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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mid February Review 2017

What a quick visit back to Oklahoma, and now we are on the road again...heading back to Arizona.
This time we are in two vehicles, since my sweet husband bought a new Jeep Wrangler Sport for me to drive back to the desert!

I haven't driven this far in a very long time.
Yes, I am the passenger most of the time, and these long trips are driven by Chuck.
I always offer to drive, but it seems he always does it.

This time I get to drive the newest addition to our garage.
In true Diane fashion, I have already named her. 
Her name is Lil Bit....and she is so stinkin cute.
I am in love with the new wheels. 
Thanks to my sweet husband for the wonderful Valentines surprise.

Along the way you see some interesting things sometime, and I had to grab my camera and get a pic of Big Bertha passing the RAM Semi.
Thought it was kinda cool. 

One thing is for sure.
When you drive a vehicle, you see different things than when you are the passenger.
I think I paid so much more attention to everything.
Lil Bit did great and she accepted the 1000 miles she got to travel without a hiccup.
I think this little vehicle is going to be my favorite!!!!
There are a few places we need to explore with her, and I am sure we will kick up some dust and do just that.

It didn't take long to get back to Arizona and back to the warmer weather.
I have to say, this season sure is different from last year, as we have had a lot more rain and even cooler temps.
There have been days that is was warmer in Oklahoma.
Win some lose some, but it has been bearable to say the least. 

The last week of February we took Lil Bit out for a few rides.
Got to drive on some Jeep trails and climb on a couple of boulders.
It has been nice to have an alternate vehicle to drive. 
Big Bertha is just that, and sometimes it just isn't very much fun riding on a dirt road in a dually.

We met our friends Lesa and Larry for dinner and drinks at our favorite Mexican restaurant.
They gave us tickets to go to the local Renaissance Fair.
Looks like we are going to have a fun time with that!

Cindy and Terry came to visit us.
Terry brought some of his beautiful walking sticks and we are going to attempt to sell some at the annual garage sale in the park.
(we sold 2 for him)

We started our Stained Glass class the week of February 27th. 
This will involve 3 days of 2 hour classes for us to make our master pieces. 

It was a lot of fun, but I don't think that Stained Glass making will be something I will want to pursue any further.
Mark that one off the bucket list.

February has been a lot of fun and the weather is beginning to be warmer, so we have been outside most of the evening enjoying our little neighborhood. 
So nice to be with so many fun and friendly people. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Cash's 6th Birthday Party 2017

There is no better reason to drive 1000 miles as to celebrate a special someones 6th birthday.
Cash our grandson is turning a year older and we must be a part of the festivities.

There was a little bit of change on the day of celebration due to the location they use had overbooked the Saturday they really wanted, so looks like we will be celebrating on February 11th instead of February 18th. 
His real birthday is February 17th, but he is good with what ever day works out.

We start our trip back to Oklahoma on February 8th and it looks like we will have some good weather to make the miles an easy drive for us.
The desert has been nice and warm after the cooler rainy weather decided to move out.
As we make our way to I-40 we see remnants of the snow that the higher elevations had received during the last week.

The sun is shining and the drive back home was flawless.

We get back to the house around 4pm on February 9th.
I can not lie that it was nice to step into the sticks and bricks we have been away from for a month and a half.
It didn't take us long to get the water turned back on in the house and settle into our regular routine. 

Saturday morning bright and early we head to Norman to watch Cash play basketball.
His game was at 8:30am, so we get around and start our day of with a little basketball. 

The game was exciting, and Cash scored a couple of goals for his team.
He really hustled and worked the ball well.

Game is over and it is time to move onto the next event....The Birthday Party.
Cash's theme this year is Mine Craft.

His cake was so cool, and as usual, it tasted just as good as it looked. 

The party started at 10:30 and before you knew it there were kids all over the play area and the bouncer.

This guy had an awesome birthday....
He was a gentlemen and thanked everyone for coming and for the presents he got.

After the party ended we did our little tradition, and took his birthday balloons outside to some unseasonably 80 degree weather and set them free.

What a great day to celebrate this grandsons birthday.
Happy Birthday Cash...You are the best grandson a grandparent could ask for.
Like I tell you sister all the time....Love you to the moon and back.