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I Just Found Out

It’s National Ice Cream Day! Did you know, I didn’t! Have you had ice cream today?

Rudy and I had a sundae, vanilla ice cream with chocolate and strawberry syrup! Yummy!

Happy National Ice Cream Day
via Google Images

Go enjoy some!


He Has Arrived!

My great nephew Easton Parker is perfect! Finally at 41 weeks… He was born at 8:49 pm July 14, 2014, 8 lbs. 12 oz. and 21.5 inches long! Everyone was excited and ready for him to get here!


No one more than his mommy, daddy (my niece Britainy and John) and now proud big sister Finleyl


Aren’t they an adorable little family!

Thanks for letting me brag just a little!

Our Fourth Celebration!

Our big celebration every year since 1998 (Audrey was one year old) has been the three of us and our four-legged children having a day of fun, sun, lounging in the Step 2 kiddie pool, grilling corn on the cob, garlic potatoes & onions in foil and porterhouse steak! Well this year was no different! Brought some snacks, my phone, regular digital camera and my little pocket one too (in the purple case), and my inhaler incase my asthma acts up!

Got he necessities ready!
Got he necessities ready!

Audrey brought a stack of books! Dressed in heels of course!

Audrey kicked back reading & relaxing!
Audrey kicked back reading & relaxing!

However this next picture is really the only picture I’m suppose to post of her… her hands. Really, that’s it, she’s 17! Those with teenagers or has had teenagers need no further explanation, right? To help you that haven’t been there yet… I was “informed” (picture me doing quotie marks) that I can’t post any pictures of her, ever, on my blog. When I asked “but I’d like to include you when you’re with us too!” She replied “Okay then, just my hands” so seriously. So here she is! Isn’t she cute!

Audrey's hands
Audrey’s hands

A lot of my pictures have Audrey (the girl that shall not be photoed) in them, but here are a few random ones that don’t! Lily

Log in the yard.
Log in the yard.
One of our many lawn decor pieces!
One of our many lawn decor pieces!

On this next photo pay close attention to the 4 stems sticking straight up with NOTHING on them (oh and there’s more than 4)! They were sunflowers! That’s right, we should be enjoying big beautiful yellow flowers (Audrey’s favorite)! Guess what happened? It was a deer buffet! They just strolled right down the line biting the flowers off! The first year that happened!

Deer's buffet line.
Deer’s buffet line.

Audrey of course had this close by! Do you know what the quote on her case is from? It’s a TV show! (I’ll tell you in the comments)

Audrey's necessity!
Audrey’s necessity!
Potatoes, onions, salt, garlic powder and a little cubed butter on top in a foil pouch.
Potatoes, onions, salt, garlic powder and a little cubed butter on top in a foil pouch.
Ears of corn soaking in water before the grill!
Ears of corn soaking in water before the grill!

The stars Audrey and I found several years ago and we each have a set to put on our steak for pictures. Silly Great tradition!

Steaks on the table!
Steaks on the table!

Here’s the silly hubby…

Rudy being silly!
Rudy being silly!

Who is also a very loving hubby and daddy!

and Rudy's loving side!
and Rudy’s loving side!

Happy Independence Day!



My country, ’tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims’ pride,
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring!

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills,
Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom’s song;
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.

Our father’s God to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright,
With freedom’s holy light,
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God our King.

~ Samuel Francis Smith


Enjoy Your Freedom
and God Bless Our Troops. 


Thank you to all the men and women that have fought to keep us free!
A very special thanks to my dear husband Rudy for his service in the Navy. My uncle Joe, my uncles not with us any more, Hubert, Arnold, Curtis and Estes (whom I never met because he gave his life on Tuesday, July 25, 1944. Buried during WWII in Normandy American Cemetery; Colleville-sur-Mer, France) and my many cousins for their service as well.

In God We Trust
Pray for America!

Happy Birthday Sis!


The woman I call sister
Is someone who is there
The woman I call sister
Is someone who always cares.

The woman I call sister
Can make me smile when times are blue
The woman I call sister
Is someone very true.

The woman I call sister
By choice, is my best of friend
The woman I call sister
Will be there till the end.

The woman I call sister
Is the blessing from God above
The woman I call sister
Is the sister that I’ll always love.
Author Marissa Gertmenian


Happy birthday Mitzi!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Love you!