42 Years: A Love Letter From My Dad to My Mom

::Today’s post has been written by my Dad, Les, it’s a love letter to my mom, Becky, for their 42nd wedding anniversary today. <3 Happy Anniversary, I love y’all!::

 

The days of our life

OK, this doesn’t have anything directly to do with the TV show of the same name. These are a few of the days that are central to my life

mom and dad's wedding picture
23,298 days ago – My bride of 42 years was born and without a miracle she would not have lived to meet me. Thank you Lord.
23,123 days ago – I was born, beaten by 175 days and never looked back, ADHD you know.
16,422 days ago – I first saw my bride at Eastern Kentucky University on the first night of freshman orientation. She was standing by a US postal service mailbox with a guy from my high school I didn’t like and I was wearing the dumbest beanie you have ever seen. Love is truly blind!… 

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princess' lemonade stand

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 57}

Happy Monday, y’all!  How was your week?  Did you eat anything outstanding, make something mouthwatering? We grilled up a cream cheese and pepper stuffed fajita roll wrapped in bacon.  It was incredible. We also danced in the rain, shared meals with friends, and swam. It was all the wonderful things summer should be. Princess got… 

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grilled strawberry shortcake with homemade amaretto brown sugar whipped cream

Brown Sugar, Amaretto Whipped Cream with Grilled Angel Food Cake and Strawberries

grilled strawberry shortcake with homemade brown sugar amaretto whipped cream Have you ever had homemade whipped cream?  It’s 3 simple ingredients, but it tastes anything but simple.  I remember the first time I had homemade whipped cream, it was at my Aunt Ellen’s house.  It had never dawned on me that whipped cream was something… 

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Amaretto Brown Sugar Whipped Cream topped grilled strawberry shortcake bites

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 56}

Happy Monday, y’all! Did you have a delicious weekend?  We did!  I played with a margarita recipe, some mimosas, finalized the recipe for this little beauty… recipe coming this week! My mom and I took the kids to see Shrek The Musical at The Theatre Company in Bryan it was phenomenal! {if you’re in the… 

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fajita grilled chicken with buttermilk avocado ranch dressing

Homemade Avocado Ranch Dressing {and a salad to go with it}

Have you ever been out to eat, tasted something, and decided it’s absolutely something you must have in your life – as often as possible? That’s how it was for us the first time we had the Avocado Ranch Dressing. There’s something about avocado ranch.. it’s creamy, rich, cool, tangy.. it’s not your typical ranch,… 

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Being throw in the pool

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 55}

Happy Monday! Did you have a wonderful weekend? Ours was filled with friends, frivolity, and water! Did you eat anything delicious this week?  I’d love to hear about it, and if you’re looking for inspiration… look no further…

camp invention patent

The Proof is in the Afterwards

Monkey and Princess had a blast at Camp Invention last week. Here’s Monkey getting his very own patent certificate on the last day of Camp Invention. They looked forward to camp every day, they talked about what they would do, what they did, and what they thought they’d invent. They couldn’t wait to tell me… 

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Southern Crawfish Boil

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 54}

Happy Monday, y’all! Did you have a nice weekend?  We had Laura and her family with us this weekend.  We went to a Crawfish Boil,  ate a LOT of Crawfish, sausage, potatoes, and corn. YUM   Sunday, I introduced them to the Coffee Malt, and while Laura and I sat working on our computers and… 

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My Taste in Music on Pinterest

This Week in Happiness {Week 19}

It’s a new week, let’s talk Happiness! This pin describes my taste in music exactly, and it makes me smile each time I see it.   So much happiness to share with y’all this week. FIRST!  June 6th marked ONE YEAR since my mom finished Chemo & Radiation.  Monday, my mom had surgery for a… 

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Camp Invention Summer Camp Day 1

Summer Camp {Invention}

For my whole life, getting ready for summer camp has meant sunscreen, bug spray, and swimsuits. Not a one of those came in to play while getting my kids ready for Summer Camp this past weekend. We did, however, poll the neighbors asking if they had any electronics that the kids could cut the cords… 

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Honey Lime Glazed Fruit Salad | Honest and Truly

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 53}

Happy Monday, y’all! Our 2013/2014 School Year ended on Thursday, so it’s officially SUMMER!!!!! The kids start a new camp today, one that involves them taking broken bits and pieces of electronics  with them.  A camp that involves them seeing bits of trash as something with potential.  I can’t wait to see what they come… 

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The first kiss

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 52}

  Happy Monday, y’all! Nathan and I are celebrating THIRTEEN years of marriage today!   I swear it’s gone by in a blink!!! We have celebrated our anniversary by having lunch at Chipotle, buying Monkey a new bat and special catcher’s mitt, and we’ll cap it off tonight at the baseball field cheering Monkey’s team… 

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Avocado and Caprese Fixings for stuffed Avocados

Caprese Stuffed Avocados with Spicy Balsamic Glaze

What do you do when you have a fresh shipment of California Avocados, some delicious mozzarella, a bursting basil plant, some fresh tomatoes and a craving for something easy and delicious?   You make the most delicious Caprese Stuffed Avocados with a spicy balsamic drizzle, of course!

Camp Invention

Camp Invention Summer Camp Giveaway

With 6 1/2 days of school left – most of the conversations I hear when around other parents start with: “What are y’all doing this summer?”  What Camps are your kids going to this summer?”  “Holy cow I have to plan something for my kids this summer!” The lazy days of summer are all well… 

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The Stars at Night are Big and Bright

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 51}

Happy Monday, y’all. God Bless and Thank You to each and every one of you who has served our country, loved someone who has served, and to each who has lost someone who has given their life in that service. Thank you.