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Monday, February 7, 2011

Come Ride With Me!

Hello! Hope you had a wonderful fun and warm weekend! My Saturday was the best day because my son Clint brought the grand babies, his wife Andrea and my son Chad to see me. I don't know about them but I had the best time with all of them.

Can you tell by these pictures how much fun I was having!
I tried to write captions on the pictures. Did not work out where you can read them. Here I am telling Kaci to slow down. That girl has a heavy foot driving the mule around the North Forty! lol

Now sissy had to let brother Bailey drive and I am screaming Turn Turn! My heart was racing! Toooooo many trees for Bailey to hit.  Kaci told him one time "Oh Bailey you can do better than this....give it some gas!" OMG!

Here we have stopped at the house and it was like OH Wow what a Ride!

Gretchen my neighbor drove up while we were outside. They were trying to get their Uncle Chad to get Gretchen to go riding with them Or maybe this is where they were trying to sell Girl Scout cookies. lol

It was a Happy Day for me! All week I had been stuck in the house with the cold temps. I know I know not like you guys up north but in the teens it is cold on this North Forty. The wind blew forty miles and hour one day and the next it snowed. To all of you in the North it was a sprinkle but to us it was Snow. hahaha

Next day it was melting and around 60 so we enjoyed a little of the sunshine.

Kaci brought her school pet with her a small thing that looked like a mouse and her and Bailey loved trying to scare me with the darn thing. It's name was Theodore! Gray colored and looked just like a mouse. I screamed like a little girl when they handed it to me in it's play ball. Then Kaci undoes the lid on top of the ball. When it climbed out on the top I lost it and Bailey hit the floor in hysterical laughter and Kaci grabbed Theodore. Wish someone could of captured Bailey laughing on the floor.

Earlier in the day they took me to a new Mexican Restaurant for lunch. Wow it was great food and the entertainment of my family was of course the best part.

Uncle Chad was teasing Kaci about a boys and  Valentines Day and she simply told him "Enough!" and that was the end of that. Smart girl for 9 years old.

Bailey was sitting at one end of the table and his dad at the other end so they were teasing him the person that sat at the head of the table had to pay for every one's meal. He smiled and said, "I left my billfold and home!"  We can all learn a lot from these two.

Hope I am not in trouble for showing these pictures. I don't usually show pictures of my grandbabies on the internet but since these are not close up's I am hoping it is okay with their Mom and Dad.

All in all it was a day that kept me smiling long after they left. Kaci sold me six boxes of girl scout cookies and I am suppose to be loosing weight. Gretchen where are you? You have cookies to eat!

Speaking of Gretchen she is trying to finish a screen play about Texas. So for the last week we have been watching Lonesome Dove at different times since it is 4 different segments. Last night was the end and of course I was crying like a baby. Boy did she tease me about that.

We also had to see True Grit so she could take notes! I enjoyed True Grit....not quite the same without John Wayne but Jeff Bridges did a good job. 

You would be proud of me too....I am on Chapter 4 with my writing but of course that is just the first draft and lots of rewriting. One of her director friends is coming at the end of the month from Los Angeles and she can not wait for me to meet him.

Hope you entered the One World One Heart Giveaway! I know your tired of my giveaways but I had to do this because it is the last year and I think it is so cool to meet people from all over the world.

Today I have to figure out how to get the water well fixed. Some of us have water and some don't. I guess you know by me playing on here who has it and who doesn't. lol

Enjoy your week! Try to stay warm.....just keep saying It is Almost Over....It is Almost Over....or just be just teasing......I love to tease you....myself I am still hiding upstairs! Ghost or not!

Love to all


Karen Whittal said...

Sounds like you had an absolute blast, there is nothing like family to make a weekend special, I have never caught so many people who have just finished a blog, knowing that we are on line at the same time is really special, just makes the connection seem more real. Have a great week, be blessed.

Tam said...

So glad to see a smile on your pretty face. Grand babies will do that for us.
Great photo's too. I would love to come to ride with you. Looks like a lot of fun to me!
Kaci and Bailey probably love it too.
well I did not enter your One World One Heart giveaway so I am off to do that now
Stay warm...what's this about ghost

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Maggie, it sure sounds like when you and the family get together there is a lot of laughs. Looks like you had a fantastic time with the grandkids -- little mousey thing and all. I can't believe there's been snow in the south that stuck for more than 30 minutes. I was born in Mississippi and grew up in Texas and Louisiana and I don't ever remember that happening -- not where it lasted more than a day. I don't do the cold very well, that's for sure. Must be why I am in a desert country now. Of course, I could have just gone to Arizona and not all the way to Kuwait for that. Ha! Hope you have a great week. Best wishes always, Tammy

Kim said...

Maggie, Those pictures are a HOOT! You can tell you ALL enjoyed the day. I wish we had a mexican restaurant nearby. I love the food but am too lazy to make it most of the time.
Kaci and I have the lead-foot thing in common!

Julia said...

So glad that you had a great day with the grandkids. They are almost as big as you. They soon will be driving on the road.

i kind of have a lead foot too. Hugs. JB

Nezzy said...

There's just nothin' like a great spin' with the grandkiddos to melt your heart and turn any day around!!! What a grand time it look like everybody had. I'm so thrilled you got to do this's good medicine!!!! :o)

God bless ya and have a terrific week. If ya get in to any trouble...just send 'em to me! Heeehehe!!!

Garden of Egan said...

That looks like you had so much fun!!!!!!!!
You will be the funnest granny ever!

I'm trying really hard not to be jealous of that lovely grass and warmth you are having.

Sue said...

That's the best thing ever that your family came to visit. Wonderful!


PS. I liked True Grit, too, and I especially liked the young lady who played the bereaved daughter. She was great!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You are just so busy, Maggie! How exciting to meet a director. I'd love to get just one day of 60 degree weather here!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

You must be such a fun grandmother that I bet your kids can't wait for each visit. Grandchildren are absolutely the best!


yaya said...

Fun times! I'm glad you had such a great weekend and that the weather warmed up..I'm jealous but I'll get over it! I want your cute little vehicle...I could zip all over the Pines in that and it's a great way to entertain those grandkiddos! Last, but not have a Ghost??

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi is nice to see you are doing so well. It has been really cold in AZ as well. We have had several nights in the 20's. You know....we AZ lizards are NOT used to this. Plants frozen, light weight jackets, light weight pants....we are all freezing here!



Debby said...

I can just read in your words how your grandchildren's visit has lifted your spirits. It looked like you were having so much fun. Grandchildren have a way of making you feel better. ((((HUGS)))

Arkansas Patti said...

It was so good to see you having such fun though I did worry about you bouncing around in the mule.
Family time is the best medicine there is.
Hope you got a lot of choc/mint cookies. Those scouts have a good thing going.

Donna said...

I wanna ride too!!!! That looks like so much fun Maggie!! Glad you had a terrific time with the NEEDED it!! That's THE best thing for your heart, huh?
I loved True Grit too...sounds like with the writing and director coming that good things await!!

Libbie said...

I just love thinking of you running around laughing your heads off! I can imagine LOTS of giggling!!! I have ridden with Annie on the 4 wheeler & I know you had to be scared! :) I always tell took off so fast I almost got whiplash!!! She loves that :)

My mom saw True Grit & keeps telling me I need to go but I have no idea how I could with all these kids running around me :) I am a rental girl now so we will have to wait :) But my hubby is a western junkie so I am sure we will see it!

I have heard about your crazy weather down there! I would give anything for a 60 degree day thrown in there! That would be heavenly!!!

Marydon said...

Wheeeeeeeee! What fun you are having ... look at those great big beautiful smiles! You didn't take ME for a ride, pout!, chuckle!!

Congrats on your Chapter 4, you are going to do a fabulous job with your memoirs, sweetie. I am dying to read every exciting moment ... is Studly Doo-Right going to be in this book?

Love & hugs, you sweet friend ~
Harold says 'hi' ~

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love seeing all the smiling faces.;)

janet said...

Hey Maggie,
What fun you all seemed to be can be wonderful and joyful, can't it?

You are quite the little beauty also...LOVE your hair!

Janet xox

Susan said...

I'm so glad you had such a happy weekend!
I think it was your turn, after everything that had been happening!

Cherrie said...

I am so happy for your great weekend with your family!

Sharon said...

It sure does look like you are having fun.
Grandkids do have a way to put smiles on our faces.
I would have been gone to the next state if my grands pulled out a creature that was mousey looking,
Have a wonderful day.'

Lisalulu said...

WOWiezooie what a weekend you had!! great great great weekend!! from the grandkids to great food to writing... I'll be you didin't even notice how cold it was!!

Barb said...

Hi Maggie,
What a fun place to be!! I found you via Firecrackerkid. I also checked out Temptations. What fun...I might be hanging around to join in on the fun!!
Enjoy your day,

Sybil said...

what a brilliant weekend you sure had..all that driving around...I would have been scared out of my wits I'm sure....and probably my hair would have turned pure white !!! Kids can bring so much fun, You are real lucky to have such wonderful grandkids to keep you young
Love Sybil xx

Sares said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family. Is the mouse allowed to come next time?!
You seem to be making great inroads with your writing, how cool! I hope it warms waaaaay up for you soon, those cold temps are miserable!

Deb said...

sounds like a fun time Maggie...I liked True Grit too...but not Matt Damon...I thought Jeff Bridges did a good job...but nobody can replace John Wayne...

Laurie said...

It looks like you had a good dose of "medicine" - laughter and fun! And yes, 16 degrees is cold, no matter where you live. Up here, we didn't make 16 today and we had 5-6" of new snow recently, but the weatherman says it is going to warm up!

I'm sorry it has been forever since I visited your blog - what with watching grandkids (love it!) and fighting a cold/flu, I am a poor blogger!

Keep warm!

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

Oh, sweet Maggie I am so happy your family came and you had such a wonderful fun time with them. Those tractor rides had to be like being at the amusement park on a ride. :) I loved reading this post and seeing you so happy and having fun. Good for you, on your book keep going you are really doing great. Big hugs!

Darlene said...

Maggie, your day sounded absolutely perfect. What could be better than a day playing with the grandkids, great dinner, decent weather and to top it all off Girl Scout Cookies. The pictures were so cute too. So glad you posted them. I love to see the families of all of my new blog friends.

We haven't seen True Grit yet. I'm a bit afraid. John Wayne is Dick's favorite actor and his True Grit is one of his favorite films, so I was glad to hear you say you liked it. We'll just have to " bite the bullet" and go.

NitWit1 said...

The original TRUE GRIT is one of my favorite movies.

The family visit is just what you needed.

Like you anything looking like or kin to a rodent is out. Thank goodness Luckie is a terrific hunter. I dread the day one varmint gets in the house because she bring the house down if she has to, to rid the house of it.