Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July! July!

I have been slacking the past couple of weeks.. or maybe just busy! Bobby came home from plowing in Oklahoma, was here 4 days the off we go for a week. I kinda call it a vacation, but really more just like time off. We went to Lampasas County for most of that week. While there we mainly just hung out, got ready for the picnic, went on walks (just me, not us) and visited some friends and family. It was a pretty relaxing time, but we were definitely ready to come home. On the way home we stopped and visited my 96 year old Grandma and stayed with my parents for a night. It was good to see everyone. I'm definitely adjusted to the dryer climate of West Texas. It was so stinking humid and hot down there. Ugh...

In normal fashion I didn't take many pictures. I need to get better about pictures cause I love looking at pictures on the blogs I read. I went for a walk to the creek one morning and met the horses on the way. The dogs had already gotten a drink and swam a bit by the time I caught up to them. It was such a gorgeous morning and the horses all walked down where they could get a drink. See, the creek is dammed up so the upper half is the swimming hole and then it (sometimes) overflows and fills the bottom. I was sitting up on the dam part, resting and watching the dogs, while all the horses made their way down to get a drink. It was so pretty and peaceful. I was kicking myself for not having my camera. It would have been the coolest picture with all the horses down at the water! Even though they had not had enough rain to make the water run over, it was still nice and pretty down there. I will have to get pictures so you can experience it, too! (Well, sorta experience it).

This was the only shot I got on our "vacation". My nephew and Bobby playing sward fight. He means business. Also, he is potty training, so he runs around in just his underwear! He will just melt your heart. And he loves his uncles!

We got home on that Sunday night and got word Bobby had to go to Mississippi to help his boss. So, we left out at 4:00 a.m., Tuesday morning for Mississippi. They made good time and got there for supper and even loaded a couple things. Bobby's boss, Dennis, was helping his mother-in-law move from there to Denton, TX. So, Bobby got to go along to do the heaving lifting. He had a great time, though. They made it home Friday evening around 4. It's good to be home with my hubby!

We then got up and drove to Alpine. We have been borrowing a trailer from a friend there and he needed it, so we took it to them and visited for the day. They were leaving early the next morning, so we didn't stay long. I got to hang out with their sweet daughter. Madeline is going to be 2 next month and is the smartest little girl I know. I told me her ABC's, colors, she can count to 20 in English and Spanish and knows 3 memory verses. I was totally impressed. She loves me, too. She said so herself. Man those big blue eyes melt my heart, just imagine what they do to her daddy. He is smitten!

 I mean come-on... who could resist those eyes. She got a Popsicle and kept saying, "This is good. This is good!" And she would say, "That'll be fun!" when her momma told her what we would do! She came out of her room from what was supposed to be a nap and I asked her if she had a good nap. She said, "Yes. I played!" Okay! I'm done oozing over her! She's just too cute!

Bobby's Alma Mater! Such a pretty campus!

We left their house and went and ate at Reata! It was wonderful. We shared the bread pudding dessert. It was to die for. YUMMO!

Sunday was wonderful. We kinda slept in from getting in so late and just chilled. I made some omelets and we watched North To Alaska (John Wayne). It's a good'n! And we got the lawn mowed and the puppies a bath! All in all a good day with a couple more movies since I apparently ran over the TV cable with the lawn mower. Oops! No more TV! I guess I'll have to get on fixin' that!

Then back to the daily grind Monday! It's going to be a good week. Getting ready for our company this weekend!



  1. those are two cute kids :)
    You guys have been busy traveling around!

  2. Wow girl! Slow down a bit! Haha! I miss being so busy! Enjoy the traveling while its still easy! Took our Little Man on his first day trip last week... not as easy as jump in the car and go :) Hopefully ya'll will slow down enough for us to come see y'all soon so you can meet my Claytie Bug!