Hodgepodge Wednesday ~ Roses, Wedding Bells & Camping Trips

1. I’ve read several posts and status updates recently describing end of year school field trips. Do you remember taking school field trips as a kid? Where did you go and do you recall a favorite? For any parents responding today, have you ever chaperoned a school field trip, and if so where?
The most favorite field trip I took with school mates, was probably in the sixth grade. We attended a week long camp at a place called Camp Thunderbird on Lake Wylie in North Carolina.
This camp had little cabins.  All of the sixth grade girls bunked in several  cabins and the boys in the others. We had our first co-ed dance there. We swam in the lake, played tennis, lots of group games like freeze tag. We ate at the mess hall as a group, made crafts.  It was fun and one of the first times, I had been away from home for more than a night or two without my folks. I have some treasured pictures of that trip. Maybe I will have to write a post about it later on! =)
Camp Thunderbird Cabins on Lake Wylie

2. What’s something you’re tired of seeing online?

K is for Kardashians. Enough said. 

3. June is the month for roses. Which of the following expressions would you say could most recently be applied to your life-‘everything’s coming up roses’ ‘there’s no rose without a thorn’ came out smelling like a rose’ or ‘wearing rose-colored glasses’? 

Hmmm…probably ‘everything’s coming up roses’. With my daughter getting married this past Friday, and birthdays left and right in the month of June. I would say that June is a very happy month for us. =)
                The centerpieces for my daughter’s wedding day.
                Complete with black and white silk rose petals scattered
4. When grilling outdoors do you prefer gas or charcoal? 
Who does the grilling at your house? What’s the last thing you ate that was cooked on a grill?

Oh! I love grilling either way. I do love charcoal grilling, and the unique taste that it affords. We have both types of grills. =) My most favorite thing to grill is zucchini squash. We slice it thin, brush with olive oil. Grill it and then sprinkle it with fresh chopped dill, Mozzarella cheese & crushed red pepper. YUM!
My sweet hubby is the grilling king at our house, but our sons are learning. Lucky me. =)
                                                    Hamburger My Love
                                             Copyright 2010 Shaggycreations

5. Are you afraid of the dark?

Well I don’t like scary movies or things that creep about in the dark. I prefer to live in the ‘light.’ But, I don’t mind the dark, warm, star lit summer evenings. I love a walk in the twilight. Something about twilight, just before the world goes to sleep…it is a very special time. All things seem to slow down a bit. The world takes a breath and lets it out slow. I love that time of day. So yes…and no!

                         My beautiful daughter at twilight time…
        a gorgeous time of day for wedding photos, I might add!
                        Copyright 2014 Shaggycreations

6. Share a favorite song with a number in its title.

A Thousand Years By Christina Perri

This past weekend, my daughter’s bridesmaids sang this song to her and her new husband. They were accompanied by a violinist and a pianist. It was heavenly. A LOVELY, LOVELY song. 

7. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding about ourselves.”(C.G. Jung) Do you agree? Why or why not?

I think when I see things I don’t like in the lives of others, most specifically negativity, it makes me want to be a more positive person myself.  I am often reminded of the little line that Thumper the rabbit says in the Disney cartoon Bambi. (One of my older kids favorites when they were very small) “If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all.” Now, if only I can learn to live by this rule.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Young love…is there anything more beautiful? I leave you with a few snapshots of my daughter’s wedding this past weekend. They are grainy, I will post some better ones soon! The emotions they show are unmistakable…love…it makes the world go ’round. 
The First Kiss
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Cutting The Cake
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Copyright 2014
A Toast
Copyright 2014
Father Daughter Dance
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                                                     Copyright 2014 Shaggycreations
                                        Have a Super Day! 
                                  I know this is a day late! 
                                But better late than never!  
                                       Blessings, Valerie

10 Responses to Hodgepodge Wednesday ~ Roses, Wedding Bells & Camping Trips

  1. Mrs R says:

    Valerie, such beautiful pictures! Your daughter is lovely. You must be exhausted after the wedding!

  2. Valerie says:

    Dear Mrs. R,
    Thank you so much! I am tired! But it is a good tired all in all. Some things are worth the "tired." =) I am so glad you dropped by for a visit. Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

  3. Denise says:

    Thanks for sharing the wedding pictures, your daughter is beautiful. Your field trip sounds awesome. I love that gorgeous centerpiece.

  4. Stopping over from the Hodgepodge: Congratulations on your daughter's wedding. Those pictures were gorgeous.

  5. Valerie says:

    Dear Denise, You are so welcome! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments. Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

  6. Valerie says:

    Dear Shannon M.,
    Thank you so much for dropping by and for your sweet comments. Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

  7. Lauren says:

    Dear Valerie,

    Oh what BEAUTIFUL pictures! What a HAPPY HAPPY time! The wedding looks so gorgeous and full of love. Your lovely daughter is just glowing. I have so much to read and catch up on, I must apologize for how behind that I am. I only have a few minutes of computer time this afternoon, but soon I will sit with a cup of coffee and read all of your latests posts.

    Please know that you and your family have been on my mind these past couple of weeks. I am so thrilled and happy for you and your. What joy!

    Sending lots of love and cheer and congratulations from Michigan!

  8. Valerie says:

    My Dear Friend Lauren,
    I'm so glad you dropped by! I totally 'get' being so behind! I am super behind as we speak. =) After weeks and weeks of wedding plans,etc. It is tough to get back into the groove of real life. 😉
    Thank you for all of your sweet thought and care. Take care of you and your sweet family. Come back for a visit when you have the time. Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

  9. Joyce says:

    I've been traveling so am just now catching up on news. Best wishes to the newlyweds! Your daughter makes a beautiful bride, and everyone looks so happy, which I think is the best thing of all!

  10. Valerie says:

    Dear Joyce,
    Thank you so much for your sweet comments. You are so right! It is such a wonderful thing to see our children happy.
    Hope you have enjoyed your travels!
    Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

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