Remembering Our Military Vets

DSC_0275Amidst the bar-b-cues, boat outings and general merrmiment of a long weekend is a day with meaning. I decided that I didn’t have enough flags on the house, so I’ve added them to the window boxes, as a sign of gratitude to the men and women who serve and have served.

Many of our families have served in the military, so today I want to honor my family members who served so bravely.

My great-uncle John, was in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII and lived to tell about it. My Uncle John, is a physician and enlisted after medical school and was stationed at a forbidden weather station in Newfoundland, during the Korean War. My Uncle Marion wa drafted into the Navy (in the middle of his residency at Vanderbilt Medical) and was sent to Vietnam. He was stationed on the USS Sanctuary were he operated on numerous soldiers and civilians. My Uncle Jack served in the Air Force in Vietnam. He was a side gunner on a helicopter flying in ammo and flying out the dead and wounded. All made it home safely.DSC_0278 DSC_0272 DSC_0276 DSC_0264I fly the flag for them and all of those who have so bravely served and protected our country. Happy Memorial Day!

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Memorial Day is Near

IMG_6545-1Memorial Day Weekend is coming up (unofficial beginning of summer)! As I think about how I want to dress the house this year, I always enjoy looking back at what I’ve done before. It’s fun to change things up, so I’ll use prior years as a guide and try to give it a new twist.

So…these are from the archives.IMG_6556

IMG_6542 IMG_6568DSC_0019-1024x685IMG_6540IMG_6564Do you dress your house to fit the holidays? As one of our friends said, you could drop a foreigner in our neighborhood and they would know what holiday we’re celebrating if you look at my house.

Flags will be flying here soon!

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Tulips….Just Not The Usual Ones

DSC_0318You know that feeling when something new comes into your life and you can’t imagine being without it? Or how you managed before? Well, that’s how I feel about the new addition of tulips in our back yard. Two shades (white and pink) and two sizes (tall and small) are layered together to create a new happy landscape in our backyard. Who knew that having these little pops of color would bring such joy.

The daffodils are fading and the hydrangeas have yet to take hold…so these tulip beauties are the perfect bridge for mid-Spring. Our pink tulips out front are beginning to bloom, but won’t be peak for another 2 weeks.DSC_0319 DSC_0321 DSC_0326 DSC_0297 DSC_0300So, if you’ve been thinking about adding something new into your life or changing things up…I say “go for it”. You might be surprised at how a little change can brighten your day!

Tip-toeing through my new tulips!

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