I can't believe it's been so long since I posted. Busy is an understatement.
Please keep R in your prayers as she is way too close to the fires in CO. She has been right next to the evacuation lines a few times now. She has her evac bags packed and has plans for all her "fur kids" and her horse if the call comes to evacuate. Thankfully she has very good landlords who live next door. And please keep JT in your prayers too. He has been on several missions lately and I don't know where exactly he is or what he's doing but please pray that the Lord would heal him and protect him, physically, mentally and spiritually. Thanks so much for your prayers.
Well, we have given up on parts 5 and 6 of our big plan for me to go to school. School's not out of the plan, just parts 5 and 6 of the plan. We looked and looked and looked for a dif vehicle for me but every time we looked at something it just wasn't right, wasn't taken care of, smelled awful or had mechanical issues. We finally just decided to keep the van and put a hitch on it so it could pull the camper. We need to do a few other things as it's pretty heavy for a pop up but we think it will work.
Speaking of the camper, here it is. It's about a 1000 pounds lighter and when it's opened up it's longer than our other one was. It doesn't have a toilet but we got a port-a-potty and are working on making a surround for it. It also has more floor space because of the slide. We took it out last weekend and at one point there were 10 of us in there enjoying the AC and visiting.
I do love good sunset pics! I think this was at the drive in and that's what those posts are doing there.
Bridget, up close and personal.
Who is that handsome guy?!
Diesel had an allergic reaction. We don't know what he's allergic to but he has bumps all over his feet and legs and some on his belly. He loves to be outside.
We went to the lake a few weeks ago and it's so dry here that the water is way down. It used to be up around that grass line. It's about 5-9 feet below normal.
After three summers of trying A finally got up on water skis. Thank you, Jesus! One of my kids can ski!
Diesel was a little strung out on his allergy meds. He couldn't decide if he should take a nap or go outside so he took a nap by the door.
G'ma and G'pa came and visited and brought us these redneck wine glasses. J lifted them up to his ears and said he could hear the ocean in them. Talk about a redneck...
Misty has had a thing for the smell of strawberries for a long time. If A eats them, Misty is all over her. A threw a strawberry stem at her one time and Misty sat on it. Then she rolled on it. Here she is, trying to eat the strawberry carton. She looks pretty bizarre in this pic.
We took our boat and our camper to Nickajack Lake last weekend. My dad brought his boat too and slept in it. My brother, SIL, nephew and his wife met us out there and we all boated up the TN river. I have pics but they are on T's phone. It was very beautiful and we had a great time. We had a picnic lunch on an island that you can only get to by boat, in the TN river, in downtown Chattanooga. How cool is that? This is a pic of the sunset the first night.
And J's campfire. He made it by himself (with Bampa's instructions).
It's been incredibly hot and dry here. I don't know the last time we've had rain and it's been over 100 several days too. We are busy trying to get the garden to grow but have just about given up on it. It's just too dry. J is finally mature enough to learn to drive the lawn mower and the grass is all dried up and crunches when you walk on it. Poor kid. He only got to mow one time so far this year.