Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday Friday Fragment Throwback

Lumping all my end of the week thoughts into one teeny tiny post. Actually not all my thoughts, but some of them. Not teeny tiny either, but you probably assumed that.

It's been a while since I've participated in Friday Fragments, so thought I'd jump in there today. I know it's Thursday, but tomorrow is the start of a holiday weekend which means today is 'Friday'.

Half-Past Kissin' Time

It's also July. Is anyone else scratching their head wondering what happened to June? On the bright side, the absolute best corn in the world hits our area this month. There is no sweeter corn than Jersey corn.

Let's talk camp.

Last weekend I was here, catching up with friends from long ago summers spent in cabins beside the Bay. The weather was perfectly perfect and the hours and minutes were too.

I sat beside a campfire and sang old songs, songs whose lyrics reside in the furthest reaches of my mind, yet spill out of my lips like it was yesterday. I participated in an early morning 5K. I swam, and talked, and reminisced. I soaked up the beauty and the bounty found in the woods and the water and the people that are 'camp'. A much needed retreat for body, mind, and spirit.

In other news, this little munchkin gets married six months from today. TODAY!!

She's coming home for the holiday weekend, because planning a wedding with the bride-to-be in one state, and the bride's mama in another state, and the groom-to-be in yet another state, and the wedding itself in yet another state presents some challenges. Thankful for the Internet, Facetime, text messaging, patient vendors, the US Army, friends and family willing to rearrange life to celebrate with us on the day, and sweet gentle girls who grow up to be brides.

Is a bride only a bride on her official wedding day? Is she a bride-to-be until then, or is a bride a bride once she's engaged? 100 meaningless points to anyone who can answer. And another 100 to whoever can tell me the name of the blogger who used to award meaningless bonus points.

Hubs and I just booked a little getaway for later this summer. It's a sit by the pool, toes in the sand kind of getaway, which is my favorite kind.

I love the July 4th holiday weekend. I love BBQ's and fireworks and little people dressed in red white and blue. On that note, here's my shoutout to Throwback Thursday-

My girls pretty much spent their entire childhoods watching fireworks like this.
Maybe they still do? I don't know for sure because it's been a while since we were all together for fireworks.

What I can tell you for certain is they do now have all their front teeth!

Wishing you all a safe and happy Independence Day! 


  1. Hi Joyce!

    I dare say, I cannot remember the lyrics to old camp songs.
    We haven't been camping in so long...I miss it

    Our children grow up fast, don't they.
    Congratulations on the up-coming wedding.

    Have a fun get-away time with your hubby
    and have a wonderful Independence Day!!

  2. 1. I think bride and bride-to-be may be used interchangeably prior to the wedding. Or maybe 'bride' is the shortened version of 'bride-to-be.' We seem to shorten lots of words/phrases these days. 2. Taylor Maliblahblah. 3. That's 200 meaningless points for me! 4. Have a great weekend of wedding talk, fireworks, and celebrating America!

  3. Good question - when is the bride a bride? Hmmm. Bride-to-be before the wedding. Definitely a bride on the wedding day, and then a newly-wed bride for at least the first year. Your late summer get-away sounds wonderful! Enjoy your holiday and the wedding planning!

  4. Your getaway sounds pretty perfect to me (but then you know how I love the beach!).

    Enjoy your weekend with the bride/bride to be. Perhaps you'll be able to report back on whether she still watches fireworks with her fingers in her ears. ;-)

  5. Happy 4th of July! Have a great weekend. The minister or officiate at a weeding asks the groom to kiss his bride so she must be up until after the ceremony.

  6. Oh, wow, you do have your challenges with this wedding but I cannot think of anyone more capable of handling it with style and grace then you and your lovely daughter. My daughter was living in another state when we were planning hers but everything was taking place here so that sure helped matters. Have a lovely day!

  7. Wow! That cute little munchkin is old enough to get married soon? How quickly they grow!
    June flew by here too!
    Happy Friday!

  8. Bride and bride-to-be are interchangeable. At least for the next six months!

  9. Congrats on the upcoming wedding. So you camped with old friends that you camped with as a kid? I'll assume cabins since tents are for kids IMHO. I have been known to give out Lisleman points which I had hoped someone would tell what they were good for. If they did I would offer to sell them more. Never happened. Like the points I achieved on Ms. Pac Man decades ago.

  10. She would be a pretty funny looking bride if she was still missing her front teeth! Good thing they came in. :-) Craziness trying to plan a wedding between states like that! Your getaway sounds wonderful.

  11. Sounds like you had a lovely time. I think a bride is a bride on her wedding day. Hope you had a great time. Your get away sounds perfect!