Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Sixteenth Birthday Son

Today my son Kyle is sixteen years young!  I can't believe my baby is 6'2" and soon to have his license.  It doesn't matter his age or size, he'll always be my baby boy.  Our favorite book from when he was a youngster is "Love You Forever".  Anyone who has a son, especially an only child should read this book.

Happy Birthday Kyle!
You are truly a blessing.
Always follow your heart.
We love you!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Thank You Mare

A wonderful blogger, Mare, at
Fabulous Blog Ribbon.

Thank you so much Mare for thinking of me!  
I enjoy your blog tremendously!
You're a wonderful writer!

The fabulous blog ribbon must be shared, which I'm happy to do.  First, though, the required self-revelations:  Name five things I've experienced in my life that were fabulous.    

My fabulous five:
1. My pregnancy, every flutter, every kick and every hiccup I enjoyed more than I can 

express.  Having a life grow inside me is the most Fabulous experience I've ever had!

2. When Craig and I were dating and I realized that I would be with him forever was way Fabulous

3. Every animal rescue, from squirrels in the middle of a highway to puppy dogs on Christmas Day.  Nothing but Fabulous

4. Strangers complimenting my son's manners.  This is a Fabulous experience for a mom!   

5. While growing up not only did I have grandparents, I was also blessed with two great-grandmothers.  This was truly Fabulous!

Five things I don't like:

1. People that litter!  Can't stand them, want to slap them! LOL 
2. Bad drivers. 
3. Animal neglect or abuse.
4. Seeing an elderly person alone.  Just sad.  
5. Wasting money!!! 

Five things I love:

1. I Love my husband, son and puppy dogs!

2. I Love to laugh!
3. I Love family traditions.
4. I Love nature.
5. I just Love road-trips! 

I would like to pass this Fabulous Blog Ribbon Award on to the following blogs:

1. A Bench With A View Betty and her Corgi, adorable Koda, have wonderful life stories to share along with some fantastic book reviews.

2. My Girlz Got Paws Val has a big heart for animals in need and two cute puppy dogs! You will love her stories and photos from Nebraska and Hawaii!

3. The Run A Round Ranch Report Theresa is awesome!  Where she lives is paradise and she shares a part of it everyday with us bloggers.  She has monthly giveaways of her beautiful artwork.

4. Corner Of Cats Mind Catherine is a hoot!  She shares wonderful photos and must have the most handsome cat in Canada!

5. Serena Bakes From Scratch Serena can't be real!  ha ha!  I say this because I don't know how she cooks like she does.  Everything is from scratch!  I'm not into cooking, but I love to eat!  Every time I visit Serena's blog I leave there hungry...for what she's making. :)    

6. Two Bears Farm And The Three Cubs Lisa has everything going on!  She does canning, participates in marathons, makes muffins from scratch, sells on Etsy and while doing all of this she is raising three boys and two are twins!

Oops! I think I have six blogs here...oh well. :)  Enjoy!     

Pass the award to five other bloggers (and leave a comment on their blog, so they know they are a recipient.) 



Thursday, June 21, 2012

C'mon Rocket! Relax!

We've been trying really hard to teach Rocket to relax.
We think he's finally getting the idea. :)

we think he's got it figured out!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

I've been running behind in blogland.  I've had a bad cold since last Wednesday and haven't been able to shake it.  
I can't believe it's already Father's Day!  Hope everyone enjoys their day!  We will be cooking something yummy on the grill.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tree Down

My son and I saw this last night in a Publix parking lot. 
I hope no one was hurt!  We've had a lot of storms with a lot of lightning here lately.  My mother in law lives in Pensacola and it's been a real mess there.  I hope everyone is keeping safe!

Not the greatest lighting, but you get the idea. :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Son's Wishful Thinking

My baby boy is turning sixteen at the end of the month.  He has just one item on his birthday wish list, a car.  What sixteen year old boy doesn't want a car???  I haven't met one yet. :)  While visiting family at the Hard Rock Hotel, at Universal Studios, Kyle spotted a car that he wouldn't mind having for his first car.  Kyle snapped these pics while out and about with his cousins.  
Oh, the boy can always make me laugh!   

A little red Ferrari never hurt anyone.  ha ha!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Thrift Store Shopping

Are you a thrift store shopper?  I am!  I just love the fact that you can find such unique and totally unexpected items in thrift stores.  I also enjoy estate sales, but don't find a lot of time for them.  These are a few of my favorite finds from the past month.  

I just love this!  The sign reads "in the garden".  It's so heavy!  Made very well.
cost: $1.99
Such a pretty flower pot.  It's about 6" high.
cost: $1.99

Love this cup!  This is my new coffee cup that starts my everyday!
cost: $.99

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Charlie: A Love Story

Some of you may recognize this book from squirrelqueen's blog.  She held a drawing for it and I won!  I will be starting this book this weekend.  I love dogs and I'm so looking forward to it!  Thank you squirrelqueen!

Squirrelqueen actually has two blogs and they're both fabulous!  You should definitely check them out!  Start with The Road To Here and from there you can visit her other blog "Through Squirrel Eyes".  

Hope everyone has a great weekend!