We ended our weekend in the country!
On Sunday afternoon, I took a nap along with the kids - but THEY woke up FIRST!
They got my little red camera and took it back to their bunk bed and proceeded to take a LOT of photos AND videos AND change ALL my settings in the process!!!
I had a dickens of a time getting it reset!
We had one last campfire on Sunday night.
This ONE campfire had been burning every since we arrived on Friday night when Robert built it up for us. Every morning it was still smoldering and the kids would feed it twigs and stems and get it going again. They had so much fun!!!
We got up Monday morning and had coffee and pop tarts out on the deck.
The kids can entertain themselves in a thousand different ways!
Making stick letters.....
They loved seeing their initials.
I think we will do twig letters tomorrow on Quad Wednesday.
Father and son!
Thank you, Dean and Sherry, for your wonderful hospitality and for showing the kids such a great time! They dearly love you both - and so do we!!
Time to say goodbye!
Let's DO this thing!!!!
This is what Amber and the kids all say when they get in the car ready to take off!
Goodbye, Camper!! Goodbye, COUNTRY!!!!
We were out of the gate and down the county line road when I was posting this pic to Facebook.
As I looked at it - and saw the camper door - I asked Louis Dean if he had locked it? NO!
So BACK we went!! At least we hadn't gone too far!
We celebrated our last meal together at the local diner.
Their chicken fried steaks are HUGE!!!!
Louis Dean always asks for EXTRA gravy - just in case, he says.
In case of WHAT??? Well, in THIS case - Kailey wanted some to dip her fries in!
I took them to the bathroom before we left the diner and as I was walking back to the table, Louis Dean said, "Honey, you sure do look tired!" There was a good reason for that!!!
The kids napped nearly all the way home.
We dropped them off, hugged the other two and Amber and came HOME!
By 5:00 we had unloaded, unpacked, put up and started laundry!
Too late for a nap and too early for bed.....which is where I wanted to go!
I sent this pic to Deanie! We test and message each other every morning and evening.
Instead I showered and he took a long soaking bath and then we sat out in the gazebo with our wine and talked. Just the two of us. With no little voices. We kind of missed them. Kind of. We knew they would be back on Wednesday.
Today was March 1st and Spring has really sprung around here!!!
Another 2 weeks and it will be time to spring FORWARD on Daylight Savings Time!
I snapped this pic from in front of Ruth Ann's house.
After we voted this afternoon, I took LD home and picked RA up and we hit the Goodwills.
Kind of like the old days when we actually HAD our Tuesdays together!!!
I scored on this large leather tray!!
I propped the hook hanger plaque inside for the photo.
More chair cushions for outside,
A little fall to put away until September.
My new fall cup!
The photo doesn't really show how pretty this cup is!
Perfect condition - $0.75!
I put this one up for fall too!
Mother will be returning next week and she is bringing her own coffee pot!
I got this black ceramic platter and matching cup to put on the dresser so she will have her very own personal coffee bar!
Three cobalt rimmed shot glasses which will make very nice small vases!
I have hit the jack pot lately with dishes!!
Four Olivet bowls from Oneida.........
and five matching salad plates!!
As soon as we walked in to Goodwill, I told Ruth Ann I needed BIGGER tee shirts!!!
And I found some!!! Plus a Ralph Lauren simple cotton dress and a Chico's top in addition to a brown linen skirt with an interesting hem line. I plan to wear it to church on Sunday.
On my way home from dropping Ruth Ann off, I saw such lovely blooming trees!!
It is really spring already and we totally missed WINTER!!!
The bird seed grows sunflowers for us - right under the bird feeder!
I admit to being tired to the bone! My age is beginning to catch up with me!
I was planning on going to bed early and I just looked down at the time on my computer and it's almost 10:00!!! Tomorrow is Quad Wednesday and I will need a good night's sleep!!!
Little Logan told me on Face Time that she was 'sad about you, MeeMaw!'
That means she was missing me - and I her!!
Louis Dean has a surprise for them in the morning!
The side stone patio was all uneven from where he dug it up for the drains.
He pulled all the large heavy stones up this afternoon and is preparing to level it up as he puts them back. But for now - guess what's there?? DIRT!!! And we all know how kids love to play in the DIRT!!