Sunday, July 31, 2011

A few more pictures celebrating....

 I wasn't permitted to sneak a peak at the cake....

 The dreaded singing of "Happy Birthday", I always found it to be embarrassing...

 I missed one:(

 This cake was absolutely beautiful...and tasted as fabulous as it looks...!

 Me and Kathy(BFF)

 I was queen for the moment:)

 Good Times...hand painted glass from Kathy

 Reading material from my good friend and cousin, Pam...

 Lavender Pillow..I have always wanted a lavender pillow and now I have one..!

Silicone cupcake baker from Pampered Chef...
I can't wait to try this out:))

Another great day with friends and family which ended with more good times..!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Big 5-0......

This Birthday message was one of many sent to me via my cell phone, this particular one was from a long time friend:)
 I survived...!!

This Bday card is from my BFF, one of many cards given to me.

 My BFF and I have the best of times when we get together,
she has a knack for finding cards that reflex the girly-girly in us!

My son  treated me to an All-You-Can-Eat
Seafood Feast at TJ Rockwell,
The Seafood Feast is served only on the deck
and with the extreme temperatures in most of the country,
it was a bit "warm" even in the shade and nice breeze...
But, the meal was so good we hardly noticed the high temperatures,
and we really enjoyed our time together.

Hubs and I before we dug into our Feast..

My first plate of shrimp and clams..
You have your choice of one, combo of two or all three of
Shrimp, Clams and Hard Shell Crabs..
And Yes, ALL YOU CAN EAT..!!

Some Birdie mentioned to our server it was my birthday...
This little Ice Cream Dessert is actually on the menu for .69,
and was given complimentary to me...
Notice the Sparkler sticking out of the side,
it fizzled out very quickly and the Ice Cream under
the massive mound of whipped cream was almost completely 
melted by the time I willingly devoured the whipped topping..!
O, and there was Chocolate Sauce under there, too!!!
The size and amount of this dessert was perfect after feasting
on all the seafood...

Sorry for the quality of this picture (phone pic)
After dinner we headed to a favorite hangout for more
celebrating, this is Carmen who is a long time Friend of mine...
I was encouraged to have a "shot" for my big 5-0,
to know me..I am NOT the "shot" drinking kinda gal,
but I took a chance on one that sounded tasty..
I would tell you the name, but it really is not very 
"Lady Like" so we'll just say it was very tasty and leave it at that:)

Whew.....Yes, I survived!
And it was fun!!

I have to add this photo..
Just received this beautiful bouquet from a dear friend, Vickie..
Love you, Girl..!!

Thanks for sharing my celebrating with me...!
Have a fun and safe weekend, my friends..

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Conquering the Sweet Tooth

Need a sweet and quick pick-me-up...?

Here is a very quick and simple recipe to conquer that sweet craving.

One Minute Peanut Butter Cake

1 egg, beaten 
1 tablespoon brown sugar 
1/2 teaspoon baking powder  
...1 heaping tablespoon flour 
2 tablespoons peanut butter 
1 tablespoon chocolate chips
1 teaspoon milk 
 1 tablespoon powdered sugar (give or take)  

In a small bowl, whisk together egg, chocolate chips, brown sugar, 
 baking powder, peanut butter and flour. 
Pour batter into a greased ramekin. Microwave for 30 seconds. 
(it dries out fast, so don't overcook) .

While the cake is microwaving, stir together milk and powdered sugar, adding more powdered sugar if necessary to thicken frosting.  

Remove cake from ramekin (or don’t), pour frosting over top. 
**I used a small microwave safe dish... 


Sunday, July 17, 2011

50 and Accomplished....

Where is this summer going..!

I can't wrap my brain around the fact 
that we're already into the middle of July
and with that comes my Birthday...
This year is the "BIG" one..whew
I have been skipping around the fact
I'll be 50 this year...
But I can honestly say,
I'm now getting a bit excited to say...
Why, yes....I AM 50!!

50 And Accomplished..! 

I will be the first to admit,
my life the past 50 years have not for the most,  
been "bad" years..

Yes, I have had many disappoints,
and unexpected tragic events...
But with the bad also brought the Good!
To which with all of the above,
I have learned a great deal...
Learned what I wanted and learned what I did NOT want..!!

Sometimes in life you must figure out the "Not"
before you know the "Want"..

And I have been Blessed,
Blessed with a life of not having a "need"
The need to have it all and not be happy
with what I have...
My first 50 years have been rich,
In family, friends, career and experiences.

 I am looking forward to the next chapter,
turning the page and taking on the next 50!

On my actual birthday a small family dinner at
a restaurant I have been wanting to visit,
followed by a small gathering of friends and family
a week later...
I was planning to have the traditional party,
with all the bells and whistles..
But after having a busy summer since the
induction of this awesome time of year,
I have opted to keep it simple and enjoy this time
in a more private and quaint way...
There will still be enough partying and celebrating
to indicate it's a new chapter...!

 I have no doubt those who I've chosen
to surround myself with to help celebrate,
will not disappoint...!

Yes, 50 and Accomplished..!!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by, my friends!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Myers Family Reunion
Lititz Springs Park

What a good time was had by all,
inspite of the hot and very humid temperatures...
No one left hungry and most if not all
of the little ones left being very very tired,
and a few "big" ones!

Below are a few pictures capturing some of 
the days activities....
Nick taking his best swing at the Pinata
Nick trying to hand off the bat to his little cousin, Kara.

The fast scramble to pick up the most candy you can...

The Pinata waiting patiently high up in the tree..

The Matriarch Of The Family...My Mother's Oldest Sister, Aunt Romaine

A little Bingo Playing

Old Photos....
I found this awesome idea a few months ago on a blog (of course)
You Hang rope in several rows and attach photos with snap clothes pins to 
display your photos.  This eliminates everyone from touching
and handling your treasured photos...
It was a BIG hit..!

My Mother's Youngest Brother and his wife

Ha...I was caught doing what I like best...Eating 
Notice the coolers and crock pots behind me..
NO one goes home hungry from this reunion!
On six large picnic tables, 
we have all the favorite picnic foods with a little bit
of good old fashion PA Dutch foods and desserts..

Miss Aubree, My niece, Ashley's little cuttie...

And so this brings us to the end of another great reunion 
of the Summer!

I can't believe its here and gone already:(

Thanks for stopping by, my friends..

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Come out, come out where ever you are...

I misplaced my small digital camera,
you have to understand...
I NEVER lose anything..!

I have searched everywhere,
The camera was last seen Sunday a week ago at a party/cookout.
I remember leaving with my cell and camera in one hand...
I have my cell,
No camera:(

I only discovered it missing yesterday,
my weekend was very busy with activities I wanted
to diffidently take pics of...
And I dislike having to depended on others.

Today was my family reunion with many having
cameras trying to capture those perfect memories..

I will post and share more after I receive some
photos promised to come my way:))

Have a great week and enjoy this awesome summer, my friends..

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wow...what a fantastic holiday weekend..!

A friend captured this beautiful sunset on Monday Evening after a relaxing day by the pool at my home...

The festivities started Friday in my hometown of, Lititz.
The annual July 4th parade kicked off a weekend long bash of Fun...

*Meeting up with friends and family,  surprise birthday party,
picnics, swimming, great conversations while relaxing and enjoying all the 
savory summer time food and drinks...
And Lots Of Laughs!

And of course...
Three days of awesome fireworks,
 provided by neighbors and local communities..
Have I mentioned before...?

This week is going to be just as busy...
 finalizing what I need for this coming weekend of,
Community Days where my Salon business is located,
A baby shower for the daughter of a long time friend,
And then closing the weekend on Sunday with my family reunion
to which I organize, at the park in my hometown...

My list is prepared of the items I am still in need of
to make this weekend another Fun time for all with
Friends and Family...

I'm also looking forward to catching up with my son
after his long weekend spent with friends in Pittsburgh..
He snuck into the house sometime late last night,
he was either extremely quiet or I was extremely exhausted...
I'm thinking a little bit of both!
He was up and out of the house to work this morning long before
my eyelids cracked open...
The advantages of being young:)

Hoping your holiday weekend was one of many good memories, my friends!
Enjoy your week of summer time fun and stay safe..!
 Thanks for stopping by..

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