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Saturday, May 28, 2011


Good morning! Have you heard the expression, something like this, the faster I go, the behinder I get! I feel that way today. I was planning my fabulous Pink Saturday post to honor our third birthday today. Then I started thinking about the Memorial Day weekend. I missed Spiritual Sunday last week so here I go trying to stay ahead of the pace and incorporate all three of these into a big Saturday/Sunday surprise!
 I am  offering each one of you this beautiful pink bouquet of flowers!
Then I would call each one of you on my pretty pink phone and wish you a tremendous day filled with love and kindness and all sorts of fun things!
Then I would bake you a big beautiful birthday cake, add some balloons and of course, the perfectly pink drink and send you off with a pink sunset!

Then I would stop by Beverly's and thank her for hosting three wonderful years of pinkness! I would hurry over to Charlotte and Ginger and thank them both for hosting a weekly spiritual slice of bread and a taste of wine (or ginger ale) for all of us who crave God's love and need His constant assurance.

Scripture Regarding Friendship

"Love must be sincere, Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves." Romans 12:9-10

"Therefore as God's chosen people,  holy and dear, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive for the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues, put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." Colossians 3:12-14

"And this is my prayer, that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth and insight , so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ." Phillipians 1:9-10

"Above all, love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins." 1 Peter 4:80

Then please today and all weekend long, never forget the trials, the sacrifice and the bloodshed many American soldiers have given to secure our safety. May our flag wave proudly. Do not give in to the evil ways we are seeing spread over our nation and do not be deceived by the things of this world. Remember these words from some of our founding fathers.

"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories" Thomas Jefferson

"They that would give up essential liberty for a little temporary safety,  deserve neither liberty or safety. " Ben Franklin

"Duty is ours; results are Gods" John Quincy Adams

God Bless America that I may participate in these weekly meme's without any threat or retribution.Please pray for our troops where ever they are serving us today.

Thank you to google image for allowing me to share these images here today. Please stop by and visit Pink Saturday and Spiritual Sunday. You will find the buttons on my right side bar. Then celebrate the freedom we have with a safe and happy Memorial weekend!

NOTE: Somehow blogger pulled an older post and made it front and center. It was my Alphabe Thursday "D" post!

So because I am fighting blogger and losing followers and comments and because I was light headed and goofy this morning putting this post up originally I do have a surprise giveaway that I want to share with everyone! I will have my Sweets draw the lucky winner Monday evening! Spread the joy and come join the giveaway. I will only ask that you leave a comment and be a follower! Easy as eating apple pie with vanilla ice cream!  Just know the giveaway will be pink! I am including all the comments in the drawing already because with a little luck, some of you got through!
Blogger is being very difficult. No commenting, losing followers, refusing to let me follow someone! I am going to get a good night of rest and be back tomorrow. Argh....
Sweet dreams everyone!


Donnie said...

What a truly beautiful post Anne. All the photos and words were perfect but your last one with the photo of the soldiers brought tears to my eyes. May we never forget all their sacrifices for us. Take care sweetie.

Sunny said...

Hi! I love your beautiful posting..inspiring! Happy Pink Saturday! Sunny109

Pat said...

Happy PS 3rd Birthday - there's a lot to celebrate!

We attended a Patriotic Pops concert last night. It was wonderful. Seeing representatives of our armed forces in their uniforms brought tears to my eyes.

NanaDiana said...

Anne-What a beautiful post and tribute to so many people. Love have a good soul! Hugs Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful post sweet Anne! Thank you for making us appreciate so much in our lives. hugs, Linda

JJ said...

Thanks for dropping by and I return your visit and have to say your post is lovely.
Happy PS

JJ said...

Thanks for dropping by and I return your visit and have to say your post is lovely.
Happy PS

Tobi Britton* said...

Lovely Post!!! Maybe being "behind" is a good thing!!!
Happy Pinkalicious Saturday !!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies

Cat & Cricket said...

Fantastic and heartwarming post!
Happy PS!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Anne Sweetie...
What a beautiful share. I love my flowers, and the phone call, well that was the best. Loved the chatter amongst us. Can't wait for you to call again sweetie, blue phone perhaps?

The cake was sinfully delicious. How did you know that chocolate was my favorite. Love cake.

Also a beautiful Memorial Day share. I loved it. You have such a wonderful way of reaching out to so many people sweet one.

Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi, Anne! What a lovely job you did of incorporating all these events into one lovely tribute post!!

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!

Angelic Accents

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Wonderful Anne! Thank YOU!
HaPpY PS B'Day edition !!

BonjourRomance said...

THis is an amazing post Anne! The Bible verses, yes love does cover a multitude of sins thank Heaven.
Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Charlotte said...

You did a good job of combining the memes. Quite an accomplishment for a busy weekend. You mentioned you may come to Phoenix in the fall. That's a good time to come here - late fall. Early fall is still pretty hot. Maybe we can meet somewhere.

Riet said...

What a beautiful post. Happy pink Saturday

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Anne! Yours is a beautiful post both in pictures and in words; thank you. Thank you for your visit too.


Rita said...

We all tend to get behind and when your computer is acting up... you really get behind. That is what has happened to me this week. I've not been able to even get on the computer for a couple of days now. So I am very thankful today to have it back and thankful for all the freedoms that we have in this country. I love your post today. It was wonderful!

Jennifer Scull said...

thank you so much for the beautiful post! so very inspiring! and I so appreciate you stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment. hasn't blogger been naughty lately? your beautiful post has certainly taken the headache of that off of my mind.

enjoy your Pink Saturday! :)

Daniella said...

I would LOVE to see that Hello Kitty Phone! It is something I don't have, and my collection is LARGE!!!!!

Wonderful post friend! I would follow you, but blogger is tricking us again!! All of our followers are missing. ugh blogger. Just know, I would if I could!!


Lorraine said...

What a lovely post, you are a real sweetheart!! Keep on dancing!! (Do you remember, that was Juliet Prowse?! A while ago!!) :) Happy weekend!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Wonderful Memorial Day Tribute and I'll have a slice of that festive cake!

Just wanted to thank you for putting my picture on your sidebar. I know blogger has been giving everone fits, so thanks for going to the trouble.

Sares said...

What a neat post. That sunset is miraculous. Happy Pink and have a great weekend!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Thank you for your great, inspiring post! Your wording was perfect.
Thanks a bunch also for the darling note you left me! You brought a smile to my face.

LADY JANE said...

Great creative post...Blessings to you and your and Happy Pink Saturday!

Pamela said...

I tried several times yesterday to comment and couldn't...I'm trying again!

I just finished a book that showed me how much I lack in honoring others above myself. I've been asking God to rid my heart of unselfishness. Your comments here solidifies my determination.


Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Anne, I finally got here..Grace Lily was born yesterday morning and have not had time for any blogging.!

Beautiful post especially about friendship, of which you and I have shared for, what, 43 years..OH MY GOSH!!

love you

Mary said...

What a perfect post for Pink Saturday. I hope you had a rosy day. Blessings...Mary

☆☆Mumsy said...

Beautiful pink post, and many gorgeous photos!

Diann said...

A perfect pink post for Beverly's party! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Memorial day and take a quick moment to say a prayer for all our men and women who are risking their lives for us everyday!

Sweet Tea said...

Here I am, late to the party, but what a lovely PINK party it continues to be into Sunday now. Great scriptures and words of wisdom!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Anne, it's perfectly okay that you danced right thru that fun pink birthday cake. We love ya" and wish you a happy birthday Memorial Day and a sweet Spiritual Day. It's Monday and I am way behind too on stopping by to visit so please forgive my tardiness. Have a beautiful day. xo