Saturday, May 30, 2015

One rotten boy!

Canyon's baseball game was once again canceled. Today was supposed to be a make up from Memorial Day which was also canceled. So, we were to bring hot dogs and cookies. Since our bbq plans after the games are now not happening at all, we decided to cook a pack today and freeze the rest.
It was just Canyon and mom today...we shopped, walked at the marina with Malaki, and hung out at the house. I had to beg him to sit with me while they cooked. Then he decided he didn't want to eat outside, AFTER I dragged all the things we needed out there.
Last he wolfed down his 2 and asked me to have mine. He's rotten!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Goodbye Jamocha

Last night all was well. Jamocha came in from a potty break with Malaki, got her treat and ran into her crate. At 3:30 she started howling. I assumed she was having a bad dream. I started to walk down the hall but she stopped so I turned back to the bedroom. When I got up this morning, there was no movement in the living room. That's not uncommon. I took a shower, got dressed, came out to the living room and Malaki decided he was awake enough to get up. No movement in the crate still. Still not uncommon. I let Malaki out and walked by the crate and asked Jamocha if she was planning to wake up. Then I looked more carefully. I opened the door to the crate loudly hoping to startle her. Nothing, I reached in and her ear and side of her face was cool. No breathing. She was gone. Her howl will haunt me. What happened to her? We will never know. She turned 1 just 2 weeks ago.
As I was digging her grave, I heard her gallop and panting heading towards me.  I was about to call out to her to stop because I didn't want her to get in the mud hole I was working on.  For a second, I had forgotten and then remembered why I was making a mud hole to begin with.  But it was then I realized she wasn't in that cold body anymore.  She was free to run wherever she wanted.  She probably even helped me dig.  She loved to dig.
 RIP Sweet girl.

At the swollen river

We headed to the river to see how high it has gotten with all the recent rain. If you look at the people fishing in the middle, just over their heads you can see the top of the swings at the playground.
The basketball courts.
The pavilion there is where we have had Buddy Walk gatherings. The walking trial is 20 feet under water now.
Then we went to the ramada by the dam.
This is the parking area for camping RVs. Closed of course.
More camping area flooded.
The news was here, but we didn't get interviewed (fine by me). Its supposed to rise another 2 or so feet before it starts to go down. More rain in the forecast.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Are we having fun yet?

Memorial Day weather. It was a beautiful day until dinner time. This rolled in just before dark.
I grabbed some shots of the storm and tornado off of facebook from neighbors.
This was taken by Bailey who is Canyon's age just down the road.
This one I took from the driveway. Then the wind picked up, BIG TIME. We dashed in the house and ran to the laundry room. The bbq grill went tumbling, Jared lost trim off his truck, the dog house blew away and broke as well as a lawn chair. Sahara said the shed door is broken too but I didn't check it out before it got dark. It was only straight line wind, but it was scary!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Straight after work, Jared came over to open gifts.
Canyon got him a bottle of Budweiser bbq sauce.
I got him a small grill.
Sahara made Jared and Jordan hangover kits.
Full of goodies like a power bar, gatorade, mints, gum, tic tacs, beef jerky, Advil, and eye drops.
She also got Jared bbq utensils.
Then we all went to Nanny's for dinner and pie and fishing.
Jared caught a couple.
Canyon thought it was gooey.
Last was a trip to the liquor store for his first ever purchase. Oh Lord, here we go.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The couple

Celebrating their 5th year together. Dinner date at Umami's.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Been a little rainy...

This is the Arkansas River by our house and the park it has now flooded.  I wish we could send all this unwanted rain and water to California!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Last Saturday's Game

There was a professional photographer at the game last Saturday and he got a few shots of Canyon :)
I love the stop motion of the ball. This weekend's game was rained out.

My Mom's Day

Even though the weather was less then desirable, I had a very nice Mother's Day.
The flowers were a free bonus acquired from a graduation party the night before. Sahara was told to take a centerpiece home when it was over.
Sahara got me expensive wrinkle cream (much needed)!
Canyon got me a beautiful crystal he picked up on a field trip.
Jared took me and his mom out to eat Mexican at Tarascos. Thank you kids!! ❤💚💜💙💛

Thursday, May 7, 2015


It's always a party in Canyon's classroom. Here they are celebrating their teacher's birthday with a dessert pizza :)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Salmon roses

My 15+ year old rose bush is still beautiful. It was here when we moved in, but I transplanted it from under the front windows to out by the street, I never water it or give it any attention at all. It has 3 roses (this one the freshest as big as my hand) and 14 buds.

Is this Paul Blart?

Mall cop? No it's just Jared starting his new job with Securitas.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Art Show

We found all of Canyon's art pieces in the Art Show :)
Just the bottom one here.
His mask has on the same hat :)

Saturday, May 2, 2015


So glad we decided to head here after the Rally.

We got there when the 1st balloon was operating. Should we??? Decided why not go all out and take the helicopter ride instead.

At the time they had 2 choppers. Then a 3rd showed up.

We took the black one.

Mom in the front, it was so cool!

Canyon loved it and yes! Maliki went with us!

That's our reflection in the pond.

Coming in for a landing. So much fun!