Sunday, October 4, 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!

Posting late this week!  Writing this post was the carrot I dangled while I completed the rough draft for my Nerdy Book Club post.  I looked up the email this morning only to discover that I missed the deadline.
On to celebrations!  

1.  A new calling to stretch!
I never knew that choosing stretch as my OLW  for the year would lead me in this new direction.  I want to share that I was called to serve as Relief Society (women's organization) president for our ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It's a gritty celebration because my dear friend just completed six years (the bishop promised that I would not be called to serve as long as she did) as our leader, and she leaves very big shoes to fill.  It's a gritty celebration because it means I'll be reordering priorities, and you may see less of me on my blog.  It's a gritty celebration because I have much to learn about placing the Lord first in my life,
about serving others, and about being unselfish.  
I celebrate the notes and phone calls of support and encouragement.

2.  More fall pics! 
Sorry, but you'll keep getting these until the last leaf falls. 
I'm totally enchanted by fall, year after year, tree after tree, leaf after leaf!

3.   Calendar quote for the last day of September!
"There is enchantment right in front of you, waiting for you to notice." - Janet Luhrs


  1. Keep sending the pictures. You can never see too much beauty. Congratulations (I think) on your new church position. I liked your use of the word gritty.

  2. Hi Ramona! I've been reading your blog faithfully even though I haven't probably left a comment since slicing back in April! :( I stretched myself posted in the #celebratelu. I know you will do awesome in your new calling for your church and it is truthfully a wonderful celebration. I absolutely love your fall foliage pictures. Keep them coming!

  3. Wow, congratulations, Ramona. What an honor, & commitment too. Best wishes in your new position, and ask for long distance hugs when you need them. Don't stop with the fall pics-I love them even as I love looking at our trees in real life.

  4. Ramona, of course you know I love the photos but wondering if you will join the creative challenge for the newest fall gallery, Autumn's Palette which you are capturing. Maybe a collage of color will begin to take shape with poetic thoughts. Serving the Lord is a wonderful opportunity.

    1. Carol, I can't resist the invitation to create some poetic thoughts to go with one of my pictures for Autumn's Palette. Fall is my favorite season, a glorious time to delight in the majesty of nature.