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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Great Day and some FUN News...

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What a great day I had yesterday... We started out at the Fall Festival in Van Buren... there were a tons of vendors there with all their wares out for us to oooh & ahhh over. The most wonderful thing was I met Kristen of Kristen's Creations, her mom and her son Chase.. He was just so cute and polite... a perfect little gentleman and Kristen's a beautiful young woman that just brightens up the world with her smile... I was so excited meeting one of my bloggin buddies... Go visit her blog it is lovely... Here we are together at the festival... Double click on the festival picture to get a better view of the vendor tents....

There was a lot of Craft vendors, entertainers and food vendors not to mention all the cute little stores up & down the street... My favorite being this great candle shop called Spencer's Candles... Hundreds of great scents and they made them right in the basement of the store... The scent that I chose was Autumn Leaves... Isn't it pretty



A nice petting zoo for the children with lots of animals but my 2 favorite was the miniature horse and the 2 kissing goats... Ok it look like they wanted to kiss... Maybe they were just necking or something...

That is Jennifer & Alyssah petting the little horse (OK not little everywhere) LOL
and my 2 little goats being cozy


There were people walking around that dressed for the occasion.. This woman was the cutest little lady and then there was a frontier man... You know I love those outdoor rugged types..


I saw a couple of booths that were selling the clothes from the late 1800's and then there was this booth selling the neatest metal rods (look at picture on left) that you could put things on and make really beautiful decorations... I was crazy about them. You just drilled a hole in the bottom(on the side) of whatever you wanted to put on it and slipped them on the rod...

Just look at some of the nifty things you could do... I loved the clay pots for herbs...

This is the courthouse in Van Buren built before the civil war and Alyssah (my granddaughter) sitting at the fountain with the statue of Hebe the greek goddess of youth and happiness....



In this small building Albert Pike noted lawyer, poet and mason taught school in 1832. Here is my Daughter Jennifer, her husband Eric and the girls Hannah & Alyssah..



I am sad to say I didn't make it to Paint the Park Pink... It upset me but we had to move on so we went to dinner at Olive Garden... YUMO!!!! That did ease the pain of it somewhat...
Listen to the band that was playing when we were leaving... They were really good and I was sorry I didn't record more...


Until Later

Hugs And Kisses


15 comments:

Chris said...

Looks like you had a fun day . I'm thrilled you got to meet Kristen.
Jennifer and her family looks really good. Did Ralph go with you, I didn't see a photo of him.

Hugs,
Chris

squawmama said...

Yes he did... I did have photo's of him just didn't put one on...
;-D It was a lot of fun... Thanks Jen is doing great and will be done soon with Nursing school... She hasn't had much time for FUN so she has enjoyed these last 2 weeks... It is a very Cute town..

Hugs,
Donna

Bridget said...

Good morning, i first have to say that your hair looks great! I love the color.
It's so nice to see other bloggers meeting up. I have met so many incredibly wonder people through blogging and I hope to meet a few of them someday. I have a tentative plan to meet one of my dearest blogging friends sometime next month. I can't wait.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Donna, I just got done with the post so I hope it did'nt look strange when you veiwd it. Anyway, it was great to meet you too!! Your family was so nice. Yes, next time we will have lunch. You seem like such a fun person to be around!! You really have a great life just traveling from place to place. How fun! I'll be talking to you soon! Kristen

Connie said...

Hi, sweetpea, I'm glad you found me too!! LOL I'm really a kick to get to know so visit often and I'll put a chuckle on your face and give ya lots of tips. Glad you liked the desk. I'm not quite finished, need to paint it white now.

Journey next summer???? Aaaah, sweet chick, you'll just have to wait till then. ;-)

Smooches,
Connie

Justine said...

Ooh, this looks like such a FUN day! And look at you, a new blogger, and already meeting other bloggers! You go girl! You've got such a beautiful family!

What else did you buy besides the candle? Come on now, I know you couldn't stop at just one thing!

Justine :o )

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Thanks for stopping by!! We are up in Northern Ga this weekend so I have not been able to get online but now we are here at Panera and just saw that you stopped by...Thanks for coming by..Sandy

Katie said...

Hello Donna! You visited my friend Connie of Living Beautifully, so I thought I'd pop in for a visit with you! What an enjoyable blog you have! Loved the jack fruit mystery! Do visit if you have a chance!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Hi Donna! You look so cute in that pic with Kristen! It's so fun when bloggers meet! Sorry you could not get to the Pink Park event, you are such a great supporter I'm sure there will be other events.

Love the pics of the fair!

Raquel

nikkicrumpet said...

How cool to meet fellow bloggers! And what a fun day you had!! And to finish things off with Olive Garden...now thats a great day!!!

Bo said...

Hi Donna...I'm so glad you made your way to Blogland...I love your posts! I think we both stumbled in here (& Chris) about the same time...haha...anyway, to answer your question where I keep all of my crap...(er, stuff)...I have an automated post coming in a couple of weeks showing the good, the bad & the ugly places I have things poked...BTW, your daughter is so pretty and this explains the gorgeous grand girls...that and Grandma ain't too shabby! ;-) Bo

Connie said...

I DID sign the guest book!! Whaaaaaa, it didn't take????
Smooches,
Connie

Ma'dame French said...

What a fun day! How great to meet a fellow Blogger!!! Hugs French;)

Ginger said...

Hi Donna:
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great to meet you. I have to say I loved looking at all your pictures. I feel like I am traveling with you. lol. I love to see so much of the US through everyone's blog.
Your motorhome picture is gorgeous, I bet you are having the time of your life, traveling in it.
I will stop by again soon.
Ginger
thegingerbreadshed
PS I sent you an email,hope that was ok.

Smilingsal said...

What a nice set-up that was! Thank for sharing. I tried to sign the guest book, but nothing happened. I'll try one more time.

Get your mamogram & check up today... Early detection saved my life....

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