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Memorial Day

Thankful for my Father’s service and sacrifice (killed in 1966 before I was born) even though I never knew him. Thankful for my path because of him.

Thankful for my Step-Father stepping in when I was three, and his 26 years of service (two tours in both the Korean War and the Vietnam War).

Blessings.

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Pigs

Y’all know that there are times I am obsessed with pigs.  Well, apparently I am even more so when I am in Baton Rouge.

Visiting with Carmen, and going to the Razorback-LSU Baseball game was wonderful in itself.  Carmen took us to a restaurant that she and David had gone to before, that honestly, I thought was just a BBQ shack.img_4739I decided to give it a try, and fell in LOVE with it.  I love the atmosphere, staff, and the food was amazing!  We went to the City Pork Brasserie and Bar at the Jefferson Street location.They have these pigs hanging on their walls, and I seriously thought that they were wrought iron, and so wanted one.  So I asked if I could have one – sure for $20.  The picture below is what Carmen posted on her Snapchat of me after I got my pig!Just a tad bit excited!  But, can you blame me?!  We will make this a frequent place when we visit, and not just because of the chalk pig! And now she hangs above the kitchen table.  Not sure that I want to write on it…yet.  Love that pig!  (And, I have NO desire to collect pigs, but this one was special.) Now to work on the clutter on the table.

Blessings!

 

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Date Night

Friday night date night….love spending time with this guy.Crazy wind (surfers were loving the waves) and hair, but I love our beach.He hates the beach, and I love it. We compromise by going to dinner at the beach and not touching the sand! Ha!  (We took this picture on the Boardwalk–not on the sand.)

Blessings.

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Cruise…

Just some other cruise days and pictures…

Silly…img_4079Formal night with the familyDavid and I in front of the Rhapsody of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) in Cozumel, Mexico.Second Formal night…and I wasn’t feeling the dress, but loved the shoes. ha.And, my ABSOLUTELY favorite picture of the cruise…no filter…pure sun and camera direction.  Love this man, and how he makes me feel.   Blessings.

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Founder’s Day

Last weekend I had the privilege of spending the day with Carmen for her Delta Gamma Founder’s Day celebration.  We had a great weekend.  She really has a great group of women here at LSU, as they are encouraging, engaging, welcoming, loving, and true friends for life.  I loved seeing this first hand, and being a part even for a small slice of a day.This picture (below) of the two of us is my FAVORITE!  I love this.  It is outside the DG house at LSU…it speaks volumes…my love and support for her (always behind her)…her sisters here that love and support her (supporting her)…her being the incredible, strong women she is.  Do good.

Blessings!

 

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Do Good

Motto for my daughters sorority is to “do good.” Being with her this past weekend has been wonderful. I got her this poster from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. It speaks volumes to me and to her. Do good. Do something. Do the most good with what you can.Sometimes we are not always able to do good, but you should be able to do the right thing.  Have manners.  Think things through.  Love each other.  Do good.

Blessings.

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Year of Words

This year Carmen, David and I chose one word for our daily motivation if you will.

Mine is to be Fierce.  David is to be Daring.  And when speaking with Carmen yesterday she couldn’t remember hers.  Really?  David and I have been taking ours to heart.  Telling each other to be daring or to be fierce.  To approach the day or the task with our word at our forefront.

I have often thought of Fierce as a negative, but really have come to realize what a strong, vibrant word it can be.  It is exciting, and truly gets me going for the day.  I get encouraged by telling David to be daring!  To tackle the day only in the way he can.

Have you chosen a word for 2018?  How do you incorporate it into your daily life?Apparently, these word things are a pretty big deal, and someone had the bright idea to make some money off of them.  I got David and my words done for our key chains (with Lupus ribbons on mine).  Cool idea, and neat thoughts if you want to look at their site myintent.org.

Blessings!