Friday, May 28, 2010

brave sisters society

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a few friends and i hosted a women's event a week ago


it was divine...

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our focus was cultivating a brave life


we chose a french garden theme and i said things like "leve la main" which means "raise your hand" {that's all i could remember from 3 years of high school french}


our friend julie lives in an earthly paradise, so her place was our beautiful backdrop

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we hung scripture {about nature} from julie's grape arbor dividers


you almost couldn't hear us read our verses because the birds were so happy!

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we like to personalize every.little.thing!  linen garden gloves are no exception...

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and the gloves were needed when we planted our own little herb gardens

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something about working in dirt...getting back to nature...so calming

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did i mention julie is a gourmet cook?


our french lunch included croque monsieur, salad, and fruit crostatas

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i know


beauty everywhere

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each friend left with a bottle of homemade wine with our own handmade labels


some other goodies, too...


all went into their take-out bags


personalized, of course


{because our God is a personal God}


last but not least...while setting up, the pool man showed us what was doing a few laps in the pool {i just went back in to "shrink" him -- UGH!}

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{don't worry, that was my zoom lense}


i had wanted the three of us organizers to jump in the pool, fully clothed, at the end


you know, people remember the extraordinary!


but our creepy swimmer was a deal breaker.


friends, God, nature, and amazing food


{and i'm sure the pool man ridding of us the snake is an allegory somehow!}


a foretaste of heaven if you ask me


blessed indeed


*i'm linking up to my friend Patty today and i'll say the snake is my favorite picture of the week...just because patty's son loves them so!

7 comments:

Kellee said...

That sounds like a truly lovely time you spent there. And so pretty. :)

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Hey there brave sistah...

Oh so glad you didn't jump into the pool with THAT thing!

And if people remember the extraordinary, I shall remember you forever. :)

Have a great weekend!

Ruth

0612ConsuelaC_Hovey said...

pleasure to find such a good artical! please keep update!!.............................................

Cate said...

What a wonderful day out - I so wished I lived near you!

Except for the snake that is....... ;-)

Ruth said...

It looks like a spectacular time. What a nice way to spend time together, minus the snake. YUCK!!

Ruth

Mrs. C... said...

It looks lovely. Absolutely lovely. All, except for the snake. That would have been a deal breaker for me too. But how poetic, that a snake was found in the midst of your loveliness, while focussing on God. Not unlike another serpent I know who wants to spoil HIS lovely times with us in HIS garden.

Cathie said...

Hi Cathy, this is my first time to visit and I am so happy that I did. Looks like we have more than just our first names in common! I'll definitely be dropping by from time to time throughout the summer.

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