Friday, August 26, 2011
about hurricane Irene.
I don't live near the ocean,
but days like this I wish I did!
I've always loved experiencing the rough surf.
The strength and power of the ocean amazes me,
as there is no stopping it.
I love a windy, desolate beach.
in a hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses.
And bare feet.
Loud, thunderous waves.
Like a bad temper.
Splashes of saltwater on sunburned legs.
Dogs running free and chasing their dreams.
Shells and shark eggs washing ashore.
Seaweed and tangled fishing lines.
And horseshoe crabs.
And then, the calm.
With love and hugs.
Posted by Linda at 6:44 AM
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I don't know about you,
but I am feeling the whoosh of days flying by; it seems like yesterday was Memorial Day and with the fervent winds of time we have Labor Day just minutes away. Then it's Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and before you know it, year's end. Another 12 months about to be over.
The next twelve months ahead are going to present a whole new experience for me, and my family. Because...We're planning a wedding!
I wake up excited and happy. Then; I'm scared.
My little 'rolling stone'....(I need to give her a new name today)...something more feminine and lovely and appropriate, I think I'll call her "Diamond Girl"...is dreaming and planning and dreaming some more of her and Matthew's special day.
Together they are as busy as little beavers scouting locations, meeting with planners, creating budgets, imagining menus, and flowers and people, and colors and the oh so many logisitics.
So, today I am dedicating my Petals and Boots to Tiffany and Matthew. Your countdown officially begins!
Your love for each other has proved itself, your commitment to each other is documented, and your dream of sharing your love with the world is just 365 days away!
May your days be exciting, your manners be cool, your fears be few, your respect for each other paramount, and, I hope your love for each other continues to grow as the days roll into nights, the weeks into months and the dreams into reality.
Congratulations once more!
With love and hugs and dreams come true...
Posted by Linda at 8:18 AM
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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We had an exciting weekend with family and new friends.
We all celebrated together!
An engagement! She said YES! Yay Tiff and Matt!
A Birthday! Yay Henry!
Another Birthday! Yay Lisa!
A belated Birthday! Yay Bea!
Clear skies and Summer breezes! Yay summer!
Shrimp and Salmon on the barbie! Yay barbie!
Not one, not two, but three cakes! Yay Trifle!
Hula hoops on the deck! Yay hula hoops!
Crowns and balloons! Yay color!
Champagne and croquet! And I took 2nd place! Yay Lin!
Swimming and volleyball! Yay beautiful weather!
Cecil learns to swim! Yay Cecil!
Mark getting sunburned! Yay Mark!
Bailey chasing bears! Yay Bailey!
Buddy and Chase...not, Yay Buddy and Chase!
A sweet, adorable helper! Yay Paulie!
And a great time was had by all! Yay Tim!
With love and hugs.
Posted by Linda at 9:26 PM