Summer on a {mostly} Wordless Wednesday . . .

Spending time with friends, tending to our little garden and doing a lot of swimming in the pool while the heat in New York is sweltering.  This is our summer so far.  Nothing too exciting but happy nonetheless.  We hope to have a beach day on Friday.  I've been wanting to sit by the ocean and smell the salty air.  A photographer is coming tomorrow to take photos of our house for the listing.  Exciting times, uncertain times, stressful times but still times for making happy memories.  How's your summer going??  : )

Happy Wednesday!!!  ~ Wendy


July 4th Celebrations in Cornwall-on-Hudson . . .

We took a drive up to Cornwall-on-Hudson to celebrate July 4th this year and I have to tell you that any doubts I had about moving up there were completely erased as I drove thru this beautiful little town.  There were American flags everywhere you looked!!  Hanging on porches, flying in the back of pickup trucks, on the front of cars, on bandanas around dogs' necks and on and on and on.  People were preparing the floats for the parade that went thru town at 5:00.  There were bbq's and gatherings on porches.  The gazebo in town was decorted in red, white and blue.  Honestly, it was kind of surreal and made me feel like I was in some sort of patriotic movie of yesteryear.  LOL!!! 

Waiting on the parade.

After feasting on sausage and pepper parm heroes, penne a la vodka and peach pie at my sister's house, we walked down the street to where the parade was held. 

A refurbished milk truck, complete with old milk bottles and crates!!!

A giant wooden eagle.
I could not resist taking a photo of this guy's pants.  He was dressed in red, white and blue from head to toe!!!  : )
This is Grandma Doris.  She is the matriarch of Jones' Farm, the cutest place to visit in Cornwall and the subject of many blogs here thru the years.  : )
The back of Grandma Doris' float.

This band really surprised us.  We thought it would be some little Dixieland band until they started playing some serious disco music.  Fantastic!!!!!
Brendan and Jakhai waiting for the parade to start.

No Main Street USA parade would be complete without the Boy Scouts!!!

It was such a wonderful day.  The skies cleared up right before the parade started and it wasn't too hot.  That is ALWAYS a plus for me!!!  This time next year we hope to be residents there and not just visitors. Still working on getting the house on the market.  We can't believe what a long process it is to get all of those unfinished projects done but it looks like we should be good to go by next weekend.  From my mouth to God's ears!!!  : )

Happy Wednesday!!  ~ Wendy


Happy 4th . . .

Fourth of July festivities started early around these parts with fireworks on Wednesday night.  We grabbed our Carvel ice cream sundaes, backed into parking spots in the lot, threw open the back doors, layed down the blankets and waited for the show to begin!!  It was the perfect night with the weather in the low 80's and low humidity. 

Megan loved the smiley face!!!

Brendan and his friend Malcolm waiting for the show to start.

Yesterday we spent the afternoon with friends for a backyard barbecue and today we're taking a drive up to Cornwall-on-Hudson to my sister's for a gathering and a small town U.S.A. parade.  I love celebrating this beautiful country that we live in.  It is not perfect and not everybody will always be happy with the way things are here but we are so blessed to have the freedoms that we do and it saddens me that people are choosing to bash our country and our flag.  After September 11th, sales of our flag skyrocketed and a flag flew in front of almost every home in our town.  Now you see people burning and stomping on the flag around the country.  This is a slap in the face of every veteran I know including my father, my husband, my grandfathers, great grandfathers, uncles, cousins, friends, etc., etc., etc.  I truly could cry about this and I do.

Beautiful faces at yesterday's barbecue!!!

May God bless America and all of its' people here and abroad and may our beautiful men and women of our Armed Forces be blessed as they serve to protect us from all who want to harm us.  I wish you all a very happy and safe 4th of July!!!

Many blessings ~ Wendy


Sunday Sayings . . .


The world needs more kindness and it has to start with us.  Whether you agree with people's choices or not, we all deserve to be treated equally.  We need to "be the change we wish to see in this world."

Happy Sunday ~ Wendy