smile, your on my camera

smile, your on my camera

Sunday, July 22, 2012


I actually read in Mother Earth News (one of my favorite magazines) that lard is really not all that bad for you...hmmm...see the upstairs of my pantry????

Friday, July 20, 2012


I've become crazy with the boots...I sold my good boots a couple of years ago for lack of use...and then when Kenny and Barbie had the "boots and pearls" wedding theme I had NONE! Now I am on some crazy quest for boots...geez, wherever I go I find some of late...BOOT FREAK! And to think I said I wasnt into western boots...gotcha...I'm back!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Carolina Baby got married!

Nothing like a Barn Wedding! My youngest Son married his sweetheart last month and we have a few pictures to share. I decided NOT to be a shutterbug and just relax and enjoy everything. There are some pictures that cannot be captured through a lens but rather through the heart. Out in the country, a barn was filled with family and friends. It was decorated with wild flowers and the music and champagne flowed through the evening. The ceremony was awesome. There was a butterfly release for the children in memory of those who were watching from up above. There was a bonfire and chinese lanterns that drifted off into the beautiful night air.

We had a coach bus that drove all family and friends to and from the site to the hotel. There was laughter and tears...but more was GRAND!
Oh and the little guy at the top sitting on a wooden rail...that's the groom in North Carolina many years ago...time flies!

Boogety Boogety Boogety...lets go racin' boys!

Daytona Coke Zero 400, gosh they change the name of that darn race so many times I forget "which" race it is some years. I kinda like Firecracker 400...which stuck for many years. This year Eldest got his Dad THREE tickets to the races so we all could go! The weather couldn't have been better...Daytona has been rained out so many times and even last year in Atlanta we got rained out. No rain! Great Breezes. Great Start. Great END...I'm a Tony fan! Needless to say we had a marvelous time! I love how you are allowed to bring in food and drinks (no glass) so other than the tickets, we paid for nothing...not even parking. Needless to say we had a splendid time racin' at Daytona!


My Son and Brother in Law have one day between their day and twelve years. We started celebrating their birthdays together last year and we had another one last month! Time flies! ET wanted a Peanut Butter cake so of course he got my house if it's your birthday you can be the king! Of course he also got the proverbial "old man hat" even though he's still shy of forty (barely). We wanted to be casual of course as I had to work in the morning and although I'm fairly organized most of the time I have a huge problem with perfection. I'm really working on it so instead of some elaborate dinner that no one would appreciate anyway (and might exhaust me...which I thrive on but am working on that too) I served my newly tapped homemade beer...this one is called American Premium...much like a Budweiser and dogs and chips and nibbles. Great "boy food". We stayed up into the night, played pool, drank beer and enjoyed good company! I love them guys!