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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Vintage: A Novel by Susan Gloss

Summer Reading: VINTAGE {A Review and Giveaway}

I have a confession to make. When I’m browsing bookstores, libraries, garage sales – I completely 100% judge a book by the cover.  If the cover of the book doesn’t call out to me, chances are I won’t pick up the book. I absolutely love the cover of Vintage, it’s simple, stylish, and elegant. The… 

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Orange Creme Brulee Cheesecake at Blackwater Draw

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 47}

Happy Monday, to you! Happy Monday, to you! Happy Monday, Happy Monday! Happy Monday, to YOU! It’s Monday! Did you have a nice weekend?  We had a fabulous one! We went to College Station to celebrate my Dad’s birthday, and my kids got to go see my little brother at work!  He’s the executive chef… 

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Making Scrambled Eggs

Cook Me A Memory

The kitchen is the heart of our home. The kitchen has been the heart of every home I’ve ever lived in. People gathered around the island, cozied up to the countertop bar, or even crammed in the door and leaning through the little pass through in my tiny first apartment with my husband. Preparing food… 

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crawfish and burgers

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 46}

Happy Monday, y’all!  Hope your weekend was filled with deliciousness and all kinds of mouthwatering goodies! We grilled burgers, had a crawfish boil, and watched The Sandlot on the house – SO FUN!  Then there were the egg hunts – Candy GALORE!!   On to the recipes!

Rainbow Sangria | Gimme Some Oven

This Week in Happiness {Week 14}

“Let Nothing Dim the Light That Shines Within” ~ Maya Angelou These past 14 weeks of focusing on happiness, finding the silver lining, releasing the negative, and surrounding myself with things, and people who make me happy has made it easier to find happiness, and I am a better mom, wife, friend, a better me… 

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Lemon Curd Blossoms | Life With The Crust Off

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 45}

Happy Monday, y’all!  Remember Monkey’s sad Monday pic last week? Turns out he had a double ear infection!  He woke up Tuesday Morning at 1:00 AM screaming in pain.  Poor kid :(  He’s on medicine and on the mend, so good times! Have you ever heard the saying: “If you don’t like the weather in… 

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Close up Family Fridge Photo

Have You Ever Wanted to Take a Peek…

…inside a food blogger’s fridge? I’m over at Aggie’s Kitchen today as part of her 10 Things In My Fridge series, sharing the contents of our inside refrigerator.   Come on over and take a peek!

Game Ball for the Rangers vs Cubs Katy American Game

This Week in Happiness {Week 13}

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.  Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal” ~ Pamela Vaull Starr h/t to Lisa Lehmann for posting that quote on Facebook last week 13 weeks of focusing on happiness, finding the silver lining, releasing the negative, and surrounding myself with things that make me happy;… 

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Shrimp Tacos with Boom Boom Sauce | It Is A Keeper

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 44}

Happy Monday, y’all! Poor Monkey – he woke up with a SERIOUS case of the Mondays He perked up a bit after I carried him snuggling and teasing him part of the way to school.  Mondays are hard on Monkeys. There’s nothing hard about Mouthwatering Mondays, except picking my favorites from the week before!  Each… 

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molcajete guacamole | A Southern Fairytale

How to Make The Best Damn Guacamole Ever

It’s no secret that guacamole is one of my favorite foods.  I’m constantly checking in at Mexican restaurants, tweeting and instagramming with the #guactribe hashtag, and devouring guacamole by the bowl-ful. Some of my favorite memories, biggest belly laughs, deepest soul baring conversations, and silliest moments have happened over a dish of guacamole. So when… 

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the family at No Label Brewing Co

This Week in Happiness {Week 12}

“The real act of discovery is not in finding new lands, but in seeing with new eyes”  – Marcel Proust How’s your week going?  Have you been looking for happiness, focusing on the beauty and joy?  One of the greatest gifts that I’ve given myself, and in turn my family, and friends is to focus… 

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grapefruit buttermilk sorbet | The Semi Frugal Life

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 43}

Happy Monday, y’all! Mondays are my favorite day of the week – which seems odd, but I have good reasons for it!  Monday is Mouthwatering Mondays here, which means a new week filled with y’all sharing your delicious recipes, inspiring me, causing me to drool, and introducing me to new-to-me blogs each week!  Monday is… 

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Zac Brown Band Houston Rodeo

This Week in Happiness {Week 11}

“That was the day she promised herself to live more from intention and less from habit” ~ amy rubin flett via pinterest One of the greatest gifts that I’ve given myself, and in turn my family, and friends is to focus on happiness.  They say it takes 30 days of doing something to make it… 

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Orange Scented Nutella Fruit Dip | Handmade in The Heartland

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 42}

Happy Monday, y’all! So much deliciousness lat week!  I couldn’t stop myself from drooling as I clicked through y’all’s links! On to the mouthwatering marvelousness! These Honey Garlic Crunch Chicken Tenders from Spend with Pennies immediately caught my eye. Crunchy, sticky, sweet, garlicky – YUM!!!