Monday, November 3, 2008

~*Fall Gathering*~

What a busy fun~filled weekend. Each year we have a wonderful Fall gathering with our church family and friends. For several years we have had the pleasure of hosting it at our homes. Over the years we have had spook houses, games, hay rides and so much more. We also feature an auction of sorts with handmade goodies, desserts, and gift baskets with all the proceeds going into a special fund that we use for special projects at our little church.
This year we had turkey, ham, dressing, homemade rolls, and all the trimmings and it was quite the feast. I think my favorite was the snicker dessert my sister Jane made....Yes I admit I have a sweet tooth!

My niece Erin is busy getting our Auctioneer all ready for the auction that would be held later in the evening. This is her Grandpa on her Dad's side. You know those grandkids can talk those grandparents into just about anything and Erin enjoyed turning him into a pirate for the evening.

Lots of folks dressed up for the occasion.

Danny is always ready to tell a story to anybody that will listen.

Danny took the kids on a hayride and stopped to let them feed the cows and calves some cubes.

Some of the adults even got in on the games by having races with the pedal carts. We had horseshoes, ball tosses, basketball, and tether ball.

My cousin Paul celebrated his 50th birthday. The cake was practically covered in candles!

After everyone got a piece of birthday cake we headed out to the porch for our auction. This is a quilt that I made for the auction. As always we had a great time of fellowship with friends and family and we couldn't have ask for better weather.

Be sure and enter your name into the giveaway that I'm having by leaving your name in the post below. Hope each of you had a blessed weekend!

Happy Trails to You....Ginger


Sherry said...

Ginger,you ALWAYS have such wonderfully COOL stuff goin' on!!!!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

OH my goodness. Love the pictures. Looks like it was such a fun time. Love it when families and friends get together for things like this. Thanks for sharing!

Tami said...

Looks like it was lots of fun!

basketsnprims said...

Oh, what a fun time you must have had this weekend. Love the pirate costume.


primitivebettys said...

It looks like a marvelous time! Fun, family & friends... how special!

:) Betty

Linda said...

That looks like a lot of fun!! What a great tradition.

Gingerbread said...

A great family gathering, lovely, the idea of an auction with home made items sounds good I like that. Julie

patijane said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time at your party. I love the fall and holidays starting with Halloween. My favorite Christmas memory and tradition is cutting a tree at the farm. We have done this since 1980 before children and have not missed a year. The children are grown now but still come home and participate in this tradition. Keep up the great work!!!!