Saturday, June 19, 2010

Celebrating Life

 Holly & Richard
Holly and Richard




Crescent City Bridge in background
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These photos are from my trip to NOLA a few weeks ago.
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My daughter Holly and her husband Richard have been in Arkansas for the past week. Along with his parents, they rented a house on Greer’s Ferry Lake. Boating, tubing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, antiquing, golfing, shopping, bowling, eating, site seeing…are just a few of the things they enjoyed while there.

They will be home tonight!!!! Can you feel my excitement? I’m ready to see them for a couple of days before they head back to Louisiana. I have a BIG feast planned for tomorrow, Father’s Day, which involves ribs, my famous baked beans, tater salad *yes, I said tater*, deviled eggs, corn, bread, sweet tea *of course*, and homemade chocolate ice cream which only has 3 items in it!! Can you say EASY?? Stay with me and I’ll share the recipe.  My mama and daddy will be joining us for some good eating, as we celebrate Father’s Day, Jackie’s Birthday, and a wonderful life in general.

Anyway...it is finally raining….sweet beautiful rain! Breathe deep and smell its sweetness. We need it so bad as it has been HOT and DRY here…with temps at 100! That rolling thunder even sounds sweet…Ahhhhhh….My veggie garden is loving some rain!! I see the tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, squash, collards, and okra smiling:)

Leaving you with these thoughts for Father’s Day, Sunday,
or what ever day you happen to be reading with me…

What Makes a Dad

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ... Dad
~~Author Unknown.~~

A Father's Legacy

"The father of one who is right with God will have much joy.
He who has a wise son will be glad in him."
Proverbs 23:24 NLV

A Father's Wisdom Prayer

"I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.
When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
when you run, you will not stumble.
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life."
Proverbs 4:11-13 NIV
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I am blessed enough to still have my daddy with me.

Happy Father's Day!
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Oh yeah...I promised you the recipe for the homemade Chocolate Ice Cream.
Here ya go:

One half gallon chocolate milk
One can sweetened condensed milk
8 ounce container cool whip
Mix all together and put into your ice-cream maker.
Freeze the ice cream and ENJOY!!

Variations: Use white milk and add fresh fruit, such as
strawberries, blueberries or peaches.


16 comments:

Bev said...

hi cora...! your fathers day menu sounds much like mine, pretty much the same..we are having a house full tomorrow too...praise god for family, nothin' better...
enjoy...
hugs

Michelle said...

What a beautiful couple! I wish that I could stop by tomorrow for your feast. Sounds yummy! Enjoy the food and your family.

Sares said...

It sounds like the perfect way to spend the day. Your new header is a beauty! Have a wonderful Father's Day!

Cindy said...

Aww Cora I love the new banner..such simplicity..yet it makes me think of my children when they would pick me the wildflowers from around here!

The menu sounds great..we are having pork fajitas and the fixings..just one daughter and family.Simple meal..lots of pool time!

The pictures were really good.I know they will enjoy these thru the years!

Have a great visit with family.

Hugs..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Char said...

that ice cream sounds so divine!! i will have to keep that one on me.

:)

those portraits are just gorgeous - she is as beautiful as her mother for sure.

have a wonderful day with your loved ones. it sounds perfect.

Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! said...

Beautiful Beautiful photos!!!! You must be oh so proud of this sweet couple!!! Have a wonderful celebration tomorrow!

Sewn With Grace said...

Beautiful pictures! I know you are having a fun Father's Day! Enjoy and thanks for the recipe!

Debra said...

Your photos are stunning!
I've enjoted catching up on older posts too.
So glad you got some rain.
~Debra

Susan said...

The ice cream sounds so good. Can you tell me how much this makes...what size freezer to use?
Thanks.

Cora said...

Susan...I could not find you to reply to you directly so here is the answer to your question:

It makes a small amount of ice cream, I believe my freezer is a 1.5/2 gallon size (the old tall skinny one) and it did not come to the fill line before freezing. Hope this helps you out!


Thanks for the visits everyone!!!:)

Julie Harward said...

I loved the poem and good thoughts. I hope you have a awesome visit together...such cute pictures too! Come say hi :D

Jessica said...

What a delightful menu! Everything sounds so tasty and delicious.

Your daughter and her husband look very happy together. It's wonderful to see!

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Susan said...

Cora, your meal sound delicious and right up my alley! Yum!

Your daughter is beautiful and has such a pretty smile. Richard is very handsome, too. I'll bet they couldn't wait to taste Mama's home cookin'!

amelia said...

I hope your visit was wonderful, I am sure it was. I love your new banner image!

Christina said...

i have said it before... Holly is a lucky girl. Yum-my!!!!!
you gonna share that baked beans recipe? pretty please? ; )
xo

Angie Berry said...

They are just so cute together! Holly is so beautiful and you can tell just by her smile that she has a sweet, bubbly, wonderful personality! I'm so glad they were able to spend some time with you and share in Jackie's special day.

One year, I bought my dad a card with that saying in it and it made me cry at the store when I read it! It is so touching!