Saturday, June 17, 2017

Springfield trip

Today a group of us went to visit some friends in Springfield. We left about 10 this morning
 & arrived in Springfield in time for lunch & a trip to Bass Pro before heading to the Springfield Cardinals game. The Springfield Cardinals played an Arkansas team & won 18 to 1.We made it back home before midnight.

















Saturday, June 10, 2017

Creek Day

Today we took our grandson, & dogs, to the creek. We used to go there when we lived South of Jefferson City so we hadn't been there in 3 years. The Corgi's love to swim but Jake, our mutt, not so much. He would get ankle deep & cry. However, our grandson Mason had a terrific time. We caught pollywogs, aka tadpoles that turn into bullfrogs. And craw dad's & I even caught a minnow.
I'm exhausted but the 4 year old is still going strong although he looked tired at one point. Must have gotten his second wind.
Beautiful day to enjoy the creek.







Saturday, May 27, 2017

A new baby quilt

I got a call about a month ago, my biological youngest sister, on my birth father's side, is pregnant. She & her husband have been trying & finally God blessed them with a baby girl. Today I worked on her quilt. They are big into horses & I think I found the perfect fabric.
We are looking forward to the arrival of Gussie Mae. Hope I get to fly to California to meet her!






My biological sister, Jacqueline, and her husband Steve. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 16th, 2017

Summer is right around the corner. I have most of my flowers planted & my garden in. I think this year id like to make another raised bed just for strawberries. The strawberries in the stores may last longer but have no flavor. I love growing my own but i only have pots & they dont last through winter.
My grandson has his last soccer game tomorrow. I cant tell you how much i have enjoyed him learning to play soccer. Last week was his first scrimmage & he scored the very first goal. I was so proud of him! He is growing up too fast.






Sunday, April 23, 2017

Missouri's Newest State Park - Echo Bluff

My husband and I got away this weekend to MO's newest state park, Echo Bluff in Shannon County. It opened last July and what a gorgeous park it is. The MO Dept of Natural Resources have done a great job with this park. Its a small campground but I really enjoyed it and all the trails even though there was 5 inches of rain while we were there. We still walked as much as we could but the red clay and mud stopped us from going too far. We are looking forward to going back again when the weather is warmer and we can swim/kayak Sinking Creek.
Friday...Dogs loaded up and ready to go

The Lodge 

The bridge to the lodge from the campground

Sinking Creek

Not much room for us to sleep 

The Current River out of it's banks

Sunday morning. The final day and the sun comes out


Temperatures dropped to the low 40's and fog rolls in 

Fog coming down Sinking Creek
Our campsite #45

My hubby and the boys

Campground

Sinking Creek is more like a river with all the rain

Bridge 


Info on the small family cemetery