Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Our son, Jason, has teamed up with a friend of his to compete in BBQ cook-offs. They were entered in one on November 6 and they won first place in the amateur division. They won $500 and a huge trophy!! They entered another on November 20, here in Blythewood, SC, and they took 6th place. So they are off to a great start and seem to really enjoy doing it.

We have already begun to celebrate Thanksgiving. We had our family get together with my Mom on Sunday and everyone except my son, his wife and youngest daughter were there. Kaydee, our little 4 year old, was sick and could not go. We had a great time and lots of good food. I am so thankful that my Mom is doing so well even though she has many health issues. She did, however, overdo it while trying to prepare food and get ready for everyone to converge at her place!! Will probably take her a week or more to recover.

We are also invited to share a Thanksgiving meal with our son-in-law’s family on Thanksgiving day. We are looking forward to seeing them all again. Oh how I do love the turkey and all the trimmings!!

Charley’s Dad is visiting this week (93 years young, remember) and is currently at my brother-in-law’s home. He will be coming to spend a few days with us over the weekend before we get him back home. He is still doing very well.

We are so thankful that our entire family still remains in good health overall and seem to be prospering even in light of our country’s current economic situation. We do hope that this continues into the holiday season and the new year ahead.

Charley and I hope that all of you readers/followers out there will have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Birthday to our grandson Jed!!

We had a nice dinner with our family last night to celebrate our grandson’s 11th birthday.Birthday cake He has celebrated every one of his 11 birthdays by having dinner at Hooters!! Can you imagine? It is sort of a tradition with him. When he was a toddler he really loved having his picture taken with the Hooters girls. Now he is somewhat embarrassed by it all….but he was a good sport and posed for our cameras. Laughing out loud He also has birthday parties and invites his friends and family.

When Jed joined us at Yellowstone in September he let us know that he wanted a western belt with a big cowboy buckle like his Pepaw has along with a western shirt that he can wear with his cowboy hat. So that is what we got him for his birthday. A black western shirt, black belt and silver buckle with a Texas longhorn on it. He tried it on and modeled it for us last night and he looked like a real cowboy!! He kept saying thank you over and over.Winking smile

Not looking good for the trip to Florida before Christmas. More doctor visits to take care of.

Stay tuned!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Getting Anxious

We are getting anxious to get on the road again! We are talking about a two week trip to check out an Escapees SKP park in Wauchula, Florida that Charley found out about. This will depend on my ability to rearrange a doctor’s appointment so it may not be possible. We shall see.

What we have been doing lately, other than spending time with family, is taking care of some reorganizing/cleaning of the 5er and trying to do some early Christmas shopping on-line. We have found, since we began our adventure this year, that we don’t need all the “stuff” that we started with. And I am sure that this will continue to change and require even more organizing.

And since I am not a person who enjoys shopping (yes, I know…. I am weird), on-line is the way to go for Christmas.

And the cleanup is not yet finished. That is moving very slowly but it WILL be done. We will not take the 5er back out on the road until she is completely cleaned up.

Charley and I were invited to have lunch with our two oldest grandchildren, ages 10 and 7, on Veterans Day. Charley was on stage for a few minutes in the 7 year old’s class to answer questions about his military experience. He retired from the SC Army National Guard with 20 years of service in 1995. The school served turkey and dressing and it was quite good. The grandkids seemed very proud that we were there for them.

This is about it for now. Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Chair

Well, I promised a picture of the new chair and it is attached. Sorry it has taken so long.

This, along with the side table, was Charley’s birthday present… Yes, he celebrated a birthday on 11/1, and this is what he wanted. We eliminated the two cloth recliners that came with the 5er and replaced those with this one. It is a LA Z BOY and is a very soft leather. We very seldom have a need for the second chair so it works for us. Let us know what you think of it.

We have not been up to much. The weather here in SC has cooled off considerably. They actually have a frost warning for tonight!! So our outside cleaning chores are still on hold for the most part until the weather warms back up (and it will). Charley has also been sick with a cold for the last week or more and didn’t need to be outside getting wet. It will get done eventually.

We are still enjoying being with our kids and grandkids and looking forward to the holidays. I have actually started some of our shopping for Christmas (on-line) which is unlike me. I have always been the last minute type. It will be nice to get it done early.

We did get registered for the RV Dream rally in Sevierville, TN to be held in April. This will be our first rally and we are really looking forward to it. We are also hoping to go to two others, the Escapees Escapades Rally in Gillette, WY in August and the Gypsy Journal Rally in Selina, OH in September.

Hopefully my updates will be more frequent in the weeks to come but I will only do once a week unless we have big news.