Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labor Day Weekend

Good morning everyone.  Labor Day weekend is officially over and it's time to go back to work and school!  Anne is excited about going back to school after only having 4 days of orientation last week.  I hope it's not a culture shock for her to actually get homework today!  LOL!!!

We had a wonderful weekend.  How about you?  We started off by celebrating my mother-in-law's birthday at the Marblehead Chowder House in Easton, PA.

We highly recommend this restaurant!  The service was excellent, food delicious, and atmosphere wonderful!!!  My mother-in-law got each of her daughters-in-law a beautiful sweater because we celebrate our birthdays in September, too.  Thanks Regina!

And Rosie and Dave had the most wonderful picnic on Sunday - filled with great food and wonderful friends.  (It was not the first time we were at their home, but the first time we saw their yard in warm weather.)  We walked down a magical path to their home:

I absolutely loved their home and especially their yard and garden.  Their house sits on a hill and has an absolutely wonderful view: (I always dreamed of having a wooded yard just like this one!!)

Rose told me that they had an above ground pool, in their backyard when they moved in, but when their kids grew up and moved out, she and her husband removed it, enclosed the area and made an English garden.  I can't tell you how beautiful it is and how much I loved it.  The whitewashed picket fence was my favorite:

I reminded me of a most beautiful Secret Garden!!!!

Anne was worried because there were not going to be any kids her age there, but she adapted and had so much fun!!

 Every part of their yard looked like a relaxing a beautiful spot.

The people were so nice.

 My sister Karen, and Deb got their picture in the paper after attending a Blues Festival.  They were showing off:

 Us being silly:
 And Anne was a BIG help to Dave at the grill!

 Katie was up at Penn State, but not forgotten in our hearts:
She actually got her picture in the Centre Times.  Check it out:

Sure does look like they had a blast!!  John and I are so happy for her!!!!!

Yesterday was a rainy day, but we spent it with my sister, Karen, her husband, Tim and my mom and John's mom.  It was so nice to get together with them and enjoy an indoor picnic!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone.  Happy first day of school for all that apply!!!!!

And thanks so much for your visit.


  1. Looks like an amazing weekend!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee all the photos.. the garden is breathtaking!!!!!

  2. Looks like you and your family had such a lovely weekend!! What gorgeous garden shots and what about those newspaper features!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


  3. It looks like you're keeping busy Sharon! I love the little people sticker on the back of your car. How cute is that?! I love the photos you shared of the garden.

  4. What LOVELY...HAPPY pics! What a great weekend!!! TFS!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful day. Love the pics of the garden and the family! :)


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