Happy Birthday, Jeff!!

Monday, May 30, 2016
Today the legal Memorial Day falls on the Observed Memorial Day which means our son, Jeff, gets his birthday off this year!!  So glad we can be together to celebrate his birthday today.  We started our day at the Veterans Memorial Park here in town for a wonderful ceremony.
 I always get choked up when the colors (flags) were presented and I saw the veterans that were present do a hand salute through the entire exercise.
Ans again at the end when we all sang GOD BLESS AMERICA together.
I'm not sure how many years Hudsonville has had this wonderful Memorial Park honoring the Veterans but when it was being built we could purchase brings either in honor of a Veteran or simply to honor someone we loved. Directly down from this center rock is where we have a brick honoring my parents which was purchased by all the grandkids.

 Sawyer is sitting right by Grandpa and Grandma Greats Honor Brick
 When we came home we realized we had our very first bloom on one of our rose bushes.
We had a yummy lunch together savoring the typical summer time foods like baked beans, potato salad and watermelon!!  This will be the last Memorial Day to celebrate here at the condo.  
We were gifted this great game that we have been seeing all over Pinterest.  Lawn Yahtzee!!  What fun we all had playing this game and such a beautiful day too!  Our friends make these and sell them at craft sales, but I am sure they would appreciate an order from you.  You can private message me HERE and I can give you the details
 Everyone of all ages enjoyed the game.  Sawyer got the biggest kick out of putting all the dice back in the bucket after they were thrown.
 Graceful Gracie was doing an arabesque (ballet move) each time she threw her dice.
 There was a lot of waiting time so she decided to do some drawing too
Tyler was the high point winner for today's game!  Congratulations, Tyler!!
Jeff's favorite dessert is a Lemon Cream Cheese Pie so, of course, mom had to make it for him.  It is one of our favorites too!!  YUMMO!!  Want the recipe?
9" crust...graham or pastry - your choice - we like a pastry crust
8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/3C Lemon Juice
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 C sugar
2 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 C water
1/4 C lemon Juice
1 egg yolk
Beat Cream Cheese until fluffy.  Gradually BEAT in milk until smooth.  STIR in lemon juice and vanilla.  POUR in prepared crust.  TOP with golden Lemon Topping.
In sauce pan combine sugar and cornstarch.
Add water, lemon juice and yolk
Cook over medium heat, stir until thick.
Remove from heat and stir in 1T butter
Pour on top of Cream Cheese layer
Chill 3 hours minimum

This is the card that we gave Jeff for his birthday.  Nope, I did not stamp this one, but instead used My Digital Studio to create the card front.  Even though I can no longer purchase stamps and accessories for MDS, I can still use the program to create cards like this.
And a gift
 This next gift was from my parents, Jeff's Grandparents.  He has always admired my mom's ceramic potato dish.  They finally decided that they did not need it any longer so wrapped it up for him along with some potatoes!! He was pretty pleased with his gift.
Join me in wishing Jeff a happy 35th birthday!
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