Saturday, June 19, 2010

It's A Beautiful Day...

First, I wanted to remind you to visit The Brenda Photo Challenge.  I didn't participate in this photo challenge, but I wanted to post the link so you could see all the amazing and fun photos that were entered.  Go to:

The Brenda Photo Challenge    (click on the name to go...)



It's been a crazy couple of weeks for me.  I will spare you all the details, but I'm glad to be back posting.  This beautiful, sunny day is perfect for all the activities going on in our surrounding communities.  In my little town we are celebrating Dairy Days.  You don't see a lot of dairy farms anymore, much of the farmland is now subdivided into homes or shopping.  Our community still honors our dairy heritage with a carnival, farming/animal events, a parade, and more.  My husband's car club participated in the parade last night.  It was a 50's theme.  Their float was for awareness of Alzheimers, which my husband's mother had. All the classic cars followed along behind.  I may be able to post a picture later on.


Also, this weekend is the Emmett Cherry Festival, A vintage car show in Eagle, Idaho, another Vintage Car Event in Boise featuring Jerry and the Stingrays, and the Gay Pride event in Boise.  My husband is fitting in the Eagle car show and going to hear Jerry and the Stingrays.  He hates to miss the Cherry Festival.  He has participated in it for years, but it just happened that everybody picked this weekend for their events.  I don't get out to many of these events, as it just gets too warm for me (this is an MS issue).

My niece, JP, is singing in a competition at the Gay Pride event.  There was an elimination event this week and she was in the top five.  She has been singing almost from the day she was born.  Some of my family will be there to support her, some won't.  Her choices aren't supported by our faith... well, the faith we were brought up in.  I will always love and support her no matter what... I was not placed in this world to be a judge... only to show love to others... all others.  If you met her, I know you couldn't help loving her too! 


I am looking forward to a Fathers' Day Brunch for my husband tomorrow.  My oldest son is joining us for steak and eggs!  Yum!  We'll eat, do gifts, visit for a while, then Paul will be off to the Fathers' Day Car Show.  This is a huge weekend for "Car Guys" in our area.  He looks forward to it all year.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Take a moment to celebrate the Fathers' in your lives...  both earthly and Heavenly...

6 comments:

Donna said...

Welcome back to blogland and thank you for the plug on the photo challenge! Sounds like there are lots of events in your area. Not that many here, which is a shame. We're missing the lavender festival today and good thing because there have been thunderstorms most of the day.

Nita Jo said...

Oh, a lavender festival sounds fun! They predicted thunderstorms for today earlier in the week, but no sign of them today. Hope they don't show up tomorrow. It would be nice to have a totally sunny weekend!

Donna said...

Thanks sweete! Sounds like your Hubby is going to have a great Father's Day!
Enjoy yourselves!!
hughugs

Sally said...

How wonderful to see you!! Wow, an action packed weekend for your husband. :)

I agree with what you mentioned about your niece; we are not born to be judges for sure. I wish her luck in the competition! ((hugs))

WhisperingWriter said...

Mmm, I am a big fan of steak and eggs.

Nita Jo said...

I appreciate everyone's comments so much. The thing about my niece... it's hard some days... Friendships have suffered over my refusal to condemn her. Maybe those weren't true friends anyway. When it's all laid on the line, God will be our final judge... and the only one that matters.

She didn't win, but by all accounts, she did an amazing job. Wonderful thing for her, both her parents showed up to support her.