Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Too Soon!

I can't believe that it is Sunday again already!  This past week has flown by, everyday I have been frantically trying to finish my To Do List for the party and I really don't remember much else.  At some point I ate, bathed, and slept but hosting parties is stressful. Yesterday was Emerson's Fairytale First Year Party and we had lots of fun.  Now that I have come down off of the high of party planning and entertaining I am exhausted!  Thankfully my parents are here to keep my girl entertained while I do nothing but lay in my bed and clean out my DVR.  I haven't gone through all of the pictures from the party but here's a sneak peek at all of the fun.

She was running on fumes

Way past her nap time!

Proud dad...she was clinging tight to avoid her nap!

To end the weekend on a high note tonight we are grilling salmon from Guy Fieri's Grilled Salmon Gyros and going to RELAX.  My salmon has been marinating for a few hours and it's just the easiest way to put a meal on the table that tastes good and doesn't require a lot of clean up.  I don't make it into gyros but I do make the tomato and onions and I usually pair it with a salad and baked potato.  It really is the perfect summer meal and something that everyone will it looks really fancy. ;) I hope you have had a wonderful weekend...Monday is less than 12 hours away!  
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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Let Freedom Ring

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."
And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!
But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
 -Dr. Martin Luther King 

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Monday, July 1, 2013

No News Would Have Been Good News!

Well today is Monday and I'm hoping that this week will be a little less eventful than last.  Last week I was glued to the tv trying to keep up with the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial, Aaron Hernandez's arrest, Paula Deen's N-word fallout, the Boston bomber's indictment and the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage and voting rights. All of which made for an interesting news week.  Of course there were other news stories that were not as highly publicized but these kept Twitter and Facebook abuzz!  For some reason I feel like the news is always more interesting in the summer.  Maybe because I can actually slow down and watch it...who knows!  I am so not a news junkie, I don't even watch the nightly news but I have been all on for the latest on Paula Deen and for everything Aaron Hernandez.



On top of the crazy news week we celebrated our 5th anniversary on Friday.  To make it extra exciting we spent the afternoon in the pediatricians office with a reaction from the 12 month MMR vaccine.  So much for "celebrating"! ;)  It's always exciting when real life trumps the fairy tale you wish for!  Now that we have beat the 101.7 fever and now have the rash that rounds out the reaction, I can say this we should be better very soon.  Better in that my parents arrive tomorrow and Emerson's Fairytale First Year (1st Birthday) Party is on Saturday!  Once all of the family leaves town and the floors are re-mopped...I can kick up my feet and really relax because the grandparents are here on Emerson Duty!  Maybe Chris and I can sneak away and go to dinner or something.  Last year we had a 3 week old baby that we were afraid to leave, what a difference a year makes.

Sweaty nose from her fever breaking...poor thing was miserable!

My contribution to the economy via Walgreens! ;)

So here's to an exciting but quiet Fourth of July week!  I just realized that today is July 1st.... I am begging that no one do anything foolish this week.  We have had enough foolery in June...just ask the NFL!  

Just because it has been an AMAZING 5 years!  


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