"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

summerantics



A generous spirit.  That's what we got to experience this day.  Bonnie has been offering a play day at her pool to my mother and her grands all summer.  We happened to get in on the fun.. along with Mom and her youngest grandkids.  It was HOT.  The pool was COOL.  Everyone had FUN!













After the first round of swimming everybody trotted off to the kitty shed.  Bonnie does foster care for the Humane Society.  She loves on kittens until they are old enough to be given homes.  What a fine little nursery she has for these babies.  It's clean and cool.  More than humane...














Now everyone was hungry.  So...










Bonnie built a fire in the shade where the hungry crew roasted hot dogs and marshmallows.  Her grand daughter Lacey and little neighbor boy were there to play too.  Lacey had tinsel in her hair which made the girls comment that they had been wanting a feather.  Lo and behold... Bonnie had just purchased the special feathers and had them in the craft room with the crimp beads.  So the girls brushed through their wet hair and 5 minutes later they sported their stylish new accessory.   







Thanks to a lovely lady for a lovely day...

I spent more than a few photos on a wonderful little something upstairs in the living room.  I'll play show and tell tomorrow!  'Til then.


Blessings, Debbie

35 comments:

  1. What a beautiful way to spend the day! I want feathers in my hair! Oh, and now roasted marshmellows too...I like mine burnt please.
    Have a wonderful day Debbie.
    PS- how is the spinning coming along?

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  2. Makes me want to spend a day at Bonnie's too!! Wow, this was a fun packed day and it is so beautiful there. Love all your photos, Debbie. Glad you enjoyed this wonderful treat of a day! blessings ~ tanna

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  3. Wow! It looks like so much fun was had. I want to spend a day at Bonnie's, too!

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  4. What a great day! I'm sure the grown-ups enjoyed it as much as the kids.

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  5. Bonnie sounds like a kind, generous person. Glad you are finally getting to experience a bit of summer!

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  6. Those candid photos were some of the best I have ever seen...so emotional and evocative and just plain sweet. I love how you see your blessings and share them with us. A happy start to my day.

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  7. What a fun filled busy day you all had. Bonnie sounds like a really lovely person to know.

    Our pool is patiently waiting for our weather to get warmer so we can enjoy it again. The weather last summer was so mild we hardly got to use it, not that I am complaining because our Summers can get fiercely hot.

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  8. A perfect day - and such a memory maker! Those days for me are far and away, now, with my kids grown. Enjoy the time while it is yours - new seasons come . . .

    Now, I have to ask - been bugging me since we met - WHAT IS your header photograph of? A wooden something . . .

    Joy!
    Kathy

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  9. Lovely day.

    We have has such cooler weather that we haven't been swimming since early August.

    Those kitties are so cute and cuddly. I think we need a cat or two around here....

    Deanna

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  10. Could you parcel up some of that sunshine and send it over here, please! Although, I feel like I've had a taste of summer just reading this post, even though its been cold and wet here for.... seems like days. What a lovely way to spend your day. Everyone needs a Bonnie in their lives!

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  11. Such a lovely visit! The weather looked gorgeous there and I bet you were sad to leave. Those kittens are adorable and what a nice person to give them a loving temporary home :)

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  12. Your photography is beautiful, and your girls are too! So nice to have the invite and the kittens look fun to visit. (I like how the dog was on the outside!) love,andrea

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  13. that looks like a great way to spend the day! my girls are going to a birthday party saturday and are supposed to get feathers...

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  14. Ah! A teeter-totter. Now, is there some deep spiritual significance to this choice? Just wondering . . .

    Kathy

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  15. Looks like a truly lovely day! That fire pit is outstanding. And that sunflower photo could be reproduced...it's so bright and crisp!

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  16. What a fun day!! It all looks like you had such fun. What a neat lady too. I bet she is very special.
    Thanks for your kind comment. I appreciate them so much. I still have my tomatoes and my peppers and my eggplant and sunflowers and pumpkins. Oh and my one sweet potato plant. I just took out the things that were finished.

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  17. What a nice day! That is a very awesome pool. And nothing better than hot dogs and marshmallows over a fire. That is a very sweet lady.

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  18. Oh can I come to Bonnie's house? It looks like so much fun. B

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  19. Looks like a fun day and what a kind and generous lady, I love that she fosters the baby kittens! :D

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  20. What a perfect day with for the kids and grownup too. Time in the pool, roasting marshmallow and hot dogs, feather in their hair and cute little kittens. Thanks for sharing. JB

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  21. It's too chilly for a pool party here today, and Mrs. J's ornamental pond next door will only hold one of us at a time, and even then it's a squeeze with knees tucked under chin.

    Looks like you all had a fantastic day, how kind Bonnie is......love the feathers in the hair, very chic.

    lily x

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  22. I love spending days like this, a beautiful day spent with loving family and friends, doesn't get any better.....xo,

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  23. And what a lovely day this was, enjoy these late summer days.
    Sue

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  24. Oh you just have the best days!! This one was good from beginning to end..what a joy!

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  25. It's suppertime here and that weenie roast looks really good right now. What a fun day.

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  26. Oh, what a cute kitten! Your girls are so pretty. They have such kind faces.

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  27. It looks like an absolutely perfect day.

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  28. Oh, how delightfully cool that pool looks after a day like today! I can imagine myself dipping my toes in...
    And those kittens...awwwwwwwwwwwwwww...so sweet!
    What a beautiful day you were blessed with!

    Oh, don't I wish you were close enough to teach me to knit! Bekah had a knitting lesson with a friend last winter (a Christmas gift from her sister)...but I cannot concentrate in a group. I'm far too easily distracted. One-on-one is a must for me. Someday...

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  29. What a fun day!! Nothing like cooling off in a pool. How sweet that she fosters kittens...they are so cute!! And roasted marshmallows...a wonderful end of summer day! Bonnie sounds like a very lovely lady. :)

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  30. What a fun day you all had!! The sunflowers are gorgeous! And the kittens so sweet!!

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  31. What a fun filled day! Doesn't get better than sunshine, swimming, friends, food, and baby animals! It has gotten cool enough here in Texas that swimming doesn't sound like fun. Canyoubelieveit????

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  32. I want to be her when I grow up.

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  33. What a perfect day! I especially love your family friends caring and loving spirit!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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