Monday, May 25, 2009

peaceful times...happy memorial weekend!

we remember our brave soldiers-our heros...thank you for ALL you do...
this weekend we spent wonderful times with the family...


( lil' munchkins: ian, shioban and cousin, hannah )


all...

saw many things on our mini get-away... esp. this lil' guy...
this lil' tractor said it all...even when times are tough...
you've gotta keep on pluggin' away...
this will be our mantra...
i think i can...i know i can...YES I CAN...
beauty all around...i simply love poppy flowers...wish it could stay for the whole season...how pretty my in-laws garden down at the farm...serenity...ahhhhh


swimming+playing+relaxing=total enjoyment!


it was also grampy's 73rd b-day...we celebrated in style with a riboff + dessertoff...
the ribs were excellent...dh and b-i-l went head to head...we all voted anonymously and well it was a tie! s-i-l made delicious lemon chiffon cuppies and brownies, while i made mint choco cookies, oatmeal cream pies and carmel corn...oh, yes, my other s-i-l brought a bag of m&ms (lol) to complete the dessertoff...well...they were all delish so again...a tie!
next bakeoff will be the battle of the chocolate chip cookies...mmm!

it sure was a fantastic weekend with the fam...great r&r...
we hope you had a great weekend too...
have a beautiful week!
saying bonvoyage to May and
welcoming June with sweet kisses...


bonne nuit
xoxo jo ;)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo,
Fabulous pics! So glad you & your family had a great holiday weekend!

Hugs!
Bridget

PS I've never seen poppies like the ones in your pics. Absolutely beautiful! TFS!!

Dionne said...

I wanna go on a getaway like that - family, pretty scenery, fun times - what more could you want?

photojoy said...

Hi! I'm "photojoy" and your swap partner that our Dionne has arranged this time. You have such a lovely family in a wonderful nature.And what a gorgeous blog full of nice and beautiful pictures. I'll come back later in the evening by e-mail. Maybe I can find your e-mail address anywhere in your page. See you later.

photojoy said...

Sorry. The way I have just wrote may be cunfusing. I'm writing this from Japan. And it's Saturday morning and I'm going to write in the evening Japan time:) Have a nice weekend.

Dionne said...

I am glad you two are partners - you are both two of my favorite bloggers!

Miss Eve said...

Such lovely pictures dear Jo! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend, much love: Evi

photojoy said...

Hi, Jo. Thank you for visiting me and leaving a kind message. I've sent you an e-mail to your address. Hope you can get it all right. I'll send another soon. Big smile to you.

Dionne, thanks for your compliment and we 're all sure you are on the top of our lists.

Joy said...

I'm so glad you had a great weekend, dear Jo... I love looking at your pictures and reading up on what you've been up to.

Photojoy: you are one lucky lady-as Jo's swap partner from the last time, I was TRULY blessed and amazed by this wonderful lady and her thoughtfulness... you have a lot to look forward to.

Love you, Jo!!!

Joy said...

ps... is that your house?? I love it.

boubou said...

Bonjour !
first time i come across your blog, so im gonan visit it now :)
well if you wanna be inspired by my collage or just dream, come and visit my blog :)
a bientot!
Boubouteatime xx

Labour of Love said...

bonjour sweet ladies! thank you so much for all the love you're sending my way! i appreciate each and every visit, every comment, every kind thought...you're the best+truly know how to make a girl feel sweet!

oh, sweet Bridget, thank you so very much for visiting and for your kind thoughts...yes, aren't those poppies just delightful...they were absolutely vibrant + full of life a couple of weeks ago...i just wish they could stay alive longer during the whole summer...wouldn't that just be lovely?!

my sweet Dionne...you are always such a beautiful soule who always graces my world with your sweet prescence...thank you so much! and yes, thank you for hosting another adorable swap...you have the best blog swap partners...and you're one of my all-time favourite bloggers too!

sweet photojoy-thank you so very much for sharing parts of your world with me...you truly have such an interesting life and look forward to swapping with you!...i LOVE the connections, thanks so much DIONNE!

sweet evi- thank you so very much for your gorgeous visit and wonderful comments...it was a beautiful weekend...i'm hoping you had a sweet birthday with your handsome beau!

sweet joy-thank you so very much for visiting and for your wonderful comment...you truly know how to make a girl blush! it's me that's the lucky one because i've gained another kindred spirit, to share our worlds together...i'm always looking forward to seeing what's new in your world and your sweet family too...kindred spirits across the border! you're the best! and i simply LOVE you too!!!

bonjour, sweet Boubou!!! how lucky am i to have you grace my pages too! thank you so very much for finding me and sending such love my way...I'm simply in ♥!!!...your world is absolutely inspirational + quite magical and you're right...your blog is a sweet place to DREAM + I'm definitely coming back for MORE...thank you so very much for visiting my lil' world and leaving such a heart-warming comment...like your other readers...I hope you don't mind if I add you on to my blogroll...you're simply too irresistable...merci beaucoup for warming my heart!

again, thank you sweet gals for all the LOVE! xoxo jo;)

Photographer Sydney said...

Hi Jo,

It was so good for them to have this kind of gathering the kids enjoyed so much as i can see their faces in your images..

Labour of Love said...

Hi, Photographer Sydney!

Yes, my world is all about my lil' ones...thanks so much for your sweet comment and noticing the joy in my kids lives...ps. your photos are AMAZING!!! Thanks again for stopping by and making my day even brighter! xoxo jo;)