Wednesday, December 31, 2014

29 and holding...again ;)

birthday selfie :)

Mom and Dad went shopping for my birthday dinner.  Yum Yum!!

In the afternoon, we took a trip up Mt. Nebo for some sight seeing.  It was VERY cold and windy.

Up at the door, you see Nana looking back in the gift shop to see if Papa was coming out for the view.

We didn't walk the rim trail, Too cold. 

Sunset Point

Part of the rim trail is along Sunset Point.

Very friendly deer live there.

Went back to Nana and Papa's camp and there were more deer.

16 in this heard walking under the trees.

M b-day gift from my kids :)

And from my sister (which I opened Christmas - oops!)

And from Mom and Dad...'s a secret for now :)

Then we went to Starbucks for dessert coffee.  We took Sahara's laptop and caught up on the blogs from Alaska and Georgia :)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Safe and Secure

This project took the better part of the whole day!  But now thanks to Nana and Papa, we have security screen doors for the carport...

and the front door :)

Also, a bonus!!!  The light installed in the carport was too low and the carport door would bump it.  So, I chose this smaller light and Papa installed it for me :)  It's perfect

Friday, December 26, 2014

Tour of Arkansas

Took a trip to Subiaco Abbey and the Wine Trail today.

This is Brother Andrew (or was it Brother Anthony??) Even though they were not doing regular tours (self guided tours only), he spotted us and took us around pointing out different areas of the Abbey and Academy.

Canyon and Nana on the gazebo swing.  Really pretty view.  Would be better if it were warm and green.
Papa, Canyon, and Nana check out the Grotto.
Sahara and Jared overlooking the monk cemetery.

Then we hit wine country.  First stop was just a hop down the road from the Abbey.  The owner was a former student at the Academy - 1st graduating class.

The Cowie Family Winery

They collect bells and supposedly this one with Canyon is the largest bell in the state.
Cowley is very tasty wine and Papa got a case.
We also went to Mount Bethel

Here Papa also got a case.
and Wiederkehr
Where here, papa got guessed it!  Case!
After we got home, it was a game of STIX and Jared went to a family thing.  
We went to Fat Daddy's for dinner.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Welcome Christmas, Christmas Day!

I woke up at 5:30 to realize we forgot to leave cookies out for Santa!  Later Sahara told me she woke up at 3 thinking the same thing.  At least Santa gets his fill at all the other houses because he still came!
And Canyon got his firetruck.
We wanted to wait for Nana and Papa to come over for the gifts, but Canyon and Sahara opened their stocking gifts.

Then they opened gifts from Dad.

And the pet got to dig in too.

No picture of Chloe this morning.
Nana and Papa arrive and we start on gifts again.
He loves this hat!

Couple of pretty cool shirts!
Wow!  So pretty!
Later I found out I was not supposed to open mine (it was for my birthday) OOPS!!
Mom' birthstone               Sahara's birthstone

Can you believe all the Starbuck's gift cards!!  I think I am pretty set!
Ihop was from Jared last night, but he forgot to give it to me because it was still in the Christmas tree.
After gifts we set a new mailbox post in cement, watched a movie, played a game, and had dinner. 

After Nana and Papa left, Jamocha calmed down.  She is such a spaz.  I was finally able to let her wander around the house.
 I really blew it on picture taking of all the activities today :(  I need to do better for the rest of Christmas Break!