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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Happy Anniversary Russell and Lori, Congrats Adam and Mason! Getting ready for company!

Friday morning (21st) we left here with the Can AM behind us.  Dropped it off at Michael's in Reno for its first servicing.  


What we woke up to on the 21st!  Didn't last long!

We headed for the Meadowood Mall with a little time to spare before Ken's appointment in Carson City.  Macy's was the destination.  We looked and looked at clothing but I couldn't find anything I liked. I know you probably think I'm too picky, but I just want simple.  The only dress I kind of liked was $129.00! Nope, not happening. Their dressing rooms are open and no masks required! Nice to see peoples faces once again! 

I waited in the car while Ken had his CAT Scan, I guess because it was Friday afternoon the parking lot was fairly empty and he had no waiting.  

We headed to Betsy's for linner.  Awesome meal once again! Then home. 

Karen called and invited us over for Happy Hour so we went. 😀🍷🍺

Saturday we were home and just got some things done around the house.  We were sitting out front so I called Susan to see if she wanted to join us and have a glass of wine.  She said sure and walked up.  Karen showed up as she wanted out of the house, so we ended up having a nice fire out back. Conversation flowed and it was an awesome evening. 

Monday morning we picked up Karen next door and we headed to Reno to pick up the Can Am.  All done and to the tune $356.00 but it needed to be done.  They say the next servicing is the expensive one..haha. 

Then on to Walmart in Gardnerville where she called AAA and we took her to meet them at the repair shop so they could tow her vintage rv home. We had hoped to have time to go to lunch but she had to meet them at home to get the keys. Rain Check. 

Monday was also our youngest son's 24th wedding anniversary!  Congratulations Russell and Lori!! A few pics from way back and one from nowadays. 💖💖

Happy 24th Anniversary Russell and Lori!

Two adorable 18 year olds! 

Russell, his best man George, brothers Eric and Bryan 💗

Blurry picture but it's Eric and Christina about 5 years before they were married..

Russell (in the red )and Lori (across from him) on a mini vacay with friends last weekend 

Tuesday was a stay at home day getting things done as we have company coming this  weekend.  Finally got my windows washed.  Too iffy last  few days with the weather. 

                    Mason got an award this year for English! Congrats Mason!

We heard a few times from Adam as he decided to get rid of the Subaru he bought a few months ago. I'm glad as it just didn't fit his lifestyle (camping) in this grandma's opinion.  He ended up buying a 2021 Ford Ranger. Nice looking truck. I think he'll have this one awhile. He called tonight and said how happy he is with it! 

Adam and his new Ford Ranger truck..Cactus green is the color..

Yesterday (Wednesday) we headed out once again. I still needed some groceries for this weekend and to see about a dress! 

Walmart has their dressing rooms open finally, but nothing there I want.  Ross has theirs open too, but I don't know who they're dressing! I was in there about an hour and came out empty handed.  Thank goodness Ken was able to wait in the car and watch a movie on his phone as that's not his favorite store.  

We headed over to Penney's and after awhile I found the dress, well kind of haha. I bought a dress, but I really liked the same dress in a different pattern but it was too big.  I ended up ordering the dress I really want online, but bought the other just in case. 

Ken tried to talk me into another one too, but like I told him, "When's the last time I wore a dress? Especially a dressy dress?" Not much occasion out here in the desert..LOL. 

It was about 1500 so we headed to Betsy's for Linner.  Delicious and there's enough for Ken's dinner tonight. 

Little Cassidy wearing the skirt my Uncle Fritz made me when we were stationed in Germany when I 
was about 3 years old.. 62 year old skirt!! 

Great nephew Owen graduated kindergarten! On to 1st grade!!

Love this picture of Aaron!!

Today (Thursday) was all about being in the kitchen other than a quick run to town. 

I made a few different kinds of enchiladas for tomorrow night. My sister Linda and her hubby, Bobby are coming for the first time since we moved here over 8 years ago. Dusty, Chelsea, Owen and Cassidy will be here too.  Friends Kim and Lance are coming with their 5th wheel. We are excited! 

This banana bread didn't have much flavor..

So I made strawberry chia jam to put on ..yummy!

                              Enchiladas ready to go into the oven tomorrow! 
Veggie mixture for veggie enchiladas too! 

Time to get this posted. Have a wonderful evening! 


  1. Wow ... your food looks so yummy!!! I'm with you on the dresses. SO hard to find anything nowadays. Our Macy's went out of business, so I'm out of luck. Love Adam's truck ... cactus green is appropriate I think!! It's so fun Cassidy gets to wear that skirt. I still have several of my grandmother's outfits .... not that I can still wear them, but it's interesting just how long those clothes have lasted!!

    1. Thanks Nancy! Oh gosh who would think Macy's wold ever go out of business! Their prices are high end for sure unless they've got a good sale. Very cool to have some of your grandmother's clothes! I'm looking forward to seeing Adam's truck! Hopefully soon!

  2. Your uncle made you a skirt? Cassidy is so cute...lots of sass. Food looks delicious.

    1. Yes, Uncle Fritz in Austria was quite the seamstress and he played the accordion I remember :) She does have lots of sass for sure, but she's so cute! Thank you!!

  3. Glad you were able to find a dress to fit the occasion. With all the Lock-Downs lots of the good stores have permanently closed.
    Your old skirt looks good enough to be passed on again.
    Glad to read all the Grands are doing well.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. It wasn't easy Rick..many stores still don't have their dressing rooms open. Thank you I remember loving that skirt and I was only 3 glad it can be passed to Cassidy :) Thank you!!

  4. Looking forward to seeing the dress! :)
    Happy belated Anniversary Russell and Lori, only a few weeks after our 24th!
    The food, oh my, Shirley, the food looks awesome!! Especially the enchiladas.

    1. Hi Patsy! I'm sure you will see the dress :) How time flies doesn't it?! The enchiladas turned out awesome if I do say so myself. The kids (and me) had the veggie ones and YUM. Everyone enjoyed the others as well..