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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Family visits and Thanksgiving in October

 Friday Dusty, Chelsea and Jesse  got a little later start than planned but they were all here by 1430.  After hugs and greetings I got out the sandwich stuff and they all ate that and macaroni salad.  They all got themselves settled. Dusty and family in the bunkhouse and Jesse in the Komfort. Nice to see them being used :) 

Dusty, Jesse, Ken and Joe...
Owen with the leg for "Mr. Bones"

Mr. Bones needed another leg, so Ken and Joe fixed it..but Owen was having no part of it..so he's back to one leg..haha
As soon as Owen saw the loft he said "I'm sleeping up there!" He did with his dad...
Owen and his dad, Dusty! πŸ’™

After that it was more visiting and just enjoying their company.  We were out back by the bunkhouse when our neighbors Joe and Stacey came to visit. A little later Karen, Amber and little Millie (Amelia) came over too.  We had some snacks outside and then I made enchiladas and coleslaw buffet style so you could eat whenever you wanted. Works best in this little house. LOL. 

We spent the evening outside, some of us until near midnight.  Ken made a really nice fire and so we all enjoyed. 

Saturday morning I got up about 0600 just to make sure I was ready when people started coming inside. The first one I saw was Owen 😍 He was wanting to go riding in the Can Am. He and his sister Cassidy played on the tractors for awhile and then I got breakfast going for whoever was hungry. 

Chelsea, Cassidy and Dusty went for a little ride around the property...

Cassidy wanted to go for a drive...
Owen and Dusty..
Owen and his dad off for a drive!
Owen and Uncle Ken had quite the ride..

Our little dare devil!

Owen and Sophia...just imagine in 10 years or so...

I love this picture of the two of them

Because we know Thanksgiving and Christmas are going to be very different this year I had decided to make a Thanksgiving dinner for us all. Some had been cooked before they got here, but there was still some cooking to do. Ham, Turkey and all the trimmings. Swear I'm slower than I used to be...haha. I wanted to spend time with the kids too.  

Dusty and Chelsea went for a short ride and the kids stayed with us and we throughly enjoyed that time. Ken and Owen went for a ride on Ken's quad while Cassidy and I played on the quads in the garage. She talks in her own little language, but sure makes it known what she wants haha. She's so cute 😊

Little Millie (Amelia)...
Sophia and Owen ...kids being kids! 
Cassidy testing out her fingers in the pie! LOL..I haven't cooked a pie in probably 30 years or more..normally my sister Linda is in charge of desserts. Turned out ok but not like Linda does it! πŸ’—

Chelsea, the sweetheart that she is brought us this cute succulent in a pumpkin, along with a card and gift card (that she shouldn't have done).  I'd give Dusty credit too but when I thanked him, he said "Oh you know I had nothing to do with that" hahahah.
Owen playing with the RC Can AM..

She's just too adorable!

Cassidy loved the different quads...

Later we were in the kitchen and Owen asked me when we could go on a Can AM ride and I answered 14 minutes (I was waiting on pies).  Chelsea was there and said she'd take him so off they went.  When they came back, I was done so he came inside. I asked how the ride was? He said "Well I whined the whole time" Really why? Cause I wanted to go with you! πŸ’–I asked him what he wanted to do now.."Well I guess we can't go on a Can Am ride"..oh do you want to go? He said "do you?" I said "of course"..oh that little face!! So we told mom and dad we were going and Dusty decided to take the 700 and follow along. Nice ride, not too long, he was happy and so was I.  Something about the little ones πŸ’“πŸ’™

Once we got back I had dinner ready for 1800, again feel free to eat when you want! Karen, Isabel, Amber along with kids were invited for dinner too. She brought a wonderful meat and cheese tray we all enjoyed. 

Owen with his own Can Am (actually a Polaris Razor) Remote controlled vehicle..
Cassidy running to keep up with the "big kids"
Cassidy loved all the sand around our house..πŸ’–
Owen and Sophia really became fast friends! πŸ’™

Sophia, Cassidy and Owen πŸ’œ

Again, another late night by the fire.  Good food, good friends (that are like family) and Family! We have a lot to be thankful for! 

Sunday morning came way too quickly and after breakfast around 1000 Dusty and family had to hit the road home. Before that we had Sophia come over and play for a bit. Definitely sorry to see them go, but so glad they came out to visit.  They are already planning the next visit. 

Good bye Dusty, Chelsea, Owen and Cassidy!

Chelsea sent me this pic a little bit after they left πŸ’™

Jesse stayed until about 1430 so that was great. He was in no hurry as he had today off. 

Jesse and Uncle Ken..

Eventually it was back to just Ken and me for the afternoon. I found a spot on the couch and a good book which is pretty much where I stayed. haha. Ken actually joined me most of the afternoon. Not something we normally do, but why not. 

We called it an early night and headed for bed. 

Monday morning it was 0700 before we woke up. I was awake in the middle of the night for an hour or so which always messes with the morning wake up. Darn. Had our coffees and visiting with blogging friends. Patsy, you are in our thoughts today! 

Got breakfast and then Laundry etc. Got the bunkhouse and  Komfort back together We're ready for company again! Ken did his thing outside and brought the Mansion back to the concrete. We were hoping to go somewhere for a few days but Ken's got some appointments coming up. We shall see.  

After lunch I decided to make some new morning glory muffins for Ken using almond flour. First time for everything. haha.

Now it's time to get this blog published as Happy Hour is upon us! 

Well that didn't happen as Karen suggested Happy Hour...

Sitting here this Tuesday morning feeling very grateful for the family and friends that we have. Wouldn't have traded this weekend for anything. Just needs to be longer next time. Love you guys! 

We're headed to Reno this am to see about some seat covers for the Tundra and a visit to Total Wine..then we'll see what else we can get into. 

Have a great day! 


  1. Definitely a busy weekend but since it was with the Grands who could resist.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    I's about time.

  2. Those kids had a great time. You guys are awesome!

    1. We had a great time! They had to leave way too soon! Thanks Doug!

  3. What a fun weekend for all of you! I LOVE your kitchen table!!! and the red/white theme. We love going in the RV - but I do look forward to having a house again so all the kids can gather here. I do miss that.

    1. Haha..finding that table was the start of it all! I've looked for years but they're so expensive. Found this treasure with 2 leaves for $125.00 the cheap part of the kitchen..LOL. Yeah we tried for awhile, but Ken really wanted a base camp and I have to admit I love our little place. Kids just don't gather often enough :( It was a great weekend!

  4. Whoa ... you really tuckered out those kids!! I see Cassidy on a 4-wheeler of her own very soon!! Love your pictures!!

    1. I'm sure she will be! Those kids ran all day :) Thank you Nancy!

  5. I'm so far behind on reading blogs but love hearing about your family and friends who come to visit. This is when we miss having our house. With Thanksgiving coming up and Christmas holidays just around the corner, it's become a little sad for me to not have the kids at home, making their favorite dishes and seeing the grandkids spending time with each other. Hopefully in a couple of years that will change, although we will continue to RV for hopefully many years to come. I'm worn out after they leave but it's worth every minute while they are there!! Right?