Saturday, August 14, 2010

Summer Sundays…A Perfect Day

Summer Sundays

Even when your life is no longer dictated by school schedules, summer seems to take on its on personality. Life is a little more low key….a little more casual.


Because Beloved and I are both “morning” people, we almost always go to the early service at church. I took this picture today of the steeple on the original chapel built in 1851. If you look closely, you’ll see a little bird surveying the grounds. With an actual temperature of 104 expected here today, I’m hoping he flew into that tall shady magnolia.


This is a spring picture from the website. Church history says that the building was spared during the Civil War when the minister offered to house wounded soldiers. Although a large church now stands beside this chapel, it is often the site of small weddings. The inide is beautiful and quaint. Church is over by 9:45 and now we have the whole day ahead of us….which for me includes this


Me, a raft, a book, and a pitcher of iced tea….it’s the only way to survive outside in this heat and humidity. Sometimes it’s just the two of us…sometimes the whole gang descends. Sundays, for me, means family. And it always means food.


Beloved and I have a deal. I negotiated this in the first year of marriage. I cook Monday through Friday. On the weekend, we cook out or go out. It works for us :) I am joining The Tablescaper for Summer Sundays. You can join the fun here!

I’ve missed you this week!!!. My computer needed a tune up and I have been out of commission. Thanks for dropping by. Don’t forget to say hello and have a SUPER SUNDAY!!!


  1. Such a sweet church! I love old buildings like that. I would join you on the raft, book and ice tea in that pool. Have a great Sunday!

  2. What a pretty little church. I can see that it would be perfect for a memorable wedding. How interesting that it was saved because the minister housed injured soldiers in it. I used to ALWAYS go to the early service at our church, but over the past year, I have become better at sleeping in and going to the later service. We don't have the full choir at early service, and I was kind of missing the beautiful music (sometimes I get more out of the music than out of the sermon). Enjoy those peaceful floatings in the pool. I'm sure you'll have grandchildren soon, and you'll be enjoying the fun of them climbing all over you and hearing their squeals and laughter in the pool! Can't remember the last time I had my pool to myself, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Your shish-kabobs look delicious. Have a great weekend and try to stay cool (even our pool water is pretty warm). laurie

  3. I love this gorgeous church ... & such history. Hubby will love to learn of the Civil War tidbit.
    We go to 9AM Mas, then out to breakfast at a local country restaurant where the food is down hom cookin'.

    Have a wonderful PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  4. Such a beautiful church, and I love the pool. I so miss not having one. The shish-ka-bobs look fabulous. I love to BBQ. Great pics. Hugs, Marty

  5. That is a pretty church. Yum - Your dinner looks good. Knew I had not seen you around - sorry about the computer problems.
    Sure hope we get a bit of a break in these temps real soon! Stay cool.

  6. Your pool looks so inviting! Our temperature has been hovering around the 100 degree mark too and it has really drained me this week.
    We are off to Oxford this week to take my son to school. Wish me luck!!

  7. Hi Susan,

    Sounds like a lovely way to spend your Sunday.
    Swimming in the pool would be the very best way to stay cool.
    The church is so pretty and love how blue the sky is.

    Have a happy weekend and hope that you manage to stay cool.

  8. Susan, love the images in this post. Each one seems to have a cooling effect. Enjoy your day tomorrow. Want to share one of those kabobs? ~ Sarah

  9. Looks like you have a perfect day planned. Enjoy!

  10. I love pictures of old, pretty churches, especially in the spring and fall. These are wonderful! And, um, if I can manage to jump into that pool from here, would you mind too terribly? The food looks great and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

  11. Beautiful church and beautiful afternoon!

  12. These are such beautiful summer images. Your chapel is so idyllic. And that pool looks ready to be jumped into!

    Thanks for being a part of "Summer Sundays"!

    - The Tablescaper

  13. Pretty pics! Your pool looks great so does dinner-enjoy!

  14. You negotiated a good deal! When I still worked the deal was whoever got home first started dinner. Sometimes I rode around the block a few times and waited till he got there first! :)
    Pretty church! We had Mass on the lawn overlooking the Bay. It was delightful yesterday! Turned off the ac and opened the windows.
    Hope you get some relief soon! That is just too hot!

  15. This is my first visit to your blog. I'm visiting from the Summer Sunday party.

    Your photos are beautiful. And I am with ya on the pool. What a lovely way to spend a summer afternoon.

    Patti ~ Fill My Cup with Beauty

  16. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend your Sunday!!

  17. What a lovely summer post. The church is so pretty, the kebobs so yummy and I think I need the pool. Today was sooo hot. Have a wonderful rest of summer.

  18. If ever I wanted a pool in the yard, this is the year. It looks heavenly as do those kabobs!

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