BIG News!

Are you sitting down?

I have some BIG news to share – and I mean BIG!

You’ll never guess what happened on the Fourth of July!

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With fireworks exploding in the background – he asked.

And she said yes!

Such excitement!

So many prayers answered.

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The ring is beautiful!

Her eyes are glowing!

Her face is radiant!

 

13643848_1065176726909383_1289550503_nMy Dagmar – oh wait – I guess if she’s old enough to get married, she’s old enough to use her real name on my blog.

My Laura and her Steven are so happy!

I can’t believe my¬†girl is getting married!

Oh good gravy people! We get to plan a wedding!

Happy days!!!

 

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy 4th of July!

It’s 101 degrees here today. That’s actual air temperature. I don’t want to know what the heat index is.

We brought our picnic inside and pitied the poor soul who had to stand by the grill and cook it for us.
Juicy Burger, Chips, and Greens
We opted out of the parade later this afternoon – although there’s some talk amongst the kiddos about fireworks just over the border tonight.

But not me.

After celebrating all weekend with my family at the hottest family camp-out in recent history – I plan on enjoying this mid-week holiday in the comfort of my AC.

I’m going to lay on my couch sipping my ice tea fondly remembering the sweat dripping down my back.

Yes – I do mean fondly.
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It was a wonderful weekend – despite the heat.

We just had to be more creative to stay cool.

Like spending the afternoon sitting in the creek with my sisters, enjoying all 3 inches of water and talking.

Or sitting around with our feet in the wading pools watching the kids have water balloon fights.

Or – for the more desperate ones – sitting in the walk-in cooler drinking raspberry lemonade.
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Nope. A little heat didn’t stop us from making memories. We just drank more water, threw more water and played with more water.

But now I’m played out.

My couch is waiting, my tea is icing, and I am smiling.

Have a wonderful holiday!