Monday, June 1, 2009

Weekend Pictorial

Remember all those nice thoughts and wishes y'all gave me for a great weekend? Well, I had one, so thank you! No senior or junior sons' activities to attend, no college or honors frat events for "Queenie," no school band function, no baseball games, no nothing "kidcentric" at all.

In other words, I had a whole two days of nothing scheduled, so we spent most of that time working in the yard -- a long overdue event -- but the weather was gorgeous and now the flowerbeds look wonderful. (Maybe the Christmas tree and decorations will actually get put away next!)

I hope your days off work were nice too. Check in and let me know what you did.

Here are some pics from the weekend, a photo montage if you will, so you can glimpse a shiny few day in the life of Gumbo Writer. *smile*

* Note the recurring 4F theme [Family, friends, food, fun] in these shots, for which I am grateful:


Dad helps me prepare a gigantor shrimp and pasta salad for the men's shelter. I wonder if other people have cooking implements that make meals for 40? [Recipe tomorrow!]

Taking a break to enjoy the outdoors, I found a little dove nesting behind my parents' house.

Closeup of flowers some of my folks' friends brought to Mom. I can't believe they're still this fresh after a week!


Front yard after weeding and preparing for new flowers.

Aren't these flats gorgeous? Alabama Coleus and vinca.

Finished for the day. It was great sinking fingers and toes into fresh earth!

After. Ahh!

On the last trip to Lowe's or Home Depot for "one last thing," two hot air balloons passed overhead.


A friend's parents' 65th anniversary party.

Daddy made a huge spaghetti supper for about 25 of the family clan. This is my mom and one of her four great-grands. Aren't they beautiful?

And rays from heaven.


Jill Kemerer said...

Well, you got me! I'm smiling at all of those marvelous pics. I, too, had a catch-up weekend. Felt pretty good.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Love the pictures, thanks for sharing! Sounds like just the kind of weekend you needed, and well deserved!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing! I had a great weekend too enjoying the wonderful weather in Niagara Falls.

Wendy said...

It's nice to see more of your life in pictures. The time outside sounds ideal. We went hiking on Saturday right near a gorgeous waterfall.
~ Wendy

Angie Ledbetter said...

Jill, glad you got some catch-up time too. :)

It really was great, Carrie. Thanks.

Janine, thanks for visiting. Glad you got some nice weather way up north too.

Ooo, Wendy, sounds wonderful. I'm glad you enjoyed the pics. :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Wow! This was so beautiful reading your words and seeing the pictures to go with it. You did indeed have a weekend filled with so many blessings! I love the pic of your dad with the huge dishes! He looks like a Dad I would want!
ANd the sky at the end was awesome! Thank you for brightening my day today too!

Lori Tiron-Pandit said...

It looks like a great time! Wonderful images.

Jessica said...

Awesome pics!!! :-) Looks like you had a wonderful weekend.

B.J. Anderson said...

It looks like you had a fantastic weekend! Thanks for sharing. :D

~jill said...

4F weekends are the best.....soooo refreshing!

Red Bird said...

Oh, Angie- these were awesome pics! I adored that one of your mom and her great grand-baby!
I am so happy you had a wonderful and productive weekend! We did too- packed up our office to get ready for the move!
Thanks for all your good wishes, too!

Hilary said...

Great photos. It's always nice to have a glimpse inside someone's family photos.

Why put those decorations away now?.. there's only a little over half the year till next Xmas. ;)

Anonymous said...

Awesome pics Angie. It seems you had a weekend full of rewards. And just to let you in on a little dad still has his Christmas tree up also. Just less decorating to do later.

Melissa Marsh said...

I am so glad you had a nice weekend, Ang - you DESERVED it! And LOVE the pics!

Anonymous said...

Oh, i could not believe that little dove in the shrub. Isn't it funny the st in life is made of simple days? I did not know this when I was young.

Cheffie-Mom said...

I love weekends spent relaxing and celebrating family. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. Your yard is beautiful!

Debbie said...

I am thrilled to hear that you had such a great weekend. Of all the people I know, you are first in line to deserve one:)

Anonymous said...

Great family doins. Ours was quiet, got a lot done. Do you really need to ask about food prep for large groups? I actually have a cookbook in which every receipe is for 50. 50 normal people, not 50 of us.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I'm jealous, It will be at least another week before I can get out and do any work in the yard. With the DD's recovery I am limited in what I can do, so I will have to wait for the Hubs return from a mission trip. As soon as he is back I am heading to the home depot for a tomato, zucchini, green bean and cucumber plants for the old veggie patch. My fingers are itching to get in the dirt again.


Angie Ledbetter said...

Terri, you're right. My dad's just about the best!

Lori, Jessica & BJ, it was such a nice weekend. Thanks. :)

You're right, Jill. Medicine for whatever ails ya.

Red Bird, thank you. :) Loved that pic too. Best with the moving, and so glad the house sold!

Sit down, Hilary...the decorations & tree came down today! Wheeeeeee!!

Ang, I gots lots of rewards, but mostly chores checked off the list and spending time with family.

Aww, thanks, Melissa!

TTWC, you're so right. Simple = gooooood. :)

Glad you liked the pics, Cheffie.

Debbie, see why I lurves ya?

LOL, Oren. I guess we could double those "normal folk" recipes to feed healthy eaters like our families. :) I might borrow that cookbook one day.

Robin, hope DD recovers quickly (I've missed some posts, so must come catch up!) so you can get back in the dirt.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

The yard looks fabulous. Don't you love it when the flats are empty and the hoe goes back in its place? I can appreciate the "no kid" activity weekend. It's halfway to Christmas - might as well leave that stuff out.

avtcoach said...

This was a wonderful report of a very productive weekend. I too love those weekends when I can complete my own agenda. Your pictures are awesome, so glad to see your mom's smiling face. What a nice family! Here's more of living in the moment!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Midlife, thanks so much. Hard work paid off, and yeah, nice to finish up.

avtcoach, having your own agend is a nice change sometimes. (Thanks for sweet coment about Mom.) Toasting you to living each moment in the now. :)

Amy Sue Nathan said...

Looks like a perfect weekend to me...those are the things the best memories are made of.

Rebecca Nazar said...

Lovin' that beautiful gran and sooooo cute baby picture. Ahhhhhh . . .

jinksy said...

Glad the Pink Rays shone on you!

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