Monday, September 01, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

Happy September! Thank you for sharing in the excitement of my recent yard sale find! We are having a quiet long weekend at home, although we did go to a fun pool party on Saturday evening.
Our friends just had a new pool put in and the kids had a great time swimming.

I really liked the waterfall.

But my favorite part of their yard was the beautiful walkway with lush plants and flowers.






I hope you enjoyed seeing these summertime blooms! According to Mrs. Sharp's Traditions by Sarah Ban Breathnach, the first Monday of September the season changes officially from summer to Autumn. Vacation is over, children get ready for school and once again, it's back to work.

Our new school year begins tomorrow and I can't wait to get out my fall decorations. RuthAnn from Warm Pie, Happy Home has an inspiring post on Blessing Your Nest for Fall and she also shares some of her own beautiful fall decorations.

I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day. Please pray for everyone on the gulf coast as Gustav makes landfall in the next hour.


Theresa said...

My goodness, Kelli, your friend's pool looks like a tropical paradise! It's just beautiful and I love the walkway too. I am praying for the people in the path of Gustav, I hope it's over soon. Have a wonderful holiday.


Tina Leigh said...

Wow what a pool....I thought that must have been at a hotel or something! You know it feels like fall here...just a slight change in the way things feel. Hurricanes...I'm sick of them....yes much prayer for them and us....looks like one is heading our way too. Going to check out RuthAnn's now......

GranthamLynn said...

My goodness it looks like something on t.v. and the plants were beautiful like a t.v. garden!
I hope ya'll have a great week starting school.
We are praying for everyone that is dealing with weather issues.
It is sad because it is so hot and dry here most of the time we are wishing for some of that. But the bad thing is usually for us to get it someone else gets much more than needed!
Well have a Blessed week.
oh.BTW I found this doggie thing on Thursdays. It is called Dogs on Thursdays. Check it out and write about Daisy!

GranthamLynn said...

How diggity you know how I got here? I finally figured out how to link in my post. Duh. I guess I should have asked you! I meant to look at that link you had opps forgot. Off to see it now.
Sorry I am just so excited!

Down on the Farm said...

I thing I found you through Charlotte D. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.

Pool!!! I had forgotten you are in TX. I wondered how in the world AZ could produce such beautiful flowers. A CA type garden. Thanks for sharing. Love the pool. Connie

Lora @ my blessed life said...

What a gorgeous pool!

Paula said...

What a lovely spot for some weekend fun! :)

The Proverbs Wife said...

Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures. We are trying to get in our final outdoor swimming days before it cools off.

The pool and the flowers are beautiful enjoy your Labor Day.

The Hamilton's said...

Oh my goodness...what a gorgeous pool!!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

That's not a pool! that's paradise! :D How wonderful of your friend to share her beautiful space, the kids look like they are having so much fun, it makes me smile :D.

I've been praying for the gulf coast.

Have a wonderful Labor Day!
Kathi :)

Lindsay-ann said...

That pool looks beautiful. I wish they were my friends! Those flowers are amazing too.
The people of the Gulf Coast are in my prayers.

dot said...

Wow, what a pool and the flowers are just gorgeous!
Hope you and your family enjoy the holiday!

Mrs. U said...

Hi Kelli!
Your friends garden and pool are SO lovely! I know that her family (and yours, too!) will enjoy it immensely!

Mrs. U

Dawn said...

There backyard and pool area are gorgeous!

Sue Seibert said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful Saturday party. Those flowers are just beautiful. Hope all is well today...looks like Gustav has gotten weaker, thank God. Hope you guys don't get too much rain.

Rob, Jen and three little monkeys said...

Yay! I love fall and love to hear the news about the 1st Monday! Awesome! Have a great labor day!

Ramblins of a middle-aged goddess said...

yeap hurricanes are a comin'. We have one heading toward us now here in Savannah, Ga...Hannah!! GREAT!! I love that pool. Boy, you are lucky to have "friends' like

Time to Blog It Up! said...

What a beautiful garden, I loved the flowers. I was on my friends blog and came across your blog, hope it is okay that I left you a comment....I loved your blog, lots of fun things. thanks for sharing your ideas.

Anne Fannie said...

Those Hibicus are so beautiful especially that yellow one!

Jen said...

I loved this pool and lush beautiful. Summer is almost over...kind of sad..yet exciting as my favorite season approaches.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful pool. I would love to walk that walkway.

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Farrah said...

What a neat swimming area!!