Monday, November 18, 2013

Aric Visits Sixteen Hands With Me

Aric took his day off to spend the day at Sixteen Hands with me.  He even drove us down there.  I love this season of life, where my kids are old enough to do things like that for me.  Although the one day he did warn Nathan and I if we didn't stop fighting he would turn the car around and go back home.

He seems to have a natural touch with the horses, so I love it when he comes with me and visits them.  It was great to see the horses too.  I am so used to being here, when I can't be here I miss the horses something awful.  I like to think that maybe they miss me a bit too.

But then again, maybe not!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

More Family Time

Not only did I get time with my side of the family, but Nathan's side was visiting Florida too.  We managed to meet up with our old travel buddies although they stayed at the Disney Campground.  I drove over to spend a few days with them and had so much fun hanging out with them.  Diana is learning how to do digital scrapbooking so we really had a blast doing that.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Aunt Shirley

I love it when we visit Clermont, because not only is Aric there, but my Aunt, Uncle and cousins live there too.  We managed to hit the right timing to catch my Aunt Shirley's birthday this trip.

 The guys made a wonderful meal and we enjoyed chatting and watching the game.  Then we watched my Aunt Shirley open her gifts.

 It was a great day!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Our First Happy Hour of the Season

Jack and Diane let us know when we arrived last night that there was a Happy Hour today.  We were thrilled that we got here in time for it, and this made it our first one of the this season.  Diane is known as the Happy Hour Queen and with good reason.  Nobody throws a better party than Diane!
There was great food and great company to chat with while eating.  I got to see the inside of their beautiful rig and to admire their newest four legged family members.  Rene brought his cornhole game and we either played or watched others play.
I planned to bring tortilla chips and spinach dip but saw a flavor of ice cream that my cousin recommended on Facebook, so we brought that instead.  It was very yummy!  We had a fun night and look forward to many more this season.

Friday, November 8, 2013

On the Road Again!

We have been sitting in Wauchula for what seems like a very long time now.  Nathan will tell you it's been way too long now.  We are tentatively planning to travel again this spring so we decided that a few trial runs this winter might be a good idea.  So we decided to make a trip up to TT Orlando because our former travel buddies are going to be in town.  We were afraid we might forget how to do this traveling with an RV thing, but I'm happy to say we did just fine.  We might need to unload a bunch of outdoor things if we do head out this spring though.

The funniest part was Ava's reaction.  We pulled in the slides and then she and I had to go back inside while Nathan ran out for something.  She went inside and went to get up on the couch and body slammed into it instead.  Here was her reaction after she finally found her way up:
She is so easy going, that ten seconds later she was like this:
We got to the park after dark, and got settled into our spot pretty easily.  We saw Jack walking the dogs, including their new puppies, while still parking and they are right across from us.  Diane came by a few minutes later.  Aric let me know that Rene and Mira and Bob and Vicki are right here by us also.  So we are moved, settled in and by pickleball friends.  Life is good!