Saturday, August 22, 2015

Celebrate This Week!

                            Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.  
 When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
Discover. Play. Build.
  A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember!

1.  Flowers on my walks!

2.  Daughter's housewarming and cooler weather
so we could try out their fire pit! 

3.  A visit with my friend, Sally! 
Love it when friends let me know they're in town.
We were busy chatting and forgot to take a picture.  
We met 29 years ago (yikes!), both of us pregnant with our 2nd children.  

4.  A morning with Sara!
A morning walk (saw "her" heron),
time in the back yard chatting and reading,
lunch, the library, and the quilt store!

5.  Following Blake and Stefi's CA vacation via Instagram!

6.  Some new favorite picture books!  
Still picking up holds from #PB10for10 at the library.

 7. Music in the Park!
Neighbor's band, The Fabulous Roofshakers, entertained us.

8.  Squeezed in a stop by University Bookstore 
while running Friday errands.  
Bookstores - one of my favorite happy places! 

9.  Praying for family and friends:
painful anniversaries, upcoming surgeries,
beginning radiation, continuing radiation, ending radiation, 
school beginnings, broken bones, a premature baby, 
family challenges, walking the path of grief, sicknesses,
dreams deferred, chronic illnesses and death.
I celebrate my faith in the Savior and lift up our shared concerns to Him
 who provides comfort and solace through all of life's challenges.  

10.  Update on last week's blackberry situation, received this email:
"...There is so much going on at the elementary site and the liability for the contractor would be too great.  The site belongs to them at this point, they are responsible for the safety of everyone who goes within the fence, and we can’t take the chance that someone would wander past where they were allowed to be...
Again, I’m really sorry.  I’m sure it is hard to watch
those berries ripen and see them go to waste."
You can say that again.  Not walking by there for now.
I consoled myself by snacking on these berries
on my way to the mailbox yesterday.  Open access!

Have a fabulous week filled with moments to celebrate!


  1. Wow, you have had a busy week. It was nice to see you include your prayers in your celebrations.

  2. Such great moments to celebrate! Those flowers are beautiful!

  3. Loved reading and seeing all you have to celebrate. Adding the pictures is an added bonus. And liked seeing you have a friend named, Sally (my name, too!).

  4. Love the picture books from the library and the rudebeckia in full bloom

  5. I love what you have included in your celebrations today. The small things, big things, joy and sorrow. So goes life. Thank you for sharing it all with us

  6. The blackberries look delicious!
    Love the picture book picture :) I am always so happy when I find books at the library.
    Have a wonderful week!

  7. Ramona your post just hums with all your life connections and the beauty they create. Faith is the center of all times good and challenging.

  8. Bookstores are my happy place too!!! Those flowers are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing! :)

  9. What a fun and busy week. I am almost ready for some cooler weather and outdoor fires...but I still another pool weekend before we close it up!

  10. I have Rufus The Writer, too, & still need to read it, Ramona. It sounds like a very nice week, depute the blackberries & their loss, among all the other sad things. I love hearing your positive words.

  11. I just love your lists. You carry us through all your easy and hard, but your faith runs through it all!