Autumn Days & Nights…

Sunday I set in my living room watching the autumn leaves fall from the trees as the cold front was moving in. The sound of the wind and the leaves blowing was peaceful.

Jason and I enjoyed this fall, the temperatures a bit lower than usual but we recall we did not have much of spring temps either. 2018 brought long winter and summer and short spring and autumn. We have already enjoyed our first snowfall before thanksgiving. I am hoping we get a very snowy winter. Cameron will sure enjoy it!

Cameron was a ninja this year for Halloween and our granddaughter Kenleigh was a purple monster. We had a great time taking her with us to his school parade and halloween party. Then met up with our grandbabies parents that night at the mall for trick or treating. This halloween it was freezing and rainy out so we were grateful for the mall.

As our kids took their kids trick or treating Jason and I snuck off for a quick coffee date… Quality time together to laugh and talk just the two of us is always appreciated. Love my husband so…

We did make it to the pumpkin patch and corn maze this year on the last day they were open, lol… with both grandkids! We have been quite busy this fall

Kenleigh loved the pumpkins that were as big as her. We got them all carved and enjoyed them glowing at night. Camerons favorite part

Also this fall we took our annual road trip through the Boston Mountains in Arkansas. This year Jasons brother and his wife Marjorie joined us. We have the best time with them.

We finally stopped at Grandmas House Cafe along the scenic route. Place was packed but the fried chicken was wonderful. We will definitely stop in again, maybe not when the leaves are changing because everyone had the same idea that day. Worth the wait though.

We stopped again this year at the dinosaur park. Always a good time!

Then we traveled further down to Alma Arkansas to the A to Z store! I had never been and we are already planning a trip back soon. Furniture to clothing to home decor, they have it all. It was a long full day with great company. As always I look forward to that drive again next year.

Jason and I ended this last part of Autumn with family over for Thanksgiving being grateful for them all. Missing our oldest daughter Kirsten in Denver.

We also had a memorable date night, lol. One that will make us laugh every time we see our selfie at dinner. Laughter is the best part of life. And I enjoy it everyday with this man of mine.

I have started gathering my Christmas decor together and I am looking forward to the Journey to Bethlehem at the end of the week.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Autumn šŸ‚ winter is upon us ā„ļø

Together = One

Jason and I recently celebrated another year of marriage. 16 to be exact! Where has the time gone? It seems just like yesterday we met for the first time. We both knew instantly that we were going to marry. He proposed a few months later, and after almost a three year engagement we were married.

Through the good and bad times we continue to grow stronger and closer together. We have always said since the day we married we became one. It is important to us. Together = One! We both know we would be lost without the other. Our beliefs in marriage run strong with the same views. And our faith in God holds us together tighter than ever.

We laugh and cry together, finish each others sentences, think of the same things at the same time, dream together, work together and continue to grow together in life and love.

Everyday I am thankful for this man of mine. And our marriage.

Looking forward to making many more wonderful memories with him…

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Summer coming to an end…

Summer is almost over, where did it go? School has been back in for almost a month now, and since then the days have just been flying by!

A dear friend of ours opened a cafe ( his life long dream to do so ). The No Wake Cafe right on the lake. So of course we had to make the drive down to try it out!

Our youngest daughter Kelsie and her family drive down also. The fish and chips were wonderful. We had a great day and look forward to getting back next week before Jeff closes the cafe for the season.

A few days later I was watching our granddaughter Kenleigh Maye while her momma was working, she was a bit fussy and napped a lot all day. Sure enough her very first tooth came in! She was 6 months old. Look at her cuteness when I asked her to show me ā¤ļø

Then just the very next day after Kenleigh got her first tooth our grandson Cameron lost his very first tooth! Lol… He was so excited and had to call and tell everyone šŸ˜‚

One evening while Jason and my father in law were at a football game I got to enjoy the evening out with my youngest Kelsie and both my grandbabies. Dinner at Chatters in Pittsburgh.

Love my time with her and hope to one day have that time with our oldest Kirsten. She is now living in Denver, Colorado.

One morning I was able to enjoy my coffee and watch the beautiful sun rise…

Let’s see, another evening we drove down to another lake ( we have several big lakes less than couple hours away ) where my in laws were camping to stop in for a quick visit. I love the evening drives around a lake. Beautiful and peaceful.

And of course we enjoyed watching Cameron on the playground! He is such a happy boy. He blesses our hearts every second.

So just a few short weeks left of summer and then fall will be here.

I am looking forward to our upcoming anniversary next month and our annual drive through the Boston Mountains. But of course every day is a good day when I’m enjoying a drive with my husband.

So grateful for a full fun adventurous summer…

” you observe days and months and seasons and years”

Galatians 4:10

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 šŸ˜

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 ā¤ļø

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 šŸ˜‚

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