Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blogoversary


My Blogger Friend, Jen over at
Tatertots and Jello

Is having her first Blogoversary...



Click on her blog title or Pic below to enter
Jen's First Anniversary Blog Contest

Good Luck...!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another Year Wiser...

WOW........What a birthday it was this year..!!!

My celebration started on the Thursday before my Tuesday Birthday...

Thursday I went out to dinner with my Best Friend Kathy,
Kathy's Birthday is the day after mine.
We always get together and exchange gifts and then out to
dinner for some alone "Girl" time...

Kathy gave me this awesome wood plaque,
depicting a screen door you find in many homes
at the back door here in Pennsylvania..
She also gave me two ornaments to hang
on the two pegs at the bottom of the plaque...

The entire Plaque is shown in my header



Below I am with some very good friends whom I have know for a very long time.
Linda, Judi(newest friend) Me and Laurie

We met up Friday night for some more celebrating at one favorite place in my hometown...

Sunday my husband and I left for the much needed vacation to
the beach in Ocean City, MD....

There we met up with Kathy and her family on Tuesday (my birthday),
for dinner at our favorite spot in OC...
Sneaky Pete's

Below is Kathy and her husband, Scott,
Me and my husband, Bob...



After dinner the four of us went down the bay a bit
to another favorite play ground,
Seacrets...on the bay


I am so grateful and blessed with the friends I have in my life...
Each one is unique and different...
And I love each and every one..!!





Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tradition Continues....

My Family Reunion

Lititz Springs Park,
Lititz, PA


As long as I can remember,

My Mother's side of the family has been
having family reunions in this
beautiful park..

As a small child I remember the picnic being in the open far end of the park,
the men of the family would carry picnic tables
to the area we claimed,
lining the tables in a row
creating one long table...


We now reserve and rent a Pavilion
to ensure we have availability, electric and
for those times the weather is not cooperating...

This year the attendance was a bit small compared to the size of our family
and how much it has grown.

My grandparents had 9 children,
with that said...
Our family is very large..



The picture is one of me with a "Few" of my cousins...

After this year's gathering,
My Aunt who took over the role
as the organizer of the annual event,
(after my Mother passed)
is retiring.
I have volunteered to take on the task my Mother and Aunt
have done to perfection for so many years..

I was so hoping my Aunt would pass on her whistle to me...!!!











Saturday, July 11, 2009

When you scream, scream for......


ICE CREAM...!!!

One of my favorite places in the Summer time is,
The Jigger Shop

The Jigger Shop is located in
Historic Mt. Gretna

Mt. Gretna was originally built for the United Brethren Camp, which built 100 cottages, in later years it become known as a summer get away for the very wealthy.
The tiny and narrow streets are lined
with one cottage after another..

You will find In the small village along with the Jigger Shop,
a Theater with live shows, Mini Golf,
Lake and Beach, a country store and many hiking and bike trails.
Also hidden in the dense wooded area are several restaurants
and an Inn...

Make sure you check out the live cams on the site...
You may just see me..!!







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