Monday, May 12, 2008

I'm home again

I'm back from Texas. Had a nice time down there. Went to my niece's wedding. She was married in this church in the hill country town of Boerne.

This church was at the center of a US Supreme Court case several years ago concerning historic preservation desired by the city...and enlarging the building desired by the fast growing congregation. The city won, but then allowed them to add on to the building anyway. Can you see the modern section? It was all added at the back of the building and that seems like a win-win situation. You can see the roof of the new addition on each side of the building through the trees if you look closely. This church is just beautiful inside!

While we were there, we also visited my husband's brother who lives in the same area. His nephew is in 4-H and involved with horses. They were having a trail ride for the kids in 4-H on Saturday morning, so we went for a little while before we had to dress for the wedding. Here is part of the group getting ready for their group photo.

It was on the Sister Creek Ranch. This place has some beautiful scenery. I snapped a few photos and thought I would share them since they turned out pretty well. I have no affiliation with this ranch, but I sure enjoy my short visit there. I've tried to provide a link to their website if you would like to look at some of the wonderful pictures they have there or read more about their facility. The owner and staff were such nice people!!


jovaliquilts said...

What a beautiful church to be married in! It's terrific when those contentious situations resolve well. Sounds like everyone's happy! Including you -- sounds like a wonderful weekend.

Andrea said...

Nice to have you back Belvie xx

Jacquelynne said...

Gorgeous church- they just don't build them like that anymore, do they?!?

Norma said...

The church is lovely.......but then Texas is lovely! I get home sick all the time and it has been over twenty years!

Julia would love the horses, looks like a great place to take kids.