Saturday, April 17, 2010

Project 365 - Week 16

I am in the Dallas airport and just said goodbye to my mom :(
Here are my week's pictures:

once again, I am out of town..

I am currently in Tx where we have been dedicating a memorial garden for my Aunt.
It has been a sweet, sweet weekend.

However, we are in the middle of a big storm and internet is going in and out.


Driving over Table Rock Lake on our way home!!
A perfect vacation and birthday!!


came home to my azalea bush in full bloom!!!


My first rose of the season!!
Spring is most definitely here!


no picture today.
I was busy getting ready to go to Texas for the dedication of a garden in memory of my Aunt.


First glimpse of the garden created in my Aunt's memory
In Wimberley, TX
There is a beautiful fountain in the back.

The plaque at the entrance

Celebrating my mom's birthday (was Tuesday) at dinner!


Mom and I headed out to a great mall this morning
and I got to meet in person Linda from Mocha with Linda!!!!
I can't tell you how fun it is to meet blogging friends face to face!
I just wish we had had more time! It seems to go so fast!!

Boy do I miss these......bluebonnets!

The three of us around my Aunt's plaque.
tomorrow is the dedication....praying for no rain!


At the Butterfly Festival
This was after the memorial ceremony in the pouring rain.
However, the rain did not dampen the meaning or the beauty of it!!

Mom letting a butterfly go for Aunt Mary Nelle

The butterflies represent New life and are a beautiful representation of our life in Christ. As our bodies on this earth die, those in Christ receive a new and more glorious body in heaven.

This was a very special day....I can't even begin to explain.

I am not feeling well as I am flying home....hopefully I am just worn out from all the emotion. But I am hoping to post on this weekend Monday or Tuesday. It was a very healing weekend.

I hope to get to all your blogs soon!


LuAnn said...

What a wonderful thing to do for your aunt. I a sure you and your mom had a wonderful weekend :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Hope the storms stop. Have a nice trip.

H-Mama said...

That sounds lovely... minus the rain, of course. ;)

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Safe travel Sara.
The Memorial Garden sounds like a wonderful tribute.

McCrakensx4 said...

What a great reason for yet another get away...hoping the storms stop and have safe travels home. Looking forward to your week!

Rita said...

Beautiful . . .

Elizabeth (Lizzie) said...

All your flowers are beautiful and so colorful...
What a sweet idea to make a garden as a memorial.

Tori said...

I love that so many of your pictures were of new things blooming, just the reminder for this week!
The garden is beautiful and I can't even begin to imagine how special it was to be there!
Have a super week my friend!!

McCrakensx4 said...

Sara...what an amazing weekend. I think you are right about spring finally being here...lots and lots of flower pics on blogs all over the place. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Maria said...

What beautiful photos and I love the memorial garden for your aunt.

RaD said...

Sounds like a great week. That is a very neat thing to do in honor of your aunt's memory. I especially love the butterfly analogy.

RaD said...

Sounds like a great week. That is a very neat thing to do in honor of your aunt's memory. I especially love the butterfly analogy.

The Bug said...

Wow - that bush is BEAUTIFUL! I like it's excellent pinkness.

I'm glad you were able to celebrate your aunt in a meaningful way - that garden looks lovely!

Mocha with Linda said...

It was so, so wonderful meeting you! And yes, it was just way too short!

I love seeing the pics of the garden and the butterfly release.

riTa Koch said...

Wow! Our weeks had some aspects in common: memorials, travel, precious fellowship and memories, family, some dampers (your rain, mine delays)...
Hope you get rested and feeling better.

beckyjomama said...

The garden is beautiful! Love the butterflies. LOVE them!

Amy said...

What a beautiful week...even though sadness was probably a part. All the flower pictures are just so wonderful, and to think that just a few weeks ago it was snow, snow, snow. Wishing you a restful, peaceful week!!

Debbie Petras said...

Sara, I popped over to visit after reading about you on Linda's blog post today. It is always so much fun to meet a fellow blogger in person, isn't it?

What a lovely tribute to your aunt! I love the plaque and what it said.

I hope you feel better quickly and recuperate from your trip.

It was nice to "meet you".


Angie said...


Thanks for sharing the butterfly memorial with us. How special! Your mom is just the cutest! :)

How fun you got to meet a bloggy friend! That would be very fun to, if you're ever in DC just let me know. :)

Table Rock Lake...I know I've been there. Just can't place what state it's in. Arkansas? We used to vacation in the Ozarks as a kid - maybe a memory from back then.

Your bush is great! I have to get out and snap mine. Hadn't even thought about it. I'm such an indoor girl.

Have a great week. Rest up!

Karin said...

Sooo moving. I love the photo of the butterfly on the melon. I'm so glad you were able to have a weekend of healing and remembering your precious aunt.

Ladynred said...

I love all the flowers! Just beautiful!

The Davidson Den said...

Boy, did I ever get behind...

We don't get bluebonnets around here, and that's just sad.

Glad you got to meet a blogging buddy.

I would ADORE going to a Butterfly Festival! I went to a Butterfly House once in Paris and thought it was the best thing I had EVER done!! So wonderful to have such delicate creatures land on your head, your nose, your finger!! Love them!!