Another lovely Tennessee bouquet to open this weekly blog and bring us all some cheer from the Creator via Cousin Karin's skillful arrangement.
The two major events of the week were the Upland Labor Day festivities, and our getaway for Diane's birthday.
The town's three day festival included a variety of events: yard sales, music, food vendors, carnival rides, ice cream socials, a spectacular fireworks display Sunday night, a 5k competitive run/walk Monday and then the parade like the grand finale.
ATVs are allowed all around town, so the kids borrow ours and enjoy it all weekend.
I try to do the 5k each year. This time I "graduated" to the competitive walk and came in second out of six.
Kayla and Rebecca walked in the parade representing the public library. Ruby (Elijah's friend) rode one of the horses of Rope this Ranch where she works.
Kristie and the boys joined us in front of Leah's house for some family fun and a lot of candy gathering.
For a few years now Diane and I have gone somewhere special for an overnight birthday getaway. This time Michael came with us. We stayed in a cottage in downtown Nashville, Indiana, a small town with many artsy shops. We had two mishaps: I left my purse in a restaurant some 20 miles before and Michael had to go back for it and Diane got lost once but was able to remember my phone number and had someone call me.