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Monday, August 11, 2008

~ ~ IT'S A PARTY ~ ~

We were invited to a GREAT
COOK-OUT AND POOL PARTY
yesterday....

Tables were set up inside the most beautiful
ATRIUM .......

just full of beautiful flowers and plants


I even spotted this adorable
ORANGE TREE


I don't have a clue what kind of flower this is but....
it is really pretty.



A beautiful
GOLD FISH POND

With HUGH gold fish
(I was about half scared of 'em)
Beautiful Lilly Pads with lovely white blossoms

HAMBURGERS AND HOT DOGS
AND
ALL THE TRIMMINGS.
'TWAS SOOOO
DELICIOUS

OH...and watermelon




AND,
all kinds of berries, grapes, oranges

THE DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE
GROOM'S CAKE

The
WEDDING CAKE,
in all it's glory....

NOW....
everyone, especially all the kids,
was ready for
THE POOL PARTY..
but, wait, it is beginning to get a little
DARK
outside....

OH, MY...
these dark clouds started rolling in and developing
FAST !!

NOPE....
NO SWIMMING TODAY
*******************************
We sure were glad we had a place inside to gather, eat, visit and
JUST HAVE FUN !!
**************************************
A note to say that no one cared that they couldn't swim...
We are all to THANKFUL for every drop of rain we get out here in WEST TEXAS !
Remember to leave your comment on my
I'M IN THE PINK
post this week.
That
HOT PINK AND WHITE POLKA DOT Fleece THROW
just COULD have your name on it !!
love, bj

27 comments:

Cathy said...

Good morning BJ....That place was beautiful, and such a great place for a picnic. Sorry the clouds rolled in, spoiling your swim time!
Everything thing sure looked yummy!

Cathy

Beverly said...

Good morning, sweet lady. That does look like a wonderful party.

The plant is a bromeliad. We had them on our patio in Florida. I agree that they are beautiful.

Amelia said...

Wonderful pictures of the flowers - but you know how much I love flowers.

Yes, the rain moved you in doors - but at this time of the year we will take rain anytime.

Have a glorious week.

Amelia

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

Great picnic and party! Love your new header.

Shelia said...

Morning, BJ! What a lovely spread! I'm sure you had a good time. It was a wedding reception? Everything is just beautiful! Wish we had some of that rain!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Morning BJ! Love your new header.

What a cool property. I loved that pond! Too bad about the storm but I think it's so fun visiting with friends while listening to it rain. Seems so cozy.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Ya Hoo ! that looked like great fun !

nikkicrumpet said...

Well darn that weather! How dare it interupt what looked like a fabulous party. I'll take some of that chocolate cake and a scoop of that fruit! Hey woman what happened to the red??? I must say I like the soft creamy color at this time of the morning...the red probably would have woken me up and I'm not ready yet. Have a wonderfully sparkly day!

Suzy said...

At least you had fun and everything looks delicious.

Have a great week, my sweet BJ. Suzy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Looks like a wonderful place for a party and the party looked great!

I'm going to stop by your pink post, when I leave this comment.

Pat

J.L. said...

HI BJ! Thanks for stopping by to visit. And yes, hubby and I love West Tx - Lubbock, especially. I think I know EXACTLY where your party was this weekend. The pictures look so familiar!

Please come back by anytime.. and I will definitely be back. Love to see pictures of my dear West Texas and your great blog!

Sassy

Suzy said...

Oh, I forgot to compliment your new look.It is very refreshing and bright.

Suzy

Kathleen Grace said...

Good morning BJ, that picnic looks beautiful! Was it a wedding reception?

beddow said...

Beautiful! Even the food was beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

Betty

Jeanne said...

Hi BJ, I am so behind in my visiting. We have been gone for five days, and to make matters worse, we were gone for pink Saturday. I managed a few visits but we know that doesn't work on that day of all days.

The party looks so festive, with beautiful flowers to boot. And a goldfish pond. Lovely. I was drooling over all the food and then I saw that gorgeous mound of fruit. Wow, I want to make that. This Sat. I am having a wedding shower for my great niece. She is getting married at the Biltmore in October. Another wedding, thank the Lord I am not the wedding planner this time. Smile.

I wanted to tell you what that flower was, but I see Beverly already did. You have to have warm weather for those to grow.

Are you really feeling like yourself again? I hope so.

Love and hugs, Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Hi BJ, I am so behind in my visiting. We have been gone for five days, and to make matters worse, we were gone for pink Saturday. I managed a few visits but we know that doesn't work on that day of all days.

The party looks so festive, with beautiful flowers to boot. And a goldfish pond. Lovely. I was drooling over all the food and then I saw that gorgeous mound of fruit. Wow, I want to make that. This Sat. I am having a wedding shower for my great niece. She is getting married at the Biltmore in October. Another wedding, thank the Lord I am not the wedding planner this time. Smile.

I wanted to tell you what that flower was, but I see Beverly already did. You have to have warm weather for those to grow.

Are you really feeling like yourself again? I hope so.

Love and hugs, Jeanne

Jeanne said...

How did that happen. I must have been a little heavy on the keys. You can go in to typepad and delete one.
Oops, Jeanne

3CHEERS4MOM said...

Hi BJ, just popped over to say hello. I loved your pictures of the party, looks like a lot of fun. Hope you have a great week.
-Cheers, Amy

Becky said...

WOW! What a party!! I'm starving to death right now! I'm confused. Was it a wedding or a cookout? Anyhow white wedding cake one of my favorite desserts and oh my that fruit looked delish! Sorry you guys didn't get to swim.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a beautiful setting for a party; looks like FUN!
:)

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Thank you for sharing your picnic! I have never been to a cook out (here in America) here where i live, but i have been to one at my aunt's in California and we cooked out a lot back in the Philippines.

Sorry about that rain! Blessings for sure, for the bride and groom.

Terri and Bob said...

Good morning sweet friend! I can hear the fire and fun in your voice today! I love your photos and the rounded corners!

KARIN said...

Hi BJ. I enjoyed your rain cloud pictures- haven't seen any of those in quite a while ;)Send that rain down San Antonio way. we need it!

My husband is from Dimmitt/ Nazareth over in your neck of the woods!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi BJ,
Just dropped in to say Hi....
I love your new blog header....very nice....It's really nice to change things around once in a while....It seems the older I get I really like changing things around....
Everything at the party looks Fabulous....Glad you had a good time rain and all.
Hugs,
Mo :-)

nikkicrumpet said...

bees??? BEES??? What you been smokin woman? Ok I admit I was doing some messing around today...I tried 3 or 4 backgrounds...but they just seemed to be distracting. So I gave up and went back to my boring stuff.
Hope you had a great day!

Robyn said...

Looks yummy and fun! Lovely post!
Hugs,
Robyn

judicreations said...

Oh dear. I'm sorry you and your guests couldn't swim that day. That happens sometimes...
Your yard and food and everything look wonderful. I'm sure you all had a great time even minus the swimming.
have a lovely day