Monday, October 13, 2008

R & R ......... We are On Our Way

40th Annual Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival

Bella Vista, Arkansas




We are on our way..... Me and my sweet Hubby are headed out early in the morning for some well deserved R & R ...
Thanks to my sweet older brother PE that is coming out to stay with Mom and Dad. I do not know what we would do without him and Alpha his wife. They are the only help we have with Mom and Dad. We are so grateful to them.
W e are headed north toward Arkansas where the leaves should be turning and the Autumn is in full force. We will celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary on the 17th. I cannot believe that it has been one year since we took some time out..... but here we go!

We are headed to the Belle Vista craft fair ! YEAH !!! Isn't it just like God to give me a wonderful husband that love to wonder around the far out fields filled with goodies and crafts and handmade soup and soap ! We both love to stroll and look! We just want to go somewhere and not have to think or be responsible for anything or anyone but the two of us! No big plans , just drive and talk and laugh ........ sounds like fun to me!
After the Belle Vista Craft Fair we are headed to




The Ole Applegate Place Arts & Crafts Festival. One of Ozarks largest gatherings of artists and
craftsmen. Set in the heart of the Arkansas Ozark Mountains, this is one of the most unique locations in the country for arts and crafts. The area is nationally known for its breathtaking fall foliage and beautiful scenic highways.
Incredible views of the Ozark Mountains and surrounding forest.
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I am already packed!

We will finish it off by coming full circle around to Oklahoma City on Sunday and kick around brick town for a few hours have a bite to eat at Zio's and then go to the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


NEIL DIAMOND CONCERT !!!!!!!!!!

I have been a fan of Neil Diamond all my life and my sweet DH bought tickets back in the early summer! I am so excited ! Sooooooooooooooo sweet blogger friends I will see you sometime Tuesday or Wednesday next week...... I promise to take my camera and take lots of pictures....... Have a blessed week and stay out of trouble because I plan on getting into enough of that for us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs


24 comments:

countrygirl3031 said...

omg omg omg....you're so lucky!!! Can't wait to see the pictures...have a GREAT time!

Hugz,
Michele

Linda said...

Denise have the best time ever...and I know you are going to love the concert...hugs, Linda

Love Bears All Things said...

Have a great time with hubby. Learn some neat crafts to come back and teach us. Eat lots of good food.
No one deserves a break like you do.
Mama Bear

MelanieJoy said...

Yeah!! You've been talking for a long time about getting away...I'm glad the time finally came!!! Have fun! Look forward to hearing all about it!!!!

PEA said...

Have an absolutely wonderful trip, dear Denise, you so deserve it!! Sounds like a lot of fun things planned, including going to see Neil Diamond...oooooh how lucky you are! hehe Can't wait to hear all about it on your return. xoxo

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

You go girlfriend!!!! I know you will have a blast. You are a special lady and deserve a special outing like this...m...

Mary said...

Denise,

Lucky you!! I am so glad that you and Dennis are on your way to these beautiful festivals and also the Neil Diamond Concert. Your sweet DH is a dream man. LOL

Have fun, my friend. I have been in Arkansas and drove the scenic road in the Quachita Mountains, but never if autumn. You are in for a real treat.

I'm looking forward to LOTS of photos. May your vacation be filled with love, laughter and the sounds, sights and fragrances of spring.

Blessings for a safe trip.
Mary

Shirley said...

You are truly blessed to have a husband who enjoys those things with you! I know you will have a wonderful time. I am also a Neil Diamond fan. I went to a concert a long, long time ago. My hubby and I had our fall vacation last week. The 8th was our 42nd anniversary. We went to the mountains in WV. The timing was just right for the most spectacular display of God's creation. The colors were at their peak. I will be posting photos on my blog soon.

God bless you and give you safety in your travels.

Edge of Design said...

Have fun! I don't know why I didn't hear about that when we lived in Ft. Smith. Oh well, I'm looking forward to those pictures. More importantly, I am looking forward to hearing you coming back refreshed. Could this break be somewhat overdue, perhaps? :)

Denise said...

Have fun sweetie, I am so happy for you.

Sharon Brumfield said...

I pray you have a fabulous, romantic trip!
Be careful and breathe deep!

Rowann said...

Denise, God is so good ALL THE TIME have a wonderful trip ! Soak it all up , and be refreshed. Then let a little flow over to us... Blessings ROWANN

JC said...

Have a wonderful time. The porch lights will be on in Bloggerville when you return. Post some pictures when you get back so I can vacation through you.

kansasrose said...

OHHHHHH girlfriend you will have a blast. What a fun fun way to spend some much deserved rr!!! Neil Diamond???? hon, he still makes me swoon after 40 years of loving his music. YOU enjoy and take lots of pics...the Ozarks are so gorgeous in fall. We love them too. Love, Jenny

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Good for you Denise..have a great time.

Tracy said...

OHHHH How Fun!!!! I am so envious. I wanttttt to go also.... lol I hope you have a wonderful time. Enjoy your time with hubby and take this well deserved break.

Hugssss

valerie said...

My blogging friend Julie from OKC had a post on her blog about going to this same place. How fun!

And Neil Diamond! I love him too.

I have had a gift certificate to Zios and it expires next month. I'm going to my daughter's to spend the night and we are planning on going there this evening or tomorrow for sure.

I'm happy you and your husband got to get away.

Love,
Valerie

valerie said...

My blogging friend Julie from OKC had a post on her blog about going to this same place. How fun!

And Neil Diamond! I love him too.

I have had a gift certificate to Zios and it expires next month. I'm going to my daughter's to spend the night and we are planning on going there this evening or tomorrow for sure.

I'm happy you and your husband got to get away.

Love,
Valerie

Deb said...

You two have a very sweet time together:) So glad your hubby's eyes are better, well rest and have fun, cant wait for the pictures of the mountains and of NEIL DIAMOND!!!!!OMG!!!LOVE HIM!!!

Sandi McBride said...

Denise, if you can get close enough, kiss Neil for me! You lucky duck you!
hugs
Sandi

Vicki said...

Okay, so now I'm really jealous. Is that a sin? LOL, guess I better go do some confessing. Seriously, ENJOY yourselves. This is a wonderful season, filled with yummy smells, beautiful sites, and MUSIC - oh my. I think hubby is taking me to the High Museum tomorrow - not sure. Can't wait to drive up to the mountains, either.

Tell Neil to sing Crackin' Rosie for me.

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

I love Neil Diamond.. showing my age.. oh well...

I love your new look on your blog...and how you have it laid out... I wished I could sit down long enough and redo mine... I wished you were closer and could help me...

take care my sweet friend

Chris said...

Man, I bet you had some amazing fun!!!!! Neil Diamond!! Crafts!!! Does it get any better?

Back Through Time said...

WHAT FUN!! You lucky girl!
Have a great time
Michelle