Monday June 25- One thing good about going to vacation bible school is I get to see this on my way home. Today just like most Monday's I have lots on my to do list. I decided to move my hummingbird feeders to be close to another tree. They have left the area since I lost that tree. It is really a bummer. I'm hoping they will return. I worked on the rest of my list. I fixed supper early because I have VBS again.
Tuesday June 26- We had rain last night. I took out the pups first thing because it looks like more rain coming. Jeff had talked to the neighbor and they said they lived in a trailer park in a real small city close by. They also said it only had 12 trailers and was really nice. We decided to take a road trip and see it. Well that was 7 years ago and let me tell you it is a dump now. Jeff is always thinking of our next step. That is not going to be it. The town was awesome but not that place. They even had a little grocery store that I wanted to go in. It was really neat. It even smelled good. When I got home I made a batch of sugar cookie dough. I will be bringing cookies the last night of VBS. So far we have have chips, oranges, marshmellows, apples and cheese. I kept wondering where the cookies are? I decided to bring them myself. Before VBS I went to the store to get the stuff to make more cookie dough.
Wednesday June 27- Busy cookie making day today. I made 2 more batches, then baked them....115 cookies in all. After letting them cool I frosted and sprinkled them. I need them for Thursday but tomorrow I have to take Hailey to gymnastics and have no time then.
Thursday June 28- Today Katie brought Hailey out to us. I made her breakfast before taking her in to gymnastics. Jeff came with us today. We got her there and she remembered she needed her tennis shoes and didn't have them. So papa had to make a mad dash to there house and find them. He got them back before she needed them. We left and did some errands. Then we went back to watch about the last hour. She makes sure you are watching that's for sure. She was very proud of her vault today, she cleared the board and made it over.
Friday June 29- I got up to the shower house early because it is suppose to be a record breaker day. Lot's of heat, humidity and no breeze. I took Ruby for an early walk for the same reason. My best friend Judy's sister and husband are camping at the 2nd loop. Since we weren't here when they arrived we wanted to welcome them. We talked a bit and decided to get together later. Well with the heat we stayed in most of the day until the sun went down. We rode our bikes up then and did more visiting. Then Gary showed up which is the girls brother. We went on home and promised to get together tomorrow.
We also had some road repairs going on in the park. So hot I can't believe it. It is good that they are filling in the holes though, they need it.
Saturday June 30- Well guess what....another scorcher. We have had more hot weather in the last month than we have had in the 5 years we have hosted here. It is brutal and won't go away. Since it was so hot we walked early and stopped to see what our friends are doing today. Jeff lucked out he got there just in time for breakfast. We came back and decided to meet for happy hour. Well later and before happy hour they walked down here and we got to talking. Then we figured we would wait until after supper to get together, maybe it would be cooler...nope. They came down around 6, we found a shady spot at least. We were talking and all the sudden a real cool breeze came through. We looked up at the sky and it didn't look good. They everyone got on there phones to check radar. It looked like it was going to miss us. Well they were wrong. The big black cloud just kept coming. We gathered stuff up and put it away. They headed back up to there camper. We decided to go to the shower house mostly because of last time. I thought we should have gone but we waited to long. Well we got there before it started pouring and blowing. It wasn't as bad as it looked. We waited for the heavy rain to stop and we made a run for it.
Sunday July 1- A new month, hoping the weather will change too. We got up and got ready for church. Then before heading out we went up to say good bye to Jan, Jerry and Gary. The whole time they were here we didn't get a picture but I finally remembered.
We went to church and when we drove back in the park Jan and Jerry wee pulling out. See ya next time. We had a bigger lunch today. With the rain it cooled off a little. At least you can sit outside without sweating. Good news the hummingbirds are coming back. We sat out and watched them. They seem to like the little hand held feeders that are on the table.
A good way to end the day and the week.
Monday July 2- Exciting day today, our blinds are suppose to be delivered today. We gathered our laundry and went to Seth and Katie's house that's where the blinds are being delivered to. I started the laundry and Jeff and Ashton went to the hardware store. They brought back stuff for lunch and we had lunch together. Before we knew it the blinds had arrived. We had to take them out of the big box to get them in the car. We got home and took a look. We did some checking to make sure everything looked alright. Then we decided to get one of them up. It seemed fairly easy. Then we put up the valance too. We are both really happy with these. We paid enough money for them but at least they look good and are alright. Well we got one down only 8 more to go.
Oh yeah great news my hummingbirds are coming back with a vengance.
Tuesday July 3- We got up and couldn't wait to get started on putting up blinds. Jeff's brother Fritz and his wife Shawn are stopping by on there way back from Wisconsin. We managed to get up 3 more blinds and valances. We still love them.
Our visitors arrived and we sat outside and talked. Then we went out for lunch. Seth, Justin, Molly and Maddyn met us downtown at Need's Pizza. We had a nice lunch with plenty of leftovers.
The boys went back to work and we came on home to do more talking. Then they left to get home and we got cleaned up to go to Liquid Larry's 4th of July Party. They are Justin's old neighbor at his old house. Wellstrung is playing so we went to watch them. There was plenty of people, a lot we didn't know. We had a nice time, and the weather was decent too.
They got done playing around 8:30. They picked up everything and we loaded as much stuff in to our little car. We are giving Justin a ride home because Molly didn't come. By the time we got him home and then us home it was about 10:30.
Wednesday July 4- Happy 4th of July!!!..Miss Ruby is dressed to celebrate. We aren't going anywhere today or tonight. We decided to stay in and work on the rest of the blinds. Well today was a bit more interesting. We ran in to some major problems. It wasn't the blinds faults. It was the way the trailer is designed. On a few of the windows there was nothing above them to put the brackets into. So we had to be a little creative. It was a very frustrating day. We had to step away from the project more than once. We got them all up but 2. Going to work on them tomorrow. The weather today was crazy hot again. So at least we had something to keep us occupied most of the day.
Thursday July 5- It's my running day today. I went in to get Hailey for gymnastics. I did laundry, dropped her off and ran some errands. I went to Petsmart to get Ruby a birthday shirt. Then to Aldi's for fruit and vegies. Back to watch Hailey. Then her and I went to Pets Playhouse to get Ruby a birthday cookie. While we were there we looked at the puppies...We got back and we fixed us some lunch. It was really warm again. I asked Hailey if she would like to make cupcakes so we could celebrate Ruby's birthday? She said yes of course. Hailey likes to help bake, she does a good job. We got them baked, frosted and sprinkled by the time her dad came to get her. I sent some home with them.
We stayed around the campground today. Miss Ruby got to play outside in her playpen, since it was decent out. We took her for a walk. She definately got royal treatment today.
Saturday July 7- We stayed here again today. Justin and Molly brought out Maddyn. They went to play golf and we played with her. Jeff had to go in to town for a meeting about his baptism tomorrow. Maddyn, Ruby and I went for a walk. Ruby didn't really walk she rode in the bottom of the stroller.
We had a fun time playing and even while Maddyn napped. I just held her and snuggled her. She slept for quite a while. Justin and Molly got back a little after 3. Miss Ruby was acting really weird today. I thought maybe she was just jealous, but I think she had a tummy ache. She was really quiet, not very loving and didn't eat much. Just going to watch her. We had supper then after a while we went to the Bemer's camp site for one of there famous hollow log fires. These people know how to build a fire. They even put things in the fire to bring out colors. It was super cool. Then to make the evening more interesting they brought out some Chinese lanterns, kinda neat.
It was a nice evening with some new friends.
Sunday July 8- Ruby let us sleep in this morning, well if 6:30 is sleeping in. It is for us. She feels better today I think, she is giving kisses. We got ready for church. It is a really nice day but suppose to get start getting warmer...again. After church came back and watched the campers pull out. Then we watched a bunch pull in. Our walk in sites are full again. I cut up some watermelon for a fruit salad to take to the BBQ and Baptism. It starts at 5 until 7. We invited our family to come and join us. It was a big deal and having family there just made it more special.
The baptism's was followed by lots of food. There were a whole lot of people there. It was a great end of the week with new beginnings around the corner.