February 23, 2009

I'm back!

I had a wonderful time in Sarasota this past weekend! A weekend escape to the beach was just what I needed. T's parents were so nice to take us on a quick getaway. Saturday was spent at the beach and pool and walking around town. Sunday we went to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (As in the Ringling Brothers Circus). What a neat place! We toured the art museum, looked at fun circus artifacts in the circus museum and went on a tour of the Ringling's house. Much to my surprise, there were monogrammed blankets, towels and silver everywhere because Mable loved monograms. Keep in mind this was done in the 1920's. Also, there was a pink bathroom with pink tile and everything pink. How fun! Overall, it was such a nice relaxing weekend and a great way to start off this upcoming week on a good note. Here is a picture of the house:
  

Saturday morning (before heading to Sarasota) was my dance performance. It went so well! I loved performing for those women and making them smile. They clapped and cheered for us and I felt so honored to be able to dance for them so they could have a little time to escape the problems they deal with every day. It was a great experience and I hope they learned a lot from the banquet and messages from our pastor and others. There is always hope.

*This is another busy week for me with work, dance and JL. I apologize for not being able to comment as much. Just know that I am reading and taking in all of what you lovely bloggers have to say. Hope your week gets off to a great start!  

13 comments:

SassyEngineer said...

Sounds like a nice fun weekend! Glad you are back safely :)

My day is slightly better, but still no luck with the TJ Maxx! Oh well - I think I might need to let it go now!

Cafe Fashionista said...

That house is gorgeous! Glad you had a good time - and that you're back.

Jess said...

I've been to the museum... so much fun.

Glad you had a good time on your mini-vacation!

Kyla said...

That house is beautiful... what an fun place to visit!!

Glad you had a relaxing weekend!

Princess Freckles said...

Sounds like a really fun weekend! I would love the circus museum!

Pink Maple said...

One of my best friends went to the Ringling Museum when she was on vacation in Florida last spring and when she told me I remember being SO surprised that they had an art museum!

Molly said...

The Ringling house sounds fabulous! Glad you enjoyed yourself!

Her Preppiness said...

I have been to the Ringling Museum many times. It si fabulous!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

That sounds like a wonderful place to visit. Glad you had a great weekend! Love & blessings from NC!

The Blonde Duck said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun!

Sweet Simplicity said...

What a fun weekend! That place looks gorgeous!

Kate said...

Sounds like a great trip :)

Kappa Prep said...

I am glad you had such a great time! I am so sorry for being so MIA as well, life just gets crazy sometimes!

 
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