Thursday, May 26, 2011

~a pretty image with some bits of wisdom~

My father told me there are two kinds of people,
the takers and the givers.
"The takers sometimes eat better", he would say
"But the givers always sleep better"
{Marlo Thomas}

Another lilac photo for Friday Pretties.
sorry I can not get enough of these fleeting beauties
for more pretties visit Joyce here

hugs and happy happy Friday!

ps.......a note from last post
black and red jujubes go first
yellow always last molly comes home this Saturday.........after 9 mos of school in England and Sweden
happy danc
We have been watching that volcano in Iceland very carefully as we do not want her flight to be delayed out of Sweden or she will miss her London flight home
how sad that would be
take care my sweet friends



Gloria said...

Beautiful!! Saying a prayer for a safe flight for your dear Molly! Enjoy, sweet friend...:)


Doreen said...

I love this quote Koralee. So true. Have a wonderful, wonderful, joyful time reuniting with Molly!

mollymell said...

This post is so beautiful - the photos, the bits of wisdom.
Have a wonderful time with Molly!
My only family in America is my niece who is getting her phD at Cornell University, this saturday she is coming to visit me after 5 months away.
Happy Friday to you, too

i.ikeda said...

OOoooh, congrats on Molly's return! How exciting for all of you and what an adventure I'm sure she'll have to tell. Homecomings are the best.

Those words are very wise indeed. Happy Friday, lady K. Xoxo

birdie blue said...

sooo happy you'll have your molly this weekend, koralee. nine months is a long time to wait for your sweet girl to return home. i'm sure she'll have wonderful stories to share and beautiful pictures, too (if she's anything like her sweet mum).

have a wonderful weekend with your family.

Simple Daisy said...

So very beautiful and so very true:)

J.A. Martin said...

I'm a different Joyce, but I love Lilacs. My mom had a bush outside my childhood bedroom window and they smelled so lovely in the summer! LOVE the wisdom! :-)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

You deserve to do that happy dance...9 months is a long time. Am sure Molly is doing a happy dance as well.
(blow that volcanic ash out of the way...deep breath and BLOW!)

Unknown said...

Hopefully, I can comment... But, still getting throw out of my sign in tonight. Not doing a happy dance here till I saw that Miss Molly is coming home. Now, I'm dancing, with my fancy dancing shoes on.

Wow it may actually let me leave a comment. You must be sending me good Ju-Ju's tonight...

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Hope she has a safe, and on-time flight. I can almost smell those lilacs! Love, Linda said...

Oh Molly, please stay safe and hope your plane can get off OK, kisses. xx

Pinecone said...

I am so glad your babe will be home!!

red ticking said...

we have so much to be grateful for.. truly... and i am so happy that molly will be home... have a wonderful weekend sweetie... xoxo

Bring Pretty Back said...

How exciting to see molly! And what a wonderful experience for her.
That quote is so so so true isn't it!
Thank you for your comment on ID contacting me! The question will not be on the FB page til tomorrow afternoon . It isn't like it is a huge deal... but it is so cool to me!
Have a pretty day Koralee!

Rosie said...

Oh the "HAPPY DANCE" it is!!!! Sending up prayers for a safe journey her loving family!
Such a pretty snappy. I too have my turquoise cake server out today. Mine is wearing white chocolate chip cookies...I'll save one :)
May see you at Colleen's sale...if not, Happy Saturday Dearest...xoxo...Rosie

GardenOfDaisies said...

We absolutely do need to enjoy the lilacs and other spring blossoms while they last!! Good quote!

Vintage Home said...

OH Korlaee praying for clear skies and a north(?) wind!...Take care and you will get that chalkboard up in your new home!
As I said in your earlier post ...your kitchen is adorable!

Rose said...

How exciting that your daughter is returning home! Shes so lucky to have had such an experience.
Happy Friday to you.


lilybets said...

Happy week end Koralee enjoy your family and thanks a lot for your beautiful photos.

manon 21 said...

Bon weekend ma chère Koralee,j'aime la couleur chez toi.


tinajo said...

Lovely and true words - and as always a great pic!

Thanks for your kind words - it will be exciting to see what the result was (will be released today). :-)

Vintage Home said...

p.s. pop back for a 2nd peek @ a few things I am selling @ the Old School Market!

Unknown said...

awww I hope Molly arrives safe and sound with you, lovely words today and so very true. Have a lovely time with your little girl, dee x

Simple Home said...

Love that quote :-) I know you're all looking forward to time spent with Molly! I bet she's going to have wonderful stories to tell.

Rubyred said...

So true Koralee!
Wishing your Molly a safe journey home.
Have a happy family time together!
Rachel x

It's me said...

Great thast she is comming home to you !!! yeah !!! am a taker and a i eat and sleep well.....hahahhhh!! love

Helen Philipps said...

Such a sweet picture,and wonderful wise thoughts. Happy Friday, Koralee, and I do hope that Molly soon arrives safely home with you.
Helen x

Ann said...

What a wonderful quote...
Oh I'd rather sleep better ♥

Love your image too.

Have a happy weekend!

La luz del norte said...

Thank you for the quote and all the lovely posts! have a nice weekend!

Love, Solrosa xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am always so late here dearest, but never the last one...for your messages are powerful and sweet, fun and colorful and promising of something we all need: LOVE. Oh how happy you are gonna be when your sweet girl comes home!!!!! May she be granted a safe and TIMELY trip home!!!! I know you and Rosie both are having your babies come home this are gonna be dancing to the MOON!!!! And I thank you that you will be posting on are, right? I have you on my list. Thank you precious for doing that, in spite of the busy time you are going to have!!!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Your lilacs are so pretty and I imagine the fragrance is heavenly.
Such a great quote your father used to tell you and so true.
Wishing Molly a safe trip home and I am sure your whole family will be doing the happy dance with you.

Have a happy family reunion, this weekend, dear friend

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

You must be so excited Koralee that your lovely Molly is coming home!...nine months is a very long are going to have such a wonderful weekend...
Susan x

andrea creates said...

hope she makes her flights :)
love lilacs-they smell beautiful!

Blondie's Journal said...

The quote is SO true...I love it!

I hope Molly makes it home safe and sound.


Aprendeconvale said...

great words!!! and can imagine your happiness! enjoy it!

Kristin H said...

Your father must be a great man:)

Anonymous said...

That is so true!
Takers and that quote!

Thanks for sharing.

Ciao Bella!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very wise quote! And a happy time for your sweet family! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

Deborah said...

Love the quote, couldn't agree more!

Have a great weekend :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

lilisinha said...

Fique tranquila !
O senhor Deus colocou anjos para guardar sua Molly, Felicidades filhos voltando nem que seja um pouquinho!!!
Amada te espero na comemoração de aniversário de casamento, aqui no Blog.
Bjos Carinhosos!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
That cute cupcake is from this baker:
flickr photos

Her blog: Little Miss Cupcake

She is so talented! Lots to look at and ideas galore! You'll love them!
Thank goodness looking is calorie free!

Ingrid said...

Hello Koralee,I think you gone have a verry hapyy weekend together wit Molly and just say that I agree with "the giver sleeps better"beautiful quote.....hugs from Belgium

fernandflora said...

I'm learning lots in my life about the givers and takers. I hope to always be the former.

And hooray for Molly! I will pray that she makes it home safe, sound and right on time. No doubt you're thrilled to have her back soon!

Madelief said...

Dear Koralee,

I so hope Molly will come home this weekend! I will keep my fingers crossed for you! It must be so good seeing her again after such a long time.

Have a lovely time together!

Lieve groet,

Madelief xox

Marie said...

Hi Koralee - Your blog is soooo pretty! Glad to find you from Friday Pretties.

Happy Friday!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Happy dance indeed enjoy your time together...I love your fathers wisdom how true is that!

Martina said...

So hope that all goes well with Mollies arrival! Love your quote and picture, so wise and true! Many weekend hugs :)

Unknown said...


- your father was pretty right!
- Lilacs are soooo beautiful!!!
- about the jujubes: I got the red one correct!! That´s because the red one is MY favorite:o)
- I DO hope your sweet Molly comes home soon, safe and sound!!

Much love, Bela

Laura S. said...

That's a wonderful quote, and so true too.

Yay for your Molly coming home!!! I hope she had a fabulous adventure!

Happy weekend, Koralee! :)

Suz said...

I love the story of the takers and the givers. We have two dogs and one is a taker and one is a giver but I don't think it changes the takers sleep!!!
Marlo didn't say it applies to dog's though, did she???
We are in San Francisco for the wedding of our Best Man's daughter. Such a wonderful time and a great chance to see old friends!!!

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...

That's right! Great post!

~ Gabriela ~

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

That is a great quote my friend. Thinking of miss Molly today and tomorrow. Bunches of hugs o xx o xx o xx o

Carol said...

Just love the lilacs...they're front and center on my table and the fragrance greets me as I come in!!
Praying that Molly arrives home safely and on time!! xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD EVENING GORGEOUS! OH I bet you are so excited that MOLLY IS COMING HOME! And to think that you will be adding a Paris are SUPER-FRIEND, SUPERMOM!!!! Love to you dearest; hey, I had trouble leaving comments today. I hope all is well tomorrow for the party!!! Anita

Privet and Holly said...

Welcome home, Miss
Molly! And what a
better time than
LILAC time ~ yippee!
Enjoy her, Koralee!
xx Suzanne

Rizzi said...


Tash said...

You must be so anxious and excited to see your Molly! I hope she returns home safe and sound.
The lilacs are beautiful, the quote is perfection.
Happy weekend my friend, xo

Unknown said...

You had me going till I saw those shoes and I just knew for some reason. Plus, I know Molly has landing. So off you go for tons of loven' and big hugs.

Weekend Wishes for a Trip to Heaven and Paris in your dreams,
Kate - The G.B.

Karena said...

Oh how wonderful, I adore your site and am so happy to be part of the Paris Party. Thanks to Anita!! My post is now up.

Art by Karena