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Sunday, October 11, 2009


I am joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

(Rebus Translation: I'm back. I missed all of you so much.)

Would anybody be interested in posting a Rebus one day a week? As you can tell, I've been having fun with them! I would be glad to do a Mr. Linky for a rebus day, but I wasn't sure if anyone else likes them. Webster's Dictionary defines rebus as "a representation of words or syllables by pictures of objects or by symbols whose names resemble the intended words or syllables in sound". Example:

That isn't really the question though. The question is, do you want to participate. If so, please let me know in a comment.

This is where I stayed:

This is what I ate:

This was my view from the window:

A highlight of the trip was meeting a very special blogger. Sarah at Hyacinths for the Soul , met my friend, Susie, and me at the airport! We only had an hour, so when I asked Sarah if she would possibly be available to meet us for lunch at the airport, she volunteered to bring a picnic. We had so much fun, even though it was for only an hour. Sarah brought us sandwiches, fruit, chips, desserts (yes, that's supposed to be plural), and drinks in cute little boxes and even had Quimper print paper napkins (Sarah is my Quimper-collecting idol). When I first saw Sarah's picture on her blog, I thought she looked like such a sweet person. I'm telling ya, she is even sweeter than she looks. Susie and I had so much fun meeting her, and we talked about her lovely picnic lunch the whole week. Thank you so much Sarah. If you haven't "met" Sarah, you should go to her blog right now, Hyacinths for the Soul. You'll love her blog, and you'll love her!

Thank you for the cards you have sent for Andrew. I'm still sending them. If you want to send him a card, please see my sidebar or my previous post. He is still in the hospital and having a very difficult time. Please pray for Melanie, Andrew and their family.

Please continue to pray for Amy, Debbie, and their family. They are suffering so much.

Both of these bloggers have recently written amazingly beautiful and inspirational posts about their children. If you haven't read them, you can click on their names above to go to their blogs.

Don't forget to go to Little Red House to find wonderful mosaics. Mary, thank you so much for coming up with the idea of Mosaic Monday. You know how I love those mosaics!

Thank you so much for coming by to visit even though I haven't visited all of you in awhile. (I really didn't have internet access). laurie


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh goodie! So glad you're back! We've missed your smile across blogland!

Ginger said...

Glad you're back.
It sounds like you've been having a great time.
Your picnic at the airport and meeting Sarah is pretty neat. What a sweet gal to bring you lunch.

Kathleen said...

Welcome back, Laurie! You have been missed..
Hope yo had a great break..
TX looks wonderful, an

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Welcome back!!! What fun getting to meet a fellow blogger. And even more special that she brought lunch. If the cabin you showed is where you stayed, that is definitely my kind of roughing it as well. In regards to Rebus. It's fun to try & solve them, but not sure I could make my own. They are fun though..

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Missed you Laurie!! What a beautiful place to rough it!

Meeting a blogger is absolutely extra special. The picnic sounds wonderful!!

Sue said...

Roughing it, huh?? I'm going with you next time! LOL
How fun to meet another blogger- I know from experience how great it can be! Glad to see ya back.
hugs, Sue

Sarah said...

Hi Laurie, welcome back! Thanks for the thoughtful words above. Meeting you and Susie was sheer delight for me. I only wish it could have been longer. Glad you had a great trip and that you are safely home. I'm posting about our lunch next Saturday for Pink Saturday, and will link back to this post if you don't mind. More in an email. ~ Sarah

Carol said...

I missed you, Laurie, so glad you're back! Looks like you had a wonderful time in Texas.


Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! I've missed you! I like your idea of roughing it! Looks like a gorgeous place.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

xinex said...

Wow! That's a huge house, Laurie. And what a view! I can imagine how much fun you and your girlfriends had. And how fun to meet Sarah personally. Welcome back! We missed you!...Christine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Welcome back - You were missed! Roughing it - Yeah Right! :) That is my kind of roughing it. Sounds like you had a great time, and glad you got to meet another fellow blogger.

ellen b. said...

WElcome back Laurie! That is my kind of roughing it for sure. What a sweet blogger friend to come to the airport with a picnic!! What fun.

Dishesdone said...

Your rebus is very good! Enjoyed it, took me a bit! Very creative! Looks like you had a great vacation!

~JarieLyn~ said...

How very clever that you did your mosaic with a rebus. I just love it. It is so original. You have some great photos and I love the shot of the river. Very serene.

Riet said...

Great rebus in mosaic. Looks like you had a great time

Have a nice day

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Welcome back Laurie!!
You look like you had a wonderful trip! What awesome pics, just gorgeous! Did I miss this? It's so neat you got to meet Sarah. She does seem like such a sweet gal and I love her blog! I really enjoyed seeing the pics, I love reading your posts they are always so much fun!!! Hugs, Cindy

KBeau said...

Welcome back. Susie said y'all had a great time. Love all of the pictures.

Kathy said...

What a great time! Love the pictures and mosaics. Your idea sounds like a fun one. Have a beautiful new week...Kathy

santamaker said...

Hey you! Roughing it, huh? Yeah right! LOL. Glad to see you back ! Looks lovely out there and it appears that a good time was had by all!

Sherrie said...

Wonderful story and photos! To actually met a fellow blogger is awesome. Have a great day!


Soosie said...

Hello, fellow traveler and shopper extraordinaire..things are a little boring around here without you and the girls..I don't miss the scorpions though! I had such a good time meeting Sarah(Miss Quimper) at the airport..I knew your bloggers were nice, but Sarah went over and beyond NICE! Everything was delicious and I give her an Aplus for presentation! What fun..Now, we have to get sarah to come here so we can spoil her like she did us! Miss you, Susie

Brenda said...

And I was expecting to see a tent! Yeah, you really roughed it. But then my idea of camping out is room service! So glad you met Sarah. She seems so sweet on her blog.

susan said...

I have been missing you and want to hear all about the trip! Hope you got lots of cards for Andrew--welcome back!

Chari said...

Mornin' Dearheart...

Just wanted to stop by to see hello and see how you're doing! Ohhh, it looks like your trip to Texas was fabulous!!! Does your friend Susie live in Texas? Hmmm...I was thinking that she lived closer to you! Well my friend, I don't know if this is Susie's home or not but it's absolutely gorgeous!!! And what a view too! Ohhh...all those furnishings were simply fabulous!!! Hmmm...I would love the chance to "rough it" at this beautiful place some time...hehe!

That's so awesome that you got to meet Sarah! Isn't she just a sweetheart? I have recently met her and follow her blog now...she is such a creative and talented lady with such a beautiful heart!!! That was so sweet of her to pack such a special picnic for you girls...okay, gotta love the quimper napkins...too cool!

Well Darlin' happy your home! Enjoyed a few of your Texas trip photos...thanks for sharing them!!!

Love ya,
PS...I'm continuing to pray for Amy and Andrew and their families!!!

Susie Q said...

What a wonderful trip youhad and how special to meet a dear bloggy friend.
You are also such a hoot and I love the way you tell a story. : )
Your dear ones will be in my prayers...

Carol said...

Looks like you had loads of fun!

Queen B. said...


salmagundi said...

I'm so slow in getting around - life has been busy and kind of a mess recently. Glad you are back! Sally

Lady Katherine said...

Hi, Laurie, Looks like a great place to revamp! I love it! How fun to get to meet! Yes, she a sweety! Wish I was there! Wish I had more time to visit. I been busy with test, Docs and now surgery Monday morn, come home and go to another hospital on Wed for my major surgery. So I try get someone check my comments, email. Doubt I be able to type for a while. I miss you and everyone. Oh, the little table is just plant stands. lol You always inspire girl! I hope to do one more post if not, saying good bye for now. No way I can get to everyone!