Monday, October 12, 2009

A Fall Break

No, no, I didn't fall and break anything. I'm just taking a Fall break from blogging!

I'll be taking a little blogging break for a week or two.
There's lots to do, and hopefully lots of fun for myself and my family to look forward to! I'll tell you all about it when I get back to blogging! I will try to read and comment even if I'm not writing any posts myself because I don't know what I'll do without my daily dose of the village.
I really am going to miss you all.

In the meantime here's a few Fall pictures for you to enjoy!

Halloween 2005 (Jayden's First Halloween!)

I loved his alligator costume!

Halloween 2006

Umma's little scarecrow!

Halloween 2007 (Mia's First Halloween!)

A little ladybug!

Jayden loved 'Pirates of the Caribbean', and he wanted to be Captain Jack Sparrow, but he refused to wear the dreadlocks. "Umma, this hair is too itchy!"

Halloween 2008
(Jayden had two costumes this Halloween. He wore his Captain Jack Sparrow costume again for his party in school and this time he asked to wear the dreadlocks, and then he was Obi Wan Kenobi for trick-or-treating).

Mia, of course, was a Duck!!

I'll 'see' you all soon!
Take care and God Bless!

I am going to try and participate in Carol's "The Little Black Dress" Party at Charli and Me on October 22 (I'm hoping Blogger behaves and will publish the post I have scheduled for that date!). And Jayden actually helped me with the post (he took the pictures of me!). If any of you would like to join Carol's party you can find the details here.

Love to you all!,


  1. Going to miss you....btw...if you go to my blog you will see another photo I wanted to share...did not want you to worry needlessly... (((SMILES))) T

  2. What fun!!!! Have a grand time!!! Jayden's 1st Halloween reminds me of the time our daughter Laura dressed up Kellie (age 6 at the time) and little Neil (5 months at the time) as the Princess and the Pea...Neil was dressed as a pea pod...very funny!!! God be with you!!! Looking forward to your return! Cathy

  3. I will miss you, Sweets, but completely understand. I need to take a break, too. I love Fall so much but it is sooo super busy! I love your pictures, too! Such cutie pies and so many memories!!!

    How are you feeling?? Lori

  4. I will miss you SO much, Eileen. Don't stay gone long, okay?

    And I love the pics of the kids. Jayden is a scream as Captain Jack, but I love him as a gator, too!


    Sheila :-)

  5. Eileen....have a grrreat fall break...don't fall...but enjoy the break! Beautiful photos of autumn...and I love the precious grandchildren's photographs of Halloween past. Rest...relax, and know that I'll miss you very very much.

  6. Eileen...I will miss you...but have a great relaxing time.

    Jayden makes a handsome Jack Sparrow and Mia was cute as a lady bug, but perfect as a duck!

    Take care,

  7. Hi Cutie!! Well...I don't have to like that you're taking a break, but I certainly hope that it is refreshing, restful and productive!! Sure will miss all the sunshine you add to blogland!! Hurry back now, ya hear??!!
    Love ya!!

  8. I loved the Fall photos and the pictures of Jayden and Mia are adorable.
    I hope you have a wonderful time with your family.....have fun!
    I'll miss you but will look forward to hearing all about your vacation when you get home.
    Love you..........:-) Hugs

  9. Hi Eileen,
    I hope you have a wonderful break time with lots of fun! Your photos of Jayden and Mia were priceless! I also loved your new background. Sorry I haven't been by sooner. Jake is home with a bad case of the shingles! Love you Eileen,Take good care and have fun!!!! Love Di

  10. Awww you're having a break??? ENJOY, ENJOY!!! You have the most gorgeous grandchildren !! Those costumes are delightful. Halloween is not so big in S.Africa so we never get to see dress-ups like those.
    Lots of love to you and your family

    Fifi xx

  11. Nooooo, nooooo, come baaaack! How will we ever make it here without you, Eileen??

    My absolute favorites of your two cutie pies is the one of Jayden as a scarecrow and Mia as a duck...both so cute that there are just nowwords for it! That's also a wonderful picture of all of you in front of your home.

    Along with all the other praying today, I will be praying that you have a relaxing and loving vacation!

    blessings and loving hugs,


  12. What very lovely Fall pictures. But what I liked even better was seeing Jayden and Mia's first Halloween. How sweet is that.

  13. Hello Eileen! I loved all the beautiful fall pictures....I just love all that color!! I loved the pictures of Jayden and Mia in their costumes too! I will miss you while you're gone :( But, please enjoy your break and I'll be anxiously awaiting your return!
    Love You....Jerelen PSS...I love your page!!
    PS...Have you been getting my e-mails...I know Diana has told me that mine are not going through...Now, I'm worried that no one is getting anything from me. I think Jackie is getting them...If you could let me know, It would be great :) Love, Jerelene

  14. Yum, I am thinking of all the soup I could make with those pumpkins. Have a great break Eileen.

  15. I hope you have a wonderful break Eileen!Enjoy the fall. It's such a beautiful time of the year. I try to savor every minute of it. I am so excited that you are going to partisipate in my 'little black dress' party. I can't wait to see it and hear your story.
    Please tell Jayden that Charli and I will be thinking of him on Halloween and Mia too. We hope you will post their halloween outfits. Charli will be posting hers next week.

  16. Beautiful, beautiful, and simply heartwarming photos of the grands! I love's my favorite season of all.

    Hope you have a great fall break! Will surely miss you!