Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fall, Thanksgiving and Outdoor Wednesday

The trees are almost bare now.  Last Saturday the grandkids came over and we played in the leaves.  They also filled a leaf bag and my 30 gallonyard waste can full of leaves.  Then they collected a dollar each and played in the rest of them.
The Big C buried his sister

When I told them I was going to have
to cut this little oak tree down,
they decided to try to take it down
 with their bare hands!

For more outdoor wonders visit Susan at Southern Daydreamer!

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  The day after Thanksgiving, Alex's grandson Nathan graduates from boot camp over at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.  Congratulations to him!

If you are traveling this weekend, be careful and safe, and take a moment to count your blessings, number one being an American!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday - Fall trees

It's a strange fall this year.  Sunday we took a drive and the trees were just not in sync!  We have been having cool nights and warm, sunny days, which are supposed to be ideal for the trees.

So I took some pictures of the maple trees in my front yard which are doing pretty good this year with the colors.  Hope you enjoy them!

I haven't posted in Outdoor Wednesday in a while.  Join Susan at Southern Daydreamer for more outdoor shots.

See you later!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Voting Day

Today is voting day.  Its one of the most hotly contesed mid-terms I have ever seen!

Franklin Roosevelt said that in America, the only person who can deny you the right to vote is you yourself - by not voting. I think it was FDR...might have been Calvin Coolidge.  What DID Calvin Coolidge say???


And I'm talking the real vote - for those who make our laws at the polling place...not for Dancing With The Stars!

And they will give you a really neat sticker to wear too!

Go Vote!



Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday at last.

It's Friday at last! This was a busy week, and hopefully I can kick back this weekend. 
The Andy Griffith 50th Anniversary party was fun, not as crowded as I would have liked, but it's not everyone's cup of tea.  We had fun, the kids played outside, most of the food was eaten and thats what counts, friends and family.

Here is our own Potato Queen.  I think her prince won the whistlin' contest since he was the only one who actually whistled.  His prize was a harmonica so he can learn to play "Juanita" for us.  He didn't take it with him, I don't know why!

Yes, there is a potato, its on top!

You know it's on the 50th once!

Have a marvelous weekend.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's all about the RED!

It's football time in Arkansas, and to me that means one thing....GO HOGS!

Razorback Red is our favorite color.  Red Cars. Red Shirts. Red Purses!!! RED SHOES!!!  It just goes on and on.

The best thing is going to Razorback Stadium on a warm sunny fall afternoon and watching the fun.  The cheerleaders, the band, the majorettes, the big trailer that carries Tusk out to watch the game.  We have gone through several versions of Big Red, and now it's Tusk III. 
Here's that bad boy!  Waiting for the fun to start.

Oh and they also manage to put on a football game! Who am I kidding? It doesn't have to be warm and sunny, we will go in the rain, the cold...I draw the line at sleet, snow and lightening though. I don't drive in the first two, and well, lightening can kill ya!

This week, it's Go Hogs, turn back the Tide!!

To see more red posts join sue at:

Have a great week and a RED weekend!!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday and its been a month???

It's been a month since I last posted? wow, how can that be? I think I am still recovering.

I found this blog today by linking up with Southern Dreamer's Outdoor Wednesday. This is hilarious, and makes me glad I grew up a few short years later, but I recognize this theory, brother do I?

Housewife Rules
Check it out!

October 3rd is the 50th Anniversary of the first airing of The Andy Griffith Show. We are celebrating at our house with a watch party because TV Land is having a marathon. Actually they have been airing several episodes a day for some time now, a 50 day countdown to the 50th anniversary, so I am enjoying that for sure! So we are having some friends over and some good (I hope) food and watch the greatest show on TV!

Barney is my favorite!

So look forward to this!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

Here is my contribution for Outdoor Wednesday.  See others by joining Susan at Southern Daydreamer:

Some shots from Monument Valley 

It was rainy...

This dog was sitting outside a McDonalds close to the turnoff to Four Corners Monument, very politely waiting in the rain for someone to buy him a hamburger.  He had very nice manners.

Thats it until I have more pictures or next week, whichever comes first!  By the way, I dont have a background from Cutest Blog on the Block anymore, but I can't seem to get rid of that advertisement!  It's driving me crazy!  Anyone know how to do that?


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

Here's my contribution to Outdoor Wednesday.  See more at:

More shots from the trip!

Mount Rushmore

Sea Lions at Monterrey

Four Corners

If you are thinking of going there, its closed.  No signs to warn you of this before you get there.  However, they have provided a "fake" four corners for you to stand on!
Monument Valley

Dead Skunk Count = 16
Dead Jackrabbit Count = 8
Dead Coyote Count = 3

Not bad for 5,800 miles in 20 days!

Till next week....


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

I can't believe its been a week since I posted here.  I have been doing all of it at Facebook, its just faster and its been a busy week!
I have so many incredible shots from this trip, I have Outdoor Wednesday covered for 5 years!

To see more incredible shots go to:

I have so many...The Redwoods at Muir Woods...

Fisherman's Wharf in San Fancisco...

The Pacific....

The Grand Canyon North Rim, that was today's adventure...

Have a good week, I think maybe I'll focus on one part of this trip every week for Outdoor Wednesday (the cotton patch hasnot worked out, but I'll go by and look at it first thing when I get home!)


Thursday, July 15, 2010

The trip continues....

After Reno, we drove over to Sacremento, Roseville, and Alex visited his friends, Steve and Tammy.  We had two wonderful dinners with them, one at a casino, the other at a place called Claim Jumpers, where we had jambalaya.  It was good, but it wasn't really jambalaya, and you could get it with rice or ..get this..noodles!  how wrong is that?

On the way to Sacremento, we drove around Lake Tahoe...what an incredible color that lake is!

On Wednesday, we drove through Napa and had lunch here...

We stayed the night in a small town on the way to San Francisco and rested, we are getting pretty tired at this point!

Thursday we went to Muir Woods and Stinson Beach.  I didnt take pictures at the beach, but here are some pictures of the woods, with those incredible redwoods, and my first glimpse of the Pacific.  At the beach I of course took off my shoes and got my feet wet in the ocean..and there were no shells!  So I picked up a little pebble...I think thats what they call rocks here...

When Alex saw this sign, you guessed it, he just had to bark....

And this is my first view of the Pacific.....

We went into San Franciso over this landmark....                                                                                       

And went here....

Where we had a wonderful dinner at Scomas....

So thats up to date....

Dead Skunk Count = 14
Not seeing any dead jackrabbits!

I just lost count on the antique stores... we didnt stop at a single one in Napa...
Must be over 10 million now....