Wednesday, September 11, 2013


It's 9/11, this days weighs on my heart, not only today, pretty often. Like so many others my life changed 12 years ago. I woke up to heart breaking news that made it real that this life we are living can be over in a second. I didn't know fear like I experienced on that day, and I didn't know patriotism until then either.  

I love this land- I love being an American, I appreciate my freedom and I can't begin to thank those who have worked so hard to gain and secure it. Kind of like the song says, "I am proud to be an American..." 

As I drove around town today, I noticed our flags- flying half staff, I will never forget, this day will weigh heavy on my heart for as long as I live. 

God bless America! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

celebrating and a little rambling...

The MR's grandmother had a birthday, we all
went to a fabulous lunch with family and friends
to celebrate her big day. This is the only pic I have from the trip, but clearly fun was had by all!

 My grandfather, who has silently declared me his
favorite granddaughter,
had a birthday celebration as well!
89 years young! All the kids, grandkids,
great grandkids and some family friends gathered for the famous "winkie burgers" and cake. I am not sure what we are doing to the poor man, but I am sure he likes that two girls are fighting over him...

I have been trying to run... well, lets be real, its a new activity I have dubbed "jalk" which is a nice fusion of a jog and a walk. If I can find someone with a pace I like, I call it "jalking" which is a combination of jogging, walking, and stalking the pace... Well the other morning I decided to keep my eyes out for things to make this 3 mile experience more fun, here are some things I thought were worth sharing...

And just for grins, I want to give a little shout out to my boys! I love these boys!

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