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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 144 – Happy Awesome Birthday to meeeeeee……

The month of May is special to me for a lot of reasons.  There are several family birthdays, Mother’s Day is in May as well as my wedding anniversary.  It’s also my birthday month and I celebrate ALL MONTH LONG!!!  ;) 

Why do I do that?  Well one reason I do is because I truly believe that life is precious. 

If I ask you I know you can name family members, loved ones, or friends that will not be celebrating their next birthday because there are no longer here with us.  Not to sound too cliché but we don’t know what tomorrow holds so let’s celebrate while we can.

I love, love, love getting birthday wishes.  I try to respond to each and every one that I receive.  I figure if they took the time to acknowledge my special day I could take return the favor and thank them for it.  For each person I say a quick prayer asking God to bless them as they have blessed me.  So for all of you that wished me a Happy Awesome Birthday….know that you were prayed for today!!


My hubby made my cake this year and he tried to create a heart in the middle.  You can kind of see the outline of it.  Isn’t he sweet?

Many of you know about my traditional pink cake with pink frosting.  I’ve had a pink cake with pink frosting for my birthday since I was 5 years old.  That’s right….43 years of pink cake with pink frosting.  That has to mean something in this world…right? 


Thanks again for all the birthday wishes and know that you were prayed over today!!!

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 143 – Remembering on Memorial Day…

There is a difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. 

Memorial Day and Veterans Day honor the sacrifices of innumerable individuals who sacrificed themselves to preserve the freedoms all Americans enjoy, with Memorial Day remembering those who gave their lives, and Veterans Day honoring all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

I hope that you were able to pause today and take a moment to remember those who have sacrificed so much for our country.

Today we visited the Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery where my brother-in-law is buried.  It’s a really beautiful place.

DFW National Cemetery

My hubby spending a little time with his brother.

my hubby

Remembering those that gave their lives is important and even though today was not necessarily a day to thank a Service Member, we do think of them as well with a grateful heart.

Who did you remember today?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 142 – Biscuits and bacon…

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and breakfast was delicious in my house this morning. 

biscuits and bacon

Biscuits and bacon were on the menu and it was yummy!  I don’t normally eat a big breakfast but this hit the spot.

What did you have for breakfast?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 141 – Bundtlets are delicious….just saying.


This is a “bundtlet” from Nothing Bundt Cakes and it was super yummy for my tummy. 

And yes, this one had extra frosting.

Don’t judge me ;)

What dessert did you have today?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 140 – I do…

Today is our anniversary and we celebrated 16 years of wedded bliss!

happy 16th anniversary

We went to the movies and saw Pitch Perfect 2 (cute movie) and ate at the theater.  It was a fun date day/anniversary celebration!

What movies have you seen lately?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 139 – Make a difference….

Even if it may seem small to you. 

My husband has always been a compassionate man with a servant’s heart.  We’ve become more and more interested in our community and talking through ways that we want to get involved and make a difference. 

A hot topic has been the revitalization of our town square and he recently went to a City Council Meeting where that was one of the items discussed.  What makes me so proud is he not only took the time to attend but he also stood and spoke up.  And then he was quoted in a media article. 

Want to read it?  CLICK HERE


Love that he takes his passion and turns it into action. 

What are you going to do today to make a difference?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 138 – “I swear….”

No this is not a post about the John Michael Montgomery or All 4 One song….although I do like both of those. 

Today we attended the swearing in ceremony of our newly elected and re-elected Mayor and Council Members. 

me and hubby

Newly elected Mayor Stan Pickett.

Stan Pickett

Re-elected Councilman Place 1, Bill Porter.

Bill Porter

Newly elected Councilman Place 2, Jeff Casper

Jeff Casper

Re-elected Councilman Place 6, Dennis Tarpley

Dennis Tarpley

The members of the Mesquite City Council

Mesquite City Council

After the ceremony it was time to take the official pics.








My car needed gas and my hubby was so nice to pump gas for me!  ;)

hubby pumping gas

Are you involved in your local government?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 137 – Seeing them off….

Tuesdays for me include a visit to the Dallas MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) to talk to families about AF WingMoms

Most weeks I do not know any shippers but this week was different.  I actually “knew” one of the guys leaving.  I use the term a little loosely as I had only talked to him online.  He was in one of my support groups. 

But today was his day to leave and his mom couldn’t make it so I was his WingMom for the day!

me with the recruit

And after a bit of waiting it was time for him to go…

getting on the bus

That was my morning….how about yours?

Stay awesome y’all! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 136 – Just us girls….

Had dinner with some of my gal pals.  Truth be told I didn’t really know them very well at all during high school but over the years via Facebook I’ve managed to cultivate quite a friendship with them.


It’s nice having some girlfriends to share some laughs with…..


It was a super fun night……and we’ll do it again soon!

How was your evening?

Stay awesome y’all!!! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 135 – Baby, baby….

Today I hosted a baby shower for my sister. 

baby shower flowers

And because of that, the above pic is practically the only one I had time to take. 

Everyone had a great time though, the food was yummy and I can’t wait to meet my new little niece!

What did you do today?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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