Saturday, May 31, 2014

Today's Garden

A little over a month ago I wrote about cleaning up the garden by the tub.  Here it is then...
and here it is today...
The Lenten Rose is still in bloom and I think the Rocky Mtn Columbine is very happy.
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Bless Them All, Each and Every One

On this celebration of Memorial Day, I am not only thankful for all of the freedoms we take for granted but for each and every man, woman and animal that have worked to keep the United States of America FREE!

I'm also remembering my dad, Edward J. Langan, who served honorably in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  
I was always proud of him, although I most likely never told him so ;o(

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Birthday Girl

Today we joined family and friends to celebrate beautiful Ella's 6th birthday.  To be honest, her birthday is next week, May 24th but this was the party weekend.  It's a drive of a little over 2 hours to Ella's house on Mirimichi Lake/Pond and the day turned out quite nicely.  Greg grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages.  There were several salads available, along with chips, plenty of assorted drinks and BIRTHDAY CAKE!!!

The theme was Frozen, after the excessively popular Disney film.  It was like Christmas in July, only it's May.  hahaha
She even had a cake with Queen Elsa's "picture" on it.
We ate, we visited and Ella opened her gifts.  

New suitcase for her "surprise" Disney cruise next month

I love seeing her laugh!!!
The kids played, we took the all important selfies (using the CamMe app, which the girls loved!)

Ella's friend Mikayla and a photo bomb by Grandpa Bob
and the kids watched Frozen, of course.

It's so much fun to watch Ella grow older and more mature, on the other hand, it makes me sad to see her growing so fast.  Looking forward to our next visit, sometime this summer.

Happy Birthday you tons!

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day to Me

The day started with an almost clear, blue sky and a light breeze.  Bill and I enjoyed some of his homemade Irish Soda Bread and a beverage on the deck.
Yes, that's my cup, I am the Queen (at least in my own mind).
We were not alone in enjoying the beautiful morning.
Does this count as a photo bomb?
"In the event you can't finish it, I LOVE bacon!!!"
We joined Wendy and Dan for brunch at Varano's, it was excellent.  We enjoyed mimosas (Bill had a cranberry juice/ginger ale) along with a pasta station, carving station, fruit or caesar salad among other items and a delicious dessert bar!  It was the dessert that put me over the edge of comfortable, the dark chocolate cake was awesome!

Bill took a picture of Wendy and I and we took a couple of selfies.
Damn, we look Good!

Too much sun! 
Wendy says we look dorky, haha.  We had to kneel in order to get the bush behind us, getting up isn't as easy as it used to be.

Bill and I drove home along the beach; we never fail to marvel at the new/remodeled homes there.  Where does the money come from anyway???

I worked in the garden, Bill mowed the grass.  I sat in the sun and read for awhile, then Facetimed with Ella, Vanessa and Greg. 

I'm a very lucky woman, thanks to everyone for making my special day so special. 

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