Wednesday, April 24, 2013

This picture is my Son (larger one) and my cousin's grandson.  They are about the same age in both pictures, but 24 years a part in age.  The smaller picture is a very recent amazes me how DNA structural components and its replication is so strong in some families.  From the first time I saw my cousin's grandson, I said he looks so much like "our" side of the family.  Don't you agree!!?

It's been day two of taking my Spring Blossom Honey.  I'm not sure if it's in my head, but I feel like I had a vaccine to prevent illness.  Today I'm more stuffy and congested again.  Hoping this is a sign the Honey is working to build up an immunity to all this craziness of seasonal allergies....

Stay safe, my friends...!

Much love and hugs,

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I'm desperate...!  This year has started off with one bad case of Allergies...!  So much so, I have found myself sneezing and coughing up crap from every upper respiratory orifice attached to this body...And, I have been living on cold, cough and antihistamines for the past two months.  Enough..!!  

Today I found some Local Raw Honey, in hopes I can calm and tame down all this unwanted activity of this nasty crap that has unwelcoming decided to take up residency within me. 

I have done much research and spoke with many who swear by eating *Local Raw Honey for allergies is successful.  


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I can't believe my son has turned 25 years old...that makes me even older :( 
I made him his favorite meal of Land and Sea. Grilled Steak, Marinated Grilled Chicken, Steamed Clams, Steamed Shrimp, Crab Stuffed Potatoes and Broccoli..I had to throw in a green for balance...

We had enough food for a banquet...

We rarely have meals together, with my son's busy work and school schedule we're lucky if we see each other for any extended period of time.  So, tonight was very nice having a tasty meal with him along with his God-Mother and a very good friend with her little man, Sam.  

Sam on Uncle Jere's "Apple"
Here is Sam on "Apple" son's rocking horse that is just as old has Jere...Yes, I'm one of those Mother's!  I saved all of Jere's favorites and his furniture!  Sam LOVED, Apple..!  And we thoroughly enjoyed watching Sam having a good time.....!

And what's a bday party without cake..?!  Red Velvet with fresh strawberries, homemade fudge and whipped cream..!  It was a great way to top off the feast we had to celebrate..!  Happy Birthday, Jere!  

Saturday, April 13, 2013

My Gal Pal Cousins.....

My cousins and I have recently decided to meet once a month for some Ladies Time.....we're all within 3 years of each other in age.  Two cousins were missing from this gathering, hopefully next month we'll have a picture of all of us.  Last month I didn't make the gathering having been with Aunt Margie. 

As you can see, they like to unwind with a little brewsky....we have so much fun gabbing and laughing about life past and present.  There really isn't anything like your family, who were truly your first friends in life...!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The services for our Aunt Margie were very beautiful and very fitting for the kind and compassionate person and life she lived..!  My very dear friend Linda sang two songs during the service.  Amazing Grace from the rear of the church and How Great Thou Art....she did an amazing job, her voice is angelic but very powerful..!  The organist from Aunt Margie's church was blown away by her performance.  You could see him grinning from ear to ear as he too belted out the cords on the organ and piano as Linda was just simply amazing!!  Aunt Margie most certainly approved :)

This past week we did manage to meet up with my cousin Shane and his family for dinner while they were here in PA for a visit.  Shane moved to North Carolina after obtaining his teaching degree.  His parents, my aunt and uncle retired to Myrtle Beach over 10 years ago and the ironic part is both their son's are teachers for the same school district in NC, three hours from Myrtle Beach.  Shane married a lovely lady, Carolea who is Jamaican.  Carolea has a teenage daughter, T'ana who is just as sweet as her Mother.  Shane and Carolea have a two  year old son, Cameron.  Cameron has the most adorable personality.  I had such fun with him during our time together.  I had the pleasure of sitting directly across from Camron during our meal which was nothing short of eventful.  I'm so glad we had the time together and met Shane's wife and step-daughter, T'ana.  
T'ana, Carolea, Cameron and Shane

Brother Doug, Carolea, T'ana, Cameron, Cousins Shane and Patti, Nephew Corey, Me and Hubs...

 We had a great time telling stories from our youth and enjoying the time together.  Missing from the picture are my niece and her family and cousin Patti's daughter and family.  Both have little ones who were getting tired, so they ate and chatted a bit before excusing themselves to get the little ones home to their beds.  Cameron however was still going strong when Shane and his family left well over an hour later...he has so much energy, but his daddy keeps in step with him.  They are actually amusing to watch and 

Cameron eating his "Pizza Pizza"

Cameron being silly

Wyatt, Cousin Patti's little grandson

My neice's daughter, Aubre...
 Aubre was very tired and not having anything to do with pictures or being very social down at her end of the tables...

I hope your all enjoying your weekend and the beautiful Spring weather..!
Thanks for stopping by and until next time,
Be safe and Hugs..

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I feel I haven't been on my blogs for like....forever!  I'm slowly getting back into the swing of my somewhat 'normal' life after spending 6 weeks with our Aunt Margie.  Her last journey was a very peaceful and comfortable time.  I feel so very blessed to have been given the opportunity to care for her as she waited so patiently to see Jesus.  Her final moments were with my Son by her side holding her hand and talking with was such a beautiful passing.  Although it will not make her absence easy in the days, months and years to come, it has been a great comfort to know she was very much loved and cared for by those who she so unselfishly showed her love, support and cared for during her life time.  This weekend we will honor her with a beautiful service celebrating her life and what she meant to so many of us.......

I hope you all had a very blessed Easter and received some chocolate bunnies..:) 
Spring is starting to show it's presence here in PA, and I am so looking forward to it...every time we fire up the grill for some hot dogs, I'll think of our Aunt Margie with a warm heart and smile.  Hot dogs were one of her favorite foods.....she loved a her grilled hot dogs!

I hope your days are getting warmer and the birds are signing their sweet melodies to you as we start a new season.  

Thanks for stopping by, I'll soon be back in full swing with some food pictures I'm sure and many stories of my adventures to come in the near future.

Love and Hugs....K

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