Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Aunt!!

Nothing makes me happier than to fix a meal and have someone enjoy it. I love cooking and I don't always succeed in all the dishes I make..although hubby disagrees and says he likes all my food...but it made me all warm and fuzzy inside on Saturday when I read a letter from our nephew Jared. He had sent it to his mom (my sister) and it was a list of food he wants when he comes home on leave from basic training. On his list were 3 things that he specifically stated as 'Aunt Ronda's'...Aunt Ronda's chili, Aunt Ronda's meat loaf and the beef and chicken sandwiches Aunt Ronda made at the RV. That is such a huge deal to me to know that someone other than my husband actually enjoys my food. :-) Especially my Jaredbobared!!

What is so funny is none of those 3 dishes include bacon which is his favorite thing. He had stayed with us one weekend at the RV and I made bacon and eggs one morning and used an entire package of bacon (Erik is also a bacon lover)...I think I had one piece and those two finished off the rest. Jared came up to me after breakfast and hugged me real tight. When I went to let go he hugged me even tighter and just held on. He just kept saying thank you so much for fixing me REAL bacon!! I guess Kelly (my sis) and his dad and stepmom use the stuff that is pre-cooked and then microwaved. So this was a treat for him...I didn't know that. So, I guess if he's home while we're still out there...I'll just have to fix him some bacon along with the other dishes. :-)

I'm trying to figure out a way to afford a couple of plane tickets to go to his graduation. I don't think we can do it, so I'll just have to make up for it by making his tummy happy when he gets home. :-) I can't wait to see him!!

Our nephew Nick is in ROTC right now and plans on joining the Army after he graduates. We spent most of Saturday with Kelly, Nick and my parents and Nick talked a lot about his plans for the future. I hope it all works out for him. He's really into it right now but also has a girlfriend and I hope that doesn't deter him from his goals. He's been gung-ho for the service since he was old enough to talk. Everything was Army this and Army that. It's funny because it was the same way with Tyler who is in the Navy and Jared now in the Marines. They all talked about the service since they were little and so far two of them have reached their goals.
I'm so proud of them!!

We're trying to talk Rachel (their younger sister) into the Air Force so that Kelly can say each of her children were in a different branch of service, but she's only 12 right now and SO not interested. I guess we'll see what the future holds. :-)

Take care and God bless!! :-D


  1. I have to watch Jared eat the bacon, so not fair... can't wait to see him! So proud of him and Ty and also proud of Nick and Rachey!

  2. So happy to know that Jared loves your cooking. Makes one proud to know that. I agree, completely.
    God's blessings on him as he continues to serve. God's blessings on Tyler, as well.
    Sending you hugs and love,

    1. Thank you Jackie...I know...I'm so proud of them! :-)