Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Destin Days

I am currently sitting at the beautiful, sugar white sandy beaches of Destin, FL on my last night of vacation. We only got to spend four days and three nights here and it seems it flew by. As I sat here reflecting on my short vacation, I also started thinking about my summer vacation from school and got a bit depressed. I had big plans for this summer....lose weight, write amazing lesson plans for the entire year, post lots of wonderful creations on Teachers Pay Teachers, create those wonderful lessons to post on TPT, and this list does not even mention all the projects around my house I wanted to do. Sigh! However, I got to thinking, I have accomplished a lot during this short summer. Mostly spend time with my wonderful family! Yes, most of that time has been working but still, I'm with my family. I hope you all had a wonderful vacation and are getting rested up for a new school year! Love to the bloggy world from the Emerald Coast of Destin, FL.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy Independence Day (Late)!!

Well, this summer has been super busy! My husband and I bought a small business (seamless gutters, awnings, vinyl sidings, metal roofing) back at the beginning of spring and my summer has been spent working! (Yuck!) Also, I have too much school work. After this term though, I will only have one class left....SWEET!! My daughter is getting married October 6th so we have been quite busy planning her wedding as well. Hopefully, if I can get my dishes cleaned up from our Fourth of July celebration, I am going to sink a float in the pool for awhile!

Now, on to the Fourth of July topic. I have a grandfather that fought in WWII so Independence Day is rather special to me. I try to reflect on the men and women that have given their time in service over the years! However, I also try to think about the families that are doing without a loved one so that we can sit here and blog. Independence means more than freedom to me. It also means that freedom came with some sacrifice too. We celebrate Independence Day with our two daughters, other family members (our parents) and some friends grilling, swimming and making homemade ice cream. YUMMY! So, here's my questions to you:
1. Do you have a family member that gives/gave their time to the military?
2. What does Independence mean to you?
3. How do you celebrate Independence Day?

Post the answers on your blog. Make a link back to my blog. Then find 3 other bloggers to ask these questions!

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Thank you for stopping by! I welcome and appreciate all comments and advice you leave for me! Love, Diane Franks