Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

and more dog days

Dayton's Mom told him
she had a surprise for him
when he got home today.Oh, yeah, he was surprised!

And now...for the next few weeks,
as they're adjusting to having
their sweet new puppy
join the family,
will always be remembered as
dog days

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

dog days

"Dog Days"
{From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia}
are the hottest, most sultry, days of summer.
In the northern hemisphere,
they usually fall between early July and early September.
in the southern hemisphere,
they are usually between January and early March.
The actual dates vary greatly from region to region,
depending on latitude and climate.
Dog Days can also define a time period or event
that is very hot or stagnant,
or marked by dull lack of progress.
The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius,
also called the Dog Star,
was somehow responsible for the hot weather.
{dig pics: google images}

Around here during the dog days...

we're big on popsicles...

and watermelon !!!
Hope you're enjoying the dog days of summer!

Special thanks to Koralee of Bluebird Notes for your sweet and thoughtful gift!

The post office closed 10 minutes before I got there today!

{Who knew they closed at 4:30?!}

So...I'll be mailing a little something your way tomorrow!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

giveaway winner

Thank you,
so much,
to all of my

old and new,

who stop by
to say "Hello"

and to share
It means a lot!
I look forward to
the next hundred posts
the joy of sharing and learning


my blog friends.

May many blessings come your way!

{drum roll, please...}

(chosen the old fashioned way~
name drawn from a basket!)

Please e~mail your info, Judy, and I'll get that sent out ASAP!
Congratulations !
And thanks to everyone who played along!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

wedding in the summertime

The wedding was beautiful!
The flowers were PINK! :) One of the two flower girls

walked down the aisle with the ring bearer

with confidence and a smile.

One needed a little coaxing.

She agreed to walk down with the maid of honor.
The location was lovely...

everything was in bloom at the vineyard.

The groom's pastor Dad married the happy couple.

:) And his Mom, my friend, Susan,

didn't stop smiling all day! :)


The bride and groom had their engagement photos taken

while bike riding and that became their theme.

Guests signed their framed engagement photo.

The centerpieces continued the bicycle motif.

The cake was simply darling.

...and the happy couple danced the night away!

...a delightful day indeed!


Friday, July 2, 2010

God bless America land that I love...

The flags are waving

in the summer breeze...

There's a cake in the oven for my daughter, Jade's cook-out tomorrow, that will look like
this when it's decorated.

But , my husband and I won't be going to the cook-out.

We'll be packing up our bags

and heading north to attend

the wedding

of my very dear friends' son,

{who happens to share my birthday}

It will be held at

Zorvino Vineyards

in Sandown, New Hampshire.

I'm sure I'll have plenty of beautiful pictures to share.

I L.O.V.E weddings!

What are you doing this

July 4th Week-end?

There's still time

to sign up

for my giveaway!

Just leave a sweet comment


And whatever you do,

I hope your holiday is FAB!