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Monday, July 2, 2012

Summertime Fun

 What a glorious Monday morning it is here in Central New York State.  It couldn't be better!  We had a busy weekend, with our annual Fireworks BBQ at the old house...this time Drew & Maria got to host, but we helped alot!  They found out very quickly how much work it takes to put on a big bash!  Fun was had by all, finished off with a nice fireworks display in town. 
Drew now inherits the grilling chores.....

...while Mr. Whimzies relaxes with his buddy, Mike.

Jake hammin' it up for the camera

Cake, pool....who could ask for anything more!

Although I knew already, Drew & Maria announced at the party that they are expecting a Baby in December...this is such welcome news, since their miscarriage last Fall....please pray for her and our grandbaby...that things go smoothly this time!

Whoo-hoo Mister Whimzie is taking the week off, so I have lots of company here at Ravenwood.  We started the day off with coffee on the porch.  We're planning to get some projects done, relax and have fun with Jake...with a couple of mini side trips here and there.  We'll be taking a trip to visit Amish country near Lancaster, PA in August.  Wednesday we're planning another BBQ with family and friends here.

Let's hope and pray that all the terrible weather and fires calm down....sending prayers to all who have been affected...especially our blogging friends!

  Wishing you blessings on your day!


  1. Looks like a wonderful picnic gathering! And you're so right about 'discovering' how much goes into hosting a gathering ~ I remember my first Thanksgiving (oh my! lol)

    Cake + pool = Bliss (IMO) lol

    Will be holding close best of wishes and hopes for Drew and Maria....

    Have a wonderful week with Mr W ~ shared coffee on the porch is one of the best ways to begin a day.
    Happy 4th to you!

  2. Congrats to Drew & Maria!!! My thoughts are with them and my best wishes too. :0) It looks like you guys all had a great time at the party....the pool looks so inviting....LOL.

  3. Looks like the perfect day.Always nice when someone else host and does the grilling.Congrats on the news of the baby.Will keep you all in prayer everything goes well this time.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  4. Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Nothing like a good ole' BBQ! My Prayers go out to Drew and Maria, for a smooth pregnancy! Have a wonderful 4th.


  5. Yipppeee I am praying. What wonderful summertime memories!
    Have a great week Friend.


  6. Looks like a fun filled weekend~ Congrats on expecting my prayers for them~

  7. Get togethers are always fun. Especially when there's a BBQ and a pool involved. :-D Looks like a beautiful day, love that green grass! Everything here is super dry and crunchy.

    Sending prayers for Drew and Maria's baby!

  8. Hi Wendy, great summer pictures and alot of fun!!! So happy about the baby news for you, always wonderful. Coffee on the porch in the morning is up my ally, love it,best way to jumpstart the day. Happy July 4th, Blessings Francine.

  9. Congrats!!! To all of you! Please let Maria know I am so excited for her.Sounds like a fun week ahead for you and a special December to look forward to. Blessings~Sara

  10. There is nothing better than spending precious time with the family. It looks like you had a great time. Wishing you a great week with DH. -Steph-

  11. wonderful get together Wendy, Hope the one on the 4th is great too.
    congrats on the baby to Drew and Maria, and prayers for them.


  12. Hi Wendy,
    Great summer pictures and looks like alot of fun!!!
    So happy about the baby news! Prayers for all.
    Have a fun 4th of July!

  13. What a great time hanging with family! Congrats to Drew and Marcia I will keep them in my prayers.
    Have a great day tomorrow with your family Wendy!
    Be blessed,

  14. Looks like lots of fun was had by all! Sending light and love for the wee pea that it arrives safely in December surrounded by love from a wonderful family.


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