Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
The outside dogs, Bonnie and Clyde had a great time running around in the snow. I have never seen Clyde quite so frisky. They did manage to stop long enough to visit me on the deck for a treat. Bonnie spent most of the day rolling around in the snow and running up and down the fence cheering Jacob on while he was on the fourwheeler. I think this is the most snow they have ever seen and they really seemed to enjoy the cold wet snow.
Around 1:30 we went to Target to pick up a few items for a party we were going to Saturday evening. The main roads were not too bad, but the parking lots and the back roads were terrible. I almost got stuck in the Target parking lot. I was surprised how many people were out. Before we left, I walked down to the dead end to take a picture of the Red Bud tree. It looked so amazing with the snow on the blossoms! By the time I got back up the hill to the car, my hair was soaking wet. This was a very wet snow, perfect for snowball fights and snow men, but neither of those were on our agenda.
We headed back home and I was relieved to arrive safe and sound. Just as I was considering cancelling the party I was co-hosting for my cousin's son, Houston and his new wife, Meredith, I received a call from our church. They had decided to cancel Sunday services. That was no surprise since the parking lot would be a mess.
I called several people who were planning to attend and we decided to go ahead with the party, which was mostly for family. Houston and Meredith got married last month in Arkansas and the family here had not been able to attend the wedding, so my niece, Mattie, and I decided to host a reception for them here while they were visiting for Spring break. At 7PM we met at Rosehill United Methodist Church for a celebration. We had home made chocolate cake, ice cream, strawberry cheesecake and a very nice time.
Houston's wife, Meredith is a very nice and beautiful girl. I am sure she will fit in nicely with our family. I am not sure that is a compliment, but it works out good that we seem to get along. Even my Grandma came, and she rarely gets out of the house for anything. The picture on the left is my Aunt Mary, Houston, Stephanie (his mom), My grandma, and Meredith.
Here is a picture of my favorite sister, Debbie and I. Isn't she cute? She was a great older sister, some other time I will blog about some of the awesome things she did when we were growing up.
It was a nice visit with family. I hope that Houston and Meredith have a wonderful future together!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
We left Amarillo (yes, by morning) and headed to our side trip destination, Santa Fe, NM. We decided to take a short cut at Clines Corners and found that the road was under construction and we had to drive a good part of the short-cut on a GRAVEL road!!! Ugh! That was slow going, but a beautiful drive. The scenery was breathtaking for a girl who does not live in eyesight of mountains! We arrived at around 1:00PM.
I don't know if you have ever been to Santa Fe or not, but it is an eyeful! Everywhere you look there are amazing things to see. Mary and I walked for several hours, through lots of shops looking at art, jewelry, furniture and just amazing sights. Here is a picture of a funny statue.And here is a nifty men's suit. It has pez dispensers glued all over it. Very artistic, but it would be terrible to sit in!!We found beads galore, they made me think of Gigi. Also saw tons of cute odds and ends. We shopped and shopped. I loved this little owl pitcher, but the lady who owned the shop must have loved it more than I did, because I decided it was too pricey to purchase. But I had to sneak a picture!
According to Aunt M, this is not located in the best part of town. Grams and Gramps had been coming here for about 30 years all together. After Gramps died, Grams had the trailer brought to Crazy Horse and it has been there since then. She is the most senior resident in the park, and it seems like everyone loves her!
Back at the trailer, we relaxed for the rest of the evening. Mary napped and I read a book, then Grams friends came over and we spent the evening playing Rumicube. Louie and Dale, park employees, came by the trailer to say hello. Seems like there was always someone stopping by to say hello or to play a game of Rumicube with Grams. She seems to stay really busy for an 87 year young lady.
We got up and got ready to face the day. The weather was beautiful again. It had gotten quite cold over night, but it warmed up very quickly. While Aunt M finished getting ready, I walked with Grandma over to the office to pay her bill for the year. I got to meet Frank, the owner and Zach one of the park employees who has worked in the office for many years.
We finally found 4th Ave. It was really fun. We found some great bargains, Aunt Mary bought a lot of beautiful jewelry. I mostly just window shopped. I found some fun ideas for Halloween, but somehow, I don't seee these costumes showing up at our church Trunk or Treat festivities!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
So, as I was scrolling through my pictures, this is the one that jumped out at me. I am so blessed to have this boy/man in my life. He is almost 15-1/2! I can' t believe how blessed I am. Thank God for this kid, because my life would be very empty and boring without him. I sure will miss him next week.