Blog Anniversary!

Yay me! Five years!

I’m not quite where I would like to be with this blog but I do enjoy having it. I wouldn’t change having it. Some months I do good with writing a lot and other months time speeds by.  🙂

I am very thankful for those of you that take the time to read and comment.  🙂

I hope to have many more year anniversaries.  🙂

This past week was pretty busy with end of school stuff for the boys. It was nice to not get up at an early hour this morning. The youngest son was up early. The middle son slept in a bit but that was because he was up late.

Going to have to figure out a regular schedule there. I don’t want them staying up every night late during the summer, makes for a rough school start.

Now, both the younger two kids will be in high school this Fall.

Time is flying by.

The oldest kid has been out of high school for eight years this month and the oldest son has been out for five years. And to make things ancient I have been out for 28 years! Yikes!

The oldest kid, daughter, moved out this month. She had been staying with us for about ten months. It was fun. She wasn’t always here so not like I saw her all the time, but it was nice getting more time with her than if she was living elsewhere.  🙂

But, she is only about twenty minutes away in her new apartment.  🙂

The oldest son, celebrated his 23rd birthday yesterday! Does not seem possible. He is really far away and waiting to go on his first ship for the Navy!

Exciting news,  him and his wife are about to have our first grand baby.  🙂  The due date is on our wedding anniversary! How exciting!

Sad part is it would have been our third grand baby but the daughter had two that didn’t survive.  😦  But she is excited to be an Aunt! 🙂

I hope we can go see him before he ships out but that thing called money tends to get in the way.  😦

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Weekend! 🙂

Thanks again for reading my blog! 🙂

20161115_164702 Me in the Creative Cave! 🙂

Dec 7, 1941…

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A day that will live infamy….

I want to thank all those that served during that horrible attack and remember those that lost their lives.

I was blessed to be able to see this Memorial in 2003 with my two older kids, Farra and Shay. We went to go see my hubby who was currently stationed there for nine months with the Navy.  It was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. I have to tell you it was my very first plane ride! Talk about taking one of the longest ones first. 🙂

We were able to see the Missouri ship as well. We found out later that my brother served on that ship in the first Gulf War and that hubby was on the other ship that “accidentally” shot the Missouri. Small world! 🙂  Of course, I didn’t know hubby then. It sure makes a fun story to tell.

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The picture above is of my two kiddos. Excuse the poor quality. I was still using that ancient relic of a cheap 35mm camera with film. 🙂

Once again, thank you for those who served and to those who lost their lives on that day in 1941. You are not forgotten.