Monday, June 11, 2018

Kicking off Summer



We are still about 10 days away from the "official" start of summer but, most of us base the beginning of summer with the ending of the school year.  And, even though it has been a long, long time since I had children in school, I still refer to summer when the school year ends.  And, part of that reason is likely because our daughter and daughter in law are both school teachers and their summer begins when their school year ends.  


Our son and his family started their summer with a trip to Pigeon Forge.  They had so much fun and saw some gorgeous countryside and snapped these pictures as they were driving through the mountains.  I think they would both make a beautiful postcard. 


Our little Oklahoma sheep showing cowboy has taken an interest in golf.  Tommy (Poppa) introduced him to golf last summer and he has hit more golf balls in their horse pastures than the law allows.  They live less than 10 miles from a very nice golf course and Clancy is going to start taking golf lessons there this next week.  So, he'll be ready to go with his Poppa and play when they come for a visit in July.  It's a great past time for him when sheep showing season is over.  I think he gets his sheep for the next season in August.


And, this little monkey, Coleman, grabbed his toboggan the other day when they were headed out.  It was only 100 degrees outside and needless to say, his Momma made him leave it behind.  I'm pretty sure, by the look on his rosey cheeked face that he knew exactly what he was doing. ~silly boy~


Tommy and I celebrated #47 this past Wednesday and went to our favorite restaurant for dinner.  They always serve up a delicious piece of cheesecake embellished for the occasion.  But, it really bothered me that the pie was upside down, or at least in my opinion, it was.  I wanted the pie and the numbers going the same direction. Regardless, it was the perfect ending to a lovely meal marking our special day.


We are headed to the Atlanta area on Tuesday to visit Tommy's two sisters and their husbands,  who now live in the same area.  It will make visiting them both so much easier, and  we are  looking  forward to a fun time.  

And, that's what we are doing to "kick off our summer."

I'll likely be "laying low" in blog land while we are gone but I'll have lots to share when we return.

Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

19 comments:

  1. Have so much fun with the sisters in law! Yep, I would think that slice was upside down too and it’d drive me crazy, lol. Let the Summer shenanigans begin! Have fun and safe travels!

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  2. Happy Anniversary. We went to the marina down the road for shrimp and a low country boil. That's how we kicked off summer.

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  3. We were in Pigeon Forge a few weeks ago. We never tire of the drive through the Smokey Mountain National Forest. Those girls are growing up, not to mention your boys. But, being able to watch them grow and change is our joy, isn't it. Enjoy your trip and we'll be looking forward to hearing about it when you return.

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  4. We will go to Pigeon Forge for fall break. It is beautiful that time of the year. Enjoy your visit to Atlanta! Let the summer begin!

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  5. The Warehouse “messed up” our celebratory slice of cheesecake the last time we were there, too! And what’s up with the blue?!

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  6. Congratulations on 47 years of marriage! Love it!

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  7. Congratulations on your anniversary. Summer sounds great at your house, grands and trips. I love going to Atlanta to visit my sister, love the city. Safe travels........

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  8. Aren't our grands grand??? My two sure keep me hopping. G'daughter is at Cheer Camp this week and next and G'son is recuperating from 14 stitches in his leg after a fall at Youth Camp! Hope you enjoy your visit with your family members. "Try" to stay cool (an impossibility in south GA)!

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  9. Such cuties all of them. Those pictures in the mountains are beautiful. Happy Anniversary to you love birds and have a fun, safe trip! xoxo ERIN

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  10. Pigeon Forge is such a lovely place...anyplace in the Smokies is really and all of your grands are just adorable. Wow...that is some fancy cheese cake, even if it is upside down...! I hope you both have many more years of happiness. Enjoy your trip!

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  11. Happy Anniversary to you both Lea. Aren't those grands the best? Wishing I had a slice of cheesecake! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  12. Ah Summertime . . . the MOST wonderful time of the year and it looks as if yours is off to a great start! Happy 47th! Quite an accomplishment! Thanks for your visit to my blog . . . I have been checking the comment box but the problem is that it seems you get an email about EVERY comment then . . . too much in my box lol! Fingers crossed that Blogger gets its act together!!

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  13. Congratulations on your 47th!! I think the cake is pointing UP!! ;-) Also, that sister-in-law on the right sure favors y'all's daughter!! Have fun!!

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  14. What a pretty topper on that cheesecake though! Enjoy your time in ATL! Hope you survived the drive in without too much difficulty. I've driven in some of the busiest biggest cities in the world and ATL traffic ranks right up there as some of the absolute worst!

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  15. Happy Anniversary! I totally agree on the 'upside' down slice! The embellishments are interesting. Do they taste or are they just for looks? Hmm... curious. ha.

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  16. Enjoyed catching up some! You are off to a great start! Happy anniversary! I can't believe how big all of your grandkids are getting. Especially little Coleman! They are all soo cute. Enjoy your time in Atlanta.

    OH, and the cheesecake looks delicious no matter what way you look at it, lol

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  17. What a fun post filled with so much cuteness and summer fun! I love it! Congrats to you and your husband on 47 years! What a blessing from the Lord! My heart is full for you, friend!! I'm glad the sweet occasion was well celebrated! Happy travels next week! I look forward to reading about your adventures when you return!

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  18. Pigeon Forge is such a fun place to visit. We've been several times. We just seem to have more and more in common. Oklahoma and now Atlanta. My brother and his family live in south Atlanta (Sharpsburg, right by Peach Tree City) Such a nice area. Have a wonderful trip and visit. XOXO

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  19. Lea, it looks like your summer if off to a great start! Happy Anniversary! The grands are all so cute!

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