While in the pursuit of happiness,
one should stop -
and just be happy . . .

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Joe and I celebrated Valentine's Day by seeing Sound of Music at TPAC.  Thanks, Leah and Fam, for the Christmas gift of tickets to the show.  It was so good.  Our most favorite part was when Mother Superior sang Climb Every Mountain.  Gave me goosebumps.  Literally.  From head to toe.  Her performance was phenomenal!

We stopped in Murfreesboro on the way and ate an early dinner at Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant on the Square.  

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Mandy & the Boys

It was so good to have Mandy, Porter, & Chisum here for a week.  I picked them up at the airport on January 31st, and we went to Lori's to hang out until almost bedtime.  Mandy & I were talking (and not paying attention) and missed our exit in Manchester.  I knew we had messed up when we started up a mountain.  Yep, Monteagle!!!  So much for telling the boys it wasn't tooooooo long a drive from Lori's to Nonna's.

A lot got packed into the week they were here - more for them than me.  We spent the night at Little House one night, and that was fun.  We had breakfast the next morning at Bino's and then drove over to Twin Falls.  It was too cold to be out long without being more bundled up than we were, but we were there long enough to get some pictures with Mandy's phone.  Wish I had taken some with mine.

I took Mandy to downtown McMinnville on Friday so that she could see all the new changes there.  We shopped some and had juice and a snack at Juicy's.  So fun to be together.  That night, the Joneses, Blake, & Bryce's Fam came for dinner.  We also had a little birthday celebration for the February birthday attendees - Joe, Kyndal, Mandy, & Sam.

Mandy & the boys did a lot more visiting with family while they were here.  I spent the night with them at the Joneses on Monday night so that we could leave from there the next morning (February 7th) for the airport.  It was great to have them home.  Sure wish I had taken more pics!

It didn't take Mandy long to get s six-pointer!

Just look at those boots!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Happy 70th, Dear Joe!

Joe's kids/grandkids surprised him with a party on his birthday.  I think he was mostly surprised.  (The Crosbys and Shottons were there, too).

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Just because . . .

Modeling the beautiful scarf the Ellsworths gave me for Christmas

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Before & After

The holiday season just wouldn't seem complete without a little puzzling.  Thanks, Julee, for this year's project.  Love it!

This project was one of the first on my list after returning from AZ.  The day I returned, the temp took a nose dive.  The next day, we had ice/snow and bitterly cold temps  It was a good time to work on the puzzle.  Having this AZ sunshine in our kitchen helped us feel a little warmer:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hieroglyphic Trail & Goldfield

We had some beautiful January Arizona weather for another scenic and invigorating adventure.  It was a great hike followed by a stopover at Goldfield (Ghost Town) on the historic Apache Trail.  We had a yummy meal at the saloon there, shopped at some shops, and took a ride on Arizona's only narrow gauge train.  It definitely had a "wild west" feel.