They’re Baaack….. (“Strike Back” Season 4 Starts Tonight)

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A couple of years ago, we started watching a show/series on Cinemax called “Strike Back” – it very quickly became one of our guilty pleasures.

There’s plenty of nice eye candy for Paul and me (some of it is definitely for “mature” audiences, though, IYKWIMAITTYD)

There’s lots of guns, too.
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One Small Step – July 20, 1969

Moon Landing.
“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Today marks the anniversary of the first manned Moon landing. Those of us who are old enough to remember seeing it live can still recall the awe and wonder of that moment when Neil Armstrong stepped down and set foot where no man had gone before.

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Happy Birthday to the Best Husband in the World

On this day 55 years ago, a very special little boy was born.

I just LOVE Birthdays!  (Especially mine….)

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Happy Birthday to a Very Special Little Girl

On this day 14 years ago, we were given a very special gift:
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On July 10, 2001, we welcomed Rebecca Claire into the world.  She was absolutely perfect – another beautiful daughter.  A few hours after her birth, our pediatrician gently informed us that Rebecca had been born with Down syndrome.  The next 48 hours were a real emotional roller coaster.  We cried, we asked ourselves, “Why?”, and we prayed.  A lot.

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Happy Birthday, America! (2015)

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“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”


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THIS is why you “Don’t Mess With Texas”…..: Happy Anniversary to the USAF’s 149th Fighter Wing!

This was originally posted in September, 2011:

Got this in an e-mail from Paul earlier today:

This F-16 was painted to celebrate the 149th FW 65th anniversary. The United States Air Force’s 149th Fighter Wing is a Texas Air National Guard unit located at Kelly Field Annex, Lackland AFB, in San Antonio, Texas.

Daddy’s airplane looking pretty.

The 149th Fighter Wing is an F-16 flying training unit that includes a support group with a worldwide mobility commitment. The cornerstone of the 149th’s flying mission is the 182d Fighter Squadron, whose role is to take pilots – either experienced aircrew or recent graduates from USAF undergraduate pilot training – and qualify them to fly and employ the F-16. Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

Paul’s father passed away in 2013; I am so very grateful that my Dad is still around for me to tell him how very much I love him.

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