome if the Burning Bush could be in bloom at Christmas when we have snow on the ground.   It's not Christmas but mom finally got her wish!

Does anyone need or want snow?  We have lots to give!

So until next time..............

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Candy Corn Bark

Today is mom and dad's Halloween pawty over at the Crump barn.  We're sure you have all heard by now that we're supposed to get snow this evening and into tonight and possibly wake up to 6-10" on the ground.   This morning we came back from walkies around 7:30 AM and our power was already out!  WHAT???!!!  Mom needs to prepare for this pawty!  
Around 9 AM it came back on thank doG!

These are the ingredients for the Candy Corn Bark~

 This is the first time that I've ever had an Oreo cookie!  Mom says that the recipe called for the chocolate ones with the orange cream filling but her store didn't have them so she bought these instead. 
How lucky for me that I could try the half that wasn't chocolate!

A pretzel!  Thank you!
 You lightly butter your cookie sheet and add 16 crushed cookies, 1 1/2 cups of broken pretzel pieces, 1/3 cup of peanuts and 1/3 cup chocolate covered raisins.
The white chocolate is melting in the double boiler on the stove and you drizzle the chocolate over the broken stuff on the cookie sheet.

 Well - the chocolate didn't DRIZZLE! It clumped and made a big glop and mom ended up smashing it down on the cookie sheet to "glue" all of the broken pieces together.

Then you sprinkle on the candy corn and let it cool. 

It's not supposed to be cut.  It's supposed to be broken into pieces and that did work.   It's not so bad, right?
Help yourself.  There's plenty of it!

We just poked our heads out the back door!  Oh no!  We love snow but we do want mom and dad's pawty to be a success!

So until next time...............

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Thursday, October 27, 2011

True Colors Thursday - Black

We're playing True Colors Thursday with Blue!  We're so glad she's back!  Todays' color is black!
I, Mitch, have a big black wet nose!  If you squeeze it, it honks, ya know!  This is my most favorite cow udder toy!

 Francesca's bandana is black with orange pumpkins.

You missed a garden ornament, mom!  This one needs to be put away for winter too!


 A black crow and one scary witch!   BOO!

So until next time..............

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Before and After

The project that started out as the roof project that led to the rafter project and the end wall project, etc, etc, is complete! 

This is the start~

And this is the finish~

We started this project on June 23rd and we can finally say that we're all done!  It's been a long haul but it's sure nice to know that no more rain will be leaking in around our chimney ever again!

This is inside looking out. 
It's a room that basically just for storage and it's also where mom grooms us.  We have quite the view now!

So until next time...........

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Home At Last Quilt

It's here, it's here!
 It's a note from Lori telling us how happy she is that we won the Home at Last quilt!
Thank you, Lori.   We are absolutely thrilled and mom is shaking all over again.  The first time was when she got the call from Jeri telling her that she won! She couldn't believe it! She thought it just had to be a mistake!
 This is the back of the quilt with all of the quilter's names.  It's embroidered right into the backing and it's there forever and ever!
 This is one of mom's blocks!  Back in those days, the quilters drew there own patterns. Now we have pattern artists who do awesome work!

I was 3 years old when mom made this block for this quilt.
 This is the other block that mom made.  Who knew then how important ice cream was going to become to us!
 This is mom's first quilt with the Airedale Quilting bee.  Do you know how fabulous it feels to be beneath it?
 Pictures don't do this masterpiece justice at all.  Those Easter eggs are buttons. They are just adorable!
 Mitch is remembering the time he rolled Mrs. Turtle down the hill in our back yard!
 The butterfly is a symbol of transplant.    Dad loves this block!
 The center medallion is even more gorgeous to see in person!
 What a beautiful work of art and we still can't believe that we own it!
This quilt raised over $15,500 for Airedale rescue this year.
Thank you so much to everyone who donated!
True, we are winners but the true winners are the Dales in need!

We have lost a very dear friend  - Miss Claudette.  She was Rocky's mom and angel LacyLulu's mom and she was one of the sweetest and most compassionate and loving people ever.  We are going to miss her so very much.  Godspeed, Claudette. We will never forget you.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today is our dad's birthday!
We're leaving it up to him if he wants Glenwood or Lenny + Joe's or if he wants to try someplace new.  The only thing we ask is that we MUST be invited to go along!
And then of course there will be ice cream!  No birthday is complete without ice cream!

Happy birthday from your two most favorite Airedales!  We know you'll be taking a spin on the big Chief right after your birthday ice cream!  Ride safe!

We love you, Dad!

Maggie and Mitch

Thursday, October 20, 2011

True Colors Thursday - Orange

True Colors with Blue is officially back!  yahooooooooooo   We couldn't be more pleased!   If you want to play along, please join us.  It's so much fun!
Today's color is orange!
It's one of our very favorite colors!
No explanation is needed.

Next week's color is black!

So until next time..............

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wheelie Wednesday - Hydrangeas in October

Hi everyone.  It's me, Francesca!

Look at all of the different colored flowers on my one small hydrangea plant - pretty pinks and blues and lavenders!
The orange flowers are naturtiums.
I sure do love October!

See you all next Wednesday!

Friends forever,

Saturday, October 15, 2011