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Friday, July 22, 2016

A Busy Week for Me!

Hello Glitterinas!

I hope you are staying cool and 
are having a good summer.

We have been busier than usual 
around here.....

well, I have been busier.

Husband is always busy and I just joined him 
for a trip he took to one of 
his professional organization's 
regional meetings.

This year Texas was the host,
so we didn't have to travel very far.

The seven state organization has members 
from....













and...


The three day conference was filled with visits to 
lots of interesting, mostly agricultural sites.

Monday started with a visit to 
Producers Co-operative.

They make all kinds of products to feed 
animals and things to plant.

When we were headed toward
 these crazy, tall structures, 
I told the person I was walking with
"Wow, I hope we get to go up there!"

That was followed by loud laughter....
I can't go up much higher than the 
second rung on a ladder!



This robotic arm was inside the plant.....


.....it was working very hard 
slinging fifty pound feed sacks onto 
pallets.

Next, we visited Messina Hof winery.







We ended up this tour with a stroll through 
their shoppe.

This gorgeous chandy was hanging by 
their front door.


After lunch, the tour continued on to 
the Vet Medicine College of 
Texas A&M......and then the 
College of Agriculture's new 
building out on the West Campus.

Tuesday found us on our way to 
The George Bush Presidential Library.



This was the part of the tour 
I was most excited about.



Our youngest daughter works at the 
Bush School at Texas A&M.



She is an academic advisor for the 
Master Degree Programs.

Here she is now....


She spoke to our groups and gave a small group of us 
a tour of her office and 
introduced us to
some of the people 
she works with each day.

Thanks, Ashley!

After lunch, we went 

                                                                  way 
way
                       way

down the road 
to
 Royalty Pecan Farm.

My goodness, this was a pretty place.





I stood in the shade of this behemoth during part of the tour....


.....so beautiful!

On Wednesday, the conference wrapped up with 
the final business session 
and everyone headed home!

I had a good time, met some lovely people 
from different states, saw some very 
interesting places and got to hang out a bit 
with one of my 
very favorite girlies!

Our week was not over, though.....

more on that next time, Glitterinas!

Thanks so much for letting me 
share with you.

I'm so glad you stopped by!

What are you up to this summer?



Hugs and glitter,
Tammy



















Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Our Oldest Grand~Darling

Hello Glitterinas!

Thank you for taking a moment to stop 
by Pink Glitter!

I am so glad you are here......

I am so glad I can
count on you to take a moment and share a 
thought or two with me!

There's lots of things we can count on.....

.....hot weather in summer in Texas

.....crowds in the grocery store on Saturday

.....ice cream making little hands and faces sticky

....farm fresh eggs tasting better than store bought eggs

and

.....grand~darlings growing up so fast!

Our oldest grand had her 10th birthday 
recently.


 She got some fun gifts from the special family 
and friends who celebrated with her.

She got a birthday certificate to
pick out a new bike!


There were lots of snacks to enjoy.....





......and thanks to the silly grill masters, 
we had really good hamburgers and 
cheese burgers to eat, too!


There was lots of splashing.....






.....and visiting.....by the granddads.....


......and even some card games.


When it got dark, we headed 
to the big barn,

and upstairs we had the 
Five Gables Farm Movie Theater!


Complete with lots of twinkle lights,
fun seating and even a movie screen!


The kids enjoyed a movie,

popcorn,

 and 

special 
"Avery is 10" snacks....


....made with a honey pretzel and a mini bagel!

The day was great,
the people were super,
and the birthday girl was happy!

Put all those things together 
and 
you can count on having a terrific party!

I hope you are having a terrific summer,
too, Glitterinas!



Until next time,
Tammy


P.S.
Here's the birthday bike and it's happy rider!























Sunday, July 3, 2016

Fourth of July.....Some Red White and Blue Trivia!

Hello Glitterinas!

Do you have plans for the 4th of July?

Maybe you are traveling to a big blow out.....
or, like us,
you are hosting a get together of family and friends!

You might be planning on watching the amazing 
fireworks spectacle that's hosted by major sponsors
each year and is televised.

In your comfy chair, with popcorn and a 
fizzy drink......
you just might have the best seat around!

My offering to you on this 
4th of July eve is some
fun trivia mixed in with some snaps of the red, white,
and blue touches that decorate 
our home this time of year.

Ready....

Set.....

Go.....

How many people signed the Declaration of Independence 
on July 4th?




Two




What day did most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence 
actually sign the document?




August 2, 1776




Were any of our presidents born on the 4th of July?




Yes




Who were they?




Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, in 1872




Have any of our presidents died on the 4th of July?



Yes



How many and who were they?



Three

John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
James Monroe




Most of the Founding Fathers agreed that July 4th was the day to 
celebrate our independence from Great Britain......except one....
who was he and when did he think patriots should celebrate?




John Adams
He thought July 2nd should be Independence Day 
because that was the day the Continental Congress 
voted to declare our independence.




When did July 4th become a legal federal holiday?




1870
And again, in 1938, Congress reaffirmed the holiday 
to make sure all workers received full pay.




Is there anything on the back of the 
Declaration of Independence?




Yes!

"Original Declaration of Independence 
dated 4th July 1776"
It's not known who wrote the note, but 
I think it was written as a note to any future 
owner or holder of this amazing piece of parchment!





When and where were fireworks first used to celebrate 
the 4th of July?




1777
They were set off over Philadelphia.





What else was used in the first few years to celebrate?




Bonfires and bells




How many people lived in the U.S. when the 
Declaration of Independence was signed?




2.5 million




Which newspaper first printed the 
Declaration of Independence?




The Pennsylvania Evening Post




Which president first held a 4th of July celebration 
at the White House?




Thomas Jefferson


Good job, Glitterinas......you made it through the last question!

How many answers did you know?

I knew the answer to about 
four of them.

Thank you, International Business Times, for
the great trivia!

I wish each of you a wonderful, peaceful, 
fun, and safe 
Fourth of July!



Safe travels and wear your sunscreen, Glitterinas!

Until next time,
Tammy



Thankful for:

*  being a citizen of the best country
in the world

*  all the freedoms I have as 
an American citizen