Sunday, July 17, 2011 we come!!

We are so excited!! Tomorrow and the rest of the week, the packers/movers will be here  to get us ready for our duty station. We have been so busy this past week with packing up what we will be taking with us. We can't wait to start our next journey. I am so proud of E and all of his hard work and accomplishments with his career. E will be an Exchange Officer to the Canadian Army. He really does shine as an Officer, but, most of all he shines even more as my husband.

I won't be able to sew, blog, and join any linky parties (I am going to have some serious withdrawal LOL). Most of all, I will miss reading your blogs, seeing your beautiful creations and what is going on in your lives. I promise to catch up once we have internet service again.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

One Lovely Blog Award

Hannah from Daughter of Design surprised me with a One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you so much Hannah. It was so very sweet and thoughtful of you.

The rules of the One Lovely Blog Award I am to share 7 things about myself. Here they are:
  1. I love listening to Big Band music when I sew and craft.
  2. I am fascinated by E's talent. He is an amazing musician, songwriter and artist.
  3. Until I met E, I never knew that I had a passion for cooking and baking.
  4. I miss walking on the beach with E. I miss the smell of the ocean and sand.
  5. I am a huge NY Yankees, NY Rangers and NY Giants fan.
  6. We have the greatest fur baby Holly. Our beautiful yellow Lab is so loving, smart and always wants to be with us...even in our kayak.
  7. I miss my Grandmother and wish I had her longer in my life so she could have taught me everything she knows, tell me about our family history and just spent quality time together.
Here are some lovely and deserving ladies I am sharing this award with:

Thank you again Hannah!! I hope you enjoyed getting to know me and I hope you enjoy getting to know these ladies too. Have a wonderful evening!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day America!!


"When armed conflict between bands of American colonists and British soldiers began in April 1775, the Americans were ostensibly fighting only for their rights as subjects of the British crown. By the following summer, with the Revolutionary War in full swing, the movement for independence from Britain had grown, and delegates of the Continental Congress were faced with a vote on the issue. In mid-June 1776, a five-man committee including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin was tasked with drafting a formal statement of the colonies' intentions. The Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence--written largely by Jefferson--in Philadelphia on July 4, a date now celebrated as the birth of American independence."

Thank you E for keeping us safe and protecting our country and our freedom!! I love you and I am so very proud of you.

I wish you and your family a very safe and happy Independence day!!

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – Franklin Roosevelt

"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”  – Albert Camus

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day!!

 This is the perfect time to let you know that we will be PCSing (moving) to Kingston, Ontario shortly. E will be an Exchange Officer to the Canadian Army. We are very excited and can't wait to start our new journey together. 

On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Ontario; and Quebec. The anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day until 1982. Since 1983, July 1 has been officially known as Canada Day.

What do people do?

In many towns and cities, municipal governments organize a range of events, often outdoors. These include pancake breakfasts, parades, concerts, carnivals, festivals, firework displays and citizenship ceremonies for new Canadian citizens. The celebrations often have a patriotic mood. Canada's national flag is widely displayed and a lot of people paint their faces red and white, which are Canada's national colors. The celebrations in Ottawa, which is Canada’s capital city, are particularly exuberant.
In the province of Quebec, many home leases start on July 1 and last for exactly one year. Hence, many people in Quebec spend Canada Day moving their possessions from one house to another. In this province, Canada Day is also known as Moving Day.
In the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, July 1 is also Memorial Day. This commemorates the heavy loss of life in the Newfoundland Regiment on the first day of the Battle of the Somme during World War I. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the morning of July 1 is usually somber. Flags are flown at half-mast and memorial services are held at cenotaphs (war memorials). In the afternoon, Canada Day celebrations in the province are similar to those in the rest of the country.

Public life

July 1 is a statutory holiday in Canada unless it falls on a Sunday; then it moves to July 2. All provincial governments observe this day. Many organizations, businesses and stores are closed, although some book stores, pharmacies and gas stations may be open. Post offices are closed. As Canada Day falls in the Canadian summer holiday period, all schools are closed.
Public transport services may operate to their usual or a reduced timetable. In some areas, extra services are provided for large scale events. Street closures due to concerts, parades and festivals may cause some local disruption to traffic.


On July 1, 1867, the British North Americas Act created the Dominion of Canada as a federation of four provinces. This event is known as the confederation of Canada. The four original provinces were created from the former British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada, which was divided into the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Canada's boundaries have been extended since 1867. The country now consists of 10 provinces and three territories.
On June 20, 1868, the Canada's Governor General proclaimed that Canadians should celebrate the anniversary of the confederation. July 1 became a statutory holiday, known as Dominion Day, in 1879. However, no official celebrations were held until the 50th anniversary in 1917 and the 60th anniversary in 1927. After World War II, Dominion Day was celebrated more frequently and more events were organized by the national government. After the centenary of the confederation in 1967, Dominion Day events became more widespread. July 1 became popularly known as Canada Day. The date was also officially known as Canada Day from 1983 onwards.
Since 2006 Canada Day celebrations were also held at London's Trafalgar Square in the United Kingdom. It is expected that these celebrations will be held annually. Depending on the availability of Trafalgar Square, these events may be held just before, on or just after July 1.


Canada's national flag is seen on Canada Day. This consists of two vertical red rectangles separated by a white square. The white square contains a red image of a maple leaf. Canada’s national colors are red and white and are used in many ways on Canada Day. Some people wear red and white clothing and others paint their faces in these colors.

Have a wonderful evening!!

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