With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: An Unwelcoming Welcome

Sunday, October 30, 2011

An Unwelcoming Welcome

Raider
Our Resident Sentry
who
Aggravates Aliens
Balks at Bats
Cringes at Costumes
Decries devils
Flinches at Frankensteins
Guards against Ghouls
Hater of Hobgoblins
Intolerable of Icabods
Jittered by Jack O'Lanterns
Keeps out Kooks
Leers at Lanterns
Meanie to Mummies
Nabber of Ninjas
Obstruct-er of  Ogres
 Protector from Pranksters
Quieter of Quacks
Repulsed by Rats
Securer from spooks
Terrorizer to Trolls
Unnerving toward Uglies
Vex-er to Vampires
Watcher of Werewolves
eXterminator of X-Men
Yipper at Yedi
Zapper of Zombies
Did you guess that Raider does NOT enjoy Halloween?
He would much rather be perched on a comfy chair undisturbed.
~*~
Also, remembering my dad who loved Halloween
mostly because it was his birthday.
Daddy with our old dog, Scotty, a ninety-pound sweetheart.
~*~
These two cuties had just had a Birthday Party.
Brenna was 7 yesterday and Shaela will be 5 next week.
~*~
Oh, yes... as did many of you, we had snow all day Saturday.
Here are a few photos as it covered the colorful autumn leaves still on the trees.
 Most unusual to get snow in October in these parts.

23 comments:

Julie Harward said...

It does seem too early for snow, we have had it twice now but not as much as back east. Such cute little girls with their American dolls! Cute dad too..we have a daughter and grandson that has a Halloween birthday too. Love that Raider...I think you will be safe from all the scaries on Halloween! I remember when he got so sick, so glad you still have him to watch over the home! :D

Maple Lane said...

Love the pictures of Raider, your Dad, and the granddaughters - happy birthday to the girls. Poor Raider having to put up with trick or treaters!!!

Snap said...

LOL! Loved Raider's Halloween List! My furbabies don't like Halloween either. It should be quiet around here as the neighborhood is having a Halloween party today. Happy birthday to those two precious girls. Loved the photo of your Dad with Scotty. Happy Halloween!

Shelia said...

Oh, look at little Raider! I understand so much as my little mini Schnauzer, Chloe Dawn, is the same way. The older she gets, the more skiddish she is. I try to protect her as she's 11!
Cute snaps of your dad and his doggy and those darling birthday girls.
Snow! I'm jealous.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ann said...

Well at least your are safe from all things that go bump in the night with Raider on duty :) Love the list and of course we enjoy seeing him too.
Happy Birthday to everyone also

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

I have three dogs who don't like being disturbed on Halloween! But I love it. Beautiful shots of your family!
We got slush!

T's Daily Treasures said...

My goodness! That Raider has a long list of guard dog experience. :) I love that face! He sure doesn't seem to like all the goings on. Hope your Sunday is a good one. Tammy

Debbie said...

HAHA...loved the pictures of Raider...and your grand daughters are adorable. Happy birthday to them both! I can't believe how many are already dealing with snow...Have a good Sunday!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Raider and I are of two minds -grin-. I'm not a halloweenie fan either.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I would think twice before approaching your door with your dog sitting there! Lovely pictures of your granddaughters and your father! AND especially of the snow! We have quite a lot of snow and I wasn't really ready for it this early but it's so pretty. Enjoy your Sunday!

Lady Farmer said...

I'm with Raider ~ I don't like Halloween, either! So glad we have never had trick-or-treaters at our home ~ too off the beaten path! (Though some of the little ones are very cute and would be welcomed with a treat and a tract if they came!)
Oh, dear! Snow already! So much for global warming, eh? I am just a bit envious, however ~ I love the snow!
Blessings this Sunday!

NanaDiana said...

That Halloween list is hysterical. He does NOT look like a happy camper, does he? I think that must have been a fun day for your Dad -a Halloween birthday! I'll bet he got right into the SPIRIT of things (pun intended).

I love those pictures of your grands...they are just such beautiful children, Lorraine!

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday-xo Diana

corners of my life said...

Your dad was "stylin" in those trendy jeans. What a great photo for you to have {and share}.

Sara said...

We have a new puppy. I wonder what he will think of Halloween... It is one of my favorite holidays! Wanted to say thank you for your bloggy birthday wishes at T.H. last week. That was so nice! I'm sure your girls will love having their very own granny bag. Happy Sunday. :)

Beth said...

As always, your photos of grandchildren are just adorable.

Intolerant of Ichabods -- so cute! Poor Raider, to be so unhappy at Halloween!

Christy said...

Maybe it's just me but I think your Dad looks like the angel "Clarence" in It's a Wonderful Life in that picture!

And I'm with Raider on this one. I'm glad we live in the country and don't have to deal with the trick or treaters.

Buttercup said...

Raider still looks really cute! Great picture of your Dad and the adorable birthday girls.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

He looks like a great watch dog :) Who wants strangers ringing your doorbell anyway?

So strange about the snow!

Petra said...

I need Raider to watch my entry tomorrow evening. :-)

Great Photo of your dad. I miss my dad too.

Those girls are beautiful! and so is the snow on autumn leaves. I just think it's a little too early to be that cold. But I'm not complaining (am I?). ;-)

eileeninmd said...

AWWW, your Raider is so cute. It is his right to defend his house. Your granddaughter are just beautiful. I wish them both a very Happy Birthday. We had around 3 inches of snow and I hope it is not going to be a bad winter, if it is starting so early. Wonderful photos, have a great week!

marie said...

Love Raider's A to Z list and all the photos are wonderful too!
Your yard looks so pretty in it's fall foliage and snow.

Lorraine said...

You had snow down in South Jersey too!!!!
Love,
Lorraine

gram cheryl said...

I found your site through your folded stars tutorial but return regularly to be fed by your devotional posts. Thank you for honoring our Lord. i especially enjoyed your kitchen/autumn colors this morning... and your recipes aren't bad either. God's blessings always.

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