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9.23.2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAR!

People Let Your Light Shine Fabric Book

Here we are - 


at Bear's house 

This (and following) is the progression of the next page of my book

on his 30th birthday
  

along with my hubby


and Danny, a good friend of Bear's (and ours) from the Cape


and a couple of Bear's battles from the motor pool


for grilled hamburgers and hot dogs...


and of course BIRTHDAY cake. 


Yum. 


There's enough to feed an Army. 


We've been having a beautiful week with our son 


and look forward already to coming again next summer when he returns from Afghanistan. 


Two days of yard sale-ing and thrifting so far. 

Taken yesterday while looking for yard sales.

Today I organized the kitchen a bit. 

Loved this area for yard sales!

And cooked. And baked. 

She laughed at me for wanting to take her picture.

I made potato salad...and Rum Cake...at Bear's request. 


I miss my girls somethin foolish.



Create Your Life,

We rode out by one of the lakes.

annie!

Totally enjoying Texas.

22 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your son, what is that steer head and where is that going??? It won't fit on the plane!!! xox

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    1. Thanks Corrine! The steer head - made of scrap metal - was sold to whomever owns that red pick-up. We saw it on the way in to the flea market...and even though it wouldn't fit in our suitcases...were sad that we didn't get there first. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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  2. Happy birthday to Bear! Looks like a really fun week! Love the close ups of your fab fabric book... Mmmmmm. Kath

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    1. Thanks Kath! We're having relaxing family time.
      :)

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  3. Happy Birthday Bear!
    What's rum cake?? It sounds good!

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    1. Thanks so much Gill! I've made rum cake for several years now for special occasions. Usually Christmas. I got my recipe from one of those wonderful fundraiser cookbooks. This one is the recipe (below) I used yesterday with the exception of milk instead of water - and sliced almonds (since we had them) in place of walnuts. My favorite is chopped pecans. Oh, and rot gut rum bought especially for the last Rum Cake I made when here 5 months ago. ") You'll be glad you tried it.

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    2. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/easy-rum-cake/

      Sorry...I forgot the link for the Rum Cake recipe!

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  4. Happy birthday Bear! I LOVE seeing the progression of your beautiful work. That has become one of the most magical parts of art for me, the shaping of a piece of art. I've started to realize *that's* the magic, not the finished piece. And it's so liberating!

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    1. Oh gosh...I have to totally agree. Except that the finished piece IS magical and more so when the process has been!

      Doube thanks!

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  5. Beautiful work as always. Give Bear my best regards for his birthday!

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    1. Thanks Charlene! I'm happy to give Bear your wishes. ")

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  6. So pleased to know you are having such a wonderful time. What a lovely boy your son looks, sensible and kind is what comes over in the photo. Oh, and those yard sales, they look fun, I would be spending hours looking through everything! Did you buy the bull (how does that fit in your luggage)!!!

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    1. LOL! Thanks Ann. The bull was in someone else's truck on our way in to a flea market. Darn it all!

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    2. And thank you. He has high marks in both of those qualities.

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  7. Loving all the different goodies on your pages

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  8. Looks like you are enjoying your time in States with Bear and friends. Thanks for link to rum cake I love that site too.

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    1. We ARE loving life! Thank you! and you're welcome. :) I think the next time you have a special occasion...you should bake one. And remember...every day is a special occasion.

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  9. Those process photos!! How cool!
    I hope Bear had a great birthday. Love these photos. I haven't had a yard sale in ten years, and probably should. So much crap! Anyway, I'm sorry if you've been answering any of my comments here because I just never come back to see people's replies! I've tried to remember, because a lot of people do that on their blogs, but I just never have enough time to do everything I love doing, such as reading blogs! So I have to apologize if I've missed answers.

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    1. hanks Chris. Yep...got your name off the Disney badge. He did have a great birthday. One of his friends from FL and a few of his Army buddies joined us for a cook out. Good memories. :)

      As they say in Colombia...No worries! If I have an email address...and in your case I do...I reply to it and then copy the email into my comments...so either way...you'll get an answer from me. Thanks a ton for visiting and commenting.

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Yuckola. More than half of my email has been from anonymous, so.....