Category Archives: My Dad

Happy Thanksgiving

Today I am cooking for the Thanksgiving dinner that I have at my house on Saturday.

So far the cranberry sauce is cooling and I am starting on the cornbread dressing.

I found a couple of pictures of Thanksgiving past to share with you.

This is from left to right, Kamille, my brother Kevin’s friend,  Kevin, Dad, and Kayli.

The kiddy table.

From left to right – Madison, Nic, and Mom.

This was the Thanksgiving that Big Ran was in Afghanistan.  We are still very thankful that he is back with us today.

Well, back to work!

We all miss you Dad.

More later…………………….Sally

Salute to Veterans

It’s Veterans Day!

This is a picture of my Dad in his navy gear.

  My husband is in the U. S.  Army Reserve.  He has been enlisted
for 30 years.  I am very proud of him!

 This is a picture of my husband with the
Commanding General of the U. S. Army Reserve.  My husband is on the right.  From
November 2007 to November 2008, he was stationed in Iraq, needless to say it was
a very, very long year for both of us.

My Dad was also a Veteran.  He was in
the U. S. Navy.  He served in Cuba.

  There are so many things I could write
about him, but for now I will just say he was an AMAZING AND LOVING MAN.

Thank you to all Veterans!!!

More later………………………Sally

Tribute to Uncle Larry – Family Reunion

Every year in September my family has a family reunion at the country club.

It works out great for everyone.  There is swimming, golfing, sitting around visiting, eating, and an auction.

Uncle Larry is the one in the middle with the red shirt on.  He loved to play cards!

Here are a bunch of pictures of some of the family, food, and fun times.

We will all miss you, Uncle Larry!!

I am sure Dad was there to welcome you home.

See you again one day!!

More later………………………..Sally

Happy Memorial Day

Remembering and honoring those who have lost their lives serving our great country.

And giving thanks to those who are still defending all of us.

In this picture I am sending my husband back to Iraq for 4 more months of protecting us.  We are at the airport in Kansas City.  HARD DAY!!

And of course, my other hero,  my dad in his navy hat. 

Very Proud Of Both Of Them!!!

Happy Memorial Day!!



More later……………………..Sally


This is a very long post, so sit down a spell. 

 My beautiful daughter, Kamille and her dad.

We did the flowers ourselves.  Ordered them from Sam’s online.  The handkerchief was my dads. We wanted to acknowledge him in some way.  I think it was pretty clear what the big embroidered “C” was meant for, to everyone that knew him.  


 The gazebo was decorated with white tulle giant blue hydrangeas and a small black teardrop chandelier. 

We had the wedding at the golf course at the Daviess County Country Club.  So the bridesmaids and the bride had to go for a ride! 

The good looking young man is my son, Nic and his date Megan. 

Two of my favorite men Nic and my grandson, Baby Michael.

We had a great turnout of people and the weather was perfect!!

Bridesmaids Lauren, my daughter, Kayli, Kamille holding Gracyn and Jamie with Kennedy standing in front sucking her thumb and looking like she might have a case of stage fright.  


We had a wonderful time with family, new family and lots of friends. 

The kids table was a huge hit!!  It was occupied all afternoon. 

 Grandma Burrell and Baby Michael.

 Me and Nic.

 Big Ran built this faux wall for me.  Here are the flowergirls/grandbabies in the shortest frame.  Sooooooooooo cute!!!!! 

I will do a tutorial blog on this for you at a later time.  It really turned out fantastic!!!!! 


 See, I told you the kids loved this area.

 I put branches up and hung tea light votives from them. 


The pews were decorated with big tissue flowers that we made.



The decorations under the tent. 


The tables had antique table clothes on them that I have just lying around the house. 


We hung a couple of chandeliers from the beam in the tent for sparkle. 



  The bride and grooms table.

 Aunt Marilyn, Uncle Gary and Aunt Debbie in the background.


 Some dance shots.  My brother, Bill, Aunt Marilyn and Aunt Sherri.   

 Aunt Barbara and Bill.

 We finished the night with sparklers.

I will have more posts on the wedding and some how tos.

We had a professional photographer take a lot of pictures.  I can’t wait to see them!!  I will post them as soon as I get them.



More later…………………………….Sally

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