A Good Weekend…

We all got to sleep in on Saturday morning until 7, lol… (We really are back on school time!) Enjoyed the peaceful morning in the camper.

In the afternoon we picked up our youngest daughter Kelsie and granddaughter Kenleigh and headed to town. First stop was lunch, On The Border! Kelsies friend Brooke works there so they got to visit. The chicken border bowls are the best with extra guacamole. Cameron had the corn dog of course. Jason a California burrito and Kels the southwest tacos. Next time I will try the street tacos.

Next stop Academy Sport Store. Kels had to buy an athletic sleeve to cover up her watercolor wolf tattoo for work. She use to wear a jacket but that rule changed. Then a quick stop at Wal Mart for Kenleigh some new bottles.

It was nice to not have a rain day but it was hot and humid out! I prefer the rain.

Later in the evening after chili dogs with the in laws we surprised Cameron with the Carterville carnival.

Kelsie, Justin & Kenleigh

Our niece Vanessa & Kenleigh

Cameron and his papa love cotton candy!

It was a small carnival and a nice evening with the kidos.

So grateful for a fun day! We enjoy our moments with our adult children. And especially time with both grandkids.

This morning Jason and I are enjoying setting outside the camper, sipping coffee and listening to the rain. These are the moments I love the most living in the camper. Just relaxing…

Another Rainy Morning…

It has been raining pretty much all week! I enjoy the rain, it’s peaceful and relaxing.

Cameron enjoys the rain too! He was all smiles on the way to school this morning.

Any day he can pop open his umbrella and take it with him is a good day to him 😁

After Cameron was dropped off to school, Papa and I enjoyed a walk to the pond with this beautiful bright eyed girl… Our youngest granddaughter Kenleigh ❤️

Now the rain has stopped and the sun is starting to shine. But I have enjoyed our rainy days. Especially when they are spent with the grandkids.


Back to School

It’s that time again already… First day of School. Summer sure goes by quickly anymore.

Monday night we went to open house of Camerons new school. He was a bit nervous, he knew all around his last school, but walked in brave as can be!

He quickly made friends with Kyler, the boy who will set across from him at their table.

We put all of his supplies up where they needed to be and checked out the classroom. First graders have their own cubbies where he hangs his backpack and puts his folders and lunch box in.

Then outside we went to check out the playground. Determined to find out what the big wooden circle was! They call it the “ga ga pitt” if I remember the name correctly lol. It’s like dodgeball without throwing the ball at each other, the ball is rolled at you inside the pitt, if you get tagged out of the pitt you go! He is really looking forward to playing that!

Wednesday was his first day of first grade! We are no longer a bulldog family, instead we are Cardinals! I graduated a Cardinal so it’s nice to be back.

Cameron set right down at his new table and got to coloring!

A quick photo opp with his new teacher!

And just like that I was saying goodbye and have a great first day! He was ready, growing up so fast. This grandma is proud of the little man.

Of course I did a first day of school photo in the morning, unlike any of our other first day of school photos! This one was special.

At the moment we are living in our camper until the house build is done. So he will forever have a first day of school photo camper style 😂

Drop off and pick up line so far is going smoothly. And he said he had a great first day!

Lifes Ever Changing Seasons…

The last several weeks we have been so busy. Non stop seven days a week!

An emotional goodbye to our family home, moving into our travel trailer and trying to make progress on the house build. I’m just wore out thinking about all we have been doing and all still to do.

As I finished packing up the family room, I admired our old fireplace. Then the tears started rolling! So many wonderful memories in front of this fireplace.

Our grown childrens first day of school pictures all those years. Our grandson the same through preschool and kindergarten. Relaxing by the fire with a good book and of course coffee ☕️! Remembering the two weeks spent cramped in our house with a ton of family staying over while the power was out from the ice storm. Everyone definitely enjoyed the fireplace all those days.

I won’t remember my fireplace bare and not glowing but i will remember it warm and inviting…

Now my favorite tree, japanese maple was so small when we moved in. I truly wished we would of been able to take it with us. But it is there for another family to enjoy. Ever changing beautiful leaves through the seasons.

I will always remember the day my husband poured the concrete for our driveway. Our kids placed their little hands to leave their print.

Too large to take with us so it will be a forever photo in our new home. I’ve decided to make small stepping stones with grandbabies prints from now on 🙂

137 Red Oak Drive will always hold a special place in my heart!

A beautiful pond will be my view for the next couple months

I enjoy sipping my coffee watching the thunderstorms roll in out in the country.

Our Summer adventure of full time rv living is our new thing! At least for a little while.

Please excuse the mess, but Cameron is busy making memories #rvlife

At one point this is where we were going to build the new house. But life is always changing and nothing is for certain. So we will continue to be city slickers i guess lol…

In a few months we will be returning to my small hometown. And for that I am grateful and super excited!

And we have doors and windows on the house finally! Yay!!!!

I have been going room to room writing scriptures on the walls. My favorite part so far, knowing that under my sheetrock at the front door is my prayer asking that all those who enter and exit be Blessed… not my idea, found it on Pinterest and might I add it was a brilliant idea. I just love it!

Also a couple days ago we celebrated my Grandpa Normans 93rd Birthday 🎁 We got a 5 Generations photo!!!!

What a special afternoon it was ❤️

I am grateful for where we have lived, where we are now and where we will live…

I am enjoying life, especially now that everything is packed and stored away!!!

When I have an extra moment I will be enjoying what I like to call my new front porch…

4th of July…

Every year we go out to Jasons brothers house ( except for the rare occasion he has worked out of town on the fourth ) for fourth of july bbq and the guys blow stuff up!

The blowing of stuff up has flowed down to our sons! This year our nephew Franky and his friends had a go with a 55 gallon barrel. Let’s just say it hit the air! I personally get the b jeezus scared outa me every time. But its something the Summers guys do!

Another thing the Summers enjoy is food! We all love good food. Joey on the grill is a must. And his potatoes… yum!

Jason and I, Londa and Joey…

Family is everything to me, and having my grandkids around me all the time means the world to me. Our granddaughter Kenleigh’s first 4th of July. No tears, she just relaxed and watched the fireworks!

Our Cameron started off enjoying the fireworks but quickly got bored with them and off to play 😂

Two of our three kids were with us this holiday. We miss our oldest daughter Kirsten and pray she will be back with us enjoying the family holidays one day.

Kelsie and Justin ( Kenleigh’s parents ) Kels is our youngest daughter. Spoiled and full of life. Never a dull moment with her…

Our oldest son Cameron and his fiancé Gracie ( our little Camerons dad ) enjoyed the evening shooting off fireworks! Cameron the family comedian 😂

Surrounded by family and friends this fourth was just the medicine i needed! So much going on these days, smiles and laughter always does the trick.

Great Grandma June enjoyed Kenleigh’s snuggles for the big fireworks display.

Mothers and Daughters! Our girls wanted a photo together, Kalli, Kelsie and Vanessa. So of course we had to do one too!

Shelly, Myself and Londa! I enjoy my time with these two ladies. And need to get together more often with them. Friends are a Blessing.

It was a great night! Jason and I love being with family. And the fireworks were beautiful. Thankful for time well spent with ones we love…

Happy 4th of July 🎇

Hiatus & Happy Beginnings

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Where have I been?

The short answer is…taking a break. Truth be told, after our IVF Fail I really didn’t know what words to put out into the world. Even if they were just for me. I decided to ghost the blog and the YouTube channel for a bit because they were just outlets for me and I really didn’t need them at the time, I needed my husband and God and Time.

However, that’s what happens isn’t it? God closes doors only to open others. I didn’t know what my reaction to our IVF results would be like but I actually held it together really well, and that kind of (for lack of a better word) weirded me out a bit. But a couple of weeks later my husband and I decided that we needed a break from the world of trying to conceive and decided a one year…

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