Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Sons, Daughters, and Great Grandsons

Summer has come to North Central Texas today with a high of 98, so we decided to enjoy it from the flight deck and watch "Top Gun Maverick" do his thing.  To prepare for the new movie, we watched the original a couple nights ago.  We were so glad we did because we had forgotten so much about the story and characters.  Having this role created for Val Kilmer "Ice" made it for me.  We do recommend the movie; it was excellently done.  And, it's more fun with friends.

Thank you Joyce for this week's fun Hodgepodge questions.

1.  "A daughter's a daughter all her life, but a son's a son till he takes a wife."  What say you?  Elaborate.

I choose to elaborate from my own personal experience.

My daughter will always be my daughter and my son will always be my son.  John and I and his dad have always been very close, so when he met Michelle, loving and making her our daughter too, was never an option.  She is truly our daughter-in-love.  Thankfully, she embraced that love and has given it back 100 fold.  They have involved us in every step of theirs and their children's lives, even living with us for a year after Katrina drove them from New Orleans.

One big secret for the mother-in-law, is never give your son/daughter reason to choose between you and their spouse - you will and should always lose.  It is not a competition!

Dick and I give God all the glory for blessing both our children with His perfect mate for them.

2.  Something you've seen recently that was 'cuter than a June bug'?

3.  'You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that's pretty much the same thing.'  Agree or disagree?  Last time you had a serving of happiness ice cream?  Dish-cone-milkshake-sundae...which one do you choose?

Disagree!  I find it crazy that anyone would think to use ice cream and happiness in the same sentence.

The last time I ate ice cream was probably over a year ago.  We were indulging ourselves nightly with a fudgesicle, so that had to be stopped.  A Wendy's Frosty, does sound good right now, though.

4.  What is one way/area in which you're currently 'swimming against the tide'?

I do everything to avoid that situation; however, my hip issue is still persistent inspite of a steroid injection last week.

5.  Three things you're looking forward to this summer?

#1.  A trip to Indiana to meet Baby Jax!
#2.  Spending time with Baby Landon and as many granddaughters as possible
#3.  Early morning workouts in the pool

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Speaking of Baby Landon - he was 2 months on the 6th and is growing like a weed and is so full of the sweetest expressions.

His mom says he...
Likes: smiling, tummy time, looking in the mirror, singing songs with mom, tummy raspberries with daddy, Lovevery mat, and going out to dinner!
Dislikes: getting out of the bathtub, gas bubbles, changing clothes, and shots at the dr!

May the rest of your week be blessed.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. Landon is just adorable! That is great advice on being a MIL. I learned from the best (my mom & MIL); hopefully someday I'll be able to put it good use!

  2. Such true words about spouses and their parents. That Landon is absolutely adorable and that sweater, oh, my goodness! I am so sorry about your hip. So, so aggravating! Hugs!

  3. Totally agree with your answer for #1!! Landon is adorable enjoy your time with him and your granddaughters.

  4. Landon is so cute and bright eyed!!

  5. Landon is adorable! Baby boys are something special! I have never been a huge ice cream eater, but that's my hubs favorite treat. I can have it in the house and not be tempted so its all good lol.

  6. I do love a Frosty. We don't eat fast food but well get those and McDonald's ice cream.

  7. Ahh...look at that sweet wee babe. So cute! Good advice in #1. Sorry that your hip is causing you pain.

  8. That's a good idea on watching the original movie. I'll have to do that. Excellent answer for #1. Landon is definitely cuter than a June bug. How precious he is. So sorry to hear about your hip issue. Love your list of three things. Enjoy each moment!

  9. Loved your answers, especially to #1..and baby landon is a doll!!!


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