Sunday Grilling In Our Backyard

This morning Kevin mowed the lawn, before the girls could play in the sprinklers. Katelynn got bored with it a little bit. She rather sat next to me and talked about her transition from Middle School to High School. Sara couldn’t get enough of jumping back and forth in the sprinkling water. While Sara played in the cool wet, Kevin and I were discussing what we have for dinner tonight. We decided on grilled chicken with potato salad.

Kevin got the grill ready and heated up; Katelynn went inside to play her computer game for a little bit; Sara tried off with her towels; and I watched the dogs rolling around in the grass. Lexi and Luis were staying close to Kevin, when he was tending the grill. Man, that chicken meat smelled so good. Of course, the dogs noticed it as well. Lexi looked at Kevin: “Daddy, are you dropping something for us, soon? My mouth is watering from this good smell!” They got a better and more healthier treat, once we all went back inside. Hmmm! The chickenΒ  and salad taste so good on this beautiful, sunny Spring Sunday.

Relaxing Monday Evening

Kevin was bringing home Chinese Food for dinner. I had some chores to do around the house, didn’t feel like cooking and had the taste for Chinese cuisine, tonight. After we ate, the girls had to clean up the dishes, and sweep the floors.

In the meantime, Kevin and I could talk over a beer on the deck in the backyard. We watched Mrs. Rabbit nibbling on fresh green dandelion leaves; a hummingbird came over and looked for some delicious nectar; and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset, before we went back inside to see how far the girls came along with their chores. Katelynn and Sara were done and could go to have fun. Katelynn decided to draw another dinosaur, while Sara rode her bike to a friends house. Sometimes it is nice, when the house is quiet. πŸ˜‰

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The sun will set soon behind our Bradford Pear trees.

Relaxing Sunday

After a busy week: Sara got her new Jiu Jitsu belt; ducklings and a mouse; and Sara having a dance performance in the Senior Citizen Center; we are taking it easy this Sunday. The girls play with their peers outside. And Kevin is still sore from yesterday’s Half-Marathon, he ran in Frisco. The pets snuggle with us on the dining room furniture, while we watch TV. This upcoming week is more relaxed, before we all get busy in the following week again.

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Colorado Blue Columbine

Thumper & Friends

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In 2011 we were at Walt Disney World (this was my 3rd trip to WDW). Two of the many characters we met were Thumper an his girlfriend. On the first day, we saw only Thumper. And we’ve got a photo with him and Katelynn together. A few days later, we went back to Animal Kingdom. And this time, Thumper was accompanied by his lady friend.

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Our Cute Lil’ “Bunny”

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Since this Sunday will be Easter, I dug out a couple of photos of our little ” Easter Bunny”, Sara. When she was younger, she loved those bunny ears. I remember, I always had to get four or five of them, so she could wear them at any season. When one of those ears broke, we had back up ears for her. Isn’t she spoiled rotten? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

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Travel Journal, Day 6 & 7: From Arizona Back To Texas

December 29 & 30, 2017

Friday was a much better day. I was back to my normal self. After getting cleaned up and leaving the motel, we ate breakfast in a family owned restaurant. At the table next to us sat four tourists from Sweden. They were here to see the canyons in Arizona and Utah, before they would go to the Californian coast. I shared some information, about the Antelope Canyon and the Colorado River Discovery Tour in Page. Back in May 2008, Kevin, Katelynn and I went camping at the Grand Canyon. While we were in Arizona, we also did the above mentioned tours, walked the rim of the Barringer Meteor Crater for half a mile, and looked at petrified wood and mesas along the Interstate 40. This is the reason why we stayed only for a couple of hours at the Grand Canyon, this time. That way Sara could see the canyon, before we drove back home to Texas.

A little bit north of the Barringer Meteor Crater is a rest area at Interstate 40. I let Kevin know, that I would like to stop and capture several photos of the outer crater rim. Katelynn, Sara and I climbed up on some boulders to get a better few of the rim. It is still huge, seen from a 6-mile distance. Since Kevin, Katelynn and I have seen the Barringer Meteor Crater almost 10 years ago, we decided to save the money and move on.

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The Barringer Meteor Crater in Arizona

At Friday evening we left New Mexico and made it past Amarillo in Texas.Β  At the rest area we slept for several hours in the car. It was nice and cozy with all the blankets and comforters we were wrapped in. And it was a good decision, we stopped in the Texas Panhandles. Shortly after some dense fog rolled in. But the colder wind blew it out of the area over night.

On Saturday morning, we got some breakfast from a drive thru place and moved on. There were only 290 miles left to get home. We all were relieved, when Kevin drove up the driveway. Lexi, Luis, Joshua and Chewbacca greeted us, as soon as we opened the front door. After a long trip with the van, it was so nice to be back home. πŸ™‚

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