Wednesday, August 22, 2007

We are back from vacation :(

Well, we are officially back from vacation. Actually we were back on Sunday, but I have been to lazy to blog since then. We went to a family resort down in the Ozarks called Cobblestone Lodge. Check them out here… http://www.cobblestonelodge.com/ . What a great vacation! I got lots of relaxing in….and mostly at the pool. We did lots of fun things while we were there….we played bingo, bet on horse races, sang lots of karaoke, went swimming and layed out at the pool most every day, had a talent show, did a scavenger hunt, played shuffleboard, washers and bocce ball, played lots of cards and board games, had a line dancing and teen club night, had a weiner roast, a cookout, went rafting on the river, got lots of naps in, ate lots of yummy home-cooked food, meet some really nice people and so much more. In fact, we had so much fun, we are already booked for next year. And yes, I took LOTS of pictures and they are uploaded in the picture gallery of my myspace page. You can find them at www.myspace.com/smileygirll . Then click on my picture and go to the gallery called Cobblestone Lodge. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

I see Grandma's house

I really did on Sunday. Actually Beth claims she saw it first, but I don't think she did. This was a little thing we always did when we got close to grandmas house. The first one to see it would yell out "I see grandma's house"! We went to the St. James social on Sunday and after the social we drove out by Grandma Goebel's house to show Shawn were she lived and the lake. The house looks the same, however, one of the trees in the front yard was cut down, the old metal garage has been replaced with a new garage and the old barn in the field had been torn down. If you turned on the little side road, there was a turn off where we could now drive to get close to the lake. We pulled in and walked up to the lake. It looked the same as it did when we were growing up, but different. I know, I'm sure that didn't make any sense. I still remember the lake the same as I did as a child. I wish I wouldn't of been so lazy on Sunday to go back to the car and get the camera to take some pictures. I know mom and Dobie and everyone would of enjoyed seeing them. The next time I am out that way, I will stop and snap a few photographs. Oh the memories!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Exactly one week from today....

In exactly one week from today, we'll be outside loading the car up and taking a roadtrip. I'm pretty sure the car will be stuffed to capacity on this trip...however I'm voting at attaching a U-Haul to the Neon and trucking down the road. Wouldn't that be a sight? We would look like gunther alley then!! HA!! Me, Shawn and Bethie are going to Cobblestone Lodge in Steelville, Missouri. Here is the link to their website... http://www.cobblestonelodge.com/ . I've never been, but Shawn and his family have gone every year since he was born...well Shawn hasn't been in the last few years, but his parent's have been. It kinda reminds me of the resort in the movie Dirty Dancing, but not as classy. I'm hoping I'll meet my Patrick Swayze down there. LOL! J/J Shawn...I love you pumpkin!! Anyways, I'm pretty sure that it is going to be a very relaxing vacation. We will have all of our meals there and everything we want to do will be there too, so there won't be any driving around doing things or figuring out where we are going to eat what meal where. I'll be spending plenty of time just relaxing in our cabin, laying out by the pool, eating good home-cooked food and getting fatter! We'll be rafting and tubing down the Meramac River, playing cards, dancing, and just have a great relaxing time. I'll be sure to post pictures when we get back as I plan on taking lots of them. You know me and my camera...it's attached to my hip most of the time.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

I hope today isn't anything like yesterday

Whew! What a day yesterday was. It was craziness from the minute I got up. On my way to work I almost rear-ended a car, a lady at work fell down the steps...and that scared me almost half to death...the scream she let out, the sound and actually seeing her rolling down them...I started shaking and was so scared for her...she's alright though...just sore with some bruising, then all of the deliveries were to new places and each stop was interesting in itself, then fixing something for supper last night...I tried something new and had it all over the place. It seemed like it was just one crazy thing after another.

On the other hand, it was a great day for Shawn. He needed 3 new sales and $150 or so in sales to beat his own personal goal and a contest they had going on at work. The Lord blessed him with those 3 sales and he had another $200 plus in sales. His team won the contest at work so they are all going out for a steak dinner on the boss. Plus he got 50 sales for the month and $5,000 in sales. He was so excited about it!!