Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

Father's Day is today.  So we are going Chrome to celebrate! Chrome is my Dad's favorite color!

My Dad is on "The Road", as he has been for many a holiday throughout our lives.  My Mom and us two girls (and hopefully Daddy) are used to celebrating a day or two or a week earlier or later to accomodate Dad's trips, without minding, so we could all celebrate together.  Mom and Dad are going to Galveston for the Fourth of July, so he is working through Father's Day to get to their well deserved vacation. 

Dad last year at the Beach!

My Dad  is a great Dad.  He loves us girls and has always done anything to help us be successful.  I am a teacher and my sister Casey is an interior decorator and jewelry designer. All because of the encouragement and pushing from our parents.  We were blessed to have parents that owned a trucking company.  Mom worked from home and Dad out on "The Road".  I have so many good memories of my Dad - and as I grow older, we keep adding to those.  But spending a week at a time traveling to California from Texas as we grew up allowed us to get to know Daddy on a different level than most kids.  Poor man, it seems my talent was getting sick and puking everywhere.  Casey always seemed to get to tour the touristy places ( I NEVER got to see THE THING!!!) as well as a breakdown or two!  And we will never be able to thank them enough for saving us as adults as well. That debt can never be repaid.

With husbands now and my sister living out of town, we still come together for our Holidays.  Father's Day for us is this year is on the 24th.  We are planning the menu and getting excited about spending time together. Check back then to see how it went!

I love you, Daddy!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Mother, my Sunday and my projects......

I LOVE my mother.  Don't get me wrong.  Out of all the women that could have been my mother, I got the best. We are very close, but she is NOT my best friend, she is my MOTHER.  (More on that later)  We were talking Friday about projects and her enviable drive and energy - she is superwoman with a cane.  (Waiting on knee replacements)  I was telling her all that still needs to be done on our house.  Well, whining is closer to what was happening. She replied that she was very glad I wasn't going to spend my summer sitting on my ass after school is out.  Lovely.  Mind you, this woman loves my sister and I beyond belief, but to her, we need MOTIVATING.  I suddenly turn 13 and think, I can sit on my ass if I WANT to. 

SO.  That being said and done, I was determined to get something done on this three day weekend.  I found a great set of single lockers that needed some love.  They are almost finished getting a fresh coat of white paint and then on to a trial run in the laundry room.  I made white trash casserole (tater tots, I am so ashamed) for breakfast, then on to cake ball filling and am working on my Mom's squash casserole and roasted sweet potatoes to go with friend chicken.  I am not frying chicken. If the Colonel wants to have a $10 bucket on sale on Sunday, I am taking him up on the offer.  I will eventually post pics and recipes for this at a later time.  (Minus the chicken, of course) 

Maybe later, when I am sitting on my ass!  :)

Do you have a Mother like mine?  She is my everything, just has such a mouth on her!  But I thank God for her every single day. 

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Beginning

Why MyHolidayHouse?  It started as a haha moment with one of our respite care foster children.  He proclaimed that he loved coming to visit us because it was "My Holiday House".  He has called it that ever since.  And he faithfully arrives for all major holidays to get a break from his special needs group home. 
JS, namer or the Blog, with Maxine the Wonder Boxer!
I thought it fit well.  We love to cook, have a house full of dogs, and are in the process of making my Grandmother's beautiful, yet older home our own.   So through remodeling, redecorating and making memories, it has become MyHolidayHouse.  One day we hope to have our store up and running on Etsy, selling confections and fudge.  Dreams are good- right?