Monday, July 20, 2009

Girl Trip!

Just finished up a great "girl" trip with my three girls. We had a 3 bedroom two bath house. We did have a few issues with a few things when we arrived but it ended up working out great. Due to some miscommunication, the cleaning from the previous renters had not been done....but with 4 of us working together we had it cleaned up in no time and opened our first bottles of wine!! Jo got on the phone right away and was told we will get a return on our cleaning deposit since we had to do the all was good with that little glich. I forgot to mention though....we got lost on the way so went a "few" miles out of our way. Poor Deb was quite stressed by the time we got she isn't used to our 100+ weather so that wasn't good. Sorry you had to do all the driving you forgive us???

We did manage to get a picure of the four of us before we took off shopping! We found some neat shops but some were closed...figures!! Another thing that was hard on Deb....we stopped at a Harley Davidson store. Jo found what she wanted for her hubby...then as we were leaving the store Deb gets a call from her son Shane, who is in boot camp in the Air Force. Now he can't call back and she can't call him...and she hits the end button on her phone and missed his call. I felt so bad for her...but she managed to get over it as best she could and we went on with our shopping and had a nice day.
We were pretty packed on the way up...with a box between us in the back seat and the back stuffed.....but for some reason we had less room returning home! I think Deb and Jo are contemplating how they will get everything in! Of course...Rhonda found a beautiful mirror which had to about 5' long..which had to go between us in the back seat! We made it though, just part of shopping...right!! Needless to say...Deb says if we do another trip she is NOT going to be the driver! Guess I can't blame her!
On the way home we stopped at the Outlets in Folsom and bought some more things! We ate at a sandwich shop then arrived home that evening. The next day we all celebrated Lexi's birthday early by going to pizza then to Rhonda & Brians for cake. The next morning Deb took off for "cool" Oregon and Jo headed to Sacramento for her class reunion, then flew home on Sunday. We crammed alot in the days we had together...and had a great time together. We didn't discuss our next trip...if there is one???? What do you say girls??

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


The last time I posted our son-in-law, Brian, was going through another round of cancer treatment. He has since completed another round and now gets a rest for 6 weeks or so before he is tested again. This one was hard on him so he needs the time to recover. Prayers are always very much appreciated.

After 30 some years with the same garage door....we finally purchased a new one. It is soooo nice...and quiet. It probably doesn't seem like a big deal but to me it is! Since the old one has had the spring break on several occasions, and who knows where that could fly!!! I just didn't feel safe with it any longer.

Hubby just got a new (used) toy! He has been wanting a newer pickup to haul around his antique tractor(s)! He came upon this one which is 10 years old but only has 38,000 miles on it and is just like new inside. I have had to drive it a couple times and not bad! The only thing I don't care for is the long bed plus the extended cab. is what he wanted and does look much better than the old 1964 pickup we have had in the driveway for YEARS!! Now...he has to get rid of that one. We have had it so long it is like part of the family....but there are only two of us and we own 5 vehicles!!! to find someone who wants an old truck!!

My two daughters are coming this weekend and my house is a fright!!! I will be spending tomorrow doing all the stuff I let go...and as it is it will be just the surface. Oh well...its just my girls...they will understand....right??? LOL I did manage to update my shop with a couple halloween dolls. It seems early for fall/halloween but I see alot out there so guess that is what people are listing. The girls and I have a house rented for a couple of days for a "girls getaway"!! I think with all that has gone on in our will be a great time to just get our minds off things. I also dug out TONS of old pictures last night and hopefully we have a chance to go through some of them. I want to give some to the kids so they can enjoy them. As it is....they just sit in a box in the corner of my closet. So...if all goes well...maybe we can have some fun going through them. Should have some good pictures of our getaway...and hopefully won't be so long before I post next time!!!