Memorial Day Weekend

31 May

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I’ve been meaning to blog sooner, but relaxing on the couch was just too much fun to get the computer out. I’m happy to report that Cashew’s surgery went very well on Friday. While our two crazy nuts stayed at a friend’s house, PoppaNut and I headed south to Port Charlotte to visit the family.

And it was a full house: aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, parents, nieces, nephews and more! But nothing beats a weekend of sitting on my parents’ back porch, listening to country music, eating my dad’s delicious food off the grill (especially when he makes boneless chicken just for me) and talking about old memories. We all had so much fun.

I tried to get a few family recipes out of the bunch … but after a few cocktails, that was pretty tricky. My Aunt Sherry did write out her potato-salad recipe, but I seemed to have misplaced it. When I asked Aunt Debbie to give me her apple-pie recipe, she said, “I just put a bunch of stuff together …” and I’m thinking, “What stuff??? My readers need details!!”

Debbie did share her favorite drink recipe. It is Malibu Rum Mango Flavored with no-calorie cranberry juice. She says it is quite a thirst-quencher on a hot summer night. I tried it, and it was very good! You all should try it too!

Favorite moments include: My mom and my aunts sharing memories about beat-up cars and learning to drive; JR telling me all about his recent trip to Disney World; seeing my sister again; taking pictures of Ashley, Madison and Kaylee playing in the kids pool; seeing Greg cut up Ashley’s ribs just because he loves her so much; seeing PoppaNut have just as much fun as I do at my parents’ house (he LOVES my family so much!); having Hap and Sherry tell me how much they love the blog; trying to get the pie recipe out of Debbie; hanging out with my mom and dad; cutting Shawn’s hair; and just generally being together during the holiday.

I’ve enclosed a few photos for everyone’s enjoyment! And be sure to write me your Memorial Day memories!

And that’s life in a nutshell … sharing memories while making new memories with your family!


Bryan, Shawn, PoppaNut, Ashley, MommaNut

Miss Madison



Debbie's Thirst-Quencher

Debbie’s Apple Pie


One Response to “Memorial Day Weekend”

  1. Debbie May 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    What’s it going to take to get you to remove that last picture Mindy?


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