C & S Wedding Venue

A wedding…accomplished!!!   What Joy, Happiness, and Perfection!  Because I took so many photos…I know you’re very surprised!!… I will share bits and pieces with you over time:))

The ceremony and reception were held in the back yard of the happy couple…just a taste of the guys with the bride:

gorgeous, aren't they?

 

And now for an overabundance of venue pics for you…C and S did all of the artistic touches themselves…just amazing!!

they built the dance floor!

clever cover for the propane tank!

memory ribbons

..and finally, the guys getting the lights ready for the dance floor!!

Delightfully done :)  I’m so proud of all the people who did such a wonderful job on a beautiful venue!!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Spring Bliss

What a beautiful weekend!!!

After a loong, hard winter, with very cold temperatures and record-breaking snowfalls…it doesn’t take much to make us smile…but this weekend was perfection!!

The colors of spring in Michigan are amazing…the gorgeous flowers and the shades of green that are not seen any other time…ahhh, love it:))

after being white for too many months.. this is perfect...

 

Beautiful spring and an absolutely wonderful weekend!

I am so grateful:)))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #41

Hurray for Super Saturday #41…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

Here are three things that make me happy:

 

1) the sun….rising, setting, anywhere, anytime:


2) beach stuff…

3) family….

Have a happy Saturday along with me:))

 

Happy Parenting,

D and C

Super Saturday #21

Hurray for Super Saturday #21…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

Here are three things that make me happy:

 

1) I did remember to buy some flowers to pass out to the Meals on Wheels seniors:

pretty yellow!

 

Comments included: “Thank you sooo much!”, “These will sure brighten up my day”, and my favorite: “ohhh, posies for my sweetie!” from a gentlemen for his wife:))  There were also a few shocked faces, but I think everyone liked the sunny flowers!

After leaving some at the senior center where the meals are prepared, I took these beauties home to brighten up my kitchen!

2) This over-laden apple tree is in one of the senior’s back yards. I’ve watched it with blossoms and then tons of apples this year after absolutely none last year! Check out the spike of tree at the top still trying to stand tall after all the rest of the branches have bent under the load of apples! I guess we could use this for a metaphor of our lives, huh? Stand tall, everyone:))

3) …and you know this little, okay big, guy is my forever buddy!! He had a birthday…12 now!!! Yikes! I guess he needs his beauty sleep:)

look at that cute little nose:)

 

Enjoy your last Saturday in October….are you ready for Halloween??

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #20

Hurray for Super Saturday #20…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

Here are three things that make me happy:

 

1) reminiscing over photos…Danube River Cruise starting with 3 extra days in Prague, awesome! Just a few for you to see of the many 100′s I took!!

Prague Castle

in a train station!!

beautiful stained glass

my buddies, just arrived from long flight!! Gorgeous hotel...Boscolo!

 

2) birthday dinner for Chad…I fancied up the table, a rare occurrence….but got down to basics for dessert!

potato soup and then pot roast...

the 'famous' cake knife, a smaller version of our favorite bump cake, and a sneaky 'candle' to blow out:))

 

3) I added another Meals on Wheels day to my schedule…now I’ll be doing the same route on Tuesday one week and on Thursday the next! It’s nice to get to know the people from week to week. They’re not always the same but many are there some weeks and back again later weeks. It may be time for me to grab some flowers again to pass out to these sweet people!

 

Find your happiness and spread it around…happy Fall and Happy Sweetest Day!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

 

 

 

Super Saturday #7

Hurray for Super Saturday #6…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

Three happy things:

1)

shadows

 

Florida early morning sunshine

2)

Carl working hard at therapy

3)

a beautiful flower...in a restaurant

Have a lovely day, appreciating all the everyday beauties in your life:)))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

Super Saturday #4

Hurray for Super Saturday #4…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

1) leaves and plants growing green .. that amazing spring-time green


2) completing a particular task….writing invitations, affixing labels, buying supplies….any task that can be checked off the list…magic!!

3) for those of you who have loved reading Robert B. Parker books for many years and have been saddened by his death…take heart!! The author who has been given permission to use his name by his estate…Ace Atkins, does a fantastic job using the same familiar characters and the same sarcastic humor we have become used to. The latest book, “Wonderland”, feels just like a Robert B. Parker Spenser book.   Love it:)))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Peaceful

A beautiful quote:

 

“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower. Then everyone in our family…in our entire society… will benefit from our peace.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

 

blossom like a flower…

almost blossoming...

'volunteer' columbine taking over beautifully...

Are we whole-heartedly blossoming in peace and happiness or just in the bud stage? Do what you can to bring joy into your family and society:))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #3

Hurray for Super Saturday #3…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

Today, I love the spring we are having…even the downpours in the afternoon are good for the growing things!

1) lilacs…I love them and this plant has been without blooms for over 2 years (apparently I was trimming them at the wrong time of year!!!)

beautiful

lots of blooms this year:)

2) a bird feeder with a view…

birds taking a break, I guess...

3) one of my views….springtime greenery and the lake…love it!!

stress-free!!

What makes you happy and relieves your stress?? Go find it and mellow out your life:))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

A Lovely Day

I had a delightful day yesterday with my favorite people in the whole world…these guys:

We had brunch where these two will be married this summer:

C and S:

with S’s Mom and Dad:

and her brother and sister (missing one brother)

S and L:

L’s Mom (missing her brother):

This beautiful day included brunch, flowers, wine and very special gifts that only my boys would know that I would LOVE…a weather station to replace a broken one and a very simple bottle of soap with a smell that I love…They always impress me with their caring, loving ways:))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C