Wednesday, October 15

A Birthday Surprise and Awards

I love surprises! When hubby came in from the mailbox today, he told me there was a parcel for me. A parcel!!! For me? Well, I must confess that I knew it was on its way.

Above you can see the package that hubby handed me. I was ecstatic. My dear friend Anni from Hootin' Anni's had told me that she'd sent a little something to me for my birthday and she teased me a bit about it like I did her when I sent her a little Halloween parcel.
I could hardly wait to open it. It was packaged well and I had to get the scissors and be very careful about snipping it as the tape was hard to get off. Anni had wrapped it well in bubble wrap.
When I removed the bubble wrap, this is what I found. A scarecrow couple. I was ecstatic! Now many of you will know that I love scarecrows and these are just delightful. I have never seen anything like them in the stores here. I LOVE them.
And they go perfect on the entertainment center with my pumpkins and other autumn decor. Thank you so much, Anni. I will treasure these always. They are a token of our friendship and each time I pass through the living room, I see them and think of you.
In the last few weeks I've been presented with many awards and with completing the apartment renovations and meeting my writing deadlines, I've been tardy getting them posted. I love each and every one of them.

Thank you, Storyteller!

Thank you, Storyteller!

Thank you, Anni!

Thank you, Jojo!

Thank you, Jeni!
Thank you, Jill and Grams!

Thank you, Mike!

Thank you, Renie!
Thank you to all my dear friends for these awards. I will certainly pass some of them along in the near future.

It was beautiful here today, but it isn't going to last. A cold front is moving in. I hope it gives us another day or two before it arrives. I love autumn and the days have been warm and the nights cool. Remember to take time to enjoy the season. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Congrats on all of your awards sweetie. Annie is such a sweetheart, love the scarecrows.

  2. Here I am blogging and we have to get up early!! Anni sent you the cutest scarecrows! Like Denise said she is a sweetheart!

    Congrats on all the lovely awards! You deserve them all!!

    I must get ready for bed now even if isn't 9:00 yet! hugs Grams

  3. What an adorable scarecrow couple. They'll look perfect with your fall decor!

  4. What a nice thing to get in the mail. Those scarecrows are so cute! Congrats on all the awards too!

  5. Awwww what pretty items and awards :-)

  6. Congratulations on your awards. You certainly deserve them. Those scarecrows are cute. Anni "done good" on picking those out for you!

  7. Please don't send us that Cold Front. I'm not ready to for them. I was enjoying 83 yesterday. :)

  8. Awwwwwwwwwww, they DO look good with your Autumn decor Mary. I'm sure glad to know you liked 'em. And I'm very happy that they arrived in one piece. LOL

    Happy Wednesday dear friend.

  9. Well, first He gave you a great entertainment center and now you have been given some great things to go on it....what blessings.
    Wait!...and you got some awards too!
    Life is good. :)
    Have a great day!

  10. What a darling gift! They are so cute and go perfectly in your fall display! Happy birthday!

    :0) Sharon

  11. Scarecrows are fantastic and just makes your display! wow you are a lucky lady!

  12. Dear Mary ~~ Conrats on all your latest awards. They are well deserved. Thanks for your message and I am glad I got to you on your birthday. I do hope you got rid of the flu you had at the time. I am glad you enjoyed my post and I hope you get that gazebo one day. Take care of yourself, Love, Merle.