Missouri Trip April 2017

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Tues April 11th after work, headed to Tebbetts, MO to see mama Vicki and drop our 3 pups off. Got to her place around 3am. Harley escaped and ran to neighbors place barking at their dog…took a few mins to get him back home, little stinker. The dogs had to get settled with each other. Went to sleep around 5am since we were catching up and chatting. So good to see mama Vicki and the pups. 

Wed morning I logged on to work on reviews (had 15 total to complete). Hung out with mom & pups, Left Vicki’s around 3pm to check into our hotel  (Fairfield Inn & Suites) in St. Charles and to spend time with the Duncan/Call family from Cali. Aunt Lesley, Bill, Katie & her 3 kids (Carter 6, Collin 4, & Jillian 2) were at Grandma Duncans already. Carter had a bug and was sleeping on the bathroom floor. The Call bros. and Sarah/Colleen (Kevin & Mike’s GFs) and Kingston were picked up from the airport that night and we had delicious chili that Britt & Bill made. Met Cousin Ollie and her friend Helen. Grandma also made delicious cookies. Yum.  

Thur we planned to go to the zoo. The hotel was nice, worked in the AM to get more reviews done, got breakfast then went to meet everyone at Grandmas. The family came with us to the zoo. Jenn came with us although slightly late but it was fun even though it was hot as Texas hell and the polar bear exhibit was closed due to cleaning the pools. I saw my penguins!! And the seals and otters, Finally! Lots of walking, my cell phone noted I exceeded my 6k goal with 17k steps. We also got Lions Choice for lunch! Yum. 

After a nap at our hotel, we went back to Grandmas for dinner of grilled Chicken breasts, hot dogs/sausages. Hung out and visited with the family. Katie’s kids are adorable. Jillian cracks me up. We ended up dropping Jenn off at her house and met her new puppy. So cute, wanted to kidnap her and her short legs. After we dropped Britt off at Grandmas, Ry and I went to the InTowne hotel to try to hang out with his cousins but was not the right hotel (they were at TownPlace Marriott) so just went back to our hotel. Lol my bad. For late dinner, got White Castle since we got hungry again! Yum!

Fri we all went to see Grandpa Duncan. He was very excited to see all his family. His mind isn’t as sharp as it once was and he cannot verbally communicate 😦 but I’m so glad he got to see all of us in one place. I showed him a pic from our wedding but not sure he saw it although he did say ” oh yeah”. After seeing Grandpa, Britt took us to a store that sells Stihl Blowers. Ry got a new blower for the farm. Later, we all met by the River and went to downtown St. Charles to walk around. In the glass store after Colleen made a purchase, we heard a loud crash, I looked over where Ry and I just stood looking at some glass work and a lady was there, she swore she didn’t do anything but put the piece she was holding down and the shelf crashed! So glad it wasn’t me! Everyone kept joking that it was me. We stopped by an ice cream shop. Yum. Perfect for the hot and humid day. As we continued walking, it started pouring rain. Ry and I went inside a fancy glass store and ALMOST spent over $100 on a handblown glass ball called Orions belt. It was beautiful but pricy! We ended up at a pub (old bank where Vicki and Britt met/worked) to have some beers since the Brewery we wanted to go to was temporarily closed due to a kitchen fire. After that we went to play demolition ball! It’s bumper cars while playing lacrosse (whirlyball in TX). So much fun, hilarious to participate in. We had Imo’s Pizza for dinner with the family later that night. Pretty good for thin crust. Grandma made a “dirt” cake with gummy worms for the kids. Knowing how sick Carter had been, I didn’t eat any of the worms. Had some pudding plus ice cream cake. Watched some Blues playoff game, chatted with the fam more, ended up going to their hotel to hang out some more since they were leaving Sat. At the hotel we finished watching the Blues, they won! Hung out and chatted but I started to get nauseous and thought, shoot I’m getting Carter’s bug so we left around midnight after Colleen and Sarah gave me Airborne n nausea meds. Back at our place, I threw it all up in the trashcan including the Zyrtec D I just took due to sinus headache all day. Ry ended up cleaning it for me and he threw up too! I was so worried that my whole rest of the week trip was ruined. Luckily I only threw up once. No bug for me. 

Sat woke up from Hotel, went to try to see Grandpa again but Grandma and Barb had gotten sick from Carter and didnt get out of bed. Since we didn’t want to pass anything to Grandpa, we didn’t go either. Ended up at Walmart close by, Ry got 3 new pants, 3 new shirts and I got a new ballcap (actually ran thru Walmart to change it out) and a Cardinals shirt. Katie said that her family had gotten sick too and Kevin as well so only some of the family left on their flight on time and the rest stayed an extra day to get better. Got Lions Choice again for lunch, I got Chili and a sandwich. We ended up at the I55 Speedway that night to see the late models at the dirt track! It was awesome! Ry n I got new late model shirts and new clear glasses. Ry even got to race in a late model car in a contest but his fast time got beat by a girl who worked there. We had a blast still. Great racing.

Got White Castle again after the races!

Easter Sun we hung out in the hotel until checkout at 12. Ate breakfast. Tried to work more. Packed up and figured we would stop and check on Grandma, she didn’t answer so we headed towards Downtown St. Charles to see if anything was open but since it was Easter everything was closed. We swung by to see Grandpa Kuechlers old house and Aunt Martys place next door then decided to go to the Casino since that wud be open. It was pretty fancy inside. We spent $13 playing penny slots and left with 0 dollars won. Drank lots of soda to try to make it up. Lol

Around 2pm, we headed over to Aunt Cori’s for Easter with the family. Aunt Marty gave us a cute Pitcher/cheese platter set with a sugar/creamer set. She is so sweet. I also got a couple of awesome rocks from Aunt Cori! 

We hung out with the family and played some Texas Hold em. Had a good time seeing them. Isabel is almost taller them me and Becca is graduating a year early. So awesome! After that we headed back to Mom’s to see her and our pups! 

Mon hung out at home. Finished all my reviews so I’m officially done with work. 

Tues we went to the Capital and toured the building. 

Wed hung out then left to go to Mountain View

Fun Weekend

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It’s the 1st of the month! Friday after work we went to Snuffers for dinner with the Fajersons. I had the delicious Black Angus steak fingers and Ry had the Bleu cheese bacon burger. We also made it in time for happy hour so I had a frozen margarita rimmed with sugar and Ry had a long island iced tea which tasted great. Our food was taking awhile so Wes asked the waitress, Simone about more drinks at the happy hour price. She had the mgr come over and Wes was going to act like he was upset but he laughed and told him about having to wait so long for our dinner so the manager gave us happy hour priced drinks and we had another round. I got pretty buzzed 🙂 Sweet! Wasn’t even a big deal but they were nice and happy about us being nice instead of jerks like some ppl can be. After dinner which was great, we stopped by Brookshires so Lauren could pick up a birthday card and Wes and Ry helped an older lady jump start her car, which was a nice deed. We went home after and watched the new movie with The Rock and Kevin Hart about the CIA. Super funny! 

After we hung out a little while longer, went home and Ry prepped for his 1st day of bow hunting on our land. 

He woke up at 6AM Saturday and came home around 9:30AM when I finally woke up. He saw several deer but none close enough to shoot. Thursday before we saw several on Wes’ and knew they would be around (below) plus we saw some on our land by our feeder.

After getting up and planning our day, we ended up finding someone on Craigslist selling their deep freezer. Only 2 years old and looked brand new so we offered $100 and they accepted. They were in Trenton, TX about 30 mins from us so we went on a lil adventure. On the way there we saw several Dirt Track cars on trailers heading for the Super Bowl Speedway in Greenville. After getting our freezer from some nice folks who happened to be living their own similar dream to ours but with goats, we made the decision to make tonight our final Race Night! #Datenight

Guess where we were?

Super bowl speedway was pretty packed and since there was no entry fee for cars we saw sooo many Modified including TX Outlaw and Topless. The stock and factory races were good too even though there were a lot of cautions with most of the races due to the dirt becoming so slick. Corndog and hotdogs were delish! We had a ball! Afterwards we even stopped at Mickey D’s. Great night with my love!

Sunday

Lots of relaxin and hanging out. 

Date Night Sept. 23

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This weekend:

Friday after work, we went over to Jill n Wes’and had delicious fried fish, fries, tots & hush puppies (yum!)…also brought over mom’s eggrolls. After dinner, we stayed and watched the new MacGyver which was good and Hawaii 5-0! Also had some delicious chillable boxed red wine. Stayed over and hung out on the patio until past midnight.

Saturday we woke up around 11 and made plans to go see baby Ophelia Fae and visit with our friends. She is so adorable and tiny. Such a precious baby girl. So happy for our friends Vann n Alli!

After our visit, we went to Cabela’s to get Ry’s broadhead tips for his arrows. Deer season is almost upon us and we will be able to hunt on our land for the 1st time since we bought the land in 2012! 

We went home after a quick  Walmart stop and prepped to go TO THE DIRT TRACK RACES in Greenville! Date Night! We bought sub sandwiches and packed sweet tea and went to see our final night of racing. We didn’t leave our seats all night. What a fun, awesome night with my love!

Sunday was all relaxing and chillin. 🙂 we know how to get lit! 

Unofficial Move Day!

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February 20th, we unofficially moved everything except our bedroom at mom and dads. Next Sat we will bring our bed and final items! So exciting! We took our 1st bath! This is our new home that we have waited almost 1 whole year to get into (bought home Feb 2015), almost 3 years (moved in Feb 10, 2013) at my parents but so worth the wait! So blessed to have supportive parents. Next week here we come!

2015

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2015 was a swirl of ups and downs for us. We purchased our home in Feb. and we closed in March but due to weather (rain) did not have it transferred to our land until July or Aug. Since the home has been there we have electric and although we are paying for water, water is not hooked up to the house. On Halloween we thought for sure the septic and water would be done but more RAIN has slowed our progression.

We continue to save in 2016 to have funds for fencing and cows, our dreams are closer to reality but this weather is holding us back. We are thankful for what we have and what we will have in the future.