Happy Summer!!

Happy Summer!!

Wherever Home is Parked?

Wherever Home is Parked?

Saturday, June 29, 2013

watching the mud drag racing

We went to watch the mud drag races at the fair in Carlinville


this truck really put on a show as he rolled over while racing.  I am happy to report that the driver was okay and even got his tires fixed in time to finish the race and took 2nd place!


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Garden tours

I took a Saturday off and went with my friend Wanda to St. Louis to tour some private home gardens.  Oh my!  It was like gardens and homes you see in magazines!


this home would have been my hubby’s favorite and it’s a good thing he didn’t see it .. it’s going to be on the market in a year or so


wonderful garden, beautiful home with huge glass windows that view the entire garden


and of course the wooded area behind the house would be hubby’s favorite


close to all the city has to offer and woods to beat!  the bottom picture is of a hostice that is rare and the only one in the state of Missouri!


it was a great day and I rushed home and got ready and we went to carrollton to watch the demonalation derby that my nephew’s are in .. another great day!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father’s Day!

Well it’s been a bit since I last posted on my blog.  We’ve been busy having way to much fun with the grand kids.


Here is Papa and Roo resting after a fun filled weekend


We’ve been to carnivals


We’ve been baking .. Hailey has found that she loves baking brownies as much as she enjoys eating them.  Of course Papa is her baking partner. 


playing yahtzee and Hailey finally got one. she was excited!


Toby loves playing with Roo and Roo loves playing with Toby.  When playing hide and seek, Roo barks and lets Toby know where ever the person is hiding at .. hmmmm .. little tag team there going on


Daddy enjoying father’s day in bed, the kids were excited to give daddy his presents and of course hubby’s best gift was spending it with family.


the kids enjoying the rain water while driving the golf cart through it


Hailey learning to drive!  Oh no .. look out!!


Even though we are not traveling .. we are still living in our home on wheels and enjoying our time with family.  Hope all you father’s out there had a great day!  

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Passing of our beloved Dolly

Our beloved Dolly passed away this morning around 8.30 AM.  Her first  5 years of her life were ruff as she spent them living in a very small cage.  Once Dolly came to live with us it took her a bit to get used to not living in a cage.  Below is a picture of her a goat that we raised on a bottle.  We kept the goat in the cage until he was house broken and Dolly always insisted on being in there with him.


Dolly loved life and enjoyed seeing new places.  Dolly was 15 yrs old when she passed on .. so she had 10 good years with us.  I’m so happy that her good years out weighed her bad years.

We buried Dolly with her favorite cover (blue and white snow flakes in above picture) and next to our beloved Lulu, Duke and Dixie, now they all 4 rest in peace together. 


Dolly didn’t like baths as she was so cold natured, she just shivered.  She didn’t have much hair.


Dolly would use her nose to throw her sweeter in the air during the winter .. it was her way of saying “I’m cold, put my sweeter on me)


Dolly loved snuggling with the other dogs and so her final rest place had to be with those she loved.


Dolly you  will be missed and our hearts are sad.  May you rest in peace my sweet sweet Dolly.