Friday, May 31, 2013

Happy Birthday Rick!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY



                                                                Happy Birthday Rick !



                                     We  started celebrating Rick's Birthday on Sunday.
                            Rick joined our church's band and he did a really great job !  


                                       I  recorded a little bit of a  song that they performed 
                                         however my recording is alil sideways  ....lol
                                  (I didn't want anyone to see me recording in church )
video
 
                                After church my husband & I did some shopping  
                                   & then had a wonderful  Pre-Birthday celebration
                                   at our home for my hubby with my in-laws.
 Cheesecake Factory replicating dinner of Chinese Chicken Salad & Spring rolls
                                                       I think I succeeded!!!

  My husband & I wanted this also to be a special evening for his mom and Ron.
                                            They are leaving back to Pgh on Friday !!!
                                          He had nice music in the back ground
                                        to set the mood for an enjoyable evening !
Candlelit dinner, with delicious  Wine and I made freshly brewed Teavana Blueberry Bliss & Pineapple Kona Pop ice tea to toast Rick's Birthday and also to toast a new beginning for my in-laws  to come back and start a new chapter of their lives looking for a new home here in Fla .

When my sister in law was here visiting we made a trip to the Cheesecake Factory and we all enjoyed some of  their SkinnyLicious® Shrimp Summer Rolls which was made with
Delicate Rice Paper Rolled Around Asparagus, Shitake Mushrooms, Carrots, Rice Noodles, Green Onion, Cilantro and Shrimp – Served Chilled 
Since we all enjoyed that meal so much I wanted to try and duplicate it ! 
I used my Spring roll recipe instead ....
Just click the link below .....

                  we also had their Chinese Chicken salad ....Click here for the recipe ....
http://paticlark.wordpress.com/category/salads/

                               This salad is so yummy !!!! I will make this more often !!!!
                                            


                                                                            A toast to ....
                                                      My handsome Birthday Boy !!!
Cheers to my wonderful husband ....
                                                      wishing him a great Birthday 
                                                       & many years to come of joy
                                                     & happiness & good health !
                            My mother in-law enjoying the wine that I picked out  ....
                                   It was really tasty I think we both had 2 glasses ....
       We had a mixed  fruit pie for dessert ...Yes I  couldn't resist the GLUTEN....
                                                   Apple,Cherry, Blueberry combo .....
                                                           Ron enjoying his pie ....

                                                                Time to open gifts .....

                                              Rick likes all the gifts that we got him ....
                                                   Rick trying on all his shirts he got ......
                                                   He looks like a school boy .....lol
                               The Mircle tour -Third Day concert shirt I got for him .......
Oh & his sneakers ....he has  been wearing the same brand /style for years .....
                                         My husband likes to golf so I got him this book ...
                             
                                           A daily round of golf-themed devotions treks 
                                            the seasons of golf throughout the year.
 Each devotional is partnered with a solid golf tip to help the reader get to the green. 
He didn't hesitate to grab my reading glasses and get started reading the book ....lol
                                           I love this man with all my heart & soul !!!!!
                                                        Happy Birthday Babe !!!!

 Rick's Birthday was on Memorial Day ....we went to dinner at Bonefish Grill and had Birthday cake at my in-law's condo ...My husband was glad to celebrate his birthday with his mom  & Ron . His mom made it an extra special  Birthday I'm sure my husband will remember always !



                                                            Dinner was yummy !


       Rick's mom gave him a compass and a ring that was his grandfather's
          A memory keepsake something to cherish of his grandfather Dalzell  
                               My mother in law is so pretty and has a beautiful smile ....
                                                                                 &  
                                                                a great BIG heart !!!!
                                                        Love her green dress on her !!!
                 I really enjoyed having her here and enjoyed all the laughs together !!!
                                            (Glad she will be back in 4 weeks !)

                                               "♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ "
                                                      ♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
                                          ♫¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Happy Birthday Dear Rick ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 
                                                       ♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ 
                               

                                                                 Make a wish ...............
                                Rick figuring out how big of a piece of cake he wants ....


                                   Rick enjoying his Birthday cake from Fridas Bakery  ....

                                           Hope my husband had a fabulous Birthday !!!!
                  The only thing that he would of liked  is being with  our son
           but at least he got to talk to him on his Birthday which made it special ! 
                                    (As you notice he is wearing his Air Force shirt )
                                          

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Happy Memorial Day !

                                                                      5-27-13

                  Remember all the heroes who have fallen & never be forgotten !
                                                   Today I'm thinking of my son
                                                           SSgt Rick Clark IV 


                                    (I'm so proud of my son...I miss & love him so much!)

who is currently serving in the United States Air Force and want to say Thank you to him and to all Military men & women for all that you do and sacrifice for all Americans. 
                                                         God Bless our soldiers!!!!


Today is also my husband, Rick's Birthday ....
I had asked him what he would like to do today???
so he  wanted to get out and get some fresh air & go Biking !!!
                                                                    Off we go !!!
                              Enjoy some pics of our day on a scenic bike route thru
                                            Taylor Park & Walsingham Park....
                                    We also stop to feed the birds and I try to capture 
                                            some of Nature's beauty of both parks .....


                                    ofcourse my husband is way................ahead of me ....

                       Pretty neat how nature works ...seeds fall from the pine trees 
                                               and then baby trees are formed ...
                                           There are so many new trees growing ....
                                        which should bring new flocks of birds.

                                                   This bird is scoping us out for bread ......
                                       Bird feeding  time ....as they all come forward .....
                                                 Alligator check....ok we are good !!!!




                                                                   Anhinga Bird
Ok back on the trail
                                                        We ran into some chickens .....
                     My husband  waiting on me on the bridge for me to catch up  ......

                                We made it to Walsingham Park and I'm ready for a break
We like to sit on the swing and chill out
                my husband waiting patiently for me to get out of the bathroom .....lol
                  It was a hot day .. you would of thought  I was taking a shower ....lol
I finally joined the handsome Birthday Boy !
                                         We also fed & watched the birds near the lake .....

                                                               So calm & quiet !!!!!
                                                  The birds come soooo close to ya ...
                                  this lil fellow ( Shearwater bird )was right in front me .....
                                            they fly by quick I just got him in the photo.....
                                               I had a great day with my husband ....
                   he told me something very special as we sat on that swing .....
                that exciting info  I will share with everyone at a later blog to come....... 
                                                               now time  to bike home
                                                                             & 
                                                  get ready for his Birthday dinner !
                                                              I love  you Babe !