Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thankful Thursday: 5/23/13

What a great week!!

First DIL brought her 3 yro nephew, Nick, out to visit for two weeks.  Then SS, Mike, brought 2 yro grandboy, Kale.  Oh, the fun these two have. 
Kale (red hair) and Nick (brown hair)

Red pom pom bush blooming in goat planter, veg plants, asparagus shooting, rose cutting looking happy and green...
My little garden is a growing:)

Then, we found a 2000 fifth wheel to buy!!!!!  WooHoo!!!  With a BIG lot to rent!!!  Double WOOHOO!!
2000 King of the Road, Mulberry tree, and our view out the back
Of course I love our little 2006 Clavier, but wowzers!!  What a beaut!!
We will be fencing in our lot of the pups, and grands (when they visit), and some grass seed for the dirt.

 I can see two of my kiddos from our parking spot.

                                                          Around the corner another kiddo.

WOO...HOO...!!!  Ready for the tour????

On the left (and end of camper) the living room.  Two rocking recliners.  Heaven.

 Around to the kitchen, up stairs to bath and bedroom.
 Look at the counter space!!! Oooo-la-la!!  AND a sunny window for my plants!!!

Up the stairs into the bath, corner shower, sink... (my sweet, nosy, LilDog)

Potty room (with cabinets above toilet) and linen closet (with washer dryer hook up).

 Cabinets in bedroom.

Bed and full closet.  Snooperviser LilDog sitting on bed, pulling and spitting out her burrs from the yard...that's MY girl!!
What Lildog thinks of all this moving and traveling.  Poor LilDog...

I'm so thankful for work.
Thankful for all the work available in this area and how it is helping my family.
I'm thankful for little children, 2 and 3 are great ages.
I'm thankful for my hubby and my children and grandchildren.  They fill my soul.

Thank you God.  You are good ALL the time...

~God Bless~

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thankful Thursday: week of 5/16/13 in review

This week we got to go on VACATION!! To see our kiddos 15 hrs up north. We had been planning on driving up there sometime this summer, but when my SS, Aaron, called and invited us up for he and his new wife, Liz, were graduating college, we jumped at the chance!!
What a beautiful couple. SDIL, Liz, received her masters, SS, Aaron, received his doctrine, both in civil engineering. Wow. They were just too cute.

My SD, Tiffany, was there too, so we got to soak up our granddarling, 6 1/2 yr old, Audrey.  Beyond lovely.  When we see her we see her mother and smile.

Lots of picture taking.  Love these people!!

On the way there we saw some  LDS historical sites we decided to stop at on the way home.  Big smile:)

First Adam-Ondi-Ahman...
SO pretty.  And beautiful weather to be wandering around in!!

Then Far West...
This was SO awesome!!

Then Liberty Jail...

Then a trip through hubby's grandma's home place where first we got a great start to his grandma's rose bush, and some bachelor buttons.  Next, we dug up asparagus growing in the fence row out in the country side.  
White bucket of awesomeness, Red Climbing Rose, Asparagus roots
Hubby has fond memories of picking the shoots in the spring time with his dad.
Now we'll have it for our grandbabies to pick:).

THEN we drove back to West Texas.  Home-sweet-temporary-home.
Gone only four days, but I missed my babies. 

Angel wing begonia, aloe, gold dust, and moses in cradle plants
 I'm so pleased to find my  little piece of moses-in-the-cradle has rooted.  I accidentally cut the one stem while cutting back some starts for a dear friend.  So happy it forgave me:). 

 My wee little veggie garden is loving these warm (but not hot...yet...) days. 

 My goat planter is in its spring glory...
sedums, small day lilies, local wild plants, and a powder puff bush
Sunbathing: Reba, Lil-Dog & Molly,  Maverick, LadyBelle 5/13
And my puppies enjoy our return!

I'm  so thankful we were able to go visit Aaron and Liz and enjoy this big event with them.
So thankful Tiffany was able to bring grandgirl Audrey, and they both had time to spend with us.
I'm  thankful for the weather, the sweet hubby, and the safe drive.
I'm thankful of the church history and what others have gone through for my freedom to worship.
I'm thankful we were able to go down hubby's memory lane.  So good to enjoy his history.
Glad to come home and find everything safe and sound.
Thankful for the kiddos here that keep an eye on things for us.  
Its good to be me:).

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy Wife=Happy Life.

Hubbers bought himself a new box trailer. He is very happy. He is modifying it with shelves for tools, electric, and a little office space. He is very very happy. The nice weather and a 'helpful' basset have allowed him to really enjoy his project. He is very very very happy. This way all his stuff will be nice and close, and safe. He is very very very very happy.

We looked at renting a camper here, where hubby is working out of town, but when it smelled so bad of cig smoke we decided to move our own camper up in June. Having my camper here and doing some projects and organization in it makes me very very happy. Having a place for hubby's stuff, that is NOT in my little camper makes me VERY VERY happy:).

Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Wee Little Garden 5/2/13

Since we will be way out here in West Texas (home is eight hours EAST), I've been planning our little garden...
Maverick and LadyBelle
Wednesday right before a storm hit I looked outside to see this...
Maverick, our one year old basset pup, had PLANTED himself in my grow pot.
He is VERY lucky I hadn't planted anything in it yet!!  (Silly pup) 
Then down came the hail.  Lots and lots of wind, hail, and much needed rain.  West Texas is one dry place.  The temp dropped from 90 to 40. Brrrrrrrrr...
Next day sunny and warm.  So I finished out my little garden.
We have: basil; onion chives;  tomatoes: 1 roma, 1 slicer, 2 cherry, 2 dwf; beans: experimenting with many kinds of bush; cukes; squash: 3 bush types; greens;  and some red leaf amaranths;  and 'baby' blueberry bushes,  blackberry vines, kiwi vines, and mulberry bush.
I plan on trying to keep greens going all summer.  Hot and dry so we'll see:).
My goat planter filled with perennials,  is doing great, and, because I couldn't resist, I have a trumpet vine, and golden bells.
Molly Wolly

Sunning Lil-Dog
The pups all enjoyed the day out too.  Shame it can't stay this temp.  Hope every one has a lovely weekend.