Monday, July 6, 2015

Day two...

A l-o-n-g drive!
A bad rain storm!
Bourbon street.
New Orleans, Louisiana 

Sunday, July 5, 2015


A family road trip! 
Sort of ��
We met half of our party in Illinois and piled into one car. The other half will join us at our destination. (If we don't happen upon them on the road) we were within miles of each other yesterday!

Day one...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring in Iowa!

What beautiful weather we have enjoyed lately!
And every thing has turned green!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Spring has Sprung 2015

Spring, one of my favorite seasons!
We have kept busy with planting seeds for our eventual garden,
Hosting Easter,
Visiting Allison in Kansas City, 
And enjoying the pollen filled, warmer air!
Happy Spring!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

First Ride of 2015

As we began our first bicycle ride of the year, we ( mostly me ) bundled up, it was a balmy 45 degrees!  We headed to downtown Davenport to watch the St. Paddy's parade! If we were able to stand in the sun and the wind would stop blowing for a few minutes, we would warm up. By the time we headed home, I was ready to shed a layer! It was a fun day! 
P.S. it was only an 8 mile ride, but we ( I )have to start somewhere!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Less Than A Week

Six short days and it's almost gone! We have been enjoying BEAUTIFUL spring-like weather and our snow is almost gone! It's so great seeing the brown, soggy earth again!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ice Ice Everywhere

Frankie walking on top of the snow, 
The shinny night time glow,
Scraping the sidewalk, inches at a time,
And the glazed windows
It must be a late winter ice storm!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

January Phone Photos

I rarely take my camera out as of late, and that makes me not have any pictures for this blog, so...
A few pictures from the month of January that I took on my phone!

Over 15" of snow in a 24 hour period!
Driving in the storm to get Frankie from the kennel.
Frank playing in the snow, he loves it!

Helping Kris and Melinda move.
The eagles are flying!
A rare nice January day for a walk!

January is gone, welcome February!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015 !?!

What a great beginning to a new year.
We headed to Illinois to visit my mom and sister and brother-in-law.
The roads were snow free, and it wasn't bitter cold!
A clear road to Illinois!

Frankie photo bombing us!

We were also blessed with a warm day where we were able to get outside and take down all the outside Christmas lights, so now they won't be frozen to the roof until April!

Playing on the grass in January?

Okay, this was in the sun, but it was 40 degrees!

After that brief, balmy day, we are back to sub zero temperatures, and snow.
Yesterday we had a late start because of almost 7 inches of powdery blowing snow over night.
Today, we had a cold day. The same thing as a snow day but school was canceled because temperatures are expected to be near -40 with the wind chill! BRRR

Frankie HATES the really cold weather. He won't go out unless he absolutely HAS to! I don't blame him!

9 inches of snow in the last 3 days :-(
Welcome 2015!

A New Car!

Allison got her first car over 9 years ago, it was a used, great for a 16 year old, '98 Saturn SL2. It was a great car for her for the last 100,000 miles or so.
But, it was time.
Time for a
New Car

Kevin and Allison drove into Chicago land. They knew the car they wanted, had already made the deal with TrueCar. All Allison had to do was pick a color, and do the paperwork. 
I was outside when they pulled in and got these fun photos of Allison pulling into the garage.

We Love Our Family!

We had such a fun week prior to Christmas.
Allison came home.
Kris and Melinda came home.
It was so great having our family together!

The "Kids".

The girls.

The guys.

A LOT of our time was spent playing on our new x-box one.
Fantasia was our favorite!
Frank loved having everyone home.

Puddy and Frank loving on Allison.