Thursday, May 28, 2015


It's such a bizarre feeling to realize
that in TWO WEEKS this house will be empty and we will no longer be living here.  Not just here in this house, but not even in my beloved, adopted home state of Louisiana.  Out of here! Oklahoma bound! That's where we'll be.

I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to live here.  I've loved the weather.  I've loved this house.  I've loved my Louisiana friends.  I've loved this season of our life.  I think anytime you close a "season" of life it's a little sad, especially when you're of a certain age and realize there are far more seasons behind than there are ahead.  Still, I'm looking forward to the next season and what it will bring.  God-willing we'll get to spend a lot more time with our Tulsa granddolls before they become completely grown up.  I also see lots of "girl time" with our oldest daughter in my future (since she'll only be an hour and a half away).  Have I mentioned just how fun and feisty she is?! My Sister and her family will also be close at hand, as well as our funny Son-in-law! And,  I'm hoping I'll be blessed with some new friends in our new area.

And then there's always the fun of "nesting" into a new (to us) home.

Life is a journey isn't it?

Then a new season.
Stay tuned!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Once again

I've been thinkin' and that can lead to all sorts of places, and today it led me down a nostalgic path.  I was thinking about times past.  Waaay past.  Would you like to hear some things that happened a very long time before I was "Sweet Tea"?  High School days. I told you you it was a very long time ago.

I once dated a very handsome young football player who was an "older man" - he was a Senior while I was a Junior.  He was quite the handsome guy.  Oh, I think I mentioned the handsome part before.  *wink*   We went out a couple of times.  I was nervous and giggly.  He was cool and far more "street wise" than me.  I found him fascinating and a little mysterious.  There were really never any sparks between us, rather, just a couple of fun dates.  Still, it's fun to reminisce.

There was another young guy, yet again, a year older than me.  He had reddish hair and blue eyes.  He blushed easily and was soft spoken.  He had a car and drove me home from school several times.  I thought we were just friends, until some friends told he he "liked me".  I was clueless until then.  I stopped accepting his offers for rides home from school at that point.  I figured it was easier to avoid him that it would be to say no if he asked me out.

I always replay these scenarios in my mind on Memorial Day.  How could I have known I was in the presence of a true hero when I was with each of these young guys. You see each of them was drafted into the military and sent to Vietnam upon graduating from high school.  Neither of them came home to see another Oklahoma sunrise or to reconnect with old high school friends.  Gone to soon.

Robert Tuell and Gary Dasher.
"Thank you for your sacrifice."

*This is a repeat of my post last year on Memorial Day.  I remember them "once again".

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In the meantime. . .

Where to begin since I've been so lax with my blogging lately...Life since the wedding has been a whirlwind, but a "good whirlwind".  We've sold our house...We've bought a house...And now we're getting very close to the move.  It's bittersweet, but I'm trying to focus on the "sweet".  This move will put us much closer to our family in the Tulsa area.  Sweet!  And the fact that I think I'm gonna really enjoy our new (to us) house never hurts either.

In the meantime. . .

I enjoyed seeing my little rose garden
in full bloom, for the last time in this yard.

And I've been spending lots of time enjoying
our sweet little HK, who turned 2 in March.

My heart has over-flowed with joy watching the funny newly weds begin their journey together.  They are so happy and I love the way "Daddy" has stepped into this special role with HK.  I've watched him closely and there's no doubt that he loves both my girls with all his heart.  Knowing that their little family is off to a fantastic start makes the move easier for me and Mister.  Even though we will miss them terribly, I know they are gonna be just fine. 

Spending as much time as possible with my
Bossier BFF is also something else
I'm trying to do.  I love this sweet friend
and am gonna miss her like crazy!

Now, before I get completely sappy I've got to show you the view out the back door of my soon-to-be-home.
You KNOW how I love all things "green".
The yard also has room for me to garden.
the move will put us within 2 hours
of our Tulsa family.
I will have the opportunity to spend lots more time with our 3 Tulsa grands, before they are completely grown up.  That's a BIG plus that puts a smile on my face.
I'm looking forward to spending time with our oldest daughter and her hubby, as well as my sister and her family.


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