Saturday, December 29, 2012

Fred home from the vet.

Fred is home from his trip to the vet.  He had a bad tooth removed, a growth on his ear removed and a large growth on his paw removed where the toe nail had been pulled out when he jumped from the Freightliner last year.  The growth showed up in late October but started growing in November so the vet thought it best to remove it.  He sent it off for biopsy so we hope it is ok.

Fred is happy to be home and laying around on all his favorite spots.  Although, he doesn’t like the bandage on his foot too much.  Poor doggie.


Trying to find that comfortable spot.



He looks like he is thinking, “Something is wrong here.” LOL


After lying around on the couch for a little while he decided to go upstairs to the bed.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all our family, friends and all military personnel. 

We woke up to the sound of heavy rain and thunder.  Fred was not a happy camper.  It rained all morning and into the early afternoon with temperatures in the high 60’s.  The colder weather is coming tomorrow. Uck.    Around 10:00 John loaded up the Vitara and we headed over to Robert and Kelsey’s.   Kelsey had to work today but was able to get off around 3:00 in the afternoon.


Ava and Pug dog.  He is patiently waiting for her to give him some Cheerios.


Ava and Robert.  (sorry the picture is blurry)


Mom Hatch.  (Sorry for all the blurry pictures I am having problems with the settings plus my camera has been dropped.)


Aunt Martha.


Ava and her dinner plate.


Ava and Robert.


Ava decided she wanted to sit at the big table and eat with Robert. LOL 

After our big dinner it was time to play some cards. We played several rounds of golf.  Robert had never played before but ended up winning…..must have been beginners luck.


Dad and Robert.  Now that looks like a serious card conversation. LOL

We had a wonderful day and enjoyed visiting with family.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve at Bob and Marcy’s.

Tonight we all gathered at Bob and Marcy’s for our annual Christmas Eve get together.  The weather was too warm to wear our Christmas sweaters.  The high today was 69 degrees.  Tomorrow the weather is supposed to change and turn much colder.  No wonder everyone around here has been sick.  


John and Ava.


Ava playing with one of her new toys.


Ava helping Great Granddaddy open his present.  She really liked the bows.


My sister Annie surprised by one of her gifts.


Kelsey, Ava and Robert.


Annie, Ava and I.


Ava visiting with Uncle Terry.


Kelsey and Ava.


Kelsey, Ava and John.

We will be going to Robert and Kelsey’s for Christmas dinner tomorrow.   Merry Christmas to all our family and friends out there. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Cooking all day.

John worked at the mall 10 to 6 today.  He has been working almost everyday this month. 

I have been cooking all day.  This morning I made chicken salad for our family Christmas Eve party then I moved on to baking a pecan pie and a pumpkin pie then finally…..dressing for Christmas to take to Robert’s. I wanted to get a head start so I won’t have as much to do tomorrow. 



Tomorrow night we will be going to Bob and Marcy’s for the family Christmas Eve party.  This year Ava will probably be lots of fun to watch.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Colder weather moving in.

We have enjoyed mostly sunny and warm weather since we arrived back in Mississippi……. until today.  Yesterday was short sleeves today is jackets.  Gotta love Mississippi weather. LOL

Last night John and I had dinner with the C-Shift guys at the Central Fire Station.    After dinner we played cards and  I was winning for a little while.   A big thank you to Nathan for the delicious enchiladas.

This morning we woke up to rain, falling temperatures and John’s very sore throat.  He went to work this afternoon but ended his day at the medical clinic.  Seems like he has the sinus crud like everyone else.  He got a shot and a Z-Pack.  Hopefully he will feel better tomorrow.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


This morning when John went to pay the lot rent for the month he found out there were a couple available spaces in the front of the park.   Yeah!!!!  The area we have been parked in is very noisy with lots of rowdy adults and kids.  By rowdy I mean adults yelling at each other and kids running through everyone’s lots.  Apparently, this group of campers are working in the area and will be here for a while.  Our spot was right in the middle of these people.   It got old real fast.  Needless to say, we moved before someone got the good spots.   By early afternoon we were really enjoying our new spot.

John worked at the mall today from 3 to 9.   Bob and Marcy came by and picked me up and we played a few rounds of cards.


Dad had a few great hands.


This hand won him the round.  LOL

The big winner of the night was Marcy with a total score of –31.  Wow!  What a score.  You know there has to be a rematch. LOL

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Monday, November 26, 2012

See you later Mike and Leslie.

Woke up to the sound of rain. Uck!   Not good traveling weather.  Today Mike and Leslie left Mississippi and headed to their next destination.  We really enjoyed their visit and will miss them. Safe travels to Mike and Leslie.

It rained on and off all day long so it was a good day to stay in and get the laundry done as well as other household chores.  So much fun I can’t stand it. LOL

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mike and Leslie’s last day in Mississippi.


Today is Mike and Leslie’s last day in Mississippi.  It seems like they just got here and tomorrow they will be leaving.

Tonight we grilled mini slider burgers for dinner.  Of course we had all the great sides and some sautéed onions and mushrooms.  Everything tasted great.


After dinner we all went over to Bob and Marcy’s for a few card games.


Mike watching as Bob makes the final play that ends the round.


Looks at all those Jokers.  What a hand!!!  Bob had some of the best hands of the night.  After playing a round of Golf we decided to play 10 Penny.  It just wasn’t my night.  I think I came in dead last. LOL  We all had a great time and had lots of laughs.

Tomorrow Mike and Leslie will be leaving Mississippi to head to their next destination.  We have really enjoyed their visit.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our family and friends.  Today we had Thanksgiving dinner at my grandparents old home place.  Lots of good food and laughs.  Cousin Troy and his wife Robin came up from Texas.  It has been a long time since all of us were together.  We had 74 degrees and sunshine which was just perfect for eating outdoors.

Our table.  John, Mike and Leslie.
Mom, Dad, Terry and Annie.
Aunt Mary.
Here we all are at the front porch.
Cousin Carol and her daughters, Callie and Elaine from Louisiana.
Uncle Johnny and Aunt Mary.
My sister Annie and her husband Terry.
Cousin Teri and her husband Robert.
Dad and Mom.
Cousin Kathy, her husband Dwayne, and the twins Ashton and Addie.
Cousin Carol and Cousin Margaret.
Annie and I.
Cousin Troy and his wife Robin.
Troy and Robin’s dog Buffy.
Second Cousins: William, David and Michael.
Cousin Margaret, her husband Terry, sons Michael and David from Alabama and her nephew William on the far left from Georgia.
It was so nice to have everyone together for a happy occasion. 
Later that night we had a special visitor……Ava.
I think Ava will be walking soon.
Ava and Robert.
Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Picking up Pecans.

Still having nice weather.   John works almost everyday at the mall.  Sometimes he has an eight hour day and sometimes just five or six.

Yesterday and the day before I went over to Mom and Dad’s to pick pecans.  They have five large trees and this year they have produced lots and lots of pecans.  They have packaged the pecans in one gallon bags and lined them up along one side of the kitchen wall. 

While John was at the mall I stayed at Mom and Dad’s.  After picking up pecans we decided to play a few rounds of golf.


Dad with his winning smile.  He won that round with a great hand.


Dad’s winning hand.  (Wow a –12 score!  Way to go Dad.)


Mom finally got a hand she really liked.


Mom’s winning hand.  (A 2 point score. Yeah!!)

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.