Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Let's Gobble Up a Cool Treat

Where did the month of May go? I had such good intentions of posting a photo a day for National Photo Month. I had projects to create, plants to plant, furniture to paint.

Here it is the end of the month and I've fulfilled only a few of my plans.

Hubby and I just returned from nearly a week on vacation. While unpacking, I heard the neighborhood's wild turkeys gobbling up a storm. Then, I heard the ice cream truck. When I looked out the window, the truck was stopped in front of our house and the driver was taking pictures of the turkeys.

As the truck slowly pulled up the street, the turkeys began to run after it.

The driver stopped again and they walked right up to the truck.

"One Bomb Pop, please," said the Tom.

The past week, Hubby and I made our first road trip to Dallas since our son moved there nearly a year ago. We had a wonderful time tagging along (and even helping a little, I hope) as he and his sweet fiance took care of some of the details of their wedding planning.

We visited understated but chic Gather, in downtown McKinney, the venue for the ceremony and reception. Most of the decor items in the venue are vintage and are for sale. I left Gather with an incredible industrial piece! I'll share it with you in a future post.

Can't wait to see this charming place all dressed up with the bride and groom's eclectic touches.

You Can Help
Our drive to Dallas took us down I-35 through Moore, Oklahoma. The devastation just on that limited stretch of highway was gut-wrenching.

The few photos I took of the storm damage represent a small portion of the devastation left in the wake of the recent tornado that ripped through Moore. It's clear this community will be recovering for a long time to come.

If you want to help, you can still make a contribution of any size through a number of organizations, including The American Red CrossOK Strong Disaster Relief Fund through the Oklahoma City United Way, The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, among others.

For those of us in the Midwest, tornadoes are a fact of life. Most of us never personally experience the devastation. But, the lives of those who do will never be the same.

Make it a great day!
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  1. The wedding venue looks amazing, vintage metal ceilings, and exposed brick, gorgeous.

  2. Funny turkeys!

    A beautiful place for a wedding!

    Not so funny, the damage in Moore.

  3. I've seen the aftermath of storms, they really are heart-wrenching.

    The turkeys are funny. It's nowhere near November, so they're safe to come out for ice cream. :)

  4. The images of Moore are heart-breaking.
    I think that the wedding venue is unusual and will make for a great party!....and the juxtaposition of ice cream truck and turkeys was a hoot!

  5. So excited to see more about your sons wedding! I love the building and chandeliers, so pretty! I think we all are so affected by the storm that hit the city of Moore. Helping with a contribution is a good way to help. Thanks for sharing.

    Take Care,

  6. Oh a wedding is so exciting..... Love the turkeys..... Those poor folks in Moore.... Michelle

  7. So very sad about Moore, those poor people. The turkeys are hilarious, I really loved that. The wedding venue looks really cool and elegant, that will be a lovely place for a wedding. I came here from the Sweet and Simple Fridays hop and I'm a new follower, looking forward to reading more. :)


  8. You must be so excited for your sons marriage and glad you adore your future DIL!
    Turkeys have ice cream cravings? Lol

    Prayers to those suffering from the disaster

  9. Great post. The turkeys are great - I would love to chase an ice cream truck. Hope you and yours enjoy this pre-wedding time. The Gather is impressive. The destruction in Moore, OK is overwhelming. Thanks for the reminder to help those folks. The Red Cross does an amazing job.

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  12. I was saddened to see your photos of Moore, so heartbreaking. Thank you for the links to help. The wedding venue looks lovely, you must be very excited! I found your blog via the hop, I'm a new follower! Looking forward to reading more. :)


  13. Looks like a lovely place for a wedding!! Love the brick walls with the advertising!! So fun :)
    Wow, I can't imagine driving through that area...must have been heart breaking!!

  14. Ann, They need to move National Photo Month to another month, May is just too busy with planting! I love Mckinney such a charming town, we have friends that live there and visited a few years ago. A beautiful place for a wedding. We all feel the pain from the devastation from the recent tornados. Your pictures are sobering. Laura

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  17. Omg, your pictures are so telling! We only had a category 0 tornado last week and were scared. Moore was 5! Sharing your post on Facebook too:)


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