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Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I'’VE MISSED Y’ALL!  ( What? ~ You hadn’t noticed I was gone?!!  That’s okay.  I wasn’t gone very long.  It just felt like it to me.)
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mem day celebratn
rlx by pool
hoola hoop
chair mos
Thank you for still being there AND ESPECIALLY for visiting here!  laurie


Anonymous said...

Laurie! I've missed you! I can see you may have needed that bloggy break as you were so busy!! Loved your snaps! Oh, your chairs look wonderful and I hope you're back to stay now!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Laurie....

Girlfriend, it looks like you had a great time on your blogging break! Loved all of the sweet photos of your grands...they're just precious! They looked like they sure did have a great time at Grandma and Grandpa's! Loved getting to see your beautiful "Bird" centerpiece! Hopefully we will get to see a little more from that party? Ohhh...and I love how your chairs turned out! They look soooo frenchy did GOOD, my friend!!! It looks and sounds like you have been a busy little bee!

I have been on a bit of a blogging break as well! In fact, I am just taking a little "sit-down" break and decided to check my blogs. Just getting home from a wonderful trip that Gloria, Len, Russ, and I took to the city! I had the time of my life getting to visit with Gloria this past week. I'm missing her already! Well dear friend, just popping in to say hello and see how you're doing!

Love ya,

Sonny G said...

Hi Sweetie. missed you bunches..
your grands are so dang cute- enjoy every moment with them..
ooooooolaaalaaaa lovin those've inspired me to paint mine an cover the seats..


Olive said...

You, my darling, needed your break and look at all you did. Painting four chairs is not easy and they look terrific. Hugs♥O

ellen b. said...

Hello there Laurie. It looks like you have been very productive while you've been out of our view! Blessings!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks like the perfect break. Your grands are too cute.

vignette design said...

Hi Laurie,
It's so nice to hear from you! You've been a busy lady!
Your chairs look fabulous and your Memorial Day with the family looks like it was really fun. I spied those patriotic melmac plates! Anyway, glad you are still blogging, even though it is only a little bit! xo Delores

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I am still here. Although blogger continues to give us all fits! looks like you have been enjoying yourself!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Looks like you have been having lots of fun Laurie!! Love the chairs :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great to see you post! Looks and sounds like you have been a very busy lady and enjoying some family time!!!!!
Hope you are staying cool. I have lots to be done, but dread getting out in the heat.
Enjoy your evening.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Sounds wonderful Laurie. Missed you! Loved seeing all the fun pictures!!

We have Gabilicious this week. Just heading out the door, back to the lake, this evening. Got home Sunday...Gabi got here yesterday and thought we were going to lake while she is here...didn't want to disappont her.:-)

Sarah said...

Oh, I was so excited to see a post from you pop up on my sidebar! Looks like you've been busy and enjoying family and time to get some things done for "Laurie". That's a good thing! The chairs look terrific! So are the new graphics. Glad to see you back. I never did get to read Embracing Eyes. I wouldn't allow me the next day.
You want to send it again? I'd love to read this. ~ Sarah

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, I love all of the pics. I am so glad you had a little time to relax and enjoy the family. I missed you, and your chairs look fabulous. Come back again when you can. I will be right here. Hugs, Marty

shannon i olson said...

nice little break you had!! Sounds wonderfully busy.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Taking time to have some FUN is always a good idea! Love your photos and great graphics! ♥

Sharing with Sherri said...

Laurie, I'm so glad you came back! So many blogging other buddies have called it quits. I'm sorry I haven't been by for a while... I see you have been very busy havin some family fun, and redoing some chairs too. They turned out great! How exciting that you finished your story too!!
Wow, you sure got a lot accomplished on your little break... How ever do you do it???

Hugs, Sherri:)

Sunny Simple Life said...

It looks like you had some good times building some family memories.

Stacey said...

Hi Laurie! Glad to see you've been enjoying your blog break. Keep us posted. :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I was just heading over to say,"Laurie, I MISS U....PLEEZE come back!" Now I don't have to----YIPEE!

Debbie said...

I'm doing a happy dance!! You have been sorely missed around here. I'm glad you had such a nice time on your blog break, and obviously your family did too.

Great job on those chairs! I love the way they look.

I'm looking forward to more adventures from Laurie Land.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Soooo glad you're back ! You ARE back now, right?!?! Coming to my party Friday? I hope so!

Are you still doin' Fav Things Saturdays?

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Susan Freeman said...

It's so great to hear from you! Sounds like you all had lots of fun ~ but I am glad you are back!!

Susan and Bentley

Kathleen said...

Of course we are here! Love your scrapbook, and the chairs came out great! Posting once a week is enough for me.
Blogging takes up a lot of time, and there are lots of things to do out there, that get neglected.
I don't like to do a post and run, we all know people expect to be visited back and although I love it, it is time consuming!
Congrats on finishing the book too!!! Now I know 2 authors! :)

Amanda said...

Hi Laurie! I love your blog scrapbook! It looks like a fun time was had by all! Your chairs turned out beautifully! You should be proud!
Best Wishes and blessings,

xinex said...

Now that's one productive bloggy break, Laurie! I bet the grands benefited from it the most, they got your full attention. You did a great job on the dining chairs, I love them! I love your bird centerpiece, so pretty with the mirrorred plateau...Christine

Unknown said...

Whooo, Hoooo...happy to see you back, and I adore those grandkids..I love being with children..they are so much fun..yes, a lot of work but the fun is worth every minute...
Nice job on the chairs and YES, you should be proud. So happy you are back...

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like a wonderful break. Love all the pictures and a great job on that chair. Welcome back. I will be gone the next three weeks.
It won't be easy for me to be away but I'm also very excited about my trip to Europe.

Sue said...

Laurie, Are you renewed? I've missed reading all about your goings on! Your painting project sure turned out great- they look so fresh. Glad you had such a wonderful time w/family for the holiday. Stay cool! It is hot and humid here and I'm sure you are experiencing the same. Hope to see ya again soon. xo Sue

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
I was so happy to see this post! I've missed you and been in a bit of a funk since you've been gone!
I love the pics of your grandkids!
Like I said before, I just want to be one of them too@
And those chairs turned out just wonderfully! You go girl!
And the flowers all look gorgeous, you've been a busy gal!
I know it's good to take a blogging break now and then I just hope you post once in awhile. You don't want me in a funk do you?
Hugs friend,

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie I am so glad to see this post! You have been busy girl! I have missed you and I hope you are BACK!! but if you need more of a break I will still be here when you return. love you! Linda

Jewel Sauls said...

Looks like you have been having fun and I am proud of those chairs! Seriously, they look great!

Diann said...

Laurie, it looks like you had a fantastic break! The chairs look wonderful and I LOVE your pretty bird display! I hope you have a fun weekend!

Sweet European Dreams said...

hi Laurie. It sounds like you're off to a good ol' American summer. Glad you're having fun w/friends, family & the great outdoors! -diane

Curtains in My Tree said...

those chairs would look so good in my kitchen LOL really

I have an idea about what kind of chairs I want, White ones

glad your rested? looks like you were busy

Lady Katherine said...

What fun! Love the chairs, and adore the children!

Anonymous said...

Laurie, you've been busy, girl! So glad you had lots of fun. So glad you're back!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh yes you were missed! I am SO glad you are back. Your post had sounded almost like you wouldn't be back. I so glad that is not the case.
It looks like you had a fabulous time!Can't wait to see more.

- The Tablescaper

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Lovely pictures!