Friday, May 23, 2014

Happy Birthday

Today is my Father's Birthday.  He would have been 85 years old....he left us over 9 years ago and not a day goes by without missing this most special Dad.    Since this is also Memorial Day Weekend, I thought I would share this most awesome photo of him.

On this Memorial Day Weekend, let's not forget the true meaning of this most special Holiday.  I'd like to thank all those who have served for my freedom, past, present, and future, as well as their loved ones.  

Please - BE SAFE!

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Yesterday turned out to be quite an emotional day for me.  Although I moved into my new home in the beginning of March, I had settlement on my "old" home yesterday.  I went there in the morning - one last time - to make sure the mail box was empty and everything was "just right" for the new home owners.  That's when it hit's not mine anymore!

Thirteen years were spent in this house - no this HOME.  I turned 40 here...hell, I turned 50 here!  My Sam and Abby - God rest their souls - were raised father passed away when I lived here.  Sarge absolutely LOVED this fully treed backyard!  SO.MANY.MEMORIES.  I really did not expect the water works to flow...but they did.  I snapped the photos below yesterday, from my phone.

Two of my all time favorite trees are at this house. 

This Birch Tree, above grew so tall in 13 years - taller than the house itself.  It provided much need shade in the summer, and who doesn't love the bark of a birch tree when its last leaves fall?

My Japanese Maple - I swear, the leaves were a different brilliant hue every single day!  Man, I love this tree!

This is not to say I do not not love my new home, and I do!  It was just very hard to say good bye to this home!

I hope the new homeowners create as many wonderful memories as I did! Sniff! :)

Happy Wednesday - thanks for stopping by!