Monday, June 2, 2014


(June??  How can it be June already? )

June means many things.  In June:

  • school bells ceasing and children happy to finish out their school year 
  • the heat  of the day becomes difficult as the temperature rises
  • pretty flowers bloom in the garden 
  • a/c bills increase as the appliance strains to keep the house cool 
  • skin reddens and burns if sunblock is not applied regularly  
  • swimming pools fill with water and with kids
  • vacation season commences --some have short trips and some take longer ones 
  • wedding announcements multiply in the newspaper 
  • summer school starts --parents are happy to have somewhere to send their children so they don't have to hear "I'm bored!"  
  • clothing gets skimpier as the day gets hotter 
  • flip-flops reign 
  • ice cream becomes a steady dessert
  • evenings sitting on the deck with a cool drink 
  • mosquitoes enjoying a feast of their unsuspecting human host 

What do you think of when June rolls around? 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Wedding Bells are Ringing!

"Goin' to the chapel and we're... gonna get married..."

My son got married over Memorial Day weekend and it was a great day.  The ceremony was held outside near a small lake and it was so beautiful and peaceful.  Afterwards we had a barbecue and celebrated the day.

The bride was preceded by my grandchildren.  They did a great job of walking down the aisle -- I have to admit that when I first heard they were going to be in the wedding, I was nervous they would be too timid to make it with all the guests staring at them. But they surprised me! The only blip on their part was at the beginning when my granddaughter threw some rose petals out of her basket then bent down to gather them up again.  her brother saved the day by getting her to walk down the aisle.  Then again at the end of the aisle, my granddaughter didn't want to sit down-- she wanted to stay up with the bride and groom until every last petal was out of the basket.  It was so cute.

We got her finally to sit down with us and the bride came down the aisle to greet my son.  They shared vows, were pronounced husband & wife, and then my son got to "kiss the bride!"

This mama is happy to welcome a new daughter-in-law to the family !