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July 2016 Visiting Teaching Handout

June was a very busy month and I cannot believe that it is soon going to be the 4th of July!  Summer is going by way too fast…but with that said, it is time for the July 2016 Visiting Teaching Handout for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!

This month the message is “Our Potential for Parenthood”July 2016 VT handout

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Waco, TX trip 2016

40th Anniversary Trip

My husband and I just got back from a 40th Anniversary Trip!  Our main destination was not to a tropical island, or a romantic European adventure, or some other world-wide spot, but rather it was to Waco, Texas…yes you heard me right…Waco, Texas and Magnolia Farms!

I love the show “Fixer Upper” and this was a dream trip for me!  I loved the family atmosphere and ALL of the people/employees were so friendly and helpful!  I was amazed at how friendly and kind everyone was no matter where we went in Texas!

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Hats off to all you wonderful dad’s, husbands, uncles, and sons!

Father’s Day Clip Art – Victorian Family – Dad

(image from The Graphics Fairy)

I am a very lucky girl because I have the best dad in the world!  He is kind and never says anything bad about anyone!  He has been a wonderful example to me.  He is a very hard worker…he was a brick mason for his profession…and he taught me the value of work.mason hands

(I took this picture a few years ago for a photography class that I was taking and it is one of my favorites!)

He thinks of others and he has a soft heart.   He still grows a garden and shares with everyone, he lives on his own and does his own cooking, cleaning, laundry and yard work!  He is amazing!  He will be celebrating his 90th birthday this week and I think that is quite an accomplishment!dad

Happy Father’s Day Dad!  I Love You!

I am double lucky because my kids also have the best dad!  I am married to my best friend… he also is a very hard worker, he is very driven and he thinks of others!  He has been the kids #1 fan and supporter in all their sports, scouting and school.  He loves his children and grandchildren and would defend them in any situation that needed defending!  He is a great example and leader and we all love him!

I know that some of you do not have ideal situations with your fathers or husbands and that Father’s day is a difficult day…I hope that you can find joy and happiness in a friend, uncle or brother and celebrate the good men in your lives!

 I hope we can all give the good men in our lives a big hug today and wish them a very Happy Father’s Day!

Thanks for Visiting Today!

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4th of July Ideas

I thought that today I would do a round-up of some of my 4th of July ideas!  This holiday is coming up quickly, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give you some ideas!  I love this holiday…I love most things Americana, so I just love all the decorations, banners, fireworks, parties and parades!  With that introduction here is a round-up of a few of my favorite 4th of July things!

July 4th Lollie Garland.   (more…)

cinnamon honey butter crispies

Cinnamon Honey Butter Crispies

The last post I did, I talked about our Summer Bucket list…and one of the things on the list was to create a new recipe.  So my granddaughter came up with this delicious rendition of rice crispie squares called, “Cinnamon Honey Butter Crispies”!cinnamon honey butter crispies (more…)

what do you do in the summertime?

What Do You Do In The Summertime?

Do you ever sing this song to your kids or grandkids…Oh What Do You Do In The Summertime?  I love this song and it is fun to think of all the wonderful, fun things that you can do!   I thought it would be fun to share just a few things that we have done already!  We have been having so much fun this summer and we have our summer bucket list all ready to go…how about you?what do you do in the summertime? (more…)

Americana pom pom wreath

Americana Pom Pom Wreath

I finally put out all my summer and Americana stuff the other day with the help of a couple of my grandchildren.  But when we got all done we decided that we needed something for the front door and my granddaughter said…”Let’s make an Americana Pom Pom Wreath!”  So we went upstairs and found some yarn and started making this wreath:Americana pom pom wreath (more…)