All Balls

All Balls

I am not a military person. No one in my immediate family is military. My father served in the Army in WWII as a medic...and beyond that - no one has served in the military.

Working with my co-workers, police officers, I have come across many, many military personnel, both present and past. Not sure why, but alot of the officers I work with are Marines, active, retired and reserve. I guess for this reason, I am most impressed with the branch of the Marines.

This is one of my officers J.R.(retired) and his son J.D.(active)
(I was privileged to buy them both lunch today)
Wanted to wish them both a Happy Marine Birthday (Nov.10th)

As Veterans Day draws near, I just wanted to take a moment and to blog, to say "thanks". We live in an amazing country. While we have problems, we are FREE. More than most can say. We have this freedom because of our military branches. The men and women who have served and are presently serving.
Some have given the ultimate sacrifice.

If you meet a military person this weekend, be sure and say thanks! If you have the honor of buying them a meal, a cup of coffee, or a beer - do it. Some of the men and women that have served, have come back to this country less than when they left. Some are going thru physical and mental pain. Some have loved ones that have been left behind. Some will never be the same. Some will never come home. They all fought for you and me.

When you sit down and enjoy your a meal with your family, watch your TV, hug your children, go to your job - think about those who have made it all possible. I have a deep gratitude in my heart for all military personnel. I am grateful I live the greatest country of all. I have freedom and I am thankful.

                     65 LBS OF LOVE 


GRAND   time

As you know if you read me - at all - my beautiful, adorable, smart, intelligent, funny, cute, grand angels live away from me. This past weekend Chad, Jaycee and Cody came for a visit. I WAS IN HEAVEN. They got in late Friday - so we pretty much just said our hellos and went to bed.

On Saturday we did a little lunch eating and shopping. Cody man has gone thru a growing spurt and needed some new new duds. And if shopping is on the agenda, I am all in.

We started off with lunch a's a must when Chad comes to visit.

Jaycee loves her fried pickles

Cody was busy with Dad's phone

After lunch we made our way to the mall.........We did JC Penny's, Old Navy, Burlington Coat Factory, and Cavenders. Fun, Fun, Fun

Cody was so cute in this hat. It is a prop for a upcoming pic
Can't wait to get my copy

Jaycee waited patiently

After lunch and shopping we headed back home. Anyone see a pattern here.
These kids have it so good these days!!

A few of Chad's high school and college friends came by to visit. We cooked up some yummy burgers and hot dogs. Bobby brought his kids, Dillion and Hannah. All the kids had a blast. They ate, played the Wii, put puzzles together, played games and watched movies. It was like they had known each other all their lives. So strange to see my son and his friends with THEIR kids. The best part, when the kids misbehave and their parents have to correct them. I always told my boys - some day you will get pay back!!

We had some great adult time outside. The weather was perfect, the food and drinks were great and the stories - the stories were an eye opener.

It was a GRAND weekend with my GRAND angels. It was sad to see them go - but I think we already have plans for next weekend.

Love you guys !!