Thursday, June 16, 2011

Outdoor Party........Cherished Times!

 ~Luke always brings a party joy!~
~Love is in the air~

"You are cherished!"  Those are words that uplift and words that we all desire to hear and hopefully give away each and every day!  The Bible speaks with words about dwelling and being sheltered in a love that protects and cherishes the people in our lives.  "He who dwells in the shelter of the MOST HIGH will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."  Psalm 91:1~2  When we go into His presence, we can relax our hearts and minds and see that being with Him brings us peace as Believers.  We can let go of trying to get everything just exactly right because He is there to help us and cherish us just as we are.  Our homes should and can be that same shelter for those who dwell with us or those who come our way. 

The photos above are of a little party I gave on the spur of the moment seeking to create a refuge and fortress of peacefulness.  This weekend, being Father's Day, is such a special weekend!  I cherish my husband and so do our children and grandchildren.  They've always had fun with their Dad and Pops!  I wanted to capture the charm of an outdoor room for some special guests we invited to our home in celebration of an early Father's Day!  So......I went to work!  I began with an "old" card table, found a vintage tablecloth, a lantern from my porch, silver goblets we had received for our 25th wedding anniversary, a few antique glasses from the cupboard, our silver, and plates I had picked up inexpensively!  And oh yes, the white linen napkins!  In just a short time, the party started, the guest arrived and the dinner was served!  There are so many ways to show the ones you love that you cherish them and love them!  The rewards are the love and smiles returned to you ten~fold!  Simply beautiful......time slows down when memories are made!  I hope you are able to enjoy some cherished times and make beautiful memories with your family and friends this weekend!!  Happy Father's Day to all the Dads!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely lovely !!!!! Kacie & her twins looks so beautiful together!
    Thank you for sharing.