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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

It was a good day...


Yesterday was Canada Day and I hope you all had a blessed one.. 
We had a really good one.. 

I opened the shop for several hours but earlier we had received a phone call from our youngest son.. 
They decided to come down to the Bay and celebrate his birthday with us.. 
When they called about the time they were halfway here I 
 closed the shop an hour early and hurried back to the cottage to thraw out some BBQ food... smile.. 

Dustin is our youngest by quite a few years.. 
His brother and sister were 12 and 13 when he arrived so the poor kid kind of had 2 sets of parents.. grin.. 
We all so enjoyed having that dear baby in our family and of course over the years he was no doubt a bit spoiled ... smile.. 

But today he is a parent and a great Dad to 2 wee boys.. 
We were so glad to see them all.. 

The oldest one is having a great time with a mask that he found upstairs in the Cousin's Clubhouse.. 
The wonderful Abe Lincoln.. 
He even received a history lesson and I was quite impressed in how well he understood it all.. 
When I was finished he told me.. 
Well, he accomplished his mission anyway, Grandma... grin.. 
Kids are so smart these days, eh? 

Later, we were all walking down to the beach and he had it on but I had forgotten.. 
A couple of teenagers we knew were biking towards us and they were grinning.. I thought they were just being friendly but then later I realized he was out in front with that thing on.. 
No wonder they were grinning.. 

Sometimes I think parents (and we were also guilty) of buying high priced toys when sometimes they get more enjoyment and learning experiences from something like a dollar store mask.. ??? 
Maybe... smile.. 

Dustin wanted to know what we were having for Supper.. 
I told him BBQ hot dogs and hamburgers.. 
Excellent!! 
It seems that this is an awesome supper in the Summer time.. 
Terry did put on a few kebabs, though and of course a Caesar Salad and baked potatoes are always delicious.. 
In the morning when I knew they were coming I had Terry rush up to the store and buy a cake mix.. 
I know.. 
I never use cake mixes but I was in a hurry ... 
I baked the cake before I left and was certain I had icing sugar in a can in the pantry.. 
When I came home I looked in vain for it and then figured out that it was in the cupboard in a can at the farm... 
Oh Brother... 
But I had brown sugar and made this old standby.. 
BROWN SUGAR ICING

1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. cream or evaporated milk
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine brown sugar, white sugar, cream and butter. Boil for 2 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat add baking powder and vanilla. Beat to spreading consistency - spread on cake.



Then we all walked down to the beach again and watched the kids and dogs play in the water.. 


Did you know this is an edible plant?
I bought a book from Chapters about edible wild plants here in Maritime Canada and you can eat the little peas on this one.. 

Anyway.. 
The fog started coming in over the Bay and the kids had to be in Moncton for the fireworks...

So... 
All in all it was a wonderful day.. 

We miss our boys when we are here and we miss our daughter when we are home but are so thankful for the time we get to spend with all of them.. 
Shonda and her family are vacationing in Florida.. again.. 
I ask .. 
What is wrong with P. E. I..... grin.. 
one of my favorite places in the whole world... 

Thanks so much for visiting and it is so great to meet so many of you who follow the blog and come to the shop,, 
You guys are great and I appreciate you.. 
It is so nice to know you are all out there.. 

Praying that God will bless you all with a wonderful Summer Season with your families and friends.. 
xo

12 comments:

  1. I too have just got back from a holiday in Florida. Beautiful family and some delightful photos to treasure.

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  2. Looks like such a fun day! The mask reminds me of when my children were little and I would buy them presents at Christmas and they would spend the entire day playing with the box! LOL

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  3. Oh Faye looks like you all had a fantastic day ! Beautiful photos and YUMMY food . I to am the youngest of a brother 9 years older and a sister 13 years older then me lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  4. What a beautiful time with family! We have one of those babies in our family too! I was in my teens when my little brother was born. He has always been like a son to me, more than a brother. Our eldest son was born on his 5th birthday, so you can see why.
    My mother had a tickle trunk for all the grandchildren to enjoy. She filled it with all kinds of things like our old karate uniforms, bridesmaid dresses, costume jewelry, wigs, hats and such. It was always the first place they ran too!

    Blessings Faye!
    Julie

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  5. Hello Faye,

    Thank you for this wonderful post.
    I am back again with blogging!

    Have a nice summer!

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  6. Hi Faye - My big sister is 18 years older than me and she was married and had a baby of her own when I was born so my nephew was older than his "Aunt Linnie" LOL. And I agree, I would rather go to PEI than Florida as well. Florida is too dang hot, especially this time of year.

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  7. You were blessed to be along the Fundy coast these past few days for sure! It is so hot and humid in land right now. I know it will change and be normal soon and I'm really thankful for the beautiful summer weather. Your photos are great and I love the mask. Too cute. The last photo of the fog rolling in is beautiful. Hugs, Pam

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  8. Always enjoy your posts! Sounds like a great holi-day you got to spend with family! It's been raining almost everyday & now flooding here in the midwest(iowa) while california burns!! Many 4th of July activities are canceled (fireworks) due to rain! I hope trop.storm Andrew fizzles out fast...my sister lives in Va.Beach, VA. Enjoy your summer!! Linda

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  9. Faye that was a super day all the way around!! so sweet!

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  10. Olá amiga, vim desejar-lhe um abençoado início de mês.
    Amo seu país...lindo !!!!
    Doce abraço Marie.

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  11. Having grown up in hot, not, hot Florida I totally agree with you! I have always wanted to see PEI---maybe someday. I hope you and yours are safe. We have seen that 'Arthur' was headed your way.

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