Monday, July 14, 2008

Lunch at Jackie's and an exhibition day lily garden......

'Miss Marion' as we say in the south.........

Wednesday we arrived at our home......Marion had commented at some earlier time that as an English person, she would like to fly the Union Jack.....that lodged somewhere in my mind and I ordered one off the internet.....prior to our arrival, Amy had put out the flag, turned on the lamps throughout the house......


Marion and I have discovered a secret....a little mean, green demon sneaks in to our cameras and deletes pictures that we know we made.....we had lunch at my friend Jackie's home on Thursday.....another southern delicacy....Bar-B-Que...along with the side dishes of potato salad, baked beans, sliced tomatoes, pickles and bread were introduced to Marion and John.....for dessert or pudding we enjoyed cake........ as I was saying, we know Marion made pictures but they're 'just plain gone'.

After lunch, we visited one of the prettiest gardens this side of heaven.......hundreds of varieties of day lilies, and any other variety of plant you can think of.....the grounds are absolutely gorgeous....the setting for several weddings.......visiting Marion's blog you will see many more pictures than I'm showing.......below: Jackie, John and Marion...no, that isn't a birdhouse hat on John's head. Pictured Jackie, John and Marion......

Another day we visited another favorite eating place we enjoy so that when we say, "we ate at so and so", Marion and John can picture the place........





There's that iced sweet tea.....John's hooked......

After lunch, we went to a neighboring town to shop.....Edward had ministerial duties to attend to so John graciously escorted two wild shoppers! We checked out several shops including thrift shops and consignment shops.....needles to say, we didn't come home empty handed........

The next posting will be an event planned by our daughter, Amy, Erin, Elisabeth, Ellie and Beth......a southern Hospitali-TEA on Saturday afternoon......

14 comments:

Cathy said...

Great pictures, Betty. I hope you and Edward are doing well. I can't wait to read about the tea. You and your family certainly went all out for your guests!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

It is fun to see the things that you did while john and Marion were here. I so hope that Edward is better now.

Sandy

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Dear Friend Betty.....
Great to see your pictures and what wonderful memories they evoke of the lovely day we enjoyed with Jackie. its amazing how our pictures of that morning have mysteriously disappeared. However, I’ve checked through my photo file again and I have found two. I know we both took a lot more than that. Pity is that we can’t share them...... nevertheless I carry them in my mind. I have some catching up to do, you are way ahead of me with your posting. Have a blessed day. Marion

Yolanda Elizabet said...

I'm glad that your husband is doing well Betty. And how lovely to see the pics and read all about Marion and John's visit. It's clear to see that you all had a wonderful time together.

Sue said...

Oh what fun pictures Betty. You are making me hungry seeing all of those pictures of where you ate with your friends.
Hugs,
Sue

Tammy said...

Sounds like you all had a lovely few days. Marion must have been pleased to see the Union Jack flying. That was very sweet of you to order it for her.

Betty said...

I can tell you all are having such a great time together. It was so sweet of you to go online and order the flag. I'll bet that was a nice surprise for Marion and John.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I am so glad that you are having such a good time with your friends. I loved all the pictures. You look very pretty in the white. Have a great time. connie from Texas

Mary said...

Betty,

I enjoyed viewing the photos. I'm so glad that you all had a great time when Marion and John visited.

I am keeping you and Edward in my prayers.

Blessings,
Mary

Jillian said...

A nice time was had by all! Glad to see Edward...and I hope he is feeling better. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jillian

Linda said...

What a wonderful time you all had....you are a very gracious hostess Betty. I bet Marion was so surprised and please to see the Union Jack flying...that was a fun surprise. Looking forward to pictures of the tea.

I hope Edward is doing well. Hugs, Linda

Barbara said...

Well I am having fun nipping back and forth between here and Marion's and enjoying the trip with you.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thanks for stopping by today! Yes, Elizabeth Pointe is one of my favorite places, as is Madison, by the way. I try to always make their wonderful home tours each year! Isn't that town lovely?

Linda said...

Just stopped by to sy hi...hope you are both doing well....enjoy the weekend. Hugs, Linda