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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Time With Grandma

I wish... tree Grandma & MHG Gma & MHG What a Ham Nice try Grandma, but she's a Bears fan! Aweeee Bambi

Today, our eldest (Monster High Girl-MHG) spent the day with Grandma while we cleaned up my in-laws garage. My DH (darling husband) has kept his tools and manly belongings there his whole life because we’ve never had a garage of our own. After decades of having his stuff there, his parents were pretty happy to start seeing their garage again, lol! We sorted through his tools and stuff, got rid of a bunch of things and finally started deciding what was coming with us. My Mother-in-law watched Cindy so we could get it all done.
MHG and Grandma walked around her property enjoying the wildlife and scenery. MHG was pretty excited to be able to photograph a deer. They had a fun time together.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ahdoo Comes Home…today!!!

Finally, Ahdoo (Daddy) is coming home today! We spent the day cleaning, and preparing for his arrival. Well, I did at least. The girls goofed off for the camera instead, lol! And yes, that is how I have to vacuum this RV…on my hands and knees. I feel like Cinderella, and there has got to be an extension arm for that shop vac…the bigger ones have them…
We have Ahdoo all to ourselves, but tomorrow we tackle cleaning up, organizing and sorting through his tools. Friday, we need to give the RV some attention, until our friends arrive to camp with us for the weekend. Monday, we start shopping for a truck. The rest of the week, we buy a truck and hopefully we head out of town by next Saturday so we can have 4 days to get to Virginia, and the rest of the week to set up.
Vacuuming on my hands and knees like Cinderella Thing 1... ...and Thing 2
Welcome Home Ahdoo
These are going to be some super crazy next couple of weeks!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Family Visits

I'm pretty sure I've said this already, but in case I haven't, my hubby is flying in TOMORROW afternoon!!! We're gonna do a couple things on thursday to prep for leaving, Friday we're going to hopefully truck shop (maybe even buy one). That evening, Saturday and Sunday our friends are coming up to camp in their pop-up so they can hang out with us before we take off. Next week, we're going to finish whatever is left that my Husband wants to wrap up before we leave and hopefully departure date is Saturday, June 8th. Once my Hubby gets in, I highly doubt he's going to have time to entertain guests, throw a good-bye party, or anything like that, so I invited all the family up this past weekend to hang out with the girls (for potentially the last time).

My Mom came up Saturday morning, hung out, helped me tie up loose ends around here, spent the night and left the next day. Sunday, my in-laws arrived, took us to lunch, hung out and left a little bit later. My bestie (Tiger) her daughter (M&M's), and Husband (Jedi) were headed back from the mountains (off-roading), so they stopped by for a quick visit as well. It was a lovely day of lots of socializing!

Here's some pics of our weekend with family.

We had a cook-out with Grandma! She brought us up some hot dogs, corn on the cob and few other items. I got a fire going, threw on the griddle and started cooking our corn. It was delicious! My Monster High Girl (MHG) enjoyed roasting the hot dogs over the fire for everyone.

Yes. I am THIS Mom...sometimes. I never used the leash with MHG, but she always listened to me and stayed right by my side. Cindy on the other hand, is the kid that will bolt out right into oncoming vehicles at the first chance she gets. It'll be nice when my DH gets back, because then I can ditch the leash and stay with her while he's doing whatever.

My Mom brought the girls up some water guns. Thank goodness, too, because it was 80 all weekend! It didn't take Cindy but two shots til she figured out how they worked. She was a pretty good shot too!

After I got the girls to bed, I made my Mom and I a drink and we hung out by the fire talking til midnight. We were treated to the most dazzling sight! That Full Moon coming up over the mountain was just utterly breathtaking!

Yeah, I'm 100% against wearing animals...but my Mom has had this ugly hat forever and wanted a pic of Cindy in it. That girl can look cute in anything.

Once my in-laws arrived, they got a pic of us with Grandma before she left.  We love you Grandma!!

For some reason, this is the only pic I took the whole time my in-laws were up...  :(  They came up, we went to Mangia! Mangia! for a delicious lunch, hit up Wal*Mart for a few items and came back home to play for a bit.

I did get a pic with Tiger, M&M's, and Jedi, but per Tiger's request, I won't be posting it. She's so silly, but I liv her!  ;)

Once they left, the girls and I cooked out over the fire again, and after that they went straight to bed and passed out immediately. The sun was still barely up, and when I came outside, I finally got a chance to watch the sunset. It was soooooo pirty.

Friday, May 24, 2013

RV Yoga and When's Daddy Coming Home?!

The past few days have gone by quickly. We wrapped up our Oak Meadow curriculum homeschooling for First Grade and found out Ahdoo (Daddy) is coming home next Wednesday to buy a truck, hitch up, and take us and our home-on-wheels back to Virginia with him. We also played around with some RVing Yoga poses, had S'Mores (a first for Cinderella), and once again, enjoyed some beautiful scenery.

It turns out that headstands are possible inside.

Bird of Paradise.

Monster High Girl goofin' off in her Tree Pose.

Gotta turn sideways for Wheel Pose.

MHG working on her Wheel's getting there!

She definitely has one killer Warrior I Pose!

Trying her hand (and foot) at Eagle Pose.

Eagle is one of my favorite balance poses.

What a pretty Dancing Shiva!

Coming to the end of First Grade, she showed me that she's been slacking off in the drawing department until now! Look at that Monarch!

After a long day of Yoga and Homeschooling, we decided to finally have a fire and make some S'Mores.


Except that I am pretty sure that we have the only two children on the planet that do NOT like S'Mores...weirdos.

After we (I) ate the S'Mores, we played with the neighborhood kids for a while. After about an hour of excitement, it was time for bed.

Sunlight on the valley after it rained.

Thursday morning, as I stepped outside to finally empty my black tank, I was treated to some gorgeous fog!

I'm pretty sure diapers don't go on your head?

The last day of Homeschooling. She wrote a poem about what she learned this past year. She remembered what she learned, I thought of the two rhyming words to describe it, and she applied them to sentences.

We had a HUGE week of fun, education, activity and socializing. Now, we start the preparations for Ahdoo's arrival and transit mode...once again.  ;)