Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

mini cup cakes 1

I hope everyone has a wonderful day and remembers those who have paved the way for us to enjoy the lives we have here in our country. My father served our country most of his life in one capacity or another. He was a sailor for 4 years, and they he was in the national guard forever.. and then in the air force reserves when he retired from the government.

And there are hundreds of thousands more like him! Thats what today is about. so lets remember them while were all out picnicing and enjoying our family and friends today!

mini cup cakes

so, what will you be doing today? Torry Pie and the rest of the family will be coming over today for a cook out. Ive got hotdogs, hamburgers and italian sausage thawing out. And I've cooked the macaroni for the pasta salad. I need to get back to that. I also made real cupcakes as well as these tiny faux ones this morning! Now I'm off to shower and go for a bike ride.

Im feeling very much like a slug lately. I need to get back on my weight watchers and get moving again.. I hate feeling fat and lazy!!

(hmmm.. how did I get on that subject anyways???)

torry pie

(torry pie taken last night! my little pumpkin!!)

Have a LOVELY day all you wonderful fabulous bloggy pals!


kandeland said...

that little Torry Pie gets cuter everyday!! have fun with the family today! (I got soooo burned yesterday! I'll be in today!)xo nat

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Can I pleeeeeeeaaase nibble on those chubby cheeks? Torry's Viv, not yours!

Debby said...

I was wondering if those cupcakes were edible. Very pretty anyway.
Torrie Pie is so cute. I'd be kissing him all the time.

Malissa said...

Thanks to your dad for serving our country!
Torrie is such a cutie! Give those sweet cheeks a squeeze and kiss those little toes!

Lisa said...

Have a great one!!
Hugs, Lisa

NanE said...

Happy Memorial Day Viv! xxoo Nan
PS, that Tory gets cuter with every new pic! :)

Terri said...

Thank you to your Dad! My Dad did thirty,dh twenty-two and my son did sixteen. Proud,proud today and everyday! Enjoy your family day! Hugs, Terri

Unknown said...

My Dad followed a very similar path to your Dad...before WWII he lied about his age and got into the Wisconsin National Guard, then went to fight in WWII then he was in the guard until he had to retire for medical reasons....22 years of service, not enough for any kind of benefits when he are holding out on us! HOW did you make those incredible faux cupcakes??????? I want to make some!!!!! Tutorial please....:):) Sandy Your little grandson is growning every day!!!!!

Jenny said...

Oh...he is sweet, sweet, sweet. Those faux cupcakes are adorable...did you decorate the real ones similarly? Sounds like you have a fun day planned. I'm glad you're having such a great Memorial Day.

Fran said...

Torry Pie is soooooo CUTE!! Love his little smile. What a Sweetie.
Thank You to your Dad for his service to our Country. My Dad was in WWII and was in D DAY. He was in the 101st Air borne and then when they added the 82nd Airborne; he was put in the 82nd Airborne. Before he passed away several years ago, he gave me his DD214 and all his metals, his purple heart and his ribbons.
Glad you had a wonderful Day. I ate too much also. LOL. Hugs, Fran

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your father sounds like a very dedicated man to the service. I'm always in awe of those who choose to serve our country. Torrie is just a beautiful little boy. You've had a busy and fun day with your family. I ate too much this weekend too but I think we both earned it...hee hee.

Diane Shiffer said...

Love those cupcakes... thought they were real and I was gonna ask you where your got such wonderful sparkly decors! lol. It was wonderful seeing Bethany and her fellas yesterday. You done good with that girl hon♥

Kai said...

I NEEEEEEED to hug Torry!!!! That baby is just GORGEOUS! And YOU, ma'am, are NOT to talk bad about yourself anymore or I'm marching MY BIG BUTT right up there and standing you in a corner! Love your Memorial Day post! My grandson, his fiance, my older granddaughter's fiance, and a number of dear friends are in the military! Glad people remembered our servicemen & women! Regardless of our feelings about what wars we should or should not be in, we have to be proud of those who serve! They don't create the conflicts or make the decisions where they are sent - they just GO and do their jobs. I'm grateful to them all!

Barbara said...

star spangled HUGZ! AND A MWAH FOR TORRIE!

Lydia said...

My dad served in the Army at the end of WWII, where he met my Mom. Then he was in the Army Nat'l Guard until he passed away in 1980. I used to go to work w/him and help him type medical documents.

Small world.:)

Shelley Davis said...

Torry is so darn cute. He is getting chubby! Isn't being a grammy the greatest joy ever?