1.) We celebrated my hubby's 39th birthday a few days early. I made him his favorite Carrot Cake to take to the fire station, because he worked on his actual birthday. He said that the firefighters scarfed down the cake and very little was leftover. Alyssa and I took him to dinner at Logan's. We bought him the Hobbit movie and a pair of hunting walkie talkies for his trip in September.
2.) Marcy at Ben and Me helped me create a blog button. She's awesome! I really wanted a blog button but never knew how to create one. I get nervous when I hear about html codes. I love the photo used as the blog button. I have so many fond memories from our trip to Arkansas. We are getting ready for the upcoming move so I have very little free time now. I am extremely grateful that my friends are always willing to help me. Thank you again Marcy. Please, please grab my button code on the right side of the screen and add it to your blog collections. I would appreciate it. Here is the post about my blog button.
Note: Avis and Marcy, please don't let the cat out of the bag. Lol.
5.) This week was also an emotional time period for my family. My step father passed away on Friday. I am dealing with mixed feelings and I'm having a difficult time with closure. I didn't think I would care nor did I think a tear would drop from my eye. Sounds harsh . . . I know. But, unfortunately no matter how bad things were growing up he was still part of my life. I don't know who my real father is for sure, but my step father was the only father I had for many, many years. I am trying to remember and focus on the good times, but the bad experiences and memories seem to be more frequent overpowering the good ones. I wish I could comfort my little brother and sister more as their relationship with him was much different as time progressed, but distance keeps us apart. They live in New York and I reside in Texas. Rest in peace Jimmy.
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