Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday Write Up

 

Hello!
Yes, I am still here and after
you read this post you will be
caught up on the goings on at
our house.

On Labor Day weekend
(Saturday) to be exact we went
to see the sunflowers. 40 acres
of them! They were planted in
July and began blooming right
before Labor Day weekend.
A little back story here. Farmer
Ted plants the sunflowers for
the seeds which he in turns feeds
to the birds. Several years ago
when he began planting the fields,
he had no idea they would become
a MUST SEE event for young and
old alike. There were sooooo many
people coming to the farm on Labor
Day the police became involved in
traffic control!







A little visitor enjoying his visit
to the farm.



EVERYWHERE you look there are
Sunflowers.



Look who popped up in the field!










Visitors can pick these beauties for
a donation, Farmer Ted has collection
buckets for $1 donations in various
parts of the field. We brought one
home and thankfully I found it on
the ground and we did not have to
try and pull it out of the ground.
They are sturdy buggers. Next
year we will need to bring a cutting
instrument with us!

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Before we even got to the field that
morning we experienced our first
Earthquake! Yep, I said it. Came up
from Oklahoma at 5.8 on the scale.
Not they way I would recommend
waking up but hey. Bed moved a
little that was all but very weird for
sure!

On Labor Day Monday in the evening,
we went to one of the local parks and
watched the Kansas City Symphony
perform a free Labor Day concert. It
was a bit hot before the concert but
once the sun went down it was a
beautiful evening for a picnic and
symphony music.

On the second Saturday of this month
we went to the Lenexa Spinach Festival.
Held each year to celebrate our city's
claim to fame--as the "Spinach Capital"
of the World. Back in the day the Belgium
farmers planted spinach here. There were
lots of crafts, music, kid's activities, Popeye
and Olive Oil made an appearance plus
lot's of food to choose from. Our fave food
booth is the Spinach booth of course.

The week of September 12th came like a
whirlwind both of us started our work
week sick which did not bode well for
the wedding activities happening later
in the week, thankfully it was a one day
thing for both of us. Gift wrapping,
getting clothes ready, rehearsal to
attend and the BIG day last Saturday!
We had had some rain during the week
but Saturday dawned with fog and then
the sun came out.


This would be the new Mr. and Mrs.
My brother-in-law and my new sister-
in-law! We are so happy for them!


They had a cupcake and punch reception
plus their own cake to cut.


This is Julie's bouquet. Each flower
has a vintage pin for it's middle.
This was such a great idea!


Well that is it for now, more fun
coming in the next few weeks so
stay tuned!


~Keep on Dreaming~

20 comments:

  1. I admire the farmer for growing those sunflowers, the fields look like a bit of heaven. Those antique pins in the guests flowers are a great idea.

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  2. Yes, it is a bit like that there.
    Such a fun place to visit.

    I love the pin idea!

    M : )

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  3. Oh those sunflowers - how beautiful! A field of yellow!

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    1. It is an amazing sight for sure!!

      M : )

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  4. You both have been busy "bees", especially flitting about among those beautiful sunflowers! Aren't weddings fun?

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  5. I really enjoyed reading about your sunflower adventure. Very cool! Best wishes to the new bride and groom.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed.
      The newlyweds are very happy.

      M : )

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  6. Those sunflowers are amazing! Looks like you've had a very busy September so far. Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs!

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    1. The really are!
      Yes, and October will be busy too.

      M : )

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  7. Oh my goodness! Sunflower heaven! So pretty! Thank you M for visiting my blog! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Yes they are!

      Good to see your posts.

      Have a great one.


      M : )

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  8. Beautiful sunflowers. WE have a place like that nearby.. traffic gets all jammed up there too. During the peek bloom time, my facebook is loaded with sunflower selfies. I think I am the only person around who hasn't visited the famous field yet.

    Earthquake! What!! It's weird isn't it. The last time I felt one here was a few years ago and I was in Chick Fila having lunch. It was the strangest thing.
    I love your sister in laws bouquet ... beautiful!!!! Happy fall

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  9. The sunflowers are AMAZING!
    The earthquake was very weird, we were sure what we felt or if we really felt it.
    The bouquet was very clever.

    M : )

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  10. Sounds like an excellent time you two have been having!

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  11. You have a great time...

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I'll be by your blog soon.

      M : )

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  12. OMG you all have been busy! I love your SIL wedding dress and those sunflowers are soo pretty! Where is that farm?

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  13. Thank you!

    The farm is near Lawrence, Kansas.

    M : )

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