Sunday, September 13, 2009

What a Weekend!!!

The Blue Monday Photos are at the bottom of this post...

Friday evening was a great candle
fundraiser show. I didn't have high
expectations since it rained very hard
all day on Friday. As I loaded the van
here I got drenched...unloading there it
was literally running down my face.


However we had a very nice turnout
with nice sales.

We are thankful.

Coming to Saturday...

Let us just say that Warren and I
spent much more time out of town on
Saturday than we expected to.

It was fun...I saw things like this

New construction.

A beautiful new home for dear friends.

I had to capture the rooster!
(Remembering our fun Rooster Party hosted
by Barb at Bella Vista)

We returned to our driveway at
1:59 am Sunday morning.
I had a lengthy list of things to
do for church today, including breakfast,
the bulletin, running through the music and
prepping for a picnic this afternoon right
after church. So after a few hours of sleep
the alarm sounded. Thankfully everything got
completed and all went well. Of course I had
the help of my sweet husband who gave up his
usual Sunday morning breakfast out with
one of the children to come
help me get the church breakfast set up.
The kids were working on the water balloon
project for the afternoon picnic and came
to the church in time for Sunday School.
I am still finding things to love about
having another driver in the house!

It was a fun day.
Perfect for a cookout with our
closest friends...and some new ones.

I had my cranky moments throughout
the day but I will be back in my
"happy place"...
very soon.
It is best not stay cranky too long.
No one benefits from it...
don't you agree?

To help with this process lets look at a few
more photos from our last week's trip
to Potter County, PA.
They call it "God's Country"...

At dusk one evening I walked to the
far end of the property to take some
photos of this little flower.

While it appeared lavender during the
day, these photos came out so blue that
I thought immediately of Sally's Blue Monday
Meme. So, here you have it...isn't it pretty?



Cindy said...

Very nice pictures! Happy Monday.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

'Morning Miss Becky,
You had a full day! Your photos are wonderful and the blue flower at the end is perfect! Thanks for your visit and Happy Blue Monday.


black eyed susans kitchen said...

Becky, Beautiful pictures! Your photography is looking very artistic and professional. I agree about staying cranky...the one who benefits from it the least is you. This looks like an awesome place. You will have to fill me in on the water balloon project...sounds like teenage fun to me.
♥, Susan

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Becky, I just a comment and it disappeared, so if you see two comments....anyway, what I said was that your photos are beautiful. They are artistic and looking very professional. I agree that being cranky does no one any good, but especially yourself. This place is just lovely, and water balloons? Sounds like teenage fun to me!
♥, Susan

Tracy said...

What a busy weekend! Great pictures.

Candy said...

Looks like a lovely place to enjoy some quiet reflection. You had a busy time and hope you made it the happy place. Amen to your thoughts on that.
Monday Blessings to all in your world ;-)

Boo-Bah said...

I have really enjoyed your pictures this morning. I love the little red house. I would love to live there amongst all the greenery.


ellen b said...

Wow after getting in that late/early and then doing everything you did on Sunday I would have been more then a little cranky :0) Well done!
Pretty blue!

SmilingSally said...

The cranky place is no place to vacation! Enjoy your husband, your family, your church, and this beautiful location called home. Happy Blue Monday.

Denise Marie said...

great post, TFS.

Mary said...

It sounded like a very busy weekend. I love the blues you chose to share with us today. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Kitty Valerie said...

I really enjoyed your pictures. They make me feel like in a Forest Tale.

Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday,

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Dear Becky!

There is something so wonderful about your lovely blog, comfortable, beautiful, full of life and joy. Thank you for sharing with us, and so happy all went well at the fundraiser.:o) A beautiful new home of your friends, I love the moldings and of course the red rooster.:o) You and your dear family enjoy a beautiful week.



Lisa said...

Beautiful pictures Becky. Sometimes busy days are welcomed, sometimes just happy things go like they do...take care.

~Just me again~ said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Shy said...

Very interesting stuff and view you found around. Thanks for sharing it. Happy blue monday to you

JD said...

Great Photos...

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh lovely pictures!
And yes, Becky, Fall does have its beauty -- but I always look and think, "Uh oh ... winter's around the corner!" I am OK with the cold, but I don't like ICE, or short days.

You take gorgeous pictures!

Elena said...

Wow, you had one busy weekend! Sounds like it was packed with a lot of fun. I hope you are getting some rest. Loved the photos of the country side and the blue flower.

jeanne said...

Hi becky, your photos of the country are very good, I loved the knot in the tree. A good photo idea. The blue flowers are fabulous. A photo surprise for sure. A very enjoyable post today.


storyteller said...

Looks like a lovely experience! Your photos are beautiful here (love the windows especially) but the outdoor scenery is marvelous too as are your pretty blues ;--)
Hugs and blessings,


I also love the little red house and all your stories and pictures, I have just started my blog and would love to have you stop by and give it a look or comment, if you have the time...thanks for sharing


Your blog is wonderful, the colors, the pictures and the stories. I started mine two days ago please stop in and commentI would love to know what you think., Thanks