Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Weekend


My Sweetheart is taking me on a 'surprise' trip in order to celebrate Valentine's Day. I have no idea where we are going but a little birdie told me that there would be some waterfalls involved. Now--we are both hoping for good weather (which looks very 'iffy' for us this weekend).

SO---since I don't know if we will have internet service, this will be my last post until Tuesday (the 16th). I wanted to share a couple of things for you today since this is a special weekend. First, here is a RECIPE just for you!!


LIFE'S RECIPE

1 cup of kind deeds
1 cup of forgiveness
1 cup of good thoughts
2 cups of sacrifice for others
2 cups of consideration for others

Mix above ingredients thoroughly and add tears of joy and sorrows and sympathy for others. Flavor with little shifts of love. Fold in four cups of HUGS and LOVE to lighten the ingredients, pouring all of this into your daily life. Bake well with human kindness. Serve with a SMILE.

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WHAT IS A HUG?
by Yvonne Lowther

A hug is something special
A hug can give such joy
A hug can bring a little smile
To every girl and boy

A hug can say a thousand words
Without a single spoken one
A hug can put things right again
When everything seems wrong

A hug can be a lovely thing
It doesn't have to contain a touch
A hug can be on paper
The word 'hug' just means so much

So I'm sending YOU a special hug
Not physical, it's true
But this hug is sent to let you know
I think the world of you

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I hope all of you have a wonderful Valentine's Weekend...

Be sure to watch the OLYMPICS. The Opening Ceremony was fabulous!!!

Loads and Loads of Love and Hugs,


(ALL PHOTOS/GRAPHICS IN THIS POST CAME FROM THE INTERNET.)

74 comments:

Jo said...

Oh that is so beautiful Betsy;) I love hugs as you do. Have a WONDERFUL trip away. Bless you both. (((Hugs))) Jo

Valerie said...

Enjoy your time time away. Can't wait to hear about the surprise location. Stay warm and safe and get lots of pictures!

Happy Valentines Day!

Darla said...

That George is a sweetie!! Hope your Valentine's Getaway is great!!

T said...

Have a great get away and can't wait to hear all about it!

Happy Valentines Day!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Happy Valentines Day. I wonder why you think there might be a waterfall involved. ;-)

Blissitydoodah said...

You little lovebirds have a fun time bird watching ;)

Cedar ... said...

Have a wonderful weekend! Yes, the opening ceremony was so impressive with all the First Nations participating. Loved it.

Arkansas Patti said...

You and George have a perfectly romantic weekend. Take pictures and show us, those you can that is.

Jayne said...

Hope you all have some wonderful, sweet time away Betsy! Happy Valentine's Day!

diane said...

Thank you. Have a happy, romantic Valentines Day with your knight in shining armour, George.

Dorothy said...

Betsy, hope you and George have a wonderful weekend! How nice that he plans these little surprises for you! Thanks for the {{Hug}}!

Daisy said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Betsy! I hope you and George have a great time on your trip. :D

Small City Scenes said...

That fella of yours sure is a special guy. You take care of him

Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

Have fun on your surprise trip. MB

Jen said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you Love Birds.
How sweet of George to surprise you :)

Peggy said...

I hope you have the most wonderful Valentine trip ever! Can't wait to read all about it........Happy Valentine Day!

cindy said...

What a way to celebrate your love for your wife. I wish Jack was this motivated.

Hope your weekend is snow free and filled with love.

Take care

Karin said...

Have a wonderful time you two! Blessings and Hugs!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: So very cute and well posted.

Sandra said...

your hugs are special. have a great time with your valentine and of course don't forget to take pictures. tee hee on that one. love your valentine pic

Karin said...

Can't seem to send e-mails - will get back to you when I get back home!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Have fun this weekend!! take lots of photos for us.
happy hearts day!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks and a great big hug to you.Without my blogging friends my life would be very empty. I hope you and George have great weekend.
Blessings,Ruth

Beth said...

Thank you for the lovely Valentine wishes, Betsy---I wish the same for you! It is truly a blessing to witness the special bond between you and your sweet George. I know you will have a Valentine's trip filled with wonder and romance---I am looking forward to hearing all about it. God bless you and George and your life together.

Love, Beth

imac said...

Have a great time, and Happy Valentine.

Mary said...

Have a wonderful trip! Happy Valentine's Day!

carolina nana said...

Thanks for the wishes,we are snowed in again for the 5th weekend this year.But we are getting used to it,have a wonderful trip and stay safe. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY MARILYN

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, Betsy ... Hurry back, I will be anxiously awaiting your pictures of your trip ... enjoy & be safe.

Happy Valentine's
Have a loving weekend.
Hugs, Marydon

Ms. ~K said...

A surprise getaway! Very romantic!
Happy Valentine's Day,
Kit

Cicero Sings said...

Enjoy your weekend getaway and Happy Valentine's Day to you too along with a big, virtual bear hug.

Sunny said...

Hi Betsy,
Hope you and George have a lovely, romantic Valentine's trip.
Sunny :)

The Muse said...

cannot wait to hear the trip destination! have a blessed and memorable TIME!! :)

Ginny said...

Love your post, can't wait to hear about your trip! It sounds lovely, and with a surprise waiting! We will be getting together with family, then all going to the church Valentine party, so I'll have lots to post on Monday. I wish you great weather, safe travel, lots of good food, and a surprise at the end of the rainbow!

Ginny said...

Love your post, can't wait to hear about your trip! It sounds lovely, and with a surprise waiting! We will be getting together with family, then all going to the church Valentine party, so I'll have lots to post on Monday. I wish you great weather, safe travel, lots of good food, and a surprise at the end of the rainbow!

Diane said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you both. xoxo Diane

Rose said...

I sure hope you are having fun where
ever you are....

wncmountainliving said...

Happy Valentines Day. Have a wonderful trip. Lovelypost today. It is our anniversary - we hare hoping to get out tonight weather permitting.

Joyful said...

This is so wonderful. It is appropriate for me as I'm visiting my elderly mom who needs a lot of my sacrifice. God bless you and your loved ones this weekend as you celebrate. Love and hugs xx

Tina said...

Hi Betsy,
Wow what a neat post...do hope you and George have a nice Valentines Day!!

The Incredible Woody said...

Have a wonderful trip!!

Our Back Porch said...

What a sweetie you have! Hope the weather is good for your surprise get-away. Can't wait to hear where you went. Happy Valentine's Day!

Hugs and Blessings,
Rebecca

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Betsy,

Yes, Thomas has been laid off with no promise of being called back. :0( He arrived home about an hour ago with his boat in tow. :0) Good grief, we can't believe all of the stuff he still had in that apartment..our side porch is full of bags.

Anyhow, it'll be great to have him home so we can really get some stuff done in the house...there's so many things yet to be finished due to me not being able to do it alone.

He's filing for social security and also for TN unemployment...we are hoping he will pick up some short term jobs along the way.

Life's a journey!!! It's snowing huge flakes right now...yesterday I bet I got 2 inches of snow..very pretty.

Have fun on your Valentine adventure and stay warm.

(((hugs)))
Stephanie

Chris said...

I hope you and George have a lovely Valentine day. Looking forward to hearing all about the surprise.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderful Valentine's post, Betsy! Happy valentine's Day to you and George..enjoy your little get away! So romantic!
Hugs, Pat

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Sending hugs and Valentine wishes to the happiest blogger in Tennessee!!!
Thank you for the inspiration that you and George give to us!!!

Catherine said...

Lucky you going on a little weekend get-a-way with your love! Hope you have a wonderful time. A very happy Valentine's to you!

Wendy said...

Oh Betsy, this post made my day! Thanks so much for being joyful and happy and sharing yourself with all of us.

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your Hubby. I know you will have fun.
Hugs back at ya.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Sitting here with my hubby and watching the Olympics. Have a fun and safe trip!

The Retired One said...

Hope you have a wonderful, romantic trip, you two lovebirds! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Dar said...

Have a wonderful surprise Betsy and I am so sure your George will so enjoy it with you. Your valentines wishes were so sweet., and the same to you.
I love the recipe...
God Bless and Safe Travels

Cheryl said...

Enjoy your Valentine's getaway with your special Valentine! I hope the weather is great for waterfalling (is that a word?)! I love the Hugs poem, so very true! Sending big hugs to you and George!

A Lady's Life said...

really enjoyed this Happy Valentines day to you!
:)

Pedaling said...

look at you two love birds- enjoy your week-end and have a wonderful valentines, sweet lady!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

What a beautiful Valentine's post. You said it so well. Have a fun time...smiles & hugs...m...

Denise said...

What a lovely post Betsy. Thanks for stopping by and leaving those suggestions. I'm hoping I can comment here as I have been having trouble on other blogs.

SquirrelQueen said...

George is such a sweetheart, I can't wait to hear about your destination. Have a great weekend and a very
Happy Valentine's Day.

Hugs,
Judy

Pam said...

What a happy and sweet post for the Valentines Day. Have a marvelous time on your trip.

Kelly said...

I hope you have a wonderful St. Valentine's Day too!

thesouthernlady64 said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Betsy. I hope you enjoy your surprise weekend. I know you will. Thanks for all your good wishes. I smile every time I come over here and see that picture of you on your header. It is such a great picture and you look so happy!

JOE TODD said...

Just got back from wandering and didn't have time to put together a valentines day post so I'll just enjoy yours.. Hope you have a safe surprise trip and I will be looking forward to seeing the photos...

Rajesh said...

Beautiful post on Valentine. Have a wonderful time.

Di said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and George, Betsy! Hope your day is filled with everything you need. Hugs, Diana ;)

Denise said...

Back again, I had to change my setting on my comment box :( BUT it allowed me to leave replies to comments which I was so happy about. Just wanted to come back and say thank you again, and also to wish you and George A Very Happy Valentine's Day.

Tes said...

Happy Valentine's to you and George, Betsy! *hugs*

marmee said...

hope you are having a wonderful surprise valentine's weekend.
hugs and love to you dear betsy.

LV said...

I really enjoyed your Valentine tribute today. Everything you said is very true. Everyone needs a hug each day. I have no doubt you and George will have a great weekend. Slow in commenting due no power.

Rosidah Abidin said...

Aww, what a sweet surprise! I hope you'll have a lovely time. Hugs and love.

Together We Save said...

Hope you have a wonderful time.... Happy Valentine's Day.

Ann said...

Hope you have a great mysterious Valentine date.

Nina P. said...

I pray you have/had a wonderful waterfall, filled weekend! Filled, with hot cocoa n marshmallows, hugs, warm fires, romantic dinners and of course lots and lots of Love.

Many Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Betsy, I'm late getting here 'cause I don't go online on weekends. I hope you had a lovely, romantic weekend.
Marnie

Kirigalpoththa said...

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Hope you had a wonderful time. And yes we are watching the Olympics and I agree about the Opening Ceremony. My fave bit, the young boy 'running' over the wheat fields to 'Clouds' - stunning.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the recipe! I hope you have a great weekend!

tattytiara said...

Waterfalls are to romance what rainbows are to promises. I hope you've had a wonderful Valentine's day!