Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Happy Tuesday to you all.  I hope you had a relaxing 4th of July!  Hubby had to work all weekend at the golf course and family was busy, however we did have a fun lunch prior to the craziness of the 4th.  When my two daughters were little we would go over to my dad's house several times a week during the summer and spend the day with him, swimming and having lunch.  Our youngest Kim still remembers how Grandpa Roche would make them sandwiches from Wonder Bread(the only time they ever ate that)with yellow mustard and bologna and then give them Root Beer Floats for dessert.
Kim and Carrie remember those days so fondly and so when Kim and a few girls came over I told her that I was doing a "Grandpa Roche"-she couldn't believe it when she saw the bottle of A&W Root Beer.  Mind you a good old fashioned Root Beer Float sounds delicious to me and I had been craving one-but my girls families don't do soda(unless it's a special occasion)and for most of Kim's family they only have Cashew Milk Ice Cream or homemade ice cream.  So we tried making it with Cashew Milk Ice Cream-which I love, but it just wasn't as good.   When people see these three granddaughters together they often think they're triplets, but they aren't-just the same height. We've been having very warm days last week and this week.  I've got all the windows open and later today may turn on the AC, if it gets too warm.  I had planned to sew all morning while hubby is golfing, but I had a slight accident yesterday with my machine needle and a finger-so giving myself a break today.
I hope you have a great day!!!
Hugs,
Noreen

Saturday, July 4, 2020

                             One Nation Under God

                                            From our home to yours Happy 4th of July.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Happy Friday to you! We have had a great week which started out going on our first adventure with our new trailer. Thankfully our destination was only an hour away and it made it so nice. Of course we experienced several "first time" events, nothing major- just learning events. Here are some pics from our time away.  Here is Hunter relaxing under the picnic table; it was funny to us that he didn't stay on the mat, but enjoyed laying in the dirt.  By the time we got home he was so dirty that he got a bath immediately.

With all the walks we went on, he was tuckered out by the evening.
A view of the lake; it is such a beautiful area.  I can see this campground becoming one of our "get away" places.
It was quite windy on Tuesday and the water was still cold, so we didn't get the Paddleboard out.

Breakfast each morning; we found out that we need to take the battery out of the smoke detector when frying bacon. I had read this is a common occurrence among RV owners.  You'll notice the mug of coffee~I got this mug at the Sisters Oregon Quilt Show three years ago.  I just loved the scene and had no idea that in three years we would have a trailer.  This last Christmas hubby bought a Trailer ornament because it reminded him of a pin cushion I made two years ago; again, we had no intent of having a trailer~so this year it will go on our Christmas tree.

We are still in the process of gathering things that we need for the trailer. We will have another two day get away in about three weeks; I'm already looking forward to it. Hunter will take a bit to adjust to all the new nosies the trailer makes while being towed, but I think he'll get used to it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and celebrate our great country!
Blessings,
Noreen

Monday, June 29, 2020

Our Maiden Voyage

Hello friends,  Well I finished my Sweet Summertime wall hanging and my intent all along was that it would hang in the trailer~TaDa.  I should have gotten black command hooks, but this is what I had.
I think it perfectly sums up what we hope our time traveling will be.  We will only be gone for two nights and our Hunter will be with us.  We've been looking forward to this since we got the trailer.
I hope life is good for you!
Joy to you.
Noreen

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hello, Time to catch up!  Last week was so busy getting the trailer cleaned and finding places for things that I never spent much time at the laptop.  Hubby left on his annual golf trip on Friday and my time has been filled.  On Friday my mini group(quilting)got together in a back yard, for the first time since Covid hit. We all were a safe distance from each other; let me tell you it was so good to have 12 of us together.  I've so missed these quilting friends.  After the meeting my close friend, whose in the group and I went out to lunch and then went to Bed,Bath & Beyond and Joann's.  It felt like pre-Covid days.  Saturday was spent running errands and getting more kitchen supplies for the trailer.  Sunday I was able to join my daughters at their church for an outside service overlooking a lake and with a view of the Rockies.  It was  a perfect morning.
In the afternoon I decided to support our local economy with some retail therapy. I told hubby later than I have a very nice round of golf at the local shopping center-he knew exactly what that meant.
I was able to find some great deals at Christopher Banks; lots of buy one, get one free.  I usually spend a lot of $$ on plants and garden things when he's gone on this trip, but this year we've already finished the yard so decided some summer clothes would be fun.  Yesterday I met a friend I haven't seen since March for coffee at my favorite Coffee House. They just reopened and it was wonderful to sit and visit.  In the afternoon I pampered myself one last time and got a pedicure.  Hunter and I have enjoyed the peace and quiet; haven't watched the news much at all, but I've watched movies every night.
Hubby and I celebrate our 42 anniversary tomorrow and he'll get home tomorrow evening late.  We decided to go out to dinner on Thursday.
There are still several things we need to get for the trailer, so I imagine we will focus on that once he settles back in.
Joy to you today!
Noreen

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Home Away From Home

Hello friends, Well after months of researching and looking for either a Class C RV or a trailer, we finally made our decision and brought this home yesterday. It has been about 12 years that we've been wanting to get something, it just took longer than we thought. I posted these on FB yesterday and someone commented  that I needed to close the doors...what you can't see is that we have 9 grands inside exploring. One nice thing about this trailer is that both families will be able to use it for camping and they both have vehicles that they can tow it with.  The couple that owned this previously  didn't use it more than 3 times in two years; it is in great shape.  It will take me a bit of getting used to it having it behind us and I've already told hubby I won't even think of driving it this summer.
The slide isn't all the way out, but it gives more room and is a nice feature. The table can be moved and at least two-three children can sleep on it when the cushions are down.
This loveseat folds down into a bed as well.
The stove, oven and microwave had not been used so look like brand new.
If there is one thing we will replace, it is probably the mattress-it isn't very comfy at all and since we both have back issues, I doubt it will last through the summer.
I've been cleaning, wiping shelves down and figuring out where we will store things.  Now that we have it, it has more storage than I thought after we purchased it.
We won't head out until the end of the month and will just take short two day trips, so Hunter can get used to it and we can learn all about it.
This purchase will bring so much joy to us and our family.  So very thankful for it.
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Noreen

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Peonies

Hello! As we've redone our back yard over the years, one of the few original plants we've kept was the Peonies. They are gorgeous and we both love them.




As you know, we redid one entire bed this spring and love the way it turned out.  It really looks like our style of garden and reminds us of Ca., although we didn't have peonies there just lots of maples.
It feels good to have it done, although it seems that I always need to pull weeds or hose down where the birds have left their calling cards.
I hope you are enjoying being outside this summer.
Hugs,
Noreen