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Charles and I were married in August and every birthday, Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, etc. he’d make me the most wonderful cards.

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But balloons are nice too…

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And there’s always lots of LOVE….

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Amy brought over two exquisite bouquets for our anniversary and Laurie Pie delighted in them.  Thank you dear Amy for always remembering!

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To celebrate, Kita gets a bath.  She loves Liz from ‘Must Love Dogs’ mobil grooming and willingly gets into the rubby dubby dub tub!

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Well, I thought I had one little project but when Jimmy showed up with his crew he found LOTS of STUFF to do!

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Before I could blink they were all over the place….

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I think we’re varnishing the beam.  Didn’t know it needed it….However, all the railings and doors did.

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The last fellow made such a mess of the Bamboo that we had to start all over…..

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I’m so happy with the beautiful blue pots on the patio and the fruit trees that are now in them!  

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The piece de resistance was getting a new deck after the last fellow had destroyed the old one.

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O.K., let’s party on Garth.  Time for Nikka’s birthday.  She has one more present coming on September 17th.  

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If these two aren’t the ‘made in heaven’ couple I don’t know who is.  Herm and Lulu celebrating their second wedding anniversary.  They are so cute together!

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Let’s hear it for the cake!!!

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Even better, lets here it for the Champagne!

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I guess Kita was really distraught she wasn’t invited to the party so she left me a message loud and clear.  ‘Leave me and I’m goin’ for the money!’

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But wait…there’s one more birthday.  Melissa, Sandie Girl’s amazing daughter-in-law and awesome mom to Jacob and Noah. Sandie and Jacob made this adorable cake & beach scene.

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Happy, happy Birthday Melissa!IMG 6428

Adorable Noah and Jacob AKA Jakey!
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These shrimp Sandie made were so incredibly good I went straight to Bristol Farms to get some.IMG 6464

What’s going on?  Why a Hatch Chile celebration straight from New Mexico….that’s what!  The season is short so one must have all things Hatch  when it arrives.

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So it’s true….summer is over ‘cause Memorial Day not only heralds fall but on the plus side….grilled cheese sandwiches with bacon, bacon, bacon!

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With beautiful watermelon.IMG 6467

Now this was one of the most amazing sights I’ve ever encountered.  I was in my car and as I drove, tried to capture what I saw but the image was in reverse.  Actually the sun was a red ball of fire. ‘Goodness, gracious, red balls of fire!’  I’ve never seen that before.  Have you?

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No matter how I tried, I couldn’t capture the total redness. It just kept turning gold.

IMG 6188I wish you amazing sights, glorious day filled with wonder.

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