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Baby Kinleigh :-)Born 11/18/14

Saturday, November 22, 2014

This week brought the birth of my third Grandchild and first Granddaughter, Kinleigh Nikole. She was born Tuesday and looks so tiny! She was 6-9, so little compared to her big brother that was 8-15.5!

Here are a couple pics of her:












So we've had an exciting week!

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WALNUTT1961 11/25/2014 4:07PM

    Very beautiful little girl, she looks like her mom and grandma! Her big brother is so proud! Thank you for sharing!

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EILEEN828 11/23/2014 5:18PM

    Glad to see the new sweetie pie! emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 11/23/2014 9:21AM

    Love the pictures! She is a cutie!! Congratulations!!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/23/2014 8:07AM

    thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures. Congrats on your new grand daughter!

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KATHYJO56 11/23/2014 1:02AM

    emoticon Carla. You have a very beautiful granddaughter and Levi looks cute also. She is very precious. emoticon

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MOMMAPAM1 11/22/2014 9:37PM

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RAINBOWMF 11/22/2014 8:41PM

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RAINBOWMF 11/22/2014 8:41PM

    Ahhhh she is so precious, Congratulations, thank you for sharing.

Mary

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RAINBOWMF 11/22/2014 8:39PM

    Ahh how precious. Congratulation she is beautiful.

Mary

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 11/22/2014 7:43PM

    Congratulations!!! She's just adorable!!

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NANFACEMIRE1 11/22/2014 7:28PM

    This is a great blog. Great pictures.....thanks for sharing them. I hope I get to go see her emoticon soon.

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 11/22/2014 6:43PM

    She's beautiful, Carla. Congratulations!


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FORZACHANDMATT 11/22/2014 5:49PM

    So, so beautiful! I love the picture of big brother with her - he looks so proud :))

Enjoy her

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4th of July Parade and Fireworks

Sunday, July 06, 2014


The awesome fireworks in Old Town Manassas. This video is just about 3 minutes of the whole thing. Sorry I couldn't get it to play facing the correct way , but it's still an incredible display. Each year an anonymous businessman donates 100,000 to the city for the festivities. They add that to their own budget and their fireworks always are the best around!

We started the day with the 46th Annual Dale City Parade which is advertised as the biggest in Virginia. They had 150+ floats and it lasted just over 2 hours. It was a gorgeous day, not too hot at all and no humidity. Here are a few pics from that.





After the parade we headed to Manassas for a day of fun. They had all sorts of activities to do and we got a ton of walking in! Aaron, Amber, Levi, Meghan and Joey and a few of his friends joined Dave and I.











I hope everyone had a great 4th!!



  
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WENDYANNE61 7/27/2014 11:42PM

    What a lovely combination, Carla - family, fun and fireworks!


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2BEHEALTHY2014 7/7/2014 10:51AM

    Looks like a great day!

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TENNESSEEWALKER 7/7/2014 10:09AM

    Thanks for sharing! Happy Independence Day!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 7/7/2014 5:19AM

    Precious times, precious memories. This is a nice, fun blog to look at.

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SHARON10002 7/6/2014 11:21PM

    Thanks for sharing this Carla! It looks like you all had a wonderful time, and the fireworks were great! We may have to check out the festivities next year!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/6/2014 9:38PM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing, Carla!!! Looks like a lot of fun!

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KTTAYLOR21 7/6/2014 7:59PM

    You all had a really fun day!! I LOVE fireworks!! Thanks for sharing the video and pix.

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    Thank for sharing emoticon emoticon

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/6/2014 4:32PM

    What a great 4th you had! Thanks for sharing the pictures and the video.

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KATHYJO56 7/6/2014 4:26PM

    Carla, These are awesome pictures and I enjoyed the video, as well. I can't get over how big Levi is getting. Thank you for sharing your wonderful day. emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/6/2014 4:05PM

    Thanks for the pix!!! It was a great weekend!!!

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NANFACEMIRE1 7/6/2014 3:54PM

    Great blog and great pics. Glad you had a good time.


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Visiting Leesylvania

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dave and I took advantage of the last day of a beautiful long weekend and went to a local state part, Leesylvania. I love it there. There are so many different trails to walk on, including a "Fit Trail" that has stations throughout that let you do different exercises.

There are places to picnic and sit all throughout the park and there are gorgeous views.

Here are a few of the places we hiked:

This was one of my favorite views, it was taken sitting on the bench in the pic below it.





This was a one of the cardinals we watched for quite some time:



Here's some flowers growing in the marsh:



I thought this was a really cool idea! They used 2 liter soda bottles and planted herbs in them:



This was a really friendly Golden Retriever that we watched swim and fetch his toy over and over. He loved the water.



And here's another nice view:



It's located right along the Potomac River. There is a large dock that goes out a good bit into the river and once you pass on of the signs you go from Virginia to Maryland. One of my favorite trails is a nature trail. All along that trail the trees are labeled with what they are and a little bit of history. All throughout the park there are landmarks and signs explaining all about the history there and you can see where houses were of the legendary Lee and Fairfax families. It's a great place to get some exercise while enjoying some beautiful scenery! It's also dog friendly and has multiple playground areas for kids.



  
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WENDYANNE61 6/13/2014 10:43AM

    Thanks for taking us all along for the day! Lovely pics, Carla!

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SHARON10002 6/4/2014 10:59PM

    Have never heard of this park before, and thank you for introducing it to us. I will definitely have to tell DH about it, and plan a day trip there.

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WALNUTT1961 6/1/2014 8:47PM

    Looks like a beautiful park! Thanks for sharing!

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2BEHEALTHY2014 5/28/2014 9:42PM

    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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SHANTODD420 5/28/2014 5:57PM

    Thanks for sharing Carla looks like you had a great visit. Take care and have a great night.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 5/28/2014 4:24PM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing, Carla!! It's just beautiful.

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RAINBOWMF 5/28/2014 3:41PM

    emoticon for sharing looks like a nice place to get your exercise and enjoy the scenery.

Awesome.

Mary

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TENNESSEEWALKER 5/28/2014 11:41AM

    Have heard you talking about this place during team get-togethers. It certainly is a beautiful place! Love the soda-bottle herb gardens, but alas, I don't drink the stuff anymore.

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BETHGILLIGAN 5/28/2014 7:54AM

    Great pictures!! Sounds like a great place to spend some time!

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/28/2014 4:30AM

    How beautiful!

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MINDYJ1 5/27/2014 10:31PM

    Glad you had a good time! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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KATHYJO56 5/27/2014 10:26PM

    What a wonderful way to spend the last day of a long weekend! This place is beautiful and I enjoyed looking at every picture.

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Memorial Day Weekend/Aaron's Birthday

Sunday, May 25, 2014

I enjoyed a great day with friends and family! We missed Mom and Larry, Emily and Joey and Dave's sisters, Katherine and Barbara.

We also celebrated Aaron's 26th birthday, which is tomorrow.

Here are a few pics:




















I hope everyone else had a great weekend!

Remember those that severed! Happy Memorial Day!!

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SHARON10002 6/4/2014 11:02PM

    Looks like a great Memorial Day Celebration and cookout!
Thanks for sharing all of the pictures!

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JENGRAMMER 5/26/2014 3:48PM

    Love your pictures
Yum--hot dogs and hamburgers--haven't had those in years

Happy bd to your son

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/26/2014 12:42PM

    emoticon Happy Memorial Day!

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TENNESSEEWALKER 5/26/2014 11:45AM

    My favorite is the father-son black ankles. What a great time together!

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KITT52 5/26/2014 8:29AM

    thanks for sharing ..loves the pictures...



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BETHGILLIGAN 5/26/2014 7:53AM

    Looks like you had a great time!

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JAMER123 5/25/2014 11:46PM

    emoticon Great blog!
emoticon Wonderful looking food. I bet all enjoyed too.
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RAINBOWMF 5/25/2014 11:28PM

    emoticon thanks for sharing.

Mary

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KATHYJO56 5/25/2014 9:40PM

    You had a great day from the looks of this blog. I am happy that everybody had a good time and you enjoyed yourself. Happy Memorial Day. emoticon

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NANFACEMIRE1 5/25/2014 9:28PM

    A great blog. I am so happy you had everyone over today in your new home. I am so happy for you now because you are so happy. So sorry we couldn't be there. What happened to the sister's. Didn't realize you were celebrating Aaron's b/d too. All of the food looks delicious and I know everyone had a great time b/c I saw and heard about it on FB. Love you.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 5/25/2014 9:25PM

    Great pictures, Carla!! Happy Birthday to Aaron and Happy Memorial Day!!!

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My little garden

Sunday, May 18, 2014

This is my little garden. Not as big as in prior years, but it will be fine for us. Here is Meghan tilling it. We rented a tiller and took turns doing it, when one got tired, the other took over for awhile.



Here are some of our tomatoes, in our colorful tomato cages :-)



Then we have red, orange, yellow and several hot peppers



Then we have some green beans, spaghetti squash, lemon cucumbers and zucchini







We fertilized it all yesterday and now just have to wait for the plants to grow!

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SHARON10002 6/4/2014 11:05PM

    Nice garden, and your tomato cages ROCK! Brought back memories of the tomatoes my dad used to grow every year. Best tomatoes in the whole wide world - BIG and as sweet as could be!

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JUSTTOOSHORT 5/21/2014 1:25PM

    Nice!!! We used to plant a garden. This year I think I'm going to do a container garden or several containers. I love fresh tomatoes. I'll just have to make some trips to our farmers market for the rest.

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TENNESSEEWALKER 5/20/2014 11:04AM

    What an excellent garden! Fresh is good, but home-grown is best!

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EILEEN828 5/19/2014 5:14AM

    Great job, everything will be big in no time. Keep those thumbs green! emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 5/18/2014 11:15PM

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SHANTODD420 5/18/2014 7:16PM

    Looks like a great garden.

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NANFACEMIRE1 5/18/2014 6:59PM

    Honey, that is a job "well done".....I am really proud of you and Meghan. I know with you caring for it, it will do very well. I am so happy you got it in and ready to "grow"..... I don't have all of the things that you have in yours but we don't eat peppers. GREAT job......

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 5/18/2014 4:32PM

    That's a great garden, Carla! My son has two raised bed gardens he made with cedar blocks and a bunch of potted plants as well. We've already gotten a lot of cherry tomatoes and regular tomatoes, as well as radishes and a arugula.

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KATHYJO56 5/18/2014 3:34PM

    Before you know it, you will be enjoying the awesome fruit of your labors. Where did you find tomato cages in those awesome colors? emoticon

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JAPITTARD 5/18/2014 2:19PM

    You're garden looks GREAT!!

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/18/2014 2:15PM

    YUM!! You're going to have a great crop!

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STRONGERLEANER 5/18/2014 12:59PM

    I love seeing gardens. Hope you have beautiful vegetation to reward your efforts. My father grows the tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers too.

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BETHGILLIGAN 5/18/2014 12:57PM

    Looks great! We got tired of fighting squirrels and don't bother anymore. I go to farmers' market.

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MAINEALI 5/18/2014 12:56PM

    It looks wonderful! Good luck with your produce.

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