Saturday, September 23, 2017

What's New ~ Autumn - Fall - LOVE LOVE LOVE

Oh my I made it to another FALL !
Gosh I just love it.

Have you tried these?  So good !

Bake sale at church to raise money for hurricane victims.
I made a Strawberry Lemon Bread from
Mix & Match Mama cookbook.
I heard it was the first cake sold !  woo hoo

Hubby took me to lunch in NYC at Rue La Rue.
A restaurant for Rue McClanahan

The tomato soup was out of this world.

I had Sofia's lasagna.  This is what I had it was delicious

Hubby had Rusty Anchor Clam Soup

And a hot tuna sandwich

My hubby loved these ~ so clever

Dorothy's say's Shady Pines, Ma
Rose's is St Olaff
Blanche Many Many Men
Sofia's Picture This

We had fun !  A different lunch for sure.

We had graduation at church.  Here is my hubby with
some of his students that are moving out.
He has enjoyed teaching these sweet girls all these years.

My Aunt Rose and I went to the Beth Moore Simulcast in
Ocean Grove.  It was wonderful !  Love me some Beth !

Thrilled that football is back ! 

Got my nails ready for my Cowboys !

What have our "boys" been up to?

Sleeping in our tunnel

Enjoying new toys

Relaxing in the sunshine !

Helping Dad build a dresser

Hiding in the dresser Mom wants to move

Hubby and I went to Fort Monmouth to an auction today.
Fort Monmouth was a military base that has been around my
whole life.  They closed it a few years ago and moved everyone
to Maryland.   It was sad as we were rooting through all the stuff.
I bought this little bowl and wondered how many young men or
women serving our country may have used it. 
Did they come home? 
Growing up on Main Street then Lake Drive Fort Monmouth was
always present.  They had several pews from the chapel and I
thought of all the folks who worshipped there and all the prayers
and tears shed for loved ones. 
Glad I found this little bowl -
it will serve as a great reminder and to stay grateful.

My coworker of 25 years retired 8/31
This was a big adjustment for me.
We sat next to each other all those years.
Worked so well together.

She is going to be so missed !

Looking forward to what Autumn has to bring . . .

Friday, August 25, 2017

Trip to St Simons Island GA

Wednesday 8/16

Hubby and I were up early.
I mean 3 am early waiting for our
driver to take us to the airport.

Driver took us to JFK in NYC at 4 am
He was from the Bronx so he and my hubby bonded HAH

We fly from JKK to Savannah GA.
This was just a stop on our way to St Simons Island

Georgia Queen

Down by the waterfront

It was so hot I had to pick up this
hat !

Lunch at Paula Deens

Fried Green Tomato's
Made out of crushed Lay's Potato Chips

We both had the lunch buffet
Try a bit of everything

Fried Chicken
Mac & Cheese
to name a few

and Peach Cobbler for dessert

After Paula's we headed on our
hour drive to St Simons Island
Oh gosh we love this place

Checked into our lovely hotel

How great is this photo
I went to a Ladies Retreat years ago at my church
the theme was about Jesus is our Lighthouse
We learned and sang this old hymn

We have never stayed this close to the shopping area,
the shore and the lighthouse.  Really enjoyed it
View out of my hotel hallway window

To bed early as we were so tired
from early flight

Thursday 8/17

Thursday AM up for breakfast ~
Hubby loves his Cracker Barrel

Today was shopping in Brunswick day.
We love Belk

We also stopped at Bealls - we have none of these stores in NJ

I got the cutest cat bag. It's a lunch bag but I'm using it for a purse

We stopped at the Chamber of Commerce to get details on
relocating as we want to move from NJ to GA within the next year.

It was sooooooooooo hot !  hah
I know right?  97 degrees
This cold weather mountain lovin
girl was hanging tough hah

Every time we have visited we
stop at this great little coffee shop
Daddy Cates

Mango for the Mr & Peach for the Mrs

Back to St Simons and dinner at
our all time favorite place

I had the best steak ever there.
I told our waiter I didn't need my teeth
It truly melted in my mouth

Friday 8-18

Friday up and out for breakfast
We like this little cafe'

Friday we decided to spend time on the Island and shop in the
little stores in town

I wanted a St Simons Island ball cap

Love this one feminine and pink

Roaming around town


Early AM

Beautiful pier

Georgia Oaks

How great is this?

Then to dinner
This is another spot we never miss when in SSI

Oh my gosh their Brunswick stew !
Almost like a chili but also like a veggie soup or stew
Just plain delicious

And hubby had his Low Country Boil 

They give you this amazing crackers dish

Saturday 8/19

Next breakfast at a new place to us
WOW it was so good.

Today we visited my Aunt Linda and Cousin
Bobby in Jacksonville FL
About an hour drive South

She made a delicious dinner of Chicken Paprika.
And key lime pie

Sunday 8/20

Next day we headed to visit a church on SSI
Me after breakfast on the way to church

When we move down we want to have a church.
WOW I loved it
The lady at the visitor desk was from NJ
Toms River NJ so close to us
She moved 30 years ago and never looked back

They are doing a study on Sticky Gospel

Is this a beautiful church or what?

After church we road around the island
Visited a beach we had never gone to before
So pretty - very large - not crowded - and FREE
WOW NJ  better listen up
Ours is expensive - no so clean and crowded hah

On our last night there we ate at another favorite
This place is great.
They have all the old type dishes
They have the best squash casserole

Monday 8/21

Then up early to drive back to Savannah GA

Off to New Jersey and home