Gosh. I just had to post about this day.
I know I usually post about junk finds, art, cemeteries or my travels but this was such an awesome day, I really wanted to take you with me!!!
On Thursday, The Man was SA~WEET enough to give me the WHOLE day off and let me spend it with some of my favorite girls (two of my aunts and two of my sisters) & my sweet brother in law (who put up with 5 women all day and mixed right in with the best of us!! He's a keeper)
Auntie Belva was the most gracious host and totally spoiled us from the moment we walked in. It was so nice to spend time with my Mom's sisters and my sisters too.
My cheeks were sore from all of the laughing and funny stories we shared...what a special day of memories!
Auntie Belva's house should be published in Southern Living magazine...no lie I tell ya!!
Although it is a brand new home, it reflects so much of our Southern heritage and it just feels like "home".
It really is hard to get up and leave...trust me.
Auntie Belva was waiting for us for lunch, but I'll call this "brunch" as I started stuffing my face the moment I walked in.
I mean really now, like who could resist all of these goodies?
Some wine, fresh strawberries and homemade bruschetta bread...
um hum...I told ya so.
So here's a glass of wine for you. Cheers!
Oh and there's more!
a yummy cold, crisp, hand tossed salad...
chips and spinach dip, deviled eggs, boiled shrimp marinated in scampi sauce and tuna...y.u.m.m.y.
All of this was just perfect for my little fat fingers ;)
Here. Penny fixed you a plate so that I won't be the only one that's stuffing my face!!! ;)
Have a seat in the sun room and relax.
But don't forget to save some room for dessert.
It was wonderful wasn't it?
Let all that yummy-ness go down and soon we'll eat a scoop of this below.
I don't remember what it was called but it consisted of chocolate, creamy stuff and pecans.
(she had me at chocolate, I didn't hear anything else)
Trust me, it was delicious!
What the heck?
Where are you going?
No no...NO nap for you!
Come on, let's get some fresh air and walk around Auntie Belva's beautiful gardens.
THEN we'll come back in and scoop up some of that delicious dessert!
Alrighty then! :)
Louisiana Magnolia trees and buried clay pots...
a glorious garden statue surrounded by knock~out roses...
lots and lots of color everywhere...
not to mention the beautiful greenery flowing through the beds...
and more buried treasures...
I sure wish I could lie to you and tell you that this was MY beautiful home...but sadly I can't take credit for any of it.
So, since I'm pouty, let's go pig out on that dessert, okay? yay!!!!
Seriously though, this was such an awesome day.
I've been traveling so much lately that it was so nice to sit and visit with family.
I miss that.
On this day, I reflected on two things that I need to do more often...
Give lots and lots of hugs and kisses
Tell those who are close to your heart that you love them dearly.
The only thing missing on this day was our Mom but somehow, her presence was there in every beautiful thing we laid our eyes on. And, I really do believe that she had something to do with each smile that we had on our face that day...
Auntie Belva, sis Penny, sis Karen & moi (the black sheep)
(Auntie Gloria Ann left before I remembered to take a group photo, I'm so sad about that)
And remember I mentioned my handsome brother~in~law?
I gotta brag on him too. I still think he married the wrong sister ;)
(just kidding Karen!)
Brother~in~law Bill, Auntie Belva, & sis Karen
Sis Penny & Auntie Belva
Yep...I really do think I see Mom in their smiles!!!!
Thank you for sharing my day with the girls...
(& brother~in~law too)!!!