Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Weekend

This past weekend was great. Despite not feeling my best, I still had a great, three day weekend. We were able to spend time with my Mother, Nanny, brother, his crew, friends and church family. Great weekend for making memories!

I was able to get the camera out and capture some memories. I hope to get better at my photography skills. I had some fun with an online editing website.

Jon & Christen having a silly moment!

We tried some yellow watermelon.... not the best thing in the world.... The color just totally threw me off...

Spent time @ my Nanny's this weekend. (my Maternal Grandmother) This has to be my favorite part of her place. Many wonderful memories were made in this old barn. Jumping hay bales, wondering through the stored items, etc.

I saw this rope and chain on my way back from the sunflower/corn patch. The rope is in steady supply at my Nanny's house. I remember jumping rope with this stuff, tugging the chow-chow puppies w/ it and whatever else my imagination wanted to use it for. Its amazing how something as simple as a rope can invoke memories and imagination!

One of the sunflowers from my Aunt & Uncles sunflower patch/garden. They have about had it, but there were still a few still hanging on.

My mother came for a visit!! We were able to hang out at Wal Mart, my house and my Nanny's. Love it when she visists.
This picture was taken at my Pa & Ma's (paternal grandparent's) property. They are both living in heaven now. This old barn also holds many memories. Many games of house, store, farm, cops/robbers were played here. It was also a great hiding place for the more adverturous cousins during night games of kick-the-can.

The back field at my Pa & Ma's property. I was never really the outdoors type, but I did love walking this field or riding in the back of the truck to the back pond.

Again @ my Pa & Ma's property. Gas pump no longer works, but I've always thought it was so cool!!! This shed was also the storage spot for my Pa's beloved "RCs" (read--> Beer). And I always felt pretty special retrieving those "RCs" for him. He would normally indulge in one at the end of a long day gardening and checking on the fields.

Christen and her "beau". He's a great kid.
The kind of kid you don't mind hanging out with your daughter.

The pines behind my brother's house. These pines are fairly new, so no memories here. But if you walk just a little east or north of where this picture was taken, you'll find spots where incriminating memories took place! Don't ask, cause I'm not tellin!! :o)

The pond is also fairly new. Great place to fish, but I haven't been since we've moved back home. I need to get working on that....

I'll end this post with a watermelon shot from the lake. One of our church families has a lake house and they were gracious enough to invite our Sunday School class to the lake to celebrate July 4th. Fun was had by all! Even a surprise baby shower for our teacher and his wife went off without a hitch.
I'm so thankful to God for this past weekend and all He provided me with.
"give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:18


Irritable Mother said...

*grin* I LOVE the 'silly moment'!

And, that RED watermelon looks much more appetizing to me than the yellow stuff. :)

gianna said...

you are being such a strong mama letting your daughter go to Europe. Seriously buff!
And the yellow watermelon would have thrown me off, too!

WhisperingWriter said...

Yellow watermelon? I've never heard of such a thing.

Irritable Mother said...

Hey, Jodi, when I mentioned on my blog about the gIRL Gathering that's coming up in NC in September, I think you said you might be interested in it. Are you still thinking about it?
Cuz I was just reminded that the registration amount goes up from $175 to $195 on July 15. Thought you might want to know.
Would LOVE it if you were able to come to this!
Here's a link to the info, just in case:

Love to you,