"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

5.17.2010

Abiding Monday





Still abiding, but leaning into the joy of celebrating the events of life this week!!

We are hosting a wedding rehearsal dinner here Friday night for a friend. And Saturday we are having a graduation party for Meg.

These are pics of the front porch. We will clear the screened porch and put up tables for the rehearsal dinner, I'll be sure to take photos. Let me rephrase that. I'll try to take photos!!!! :) We will replace the furniture for the graduation party and hang some of these fun paper lanterns. It's going to be a dessert and bonfire get together. We are also offering spray-paint!!! Yep, we have an old barn that is beyond saving, so we thought we would let them spray-paint the back of the barn!! Should be an interesting and fun night!!

If you think about it please say a little prayer that all goes well. I really want the dinner to be a blessing for them all, and Meg's party to be a sweet memory she carries with her.

I'm still hobbling a bit, but the toe is healing.

24 comments:

Bren said...

Oh Mar, once again I am blown away by the beauty you create in your home. Sounds like an exciting week, and surely you must have the gift of hospitality because for me it would be a stressed nightmare trying to pull all that off in a week! My prayers are with you that it will all go smashingly. And if you're too busy to take photos hand it over to someone with free hands, we want to see all the fun. Can't wait to see the barn wall when they get done painting!

Poetic Artist said...

Mary, Your home is wonderful and so full of love. I will say a prayer for the parties that everyone will be happy and blessed. I am sorry about your little toe. Girl how did you do that? I just now read all your posts!
Take care and the barn art sounds like FUN>>>
Love,
Katelen

Jennifer Richardson said...

The barn art sounds WONDERFUL...those kids will have to pinch themselves to make sure they aren't dreaming!!! What a generous, creative gift! And your porch is simply nourishing. Love, love, love it!
-Jennifer

CountryDreaming said...

Spray paint! Wow, sounds like you'll have the best party EVER !! I'll still pray for the party's success, that those who attend will be painted with God's love in joyful colors that will never fade.

RCUBEs said...

Your porch looks amazing. Sorry to hear about your toe. Praying it's healed in no time. God bless you sister and praying for the rehearsal to go well!

Butterfly Works said...

Mary, I love your porches....your home is wonderful and you have made it so warm and inviting just like you.....
I will be praying for both of your parties and that you will have fun as you prepare for both...
Hugs and blessings

Frances said...

Mary, thank you so much for visiting and following my Little Birds blog. It's such an honor to have someone pop in and say hello. I've quickly looked at your postings here and want to come back and savor them. Your photos are so beautiful. I pray you will know God's gentle touches in your life this week.

jgr said...

Yes, warm and inviting-I'll be keeping you in my prayers for your parties.

Marthann's Musings said...

Oh, do I want to be sitting on your front porch !! Beautiful. Great thoughts coming your way for great weather, great friends, and great events. Hope the toe continues to heal. !!

Emeila said...

I just love the lanturns. I am sure it will be a memory they bboth will not forget. looking forward to the pictures.

Janet said...

Your porch looks so festive and so welcoming. I'm sure everything will go just perfectly.

Lily said...

Oh to have a porch like this again! My grandma had a house with a wrap around porch like this, screened in... swings everywhere! Love it. Thanks for the nostalgia.

Denise said...

Sounds like a wonderful week. Prayers continue for your toe.

Finally Free said...

Your porch is so beautiful....So nice that you are sharing with others. :)

Blessings,
Tammy

Megan Hoover said...

So fun! What a great place to have a party!! Oh, everything will be great! I hope your toe feels better soon! Best luck with all the prep work -- then, when the parties start, just relax and enjoy!!

lori vliegen said...

wow....a spray paint party!!! you're going to be the coolest mom in school!!! i'm sure that both of your parties will be a blast.....your porch looks so cheery and inviting, how could they not be?!!! glad to hear that your little toe is feeling a "little" better..... xox, :))

Just Be Real said...

Mary your home is so inviting. Peaceful.

Buffy said...

Hi Mary,I tried to leave a comment on your flower that your son bought you but I couldn't,maybe it was my computer,I love the flower and how sweet that your son is planting it. Also love your porch and you sound like you are going to have a busy week! I would be stressing right now.Thats such a cool idea about the spray paint!!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Oh, your home is the best! I just want to visit.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh how I would die to have that porch! It is exactly the style I want. It is so inviting and cozy! Sometimes I really feel like you and I are neighbors Mary, because I feel like I've known you for along time and we have so many of the same likes.

Wow! That party is going to be a memory maker with getting to spray paint whatever creations the guests want onto your barn! YOU ARE SO FULL OF FUN and CREATIVE ideas! Love it!

S. Etole said...

That is such an inviting porch.

WINDOWLAD said...

Oh, seems to be a busy week... and truly your creativity reflects on those photos of your home... have a great day!!!:)

Take care!!!:)

>kelvin

Bevie said...

Oh sis that front porch looks great...I love the color you put on the floor!! I'm sure everything will be perfect...wish I were going to be there for Meg's party...I will be sending something her way soon!!! love ya sis.

Erin Butson said...

Mary, this needs to be in a magazing. all of it. the front, the porch, and every single room... really love the way you put stuff together...