|Sammy Cline Wedding 7-16-2016|
After a very very long year of learning to live a new life with my most recent handicap. I am getting movement in my arm!! :) It started the end of August and has been progressing, slowly. My issues with paranioia and depression are also getting better. I am confident that things will continue to progress. However, loosing a whole YEAR of my life is devastating to say the least. However, keeping a positive attitude for the most part has been a huge challenge, but I do it. I am grateful to all my family and friends that have been so encouraging and helpful. Thank you..
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Friday, July 8, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Pam received her "Star" for doing a great job as Recorder (bookkepper). Previous year Pam received her "College of Regents" in Nashville, TN.
I got my "College of Regents" degree. One of the highest awards given.
We had a 3rd muskateer Cheri Burgi from the Sonoma lodge..
Had a nice week..
|St Louis Jun-July 2016|
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Ernie and Shirley always go the extra mile! They have live music, this time was the "Tattoed Cherries". This time there was the "wing cookoff".. For which "Fred & Pam" won first place!! YIPEEEEEEEE!!
Barbara Stella won a lovely HUGE bird house Ernie designed and built! Fantastic!
I won the "shots' contest.. :) The shots consisted of Kulua and Baileys and some whipped cream.. These shots have a name..
"Slippery Nipple" if a man was to drink it. A "blow job" for a women shooting them. :)
What a great way to kick off the summer season!!
Had a GREAT time!! Thanks again!
Thursday, May 26, 2016
We got back home about 5pm.. Then a big black cloud came over us and poured down rain for about 20 minutes or so.. Fun time!
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Good time was had by all.. At least I know Ev and I had a great time!
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Yes we had to get up in the middle of the night.. :( Suffering for a few hours was a small sacrifce for what was upcoming.
We landed early before noon in Kauai at Lihue! :)
Click on the photos below to view all photos in that group... Then below that you can read what I had to say at the bottom.. However a picture is worth a "1000" words.. :)
|Waimea Canyon Hike|
Thursday, April 14, 2016
We arrived early that morning at the Lihue airport.
There is Lindsy, Chris, Jeff, Cesar, Maryellen ( Jeff's Mom) We all hustled to get our luggage then off to get our rent a cars!!
Then off to Costco , Kmart Walmart etc. got groceries.
Checked in kind of early to our room. Got situated. Of course we are all exhausted from no sleep and now dealing with 3 hour time change.
Jeff was the chef of the day. Teriyaki chicken while Lindsy did rice and we did salad.
I didn't quite make dinner. Fell asleep.
Of course falling a sleep early on Thursday night, I was awake at 2:30am. And up for the day 😅.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Making the best of it we were both up and waiting for the sun to come up so we could go for a walk. 6:15 we left the condo for a lovely walk along the beach on a blacktop surface. The sun was rising and many people enjoying the same beautiful colors and clouds and sea. Breath taking
We walked about 2 miles returned to our "home" here on Kauai ..
We enjoyed a nice home cooked breakfast of bacon & eggs.
We drove over to the western part of the island poipu, where spent a few hours sun bathing and just enjoying the ocean and swimming. We got to see a monk seal and a couple very large sea turtles.
We then drove up to spouting horn to view the spouting of ocean waves coming up under the rocks. Making the noise of a "horn" ..
Jeff again was the chef again for dinner. Tonight he finished the chicken he did not cook last night along with some very delicious scallops!!
We all met at Lindsy & Chris condo across the pool from us for "Happy Hour" .
Great dinner with great friends an family.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
This morning we did a bicycle ride of 10 miles!!!!
There were Lindsy, Chris, Ev and me. Our ride was all along the coast along Kapa'a Town up the coast north. It was so fun. A little rain a little sun. Perfect for riding bikes. We stopped had light lunch at a road side wagon. Yummy! So good tacos!!!
We returned the bikes..
Did an afternoon rest.
Lindsy & Chris cooked a great dinner. Tri-tip. Jeff & Cesar provided sides. Had cocktails.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Today is storm, warm and windy.
We took a ride to Hanalei and beyond.
The day was relaxing and adventuresome. Great Day.
We also did "Date Night" at Mariachi's. For some tacos and margaritas.
We walked on the beach before dinner in front of the Marriott. Lindsy & Chris were having dinner at "Dukes" for their date night.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Today we hung out at the condo. We did the usual timeshare presentation. Got the $100 free dinner gift certificate. Then just hung out on the beach on a chair with a Ebook. Dinner again provided by Jeff. Cooking delicious special recipe hamburgers .
Too much fun after dinner. Sat up at the bar at the pool for a couple hours.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Today we spent the day at Poipu in the sun on the beach!!
Then we cooked a great dinner tonight with Italian sausage, veggies, bow tie pasta, Alfredo sauce. So yummy!!
We all had a nice time again.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Shopping day. Got some good deals at Macy's. Getting ready for my trip to Honolulu tomorrow to see my niece Michelle who is going to have a baby soon!!! :) We are going to Tree's tonight for celebration on Jeff's birthday.
Thursday, April 21,2016
Surprisingly waking up this morning feeling pretty good after last nights party for Jeffs birthday. Neither Ev or I slept well. I am sure due to the alcohol consumption. Uuummm?? Whatever, still thankful that I am feeling good for my trip over to Honolulu to see Michelle.
Lindsy & Chris were headed home today..
Michelle picked me up at the airport blessed me with a lovely lei. 😍 she had some baby shower invites to drop off down by the Waikiki Marina. She visited and introduced me to some of her friends and past co-workers . Soon we were on our way to her home. Their home is on the southwest side of island. Their home is a work in progress! Remodel. And still had time for me..
Met the family. Zach, Michelle's boyfriend, so very nice! Zach's father John, his girlfriend Donna, all so welcoming. Wanted take them all home with me!
Zach and Michelle had a nice evening planned aboard the 26' sailing boat moored at the yacht club near where they live.
On our way to go sailing we stopped got some wine, beer and munchies.
It was a beautiful evening in the Kaneohe Bay with Captain Zach and first mate Michelle! Loved it!!
We retuned to their home before 9. Where we met John & Donna having a late dinner. Visited with them for a few minutes before retiring to bed.. What a great day. 😉
Friday, April 22, 2016
I arrive back in Lihue about noon. Ev picked me up. We went back to the condo. We gathered up our laundry and off we went to do laundry.
Soon we were back at the condo. Ate some lunch and went out and kicked back on the beach for the afternoon.
We had dinner plans at the Bull Shed with Jeff, Cesar and Maryellen.
Cocktails at 5 at the tiki bar here at islander on the beach.
We had a very nice dinner. Delicious and the view was lovely.
Saturday , April 23, 2016
Took our morning 3 mile walk. Had breakfast and off Ev and I were out for the day.
We started out driving toward the the south side of the island.
We stopped at Captain Andy's sailing and snorkel where we will sail early Thursday morning April 28th to get time in place etc. from there we travel a little further south to salt/sand beach, where we settled for few hours.
About 230 we headed for Costco to pick up steaks/tri tip for dinner. Our turn to cook for the final night for Jeff's crew, as they were due to fly home Sunday.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
I need to add more commentary to this trip.. will try and get this done too..
On April 26th, 2016 My brothers joined us for a fabulous 9 days! We were busy! :) and I loved every minute! This vacation was the BEST ever.. Had so many of the people I love most in this world with us!! Ok.. better quit now or I will start crying..
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
We arrived at the campsite late that afternoon. The weather was crisp and windy, no fog..
We got our camps set up, chit chatted, had dinner late.
Friday was a busy day..Lindsy & Chris cooked breakfast, Had breakfast burritos.. yum..
Jamie and the girls came up to visit us for the day. We colored Easter Eggs, did Easter baskets.. Kids had fun..
It was a really fun day with all kids.. Ev and I really enjoyed it.. :)
Soon after we got back to camp, Jamie and the kids packed up and left for home.
|2016-3-25 Good Friday|
We were early to bed that evening.
Saturday I made breakfast and we all ate inside. It was still very crisp and windy. We had our breakfast and soon Kim & John showed up. Shocked that my brother-in-law John was actually staying over night with us in the trailer!! :) He isn't really the camping type. But? He did great! A real trooper! He even took walks with us! Overall I do believe he enjoyed hisself!!
After Kim & John arrived we got them all settled in, and then all got in the truck and headed to Stump Beach once again.. This time we hiked down onto the beach..
From here we drove up to Gualala to check out other camping options for future camping trips.. While we were there we had a bit to eat in the little town.. Did a little shopping and then back to camp.
My night to cook, we were having ham. Kim & John headed up the homemade scallopped potatoes.. Lindsy did salad and bread.. so we were good to go..Again we ate inside, too windy and cold outside..
Really had another great day..
Sunday/Easter morning we all were up and at'im.. Got the trailer put back together, all of met up and did a nice long walk down to the ocean. John stayed back to watch over camp.. :) We probably walked a good mile 1/2 or so.. It was low tide.. This time we saw some grey Whales spouting. Pretty cool.. Kim and I walked back to camp so we could get our breakfast going. We had meats from tri-tip/ham/sausage to cook. Along with fruit/eggs/etc.. Really a feast!
Sunday/Easter was the only day we ate at the picnic table.
We got it all cleaned up and were ready to leave by about 1230ish to head home. It was a really fun weekend!! :)
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Sunday, March 6, 2016
I am hoping with in the next month or so that I will have caught up most of what "YOU" have been missing about Ev and I. I am using the blogger dashboard to post with.. It doesn't have the options that I would like. For instance the "font" is very limited, the size of the "font" is small, med, large, largest.. Pretty basic..
Being that I am creative, I like to be creative here too. As I said, very challenging. Hopefully after sometime of use, I will be able to master this new and simple format. :) LOL
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
Some of the memorable times have been spent with these guys.. Love them so much!
We are celebrating Christmas time in these photos below.
We started out at Jim & Shirley's lovely home and from here Jim drove us to our ultimately best restaurant Rutherford Grill in Rutherford/St. Helena.. Yum Yum..
Friday, December 18, 2015
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Just love all of our friends..
In most recent years we have had to expand out into the garage to accommodate all the people.
This year I did a little something different., we had a couple of games. One was to guess how many Christmas Trees were displayed "in" the house. I had counted 90. The winners were Mary Potter and Heidi Aragon. The other was to guess how many lights on the main Christmas tree, 680, Pam Rowland won that one.. And so the night went on..
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Sunday, November 29, 2015
There were 4 rigs from here that were meeting at the Lewiston, CA Moose Lodge. Phil & Toni, Lee & Laura, Gayle & Rob and of course us.. Most of us got there on Monday before thanksgiving. Rob & Gayle arrived Tuesday.. We all had dinners together most every evening. Phil & Toni hosted most of the dinners.. They had the most room.
The weather was cold, burrrrr….. Monday night it rained pretty good and snowed on the mountain tops. Then as the week progressed it got colder and colder, down as low as 17 degrees on Sunday morning when we were packing up to come home. we dressed warm every day.. Long underwear, and lots of layers.. still we managed to get cold.. fires and blankets next to the campfire..
We met people that were there from last year too. It was fun to see familiar faces. Tom & Jeanne, Patty, Rachel were the camping group. Dave the admin at the Lodge is a GREAT guy.. Always goes the extra mile to make sure all is well. Met his lovely wife Karen this time! They were busy working most of the week.. We go to say “hi” & “bye” a few times..
We had a GREAT week.. In spite of the “cool” weather, we took long walks, took long drives looking over the lakes and rivers. We went thrift shopping over to Weaverville one day.. fun time.
Thanksgiving was in the Moose lodge hall. I do believe they hosted about 125 dinners plus!! The volunteers did a fantastic job! Great food..
Toni & I signed up to do the craft faire in downtown Lewiston the day of the “Bridge lighting” and fireworks show!
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
This was sort of an impromptu visit. Called her the day before and asked if she would like to go for lunch? And she said she would love to.
Ev and I left here mid morning on Wednesday.. Drove to Stockton and met Auntie at Applebeas for lunch.
She was sitting waiting for us.. She is so sweet.. Auntie Aleen is about 92ish? Birthday in December. My cousin, her daughter Reba and her husband Clay moved to Wisconsin about 18 months ago, due to work. Auntie is moving back to Wisconsin in Spring to live with Reba & Clay.
I haven’t been a very good great niece because the last time I saw Auntie was about 18 months ago. Life happens. I am going to try and go see her at least every other month.. Stockton is about 3 hour drive for us. So it is 6 hours round trip. However, she is totally worth it. I probably won’t get to see her once she moves east..
Auntie Aleen was married to my maternal grandmother’s (Eunice Williams Frazier) brother (Buckley Williams).
We had a lovely lunch then went to her cute condo and visited for a little bit..
It was a GREAT day..