Temtp My Tummy VacationSummer is here!  My daughter has been out of school for over a week now.  There has been her 6th birthday celebration, playing in the water sprinkler, chalk drawing on the sidewalk, blowing of bubbles, cooking out and eating on our outside deck, our first trip to the neighborhood pool, and even a trip to the local zoo.

Thrown into the week and a half of summer play time has been the dress rehearsal and recital for my daughter’s dance studio.  Grace was great! (Of course I think so – she is my daughter!) She was so excited when her daddy presented her with a bouquet of colored daisies after the performance.  You would have thought she was given two dozen long stem red roses by her reaction.   It did not matter what type of flowers they were or how big the bouquet.  All that mattered was her daddy gave them to her and she knew he was proud of her.  It was a precious moment.


I am excited about the time I will be spending with Grace through the summer.  She and I are taking a road trip back home to Texas over the next week.  It will be great to spend time with family.  We also plan to go to Six Flags this summer.  It will be Grace’s first time to the fun theme park.  Let’s see, there will also be more trips to the pool, the Saint Louis Zoo, and a trip to the Saint Louis Arch when company comes to visit.  Oh, and more chalk drawing and bubbles – of course.  We are even planning a family get away to Chicago.

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I will definitely spend some time pulling weeds in my flower bed.  I LOVE all my colorful flowers!

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Yes, summer is here and we are so happy!!!!

With all the business of summer, I have decided to take a break from my weekly recipe carnival Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.  I am grateful for all the bloggers who link up weekly.  But, for now, I will spend my time with my family and less time on my blog.  I hope you understand.

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday will be taking a summer vacation.

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Pausing for Memorial Day

by Lisa on May 27, 2013

There will be no Tempt My Tummy this week, as we remember those who have sacrificed and given all for our freedom.

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Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

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There is no recipe this week.  Sorry.  But, I have the Linky Tool in place so you can link up your recipe and share with the community.

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Tempt My Tummy … Linguine with Clam Sauce

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Tempt My Tummy… Breakfast Anyone?

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Tempt My Tummy…

April 1, 2013

Please share your recipes with us.  We have tons of family in from out of town for an extended visit. So, I am too busy having fun to stop and post on the blog.  Hope you understand.

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