Happy Birthday to the Best Husband in the World

On this day 60 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 19 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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Tuesday Tunes – “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Sing, Sing, Sing”

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I don’t know why, but music like this just makes me think of summer.  This is lots and lots of fun!

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The talented group of singers/dancers is called “Burn the Floor“.  You can get a copy of their “Best Of Burn the Floor Soundtrack” on MP3, as well as DVDs of both their 2000 (“Burn The Floor“) and 2008 (“Floor Play“) shows.

Burn the Floor has in-house troupes performing shows on the Norwegian Cruise Ships “Breakaway” (sailings from Manhattan), “Getaway” (sailings from Miami), and “Epic” (sailings from Barcelona).  It might be time to take Paul up on that offer to take a cruise….. 😛
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Happy Birthday, America!

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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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Sunday Funnies: Top 10 (OK, 11) Tips on Surviving Your High School Reunion

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In 2018, Paul and I headed down the highway to attend my High School Reunion.  It was great to see old friends and catch up on what had been happening in our lives, but I’m sure that I was not the only one of my classmates who was wondering what to expect.

With that in mind, I put together a short list of how to make the most of an upcoming high school reunion – enjoy!:

1) You never know when you will get that invitation, but when you do….

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Tuesday Tunes – “Long Tall Texan”

Fellow Texan (and fellow Texas Aggie!) Lyle Lovett never fails to deliver:
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The man knows how to put on a show, don’t he?
Have a great day!
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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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Foodie Friday – Red Lobster’s Cheddar Biscuits

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Years ago, we used to go to Red Lobster and pig out on their Cheddar Biscuits. Unfortunately, when we had to start eating gluten-free, we had to say “Goodbye” to those yummy bites of heaven.

Thankfully, I found this recipe – all I have to do is substitute GF flour for regular, and we’re off to the races! These are a perfect accompaniment to just about any meal, but they are especially good for picnics or summer get-togethers – just plan on making an extra batch to keep at home, because there won’t be any leftovers!
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Tuesday Tunes: Surf’s Up!

Gone to the Beach.
It wouldn’t be summer without some surfing tunes:
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Happy Flag Day!

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What better way to celebrate this day than with a song specifically about the United States flag? Written by George M. Cohan in 1906 – and the first song from a musical to sell over a million copies of sheet music – “You’re a Grand Old Flag” has been popular for over a century:

The original lyric for this perennial George M. Cohan favorite came, as Cohan later explained, from an encounter he had with a Civil War veteran who fought at Gettysburg. The two men found themselves next to each other and Cohan noticed the vet held a carefully folded but ragged old flag. The man reportedly then turned to Cohan and said, “She’s a grand old rag.”

Cohan thought it was a great line and originally named his tune “You’re a Grand Old Rag.” So many groups and individuals objected to calling the flag a “rag,” however, that he “gave ’em what they wanted” and switched words, renaming the song “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”

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