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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Trying to Catch Up….Kansas

I need to try to catch up on our travels…last time I wrote we had left Branson and had just arrived in Garnett.

We had lots of thing to accomplish while we were there. We spent an afternoon visiting with our good friends, Gary & Rosemary. They had their new great granddaughter with them…she is adorable.

I had to have some Bloodwork done and a Mamogram on Monday…uuuggggh! I just love all this yearly stuff….

On Tuesday Mac had a Cardiologist appointment in Kansas City. All went well with his appointment so we were cleared to leave for the winter. When we finished at the doctor’s office we met Paul & Mary for lunch at Panera Bread. We had a nice long visit and enjoyed a great lunch. This was the first time we had eaten at Panera and were not disappointed. We spent a couple of hours catching up with this great couple and then it was time to head our seperate ways. They had dinner plans and we had to get back to Garnett. It was great to see them again and hope to meet up with them again soon!!

After we left Paul & Mary, we made our way toward Overland Park, KS to stop and see Rod & Loyce. We had met them a few years ago when we had a gathering in Kerrville, TX and try to keep in touch when we get back home. We spent a couple of hours visiting and catching up. It was so great to see them again!!

The rest of the week was filled up with doctor appointments that all went well!

We left Garnett on Friday, Nov 4th and headed toward Emporia. We had to make a detour to Williamsburg and pick up some Ribs at Guy & Mae’s…yummy…we love those things.

We arrived at the Emporia RV Park and got all set up and then spent some time with Jenni & Clyde. We all enjoyed the ribs that we had picked up.

Natalie came over to spend the night after her Jr High Dance. We had fun, and she got to spend the night again on Saturday. We did a little photo shoot at the RV Park on Saturday….Photos didn’t turn out too bad…





our daughter Jenni


Natalie, Jenni & fiance, Clyde


Natalie & Jenni…


Mac & I

We got to go to one of Natalie’s Basketball games. They won & Natalie played good! We sure enjoyed our time with them in Emporia but it was soon time to move on to Kingman.

Our granddaughter, Ashley was admitted to the hospital in Wichita at 29 weeks pregnant so we wanted to be able to spend some time with her too.

We arrived at Kingman RV and got all set up. We then headed over to Teri & Lynnie’s to see them and the grandkids….it had been since May since we had last seen them. We all went out and had Mexican food for dinner. Yummm. One of our other granddaughter’s, Britny, came down to Kingman from Hutchinson and brought Carley, our new great granddaughter for us to meet for the first time…She is just so adorable.



Britny had Caiden with her so we got to spend some time with him too…he is just soooo much Boy…lol

Britny & Caiden, Ashley’s son



We spent a lot of time at the hospital with Ashley and the little ones…here are some photos of the kids, grandkids and great grandkids…



Carley…Britny’s daughter



Jaelynn…Ashley’s daughter






Ashley…the mommy to be….



Brylee, Crystal’s daughter


Crystal…Brylee’s mommy




and then Saturday, Nov 19th came….and after some waiting, we were introduced to our newest great grandson, Treyson.




He was premature still and had to spend some time in the NICU. He has done great and got to go home on Dec 1st. He sure is a little fighter…

Treyson feeding

For some reason I didn’t get a new photo of Samantha while we were at Teri’s…I’ll have to post one as soon as she sends it to me.

We left Kingman on Monday, Nov 21st and went to Ulysses where Mac’s sister & family live. We had a great time with them. We ate at our favorite Mexican Restaurants and just spent a lot of time visiting. We got to see Jan & Ross, and their two boys, Brendan & Bryson. They sure have grown! It seems like we don’t get to spend enough time with everyone. Our time was up before we knew it…

We didn’t get to see my sister & family on this trip but hopefully when we come back in the spring.

On the 23rd we headed to Amarillo to spend a week with Chris & Dusty and have Thanksgiving with them & Dusty’s family. It’s so nice that we all get along so well together! We had a great day with lots of food and great conversation…then came the games.

Chris & Dusty had taken off work Friday, Monday, & Tuesday while we were there so we got to spend a lot of time with them. We exchanged our Christmas gifts while we were there…..They gave us a really nice Cooler Bag…


and a Kindle Fire!!! I was sooo surprised!

Kindle Fire

Our Grand dog, Hank gave Mac a Gift Card to Camping World and one to Amazon to me…Hank is such a good little shopper!! Thanks so much for everything!! You spoil us so much!

Chris and I did several craft projects together while we were there also…here are a few..

Christie Block Jingle Box McHenry Block

We enjoyed our time here with the kids but our time was running out…. :(

Our good friends Rod & Loyce from Kansas City stopped and stayed at the Oasis where we are staying. It was just an overnight stop for them as they were on a deadline to get to Mesa, AZ to their winter site. We spent some time visiting with them for a while before they had to leave for their next stop on their trip. It was great to see them again! We had stopped and saw them while we were in KC for Mac’s doctor appointment.

Wednesday came around way to fast. We had spent a week here with the kids and now it is time to move on…the weather has been cold and a storm is predicted so we want to try to outrun it…lol.

We left Amarillo about 1030am with the intention of stopping for the night in Roswell, NM but we were making such good time we went all the way to Alamogordo, NM to stay the night.

The weather had predicted high winds in NM and AZ for Thursday afternoon and night so we made a decision and drove straight through to Tucson and arrived at Justin’s Diamond J RV Park for 5 nights. We will see Mac’s aunt and cousin while we are here.

Today we had visitor’s at our RV. Joe & Marcia stopped by for a visit. We had a great time catching up and then decided to go out and have dinner at a local Mexican Restaurant. The food was good but the conversation was wonderful!! It was great to see you guys again!!


Joe & Marcia.

We will spend the next few days visiting family and looking around. Tuesday, we plan to move on up to Maricopa, AZ to see our friends, JB & Brenda for a couple of nights, then head on to Yuma on Thursday….

Stay tuned…..more adventures to come…


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JB said...

You sure have had a busy month or two, we are looking forward to seeing you folks this week.

squawmama said...

Wow you have been a busy little boy & girl ~ the photos of all the kids were so cute! Glad you're having a great time visiting friends and family!
Have fun & Travel safe