Celebrations · dessert · Family life · Fourth of July · Frozen dessert

Preparing for July 4th Celebration

A “Ham-Fam” Celebration is on our calendar for next Monday! That’s what we call a Cunningham Family get-together! Here was a vacation. Here was a holiday. Everyone was invited to come for the day. Let me share some of our plans with you as we make preparations for a fun day together.

The guest list – We enjoy being together as a family, and as I said, everyone was invited, but let me stop right here and tell you about my expectations as far as my adult daughters and their families are concerned.

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Dates · Refreshment in marriage · The Scenic Route

The Most Scenic Route Date EVER!

My husband is a man who loves to surprise me. He loves to wait until the last minute to tell me where we’re going and what we’re going to do. I’ve learned to patiently wait, and also go prepared for any type of adventure or any weather change!

This past Monday was our 41st anniversary and we had discussed taking the day and spending it in nearby Pigeon Forge. We love it there and had several ideas of things to do. However, on Monday morning my husband told me to be ready to leave the house at 11:30 and be ready to head to an undisclosed lunch destination. He also told me I might want to wear a summer dress. I had no idea what he was up to, but I put on a summer dress, but also brought a denim jacket, shorts and casual top (just in case!).

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Motherhood

A Heart of Motherly Affection

When a woman becomes a mother, life changes, but you know what? She still has the same heart that she was born with; it’s that sinful one that needed redemption! It’s for that reason that God gives instruction that the older women are to teach the young women to love their children! It’s not always easy to love that child who asks a million questions (and that’s just before lunch!), the one who destroys her well-kept home, or the one who speaks disrespectfully and acts unappreciative of her sacrifices.

Love is tested, therefore, love needs to be taught.

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Bread · Celebrations · Chicken · Dinner · Side dish

Celebration Dinner

Our family loves to celebrate, and that is usually interpreted into the meal planning. If it’s someone who is being celebrated, they rightfully get to help select their favorites.”What should we have for dinner for Father’s Day?” was an important question I asked my husband last week. He landed on some old favorites, then I chose one new recipe, and one I hadn’t made in a while. The result was a sumptuous fare that celebrated him and the gift he is to our family.

We missed our son-in-law who had to be out of town for Father’s Day!
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