|Happy Birthday Cheryl!! (on the left)...
I spent the first part of the day making some banana bread and apple muffins just because we've gotten in the habit of having one or the other with our coffee in the mornings. I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies too..not for us but because our oldest grandson, Adam had called the other day and said he wanted to drive over and spend a couple of days with us. He left home about 1200 yesterday so we expected him around 1530.
Ken spent the morning loading the Tundra with necessities for the trip. He got propane filled so we're stocked up. I went through the cabinets in the Jayco and filtered out things we don't need and rearranged stuff. Don't know why because i know in a few days it'll be messy again..Oh well, at least we start out organized.
Our neighbors John and Karen had invited us over there for an early dinner yesterday so we headed over just about 1500. We sat out back with a roaring fire in the fire pit and talked for quite awhile. John started the bar b q and we saw Adam pull in at our house. I had made him a sandwich before I left because we all know boys are always hungry! A little while later he walked through the gate at John and Karens. Always nice to see any of the grandkids, but this was nice because between working and going to school we don't get to see him often enough.
We all visited for awhile and then dinner was served. Awesome, steaks (which I can't tell you the last time we've had a steak) some delicious potato salad and beans. YUM. Then back out to the fire for a bit and we came home about 2000. Not too long we were all for bed!
Awake at 0400 thinking of things I should be doing but not wanting to stir from the nice warm bed. Got coffee going and about 0545 woke up sleeping beauty next to me and we got the day started. Even though we're looking pretty good, the day will go too quickly I'm sure!
I've got clothes and refrigerator items to get in the trailer and a run to Scolari's and the bank later. That should do it! Took all day for my stuff and Ken's stuff...but we're ready to go! Adam had a nice relaxing day here..glad he came over. We plan on about 230 miles tomorrow and spending the night in Beatty, CA.
Our middle son Eric took an impromptu trip to southern California to buy a truck. He sold his a week or two ago, made some $$ and found this one. He ended up flying down, buying it and driving it home. Now no truck payment which is what they wanted. Stole these from Facebook...
|2003 Chevy Silverado..
My sister, Linda posted these on Facebook so I had to steal them. Pics of us as kids and cousins at our grandparents home in Arkansas...such wonderful memories.
|Bottom left, my sister Linda, Me and sister Wendy.
Top left, cousin Mary Ann, Jeanie and Susie
|Left, Me (don't ya love the hair cuts?!)..Daddy, Wendy
Grandpa and Grandma Phillips..:)
|Grandma and Grandpa Phillips in their little house,
|My Aunt Elma holding Wendy and my mom holding me..:)
Russell, Lori and boys were in Oakland, CA all weekend for Aaron and basketball. On the way home today they stopped at a couple of breweries so I stole these pictures too..
|Russell and Lori at Shadow Puppet Brewing in Livermore, CA
|Love that they are so patriotic and support law enforcement and
|Looks like a great place to visit..