Saturday, June 4, 2011

Roger and Me - Our 5th Anniversary

Roger and me


Left to Right: Darlene, Mary, Bruce and Rick

Darlene and Rick

Jonah and friend at end of school skating party

Jillian at end of school skating party

Mia and Jaime in little Barbie jeep

Mia and Jaime in Barbie jeep

June 3, 2011 - Our 5-year anniversary. Hard to believe. The kids were having end of school parties, Jaime and Aaron were working on their roof, and Roger and I celebrated by going to Ivarone's - a landmark Tampa restaurant owned by a landmark Tampa family. Click on the restaurant name to see the menu. Roger and I had steak and their fantastic house salad and cannoli's for desert. Bruce, Mary, Rick and Darlene went with us.

Mia! by Jillian

A cute picture of Mia drawn by Jillian. Mia decided to sign it on the right side, but she got her letters mixed up and signed, "ami".


I have been thinking of getting a larger dresser for the kid room and even searched on Craigslist, but this one showed up on the curb by my neighbor's house. My son helped me get it home and we adopted it. I plan on painting it. A little matching bed side table showed up the next day but I didn't get it. Now I'm sorry. Someone else gave that one a home. We are enjoying the mirror and the extra drawer space.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

A good quality hot dog on a soft, cheap bun with a little mustard and relish. That is my favorite. This one has ketchup and pickles on the side for my granddaughter. Maybe next year I will go to the folk festival with my family, but this year I am babysitting at home and pretending my hot dog was cooked over a camp fire.

Maybe later I will dig out some pictures of my father to post. He was a Navy medic in WWII and served with the Marines at Tarawa. He didn't talk about it much. I need to spend time with my brother and compare notes. My brother served in the Army during the Vietnam years, but he was stationed in Germany, not in a fighting zone. My brother found our grandfather's tombstone at a military cemetery in Johnson City, Tennessee. He was a veteran of the Spanish American War. His name was Robert Zell and his brother's grave is in the same cemetery. Jaime's fiance, Aaron, served in Iraq. Thank God, he is here with us now. I am thinking of all the strong, young soldiers who have served our country today.