Thursday, May 23, 2024

Ready to Head to Branson!

We took that extra day on Monday to wind up projects and Tuesday around noon we were ready to close up the camper and head home!

Our drive up to the gate was lined with beautiful wildflowers!

The Texas Lilac bushes were all abloom as was a ton of horsemint!
Our bees should be very happy and hopefully we will get a honey crop this year!

It was a smooth trip home and Louis Dean did a great job of getting us here.
He unloaded while I put up and since it was a short visit to the ranch this time, it didn't take long.

Soon we were sitting out on the driveway with tall glasses of tea.
We hoped to see our friend and neighbor, Ilene, but she must have been busy somewhere else!

The laundry was going and I fixed us something to eat and we even watched a Blue Bloods episode before calling it a night.

I absolutely LOVE the Girl Bunk at the camper but it was just as nice to crawl into our bed at home!

I spent Wednesday over at Amber's and we did some housework, ate a great lunch together and watched one of our favorite movies.....

We love Kevin Costner!

I came home after traffic on Wednesday night with my bucket filled.
I spent special golden hours with my daughter and had a meaningful conversation with Mike as well as visited with all four of my Bell grands!

Logan played her euphonium for me and shared some of her award winning art from school!
I wish I had taken some photos of her work!
She has true talent for art and I am so impressed!

Kailey is always a delight as she hugged and talked to me....and I can't get enough of her!
She made sure that I was to tell Granddad how much she loves him!
So far she is the tallest of the four and when she hugs me she actually has to stoop down! 

Trystan has a special place in my heart and I can't help but look at her and smile!
She is our Polly Perfect student and loves school and all the ins and outs of learning.
She received the Student of the Year award for Gifted And Talented English Language arts and also for PE!

And Harrison is the 'boy' and  yet he remains a sweet grandson who always makes me feel special!
He said I was excellent at being a wonderful MeeMaw!
He got the Student of the Year award for his Technology Applications class.

It doesn't get any better than this!

Today ( Thursday) we have been packing and preparing for our vacation trip to Branson, Missouri in the morning.

I'm hoping to travel light this time and pack most of my things in one suitcase!

Makeup is a must and I am trying to pack what I need in the top bag instead of taking all of it!

Louis Dean amazed me in how well he packed!

His music notebooks, plus his clothing and shave kit....
It's a win! WIN!!!

Thank you, Billy and Brenda, for the gift of this trip!
And I am hoping and praying we may get to meet some special blog friends from Missouri! 
If not now.....maybe later!