Friday, September 5, 2014

Birthdays, Boating, and Brides Friday Fragment Style

So this happened.

Last weekend, but who's counting? 

Hubs celebrated the turning of a calendar page in his favorite place-

A boat on the water. And when the boat belongs to family you've got icing on the proverbial cake.  Add a daughter to the weekend and life is pretty close to perfect. Two daughters there would have made it so, but we had to settle for almost perfect. 

We did have a nephew on board and he knows how to throw it down. 

We enjoyed sunny afternoons on Paradise Island. 

The raft, not the Bahamas. 
Just as nice. 

We had dinner on the marina pool deck Saturday night. 
The view was free. 

We watched amazing storm clouds bubble and roll late Sunday evening. 

They gave way to spectacular summer weather on Labor Day, marking the end of a fabulous weekend.

I was home for a day, then made my way to D.C. via my mom's in South Jersey, because we had important business to conduct.

Seeing the bride-to-be in her wedding dress.
First official try-on.
Be still my heart.

As you might imagine I have more to say about that, but those thoughts are not fragmented at all, so I'm going to save them for another day.  When I have more time and my hair's not crazy and I haven't been in five states and back again in a three day time period.

My mom and I trekked back to her house in South Jersey on Thursday because we're off to the Women of Faith conference in Philadelphia tonight and tomorrow. Hubs is home minding the store.

I got the tickets for my mom as a Christmas gift last year, and we're so excited. We've never attended a Women of Faith event, but I've heard such wonderful things about them, and the speaker/music line up is awesome.

So what's been keeping you busy? Why not join the party and share your weekend plans, fragment style, over at Half Past Kissin' Time today?  Enjoy!


  1. Glad I got to see you for lunch - your a busy woman!

  2. Dpn't know what about all of this sounds better. It's all wonderful. But I am thinking about going with first time trying on her dress. A moment to remember for sure! Glad your mom is there to share it all with you. Enjoy the conference!

  3. Wow, you sure have been busy! Belated birthday wishes to your hubs. His birthday must be close to mine (Aug 30).
    I hope you and your mom enjoy the conference. Treasure your time together, whatever you're doing :)

  4. busy fragments
    Very nice boat too. Do you travel very far with it? It's on the ocean?

  5. I'm so excited about the fitting! I can't help it. It doesn't have to be one of my daughters to get me all teary. Good teary. Happy Birthday to your hubby! And happy hugs all around!

  6. Oh, can't wait to hear what you think about the Women of Faith conference. I've been to one and it's a whole bunch of women for sure!

    I can only imagine your thoughts when your daughter tried on her dress. It was such a "moment" for me.

    Enjoy your weekend with your Mom!

  7. What a lovely weekend and such excitement for the "try on"... I have fond memories of doing it with Katy.
    I went to a Woman of Faith event in Atlanta several years back and had an amazing time! Enjoy!!

  8. Sounds like all good stuff! Happy Birthday to your Hubs! You are next!
    Have a wonderful time with your Mama!!!
    I am going to an outside wedding this afternoon and it looks like it's going to storm :/ hopefully not!

  9. A wonderful post, full of such love and fun!

  10. Hope you had fun, fun, fun with your mama at the WoF event! I haven't done a WoF event in several years and would love to go to one ... wonder where would be the closest?

    Awww ... the first try on! How exciting! And happy belated birthday to your hubby!


  11. Your fragments are delightful; a nice little slice of Americana and a very exciting event to be part of. Happy times.... Thanks for linking up. Have a great week.

  12. Sounds like a perfect birthday celebration for hubby!!!
    How wonderful to be able to take your mom to the first fitting. What a special moment for all of you. Hope you had a wonderful time at the conference. They are always so motivational and I love the closeness we feel with God when we attend them.