Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Catchy Video for a Tuesday

These guys are great and I enjoy a good Ed Sheeran song. 
This combines the two.
Enjoy.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Improvisation

What is one to do when the first summer S'More is craved and there are no graham crackers nor
bon fire available?
Chocolate chip cookies and a gas stove.

Worked like a charm. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Father's Day and Sunday Truism

A father's love is one of the greatest of gifts. 
  I was blessed with grandfathers who loved their children.
 

 I was blessed with a father in law who not only loved his son, but our children and me as well. 
 
 My Dad is one of the greatest men I know and I thank God for him each day.

The line of great fathers continues with my Hubby.
Happy Father's Day!

 
It is easier for a father to have children
than for children to have a real father.
~Pope John XXIII
This is a repost from 2015

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Two Celebrations in One

Today is a special day.
Flag Day.
It seems to have begun in 1885 with a teacher in Wisconsin directing the students to observe it as the flag's birthday.
Teachers are awesome.
Our town even has a Flag Day Celebration.
I have never been.
I am always celebrating someone closer to my heart.
My Mom.
I wrote these words years ago, but they still make me smile...as does she.
Happy Birthday, Mom!
I love you!



Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday Truism

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
~Jim Valvano

Today is my Dad's birthday and I could not have thought of a better quote.
My Dad (and Mom) believed in me when I didn't even believe in me.
What a great gift that is to a child.

Happy Birthday Dad.
I love you! 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A Getaway

Sunday dawned bright and early with a riding lesson on Piper.
Followed by nearly passing out while grooming Piper,
Followed by sending a selfie so her trainer wouldn't worry.

Followed by lunch and this.
Chocolate fixes almost anything.
And then, the reason for a quick trip to the coast.
She was able to drive down and spend two nights with us.
And it was great.
Visiting, reading, visiting, sleeping, walking on the beach, visiting.
She and her family will be here next week for a final family get together before moving back to Norway, but this was just us. 
Very nice.
She braved the VERY windy and chilly day so SPF could boogie board. 
She and SPF marveled at their JENGA tower and its leaning ability.


It is so hard to believe that they have been here for a year already. 
Time does fly
It was a great few days and I can't wait until the next time!