As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.




Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sunday Snapshots: November Birthdays


As we rifled through the bins of paper products at Christmas Tree Shops in early October, Kati held up napkins and plates with adorable woodland creatures. "These can be for the November birthday party!"

Perfect. For what could be a better when the birthday people are a 24-year-old woman, a 7-year-old boy, and a 3-year-old boy? 

A woodland theme it was! So easy to blend with bits of autumn decor. Leaves and acorns. (Oops. I meant to get out some pine cones too.) Trail mix for woodland paths. Cups labeled with things you might see in the woods. "Happy Harvest Bingo" (picked up at Target's Dollar Spot). 

















Of course, there were some Wrapping Paper Antics!





I didn't get a photo of the birthday cake. It was an apple dump cake made in the crock pot by the birthday girl. Sooo easy and sooo yummy, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. . . . a great fall dessert. We will surely make it again. 



  Happy Birthday 
to 

PAUL

PETER

and KATI!


May your new year be grace-filled!

16 comments:

  1. Love it! I looked at those paper goods every week and finally bought some napkins for my co-op moms room! Too irresistable!

    Happy birthday November people!!!

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    1. That store would be one of my regular stops if I lived in Lancaster! So many great choices!

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  2. What a lovely time was had by all the birthday people! The napkins are so pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Elizabethd! It was a great time!

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  3. The November birthday celebration in your home is so nice, Cheryl. I like the paper goods that helped to create a lovely theme for the birthday folks. You can really tell those two boys are brothers--so adorable. The birthday boy photo in the window is a keeper. And very creative wrapping paper glasses! So funny. ♥

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    1. Thanks, Martha Ellen! Birthday celebrations are always such fun! I, too, love the photo of Peter looking through the window. He is such a sweetheart!

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  4. Such a happy post!! I really like that fall bingo game! We have three birthdays this month! Louis Dean will be 81, my sister, Nita, just turned 64, and Grandson Robert will be 29.....

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    1. Happy birthday to all your November birthday people!!

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  5. I love this post - such a fantastic theme for the November birthdays. It all looks like such fun!

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    1. Thanks, Rosella! Yes, we do have fun at our birthday celebrations!

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  6. It is wonderful when a plan falls into place so easily and well. I must pay better attention to the napkins! Happy Birthday to the November Peeps🍂🧡

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    1. Thanks, Vee! Paper products are often a springboard to the celebration! :)

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  7. You put so much care and thoughtfulness into your birthday celebrations! Love the napkins!

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  8. What a perfectly themed party for all in the fall. Love it. That bingo game is a great find, too. I like Paul's new sweater. The names on the cups are a great idea, too. Y'all put on a great parties!

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    1. Thanks, Ellen! I was happy to find the bingo game. It debuted at the birthday party, but it will return at Thanksgiving and hopefully for many to come. We like to have special things for the kids to do on Thanksgiving Day . . . simple crafts, coloring pages, games.

      I love Paul's sweater too, a gift from my mom. I love children's clothes that look like children's clothes. (He'll have years to dress like a man!) :)

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