September 29, 2009

I have very few words today, but lots of photos...

"little miss sunshine" glasses found at st. vinny's
after a great day of teaching
reconnecting with your family is icing on the cake
you know how I love my jumping photos
so when mattresses are left on a street corner
well can you even imagine the fun
when you see a giant rocking horse
you rock
her hair and shoes
I totally covet
oh...and her eyes, too
walking around the pond eating gelato
signing the cottage guest book
posing for me because I asked
smiling and laughing because that's what she does best
waiting for our lunch at lazy jane's
I know there should be a part two to my part one
but right now you'll have to forgive me for being out of words
I think all the smiling and laughing I did these past few days
did something to my ability to think straight
even see straight for that matter
I know
most of you are laughing right now at the thought of me
"chatty cathy"
being out of words
but it's true
so to you and you and you
I can only hope you know how much these past few days have meant to me


  1. Looks like you had such an amazing time! I would love to go off on a retreat like that sometime. Fantastic shots!

  2. I think a women's retreat would be so much fun...wonder why they don't have them around here? I'm glad you had such a great deserve it!

  3. Beth what wonderful time you had! The last picture says it all! Beautiful!

  4. looks fantastic - totally fantastic

  5. Perfect! I love how you soak up life, beth. And obviously birds of a fellow were with you on your art escape. So very good.
    Big hugs!

  6. So much joy was reflected in your photos. I felt happy seeing them!

  7. those are some lovely photos! love the jump across the mattresses!

  8. I'm so happy you got to revel in all this goodness...



  9. What fun photos! You have truly captured some great memories! Now I DEFINITELY want to attend someday!!!

  10. Wonderful friends and wonderful times equal wonderful posts, memories and pictures. Thank you for letting us be a part of it all!

  11. Hi BETH, BEAUTIFUL, just sneaking a moment at my sisters to say hi and tell you I am thinking about you.

  12. Actually, I clicked over here partially because I didn't want to face posting about my big weekend because I can't seem to find the words... how fortuitous you just summed up my thinking! Thanks for making me feel like its okay.

    I think your pictures tell the tale quite well :) I so want to go to lazy jane's now too...

  13. So much fun!!! Super photos.

  14. I wish we could do it all over again this weekend, Beth... thank you for making it one of the best I've had in a long time. Not only for letting me crash at your house, but our lunch, photos, shopping, and just being together. A perfect ending to a perfect weekend...xoxox

  15. Awesome photographs. Love it, that you love jumping!

  16. I don't know what Lazy Jane's is like but I do know lunching with friends is a lot of fun!! Smiles, laughter and chatting makes the time pass very quickly.

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  18. Looks like TERRIFIC fun, Beth...perfect! :o)

  19. Yesterday I admitted it ... today I'll say it again ... yep, me, jealous! Wonderful!

  20. Mattress jumping! That looks like so much fun!

    I'm a bit of a strange anomoly...a woman who isn't that crazy about shoes, but....those are really cute shoes!!

    Glad you had such a happy time :)

  21. Love these photos :-) The happiness that friendship brings is wonderful

  22. Ever since reading part 1 of your retreat, I've been wanting to go on one. But where? and how do I find out?

    your photos are great and it looks like you all are having a wonderful time. Lunch with friends is the best.

  23. beth,
    looks like it was a divine trip. adorable pictures of misty. someday i want to go there too! thanks for sharing.

  24. AWE-SOME. It looks like you had so much fun!!!! Yeah!

  25. Sending you the biggest, warmest hug all the way from Portland. Miss you much and you must know just how special it was to spend time with and Jennifer and heather and.... Sigh. It really was so much fun, I think we encourage each other that way... I love that!!! Xxxooooxxxooo thank you

  26. You've been having loads of fun, I see! Love that jumping on the mattress shot of your friend. :) Enjoy your days away.

  27. can I come hang out with you? It looks like you cute girls had a great day filled with fun and laughter- just what a girl day should be like!

  28. Amazing times with amazing people!

  29. I remember the joy you shared with us last year after Squam. How I wish I'd gone to your art retreat. I'm not sure I would have come home! What smiles and happiness! What joy you shared. And the fun is contagious!

  30. I remember the joy you shared with us last year after Squam. How I wish I'd gone to your art retreat. I'm not sure I would have come home! What smiles and happiness! What joy you shared. And the fun is contagious!

  31. I'm new to your blog, came over from Westra World...

    I've just soaked up your beautiful photos but for some reason when I got to these I was brought to tears. No idea why but I love the shots of the women...

    Beautiful Blog...Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

  32. I am so glad you had such a wonderful time. There is nothing like laughing with girlfriends. May you have many, many more times like this. And soon.


**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth