Sunday, July 5, 2015

God bless the USA

The Fourth of July is one of my most favorite days of the year.
We celebrated just as John Adams hoped we would over 200 years ago.

" I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as 
the great anniversary festival.
 It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance,
by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. 
It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, 
guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, 
from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."
~John Adams


















Because grandma didn't put enough sprinkles on the cookies.


Watching fireworks from the cemetery





Friday, July 3, 2015

we love summer

Summer arrived a little early in all her glory.
We had the hottest June ever!
Steaming, sweltering July has arrived.
I find myself looking for a shady nook or a cool breeze.
The back porch has become a gathering place.
We sit, drink lemonade, watch the hummingbirds and we laugh.
It feels good to do simply nothing if even for a moment.
We are soon reminded of the weeds that need pulling and the
grass and the garden that needs watering.
Work is good for the soul as is lemonade on the porch.
The "Good Life" that we are all looking for is
already here and now.
 Don't wait for tomorrow.
Be happy today.























Saturday, June 13, 2015

the past little bit in pictures

We are busy enjoying life.
The past few weeks have been full of birthdays, baptisms, food and fun.
Even though it's not officially summer,
it feels like summer.
We continue to be grateful as we have been given so much.

Some days we struggle as the absence of
my Dad, my Mom and Kristen is ever present in our minds.
I miss them.

We will continue to celebrate life every single minute of every single day.
Hope on, Journey on.


These 2 were born on the same day 8 years ago.





Only because we match...




A little diet coke and mentos makes for some fun in the park




Baptism Day







German Chocolate cake is a family favorite!



We take National Doughnut Day very seriously.





Home made rolls are definitely a favorite.

Go on and bake some hot rolls,
be sure to add lots of butter and eat them while they are hot.
There's nothing better.