Sunset at Lake Greenwood
This morning, however, I thought I would post a pictorial history of our October weekend. There were lots of different events I wanted to share....
This is Beulah. She was waiting on the doorstep, when I arrived to the lake on Friday. She's new to our family and a perfect farmhouse addition.
I'm trying to find a spot for her to hang out.... I'm thinking the dining room, but only time will tell.
While I'm introducing inanimate objects that live in my home, I have to show you what Miss Bones has been up to. She caught a ride with Cliff to the lake and was a hit on the interstate. HaHa!
She is looking forward to Halloween at the lake.
We celebrated Sawyer's 9th birthday at Gravatopia in Greenville. Wall to wall trampolines, y'all! I caught Lidia mid jump....but Sawyer was harder to capture. He played dodge ball almost the entire time and was jumping around so much, I couldn't get a good picture.
She's looking so much more like a young lady. I can't stand that they are growing up so fast.
This is Sawyer and one of his good friends, Ethan.
I couldn't get a jumping photo of Sawyer, but cake and presents caused him to sit still. He had a mine craft themed birthday. See his cake? Emily got creative. If you know anything about mine craft, then you know that this is a creeper......so says, Sawyer. HaHa!
Cliff's mama, Ms. Wanda.....Sawyer's great-grandmother sent him some money with some gum and a sweet note. Sawyer loves gum! Hmmmm, wonder where he got that trait from?
Ms. Wanda and I were talking about the gum and how we thought that the first thing Sawyer would do is to give Lidia a piece. He shares everything with Lidia. They are sister and brother and the best of friends. He always looks out for her. Even so, I guess there are just some things that you keep all to yourself. Both pieces of gum went straight to his pants pocket. HaHa!
Ethan on the left, was so helpful in opening presents. He gave Sawyer a helping hand in opening all his gifts and cards. HaHa! He seemed more excited about them than Sawyer.
Our gift to Sawyer....Boggs camouflaged rain boots. Sawyer said, "this is just what I wanted"!
HaHa!! LaLa's knows these things.....
Sawyer and Lidia had friends coming over to play after the party, so they didn't come to the lake with us this weekend.
But no matter, a nice cool weekend didn't go to waste. We had our first fire. Yay!
I was warming my feet by the fire and noticed that my Croc looks sort of like Jason's mask from Friday the 13th. Do you sense a Halloween theme moving through here?
We even had dinner by the fire.... Vegetables and hummus, apples and peanut butter.
Speaking of dinner, it seems like Sunday nights are turning into Souper Sundays. Last week, it was potato soup and this week..... Clam Chowder.
Want the recipe?
Here you go:
4 slices bacon
1 white onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 cans minced clams (drain and reserve broth)
2 cans cream of potato soup
1 can stewed tomatoes, (petite)
1 can cream style corn
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Dash of Texas Pete or Tobasco
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. sugar
2 cups milk
Saute bacon, remove from pan when done.
Saute onion and celery in bacon drippings.
Add drained clams (will add broth later).
Simmer 2-3 minutes.
Add cream of potato soup, clam broth, milk, tomatoes and seasonings.
Simmer about 20 minutes.
Add cream style corn, heat through for a couple of minutes...stirring to prevent corn from sticking.
Crumble bacon over top.
It's so delish!
Happy October, y'all!