Gate Guarding

Gate Guarding

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Re-cap of July

I have been very lax with keeping our blog updated.July was kind of crazy around here.

My mom had been in the hospital and then moved to a Rehap facility so that she could get her strength back. She has had doctors appointments to follow up on her progress.

Also, we had family here over the 4th of July. It was busy, busy. Boating, some drinking, and lots of fireworks.

On the 17th we headed west on our way to a baby shower for our granddaughter, Crystal. We stayed in Pratt, KS on Friday night and went on in to Plains, KS on Saturday morning. We had a great visit and Crystal had a great shower and received a lot of nice gifts. Here are a few photos of the Baby shower.

100_1209 [800x600]

100_1222 [800x600]

100_1237 [800x600]

100_1231 [800x600]

100_1234 [800x600]

100_1258 [800x600]

100_1268 [800x600] 100_1269 [800x600]

Those are only a couple of the gifts that she received at the shower.

We also got some new photos of our grandkids that were there.

Here is Samantha

100_1213 [800x600]

Ashley and Jaelynn

100_1217 [800x600]

Britny

100_1219 [800x600]

Sam

100_1215 [800x600]

Ryan

100_1216 [800x600]

Jaden

100_1223 [800x600]

and Dakoda

100_1224 [800x600]

This is our daughter Dana...I think she was a little stressed over the shower.

100_1228 [800x600]

and Jaelynn was just trying to find something to play with...lol

100_1276 [800x600]

After the shower, we went back to Dana and Russell's house to visit for awhile. We finally took off to head back to Pratt and our motel about 6:30pm. Teri was going home so she followed us as far as Pratt.

We had decided that we were going to go to Playa Azul to eat Mexican since Teri had told us how great it was. Her and the kids decided to join us for supper. We filled up on the Great food and enjoyed the company.

100_1286 [800x600]

100_1287 [800x600]

100_1288 [800x600]

This bowl is like chicken & steak fajitas mixed in a special sauce. It is huge!

100_1293 [800x600]

Mac's empty bowl...

100_1298 [800x600]

No we didn't eat it all..we had enough left for another meal at home...yummy

100_1299 [800x600]

and the only photo the kids took of me was licking the honey off of my fingers...lol

100_1305 [800x600]

The rest of the month was spent working and more doctor's appointments. Mac went to see his ENT doctor and the growths are back on his vocal chords so the doctor is referring him to a Vocal Chord Specialist to see what his suggestion will be. He will see the specialist on September 15th. Also, he has quit smoking. YEAH! That will sure help him.

Oh yea...I will be retiring as of August 24th! I may still do some call in work for them, if I am available.

We will be heading west and south to Texas on September 1st through Pratt, KS to see Teri and family and on to Plains, KS to see Dana and family, and then on to Texas to get the vehicles inspected, and so Mac can get his new Texas drivers license. Then on to Amarillo for a few days to see Chris and Dusty. Then we will head back home and do the same visits in reverse...lol

Also, the outside of our house is almost all painted!. I spent the weekend working in the office sorting through papers and boxing things up to sell. At least I got a little accomplished.

Well I think that about catches everyone up on what all has been going on around here.

Hugs to all!!!!

4 comments:

Jim and Dee said...

Thanks for the update! It's great knowing where and what people are doing.

Randy and Terry said...

Glad to hear you guys are doing well!

Mark and Dortha said...

Hope things are setteling down for you. Good to hear from you.

Hugs,
Dortha

Joe and Sherri said...

I am a little behind in posting comments on journals but then that is what I do. Good to hear about the retirement date. Sherri is shooting for next January.