Happy Summer!!

Happy Summer!!

Wherever Home is Parked?

Wherever Home is Parked?

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tomorrow is moving day

We’ve been having a great time at the ranch. Lots of riding with the kids .. lots of fishing for hubby and the kids and today i spent my day volunteering at the poker run.

Tomorrow we are packing up and heading to Illinois.

Hope your memorial day weekend has been a great one and i dread being on the road with all that traffic but hubby has an appointment.

I will be without internet for a bit but will update you all when i can.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

On the road & laundry

Monday …

We got up early and got things ready to take our grand daughter Hailey home. We were on the road a lil after 7 am! We’ve had a great time together and it’s amazing how fast the time has went. So today was spent traveling on the road! We dropped Hailey off and spent some time seeing our son/grand son and then we stopped by to see the other son and then it was time to be back on the road again. We arrived back to our home around 8.30 pm. We did a bit visiting with friends and then it was early to bed.

Tuesday .. Laundry day!

We hadn’t did laundry since arriving and so after a morning of doing absolutely nothing we decided we better get our laundry done. Hubby did a bit of fishing, but only 1 fish was caught today. We spent the evening visiting with friends.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Fun Weekend!

Our friend Jeanette brought her grand children to the ranch with her and their parents are coming later. Our grand daughter Hailey and Harley are good friends from school. The girls had a great day playing. They have watched TV, went swimming, played at the playground, blew bubbles, ate lots of ummm let’s say good stuff for their mother’s sake .. hehe

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The water is starting to go back down and clear up and this turtle was enjoying the beautiful day! Kelsey and Gabe showed up on Saturday and spent the night with us.


We’ve had a great weekend, the weather has been great and it was good to have warm weather so that Hailey could fully enjoy swimming at her favorite swimming hole here at the ranch. The ranch has been one busy place, all the campgrounds are pretty full and everyone was taking advantage of the great weather and it’s looking like most are leaving their stuff here for the big Memorial day weekend.

It’s amazing how fast our time has went by and tomorrow we are taking her back home. We will miss our princess very much. Gabe and Kelsey headed back for the work week and will return on Thursday to spend the weekend with us and then help us pack up to move to Illinois.

Hope you all had a great weekend. We’ve had a wonderful week enjoying our precious grand daughter.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


We woke up to rain, it rained most of the night. I slept in until 10 am!! My back was bothering me so Papa entertained Hailey while i slept. Hailey and Papa went fishing this morning and Hailey proudly shows their catch.

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We spent most of the mid morning and early afternoon inside. Hailey played on the computer while Papa took a nap and grandma picked up a bit. Then we decided to go riding and fishing.

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when we got down to the road we got a huge surprise! The water is rushing down the creek and has came up big time!


Down at Wilder the water was almost level with the handicap ramp. Usually the water is much lower then this. As you can see the pretty blue/green .. Not this afternoon!

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Since no fishing this afternoon we took 4 wheeler rides instead.


There was no crossing the stream today because of the high water.

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We came home and Hailey and Papa grilled hot dogs and polish sausage on the grill while grandma made mac and cheese inside.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Our water girl!

Hailey has been wanting to play in the water but with the cooler temps I’ve only let her go to her knees. Today the sun came out and it felt nice so grandma gave in and took her to her favorite place to play in the water.

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Foggy!! although i didn’t let her get in too far and she ended up getting all of her clothes soaked. Of course Grandma knew when she took her down there she would. Hailey just can’t resist the water!

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It’s really beautiful here and right now is a great time to be here as the place doesn’t have lots of people here yet. Holiday weekends are crazy here.


While Hailey was playing in the water Papa finally caught the Gold trout he has been chasing for the past few days. Hailey in grandma sweat shirt .. she was cold after swimming, so being the grandma i am i gave her my warm shirt.

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It’s hard to believe how fast time is going here on the ranch. We have been having a great time enjoying our grand daughter!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fishing, Riding and more fishing!

We’ve been having a blast with our grand daughter. Hailey and Papa have been fishing and more fishing. In between we’ve been riding and enjoying our time here on the ranch.

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Hailey and Papa have caught some nice size fish .. we’ve been eating lots of fish lately. Good thing we all 3 love fish!

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We have had rain off and on and the temps have been a bit on the cool side. Hailey and Papa have been running around in t-shirts .. i on the other hand have to have a sweat shirt on .. it’s cooler then i like.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The sun is out!

It’s been raining off and on since we got to the ranch, but we woke up today to a sun shining day!! Our campsite is finally dried up, just a few mud holes here and there. Here is our campsite ….


Hailey and Papa went fishing this morning while i made some phone calls that needed to be done. Hailey caught 2 and Papa 1, once again she came out the winner! They cleaned their fish and then we went for a ride. Then Grandma came back and took a nap while Hailey and Papa went riding.

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My nice nap came to an end as Hailey woke me up so we could all go fishing. Hailey and Papa both finished up catching their 5 limit for the day. And of course they had to clean their catch.

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The dogs are even enjoying the sunshine .. it’s absolutely a beautiful day here on the ranch!

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Having a blast!

We got up this morning and it was raining so we played lazy. As you see Dixie was enjoying her favorite place to lay.


Hailey and I stayed in our jammies until Papa insisted we get dress .. hmmm PaPa


Hailey and Papa went fishing and Hailey caught 2 big fish and papa caught 1 little one. Hailey out fished her Papa


Hailey even helps her Papa clean the fish


Here are our toys which we love riding



Were having a great time and in between the rain my fisherman go fishing and we all go riding.