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{Happy Sunday}

Happy Sunday afternoon to all. I actually started this post yesterday but life happens so at least my pictures were saved. I hope that you all enjoyed a sweet time celebrating the men in your life on this wonderful Father's Day. We have had a lovely day with the kids and grands at my oldest daughter's home.  I spent a day at the beach this past week with these girls. The sound of the ocean and salt air was surely soothing to my soul. One day last week I decided to do a little beach theme for my dining table so then I began to crave the sounds of the ocean.  "Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly"...Van Morrison Met up with two friends from grade school and it was nice to see them again. We met under sad circumstances as we were all attending a funeral but it was nice to visit with these ladies.  My yoga class is hosting a "family day" once a week through the summer months so I was thrilled that two of my grands could join me. Sure make
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