Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New Homestead!

While recovering from oral surgery, Canyon and I (with a lot of help from Jared) moved into this great home in the Oak Forest subdivision.

We're calling it 
The Poppy Patch.



The front has a nice porch that is the length of the home.



The garage needs some work because I don't have the tool benches here yet so things are a little piled up.  But I can still park my car.  A garage!  Whoop-Whoop!!


Coming in from the garage and take a right into the laundry room.


A few feet down and take a left to the master bedroom.


A very nice size.


Between the bedroom and bathroom is a nifty office...


...and a fabulous walk in closet.


The bathroom is huge.


It has a jacuzzi tub and it works great.  My sore muscles from moving really appreciated the jetted soak.


Looking back to the bedroom.


Standing by the kitchen, this is looking to my room on the right, the laundry on the left and the door to the garage straight ahead.


Pivoting around to the living room.



The dining area is open to the living room.


The entry, next to the dining area with a wall separating it.


And the kitchen.  Even though the kitchen square footage is the same as the old house.  I went from 10 uppers and 10 lowers to 5 uppers and 6 lowers.  It was interesting to figure how to get it all in.  No pantry so 4 of my uppers became food storage too.  But its a very pretty kitchen.



Off of the living room is a small hall leading to Canyon's room, the spare room, and hall bath.








Out the back door of the living room (also door from my bedroom) is a small deck with puppers! :)




Plenty of space to run and play.


It's crazy to think that we lived 18 1/2 years at Our Sweet Retreat.  More time there then the house I grew up in actually.
We've spent 6 nights here now and I have to say that even on the very 1st night, it felt as though we have always been here!

The house is very comfortable.

Thank you mom and dad for making this possible!!!


Monday, November 19, 2018

Wedding Pictures

Its still not all of them but we finally have a sharable link!

https://amber-beatty-photography.smartslides.com/sahara-jared


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Chipmonk Cheeks

Finally getting these teeth out. 9 of them this time. Only 2 above the gum line.
He managed to look ok in this shot, but he was nearly through a whole roll of paper towel and we hadn't nade it home yet. Getting his medicine was an ordeal. One pharmacy said they wouldn't get it till next Wednesday, the next pharmacy didn't fill it while we were waiting because they could only fill it for 7 days instead of 10. Finally we got his medicine, milkshakes and went home.
Meds are kicking in pretty good. He's feeling better and he's trying to show off his stitches but most of them are in the back of his mouth.
About 60 hours later, not feeling so hot. His jaws are really swollen. According to his paperwork he only has to be on mush food for one more day. But I think I'm going to push it until Thanksgiving because I can't imagine eating anything other than mush food with a mouth full of stitches. And lucky for him, most of Thanksgiving dinner is mushy! So he should be able to enjoy all of it.


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Special Olympic Bowling

We almost missed it. No thanks to Star, we had no information as to what was going on with bowling this year. Communication with them has been less than okay.
So we wore our own shirts, he was written in, and we showed up anyway. His first game was not so good. But he was knocking pins down left and right and dead center his second game.
And he won 1st for single males in his division 16-21!!
Then the Dover team came over and asked if he wanted to join their team. We said yes and boom! He's got a new team!
They even asked for him to join in their team photo even though he didn't bowl with them today.
Looks like new friends!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Happy Honeymoon

While Halloween week was happening here, Sahara and Jared were off on their honeymoon.

It all started with a drive down to New Orleans.  They found their hotel, The Intercontinental,  2 blocks from the French Quarter and then hit the town.




The next morning, it was time to head to the Carnival Dream.



Their ports were Montego Bay, Jamaica, Georgetown, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, Mexico.


This was their adopted family the next dinner table over.







Halloween day they dressed as Danny and Sandy from Grease and then found others who did the same.






Looks like fun!  
Cruises are the best!

Happy Honeymoon Jared and Sahara  :)