Recently I spent a weekend in North Carolina with my parents. When I was going into 10th Grade my fathers job transferred us from Georgia to California. Most might think that this was horrible to do to a girl in high school, but it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I met one of my lifelong best friends Kim.
We went through lots together, boys, spend the nights, Proms, Sadie Hawkins, secrets some of which still are, Band Camp, and working at Six Flags. Our parents became good friends as well so it made it really easy for us to get together. Kim is the only one of us still in LA. Her husband is part owner in LA Center Studios
, it is the only movie studio located in downtown LA. Kim and her husband are 2 of the most humble, caring people I know. I would say that Pete is lucky to have her, but she is just as lucky to have him! They have 3 beautiful children and she is Garrett’s God Mother.
Here is the cake with a picture of her Dad now and as a boy.
When we were in high school we started calling my parents Mom and Dad and her parents Madre and Padre. So last month when my mom called to say it was Padre’s 70th birthday and Kim was coming with no hubby and kids to North Carolina would I like to go, I jumped at the chance. We never get to see or talk enough so I thought it would be a great chance to catch up some. We will be visiting them this summer, but for the 2 of us to have no kids around, this probably won’t happen again till we are retired!
So when there is a party in the south it still very often calls for “Punch” this concoction usually includes some kind of frozen object like sherbet and a fizzy substance like Sprite. So I got on Google and after reading some recipes we came up with this
It was really great I must say and so easy.
1 large can of frozen lemonade
1 box frozen strawberries or 1 carton fresh
1 bottle of lemon/lime soda or ginger ale
Blend the first 2 together in a blender till slushy and well blended. put into your punch bowl or pitcher and pour in a 2 liter bottle of your soda. Stir together and throw in some ice. It’s fizzy strawberry lemonade. I’m not a big “punch” girl but this was really refreshing.
Here is Madre, Padre, Kim and her sister Tori, such a wonderful family. They have enriched my life beyond measure. Happy B-day Padre I love you!
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