Saturday, December 16, 2006

Is this DECEMBER or Spring??????

I have been noticing some robins out in the yard lately and I thought to myself, "It is way to early to be seeing robins, what is going on?" So Cullen went out to investagate and sure enough, there are tons of the little buggers out. I am confused...and they must be too, because they usually first show up here in February or so but not this year...I wonder what this means, Spring weather, no Winter. Or they just decided not to migrate??????????? Anyone else have any weird thing going on with their "weather"???

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Friday, December 15, 2006

some photos of the new kitchen

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We have been remodeling the kitchen and it has been a lot of work, but definitely work it. It is looking great. You can see my new colors in the photos...the cabinets are newly painted in a beautiful color called "Barley" which is a white, but not to white. The walls we painted in a nice beige color called "spring fawn" and it is very nice. We continued with this color into the dining area. We accented all with the copper...cabinet handles, pot rack and vent a hood, and the huge picture in the dining area too. It is super and has turned out great. My favorite new thing are the pull outs in the cabinet...check these out. Our bottom cabinets, are very deep and most everything gets lost in them and you have to get down on your ands and knees and stick you whole body into the cabinet to retrieve something...but NOT ANY MORE!!! Cullen made these great pull outs in all four of the slots, and I am tickled pink!!! EAch slide out holds the can good and you can easily pull the whole thing out (a lot like a huge drawer) and retreive what you need from the front, back or anywhere inbetween. No more lost canned goods!
WE still have some more work to do but we are coming along nicely. The bottoms cabinet doors are really what is left.

We also repainted the hall way and trim and replaced 3 of the interior doors (kennys, simones and the bathroom) The doors were very "dry" and they seem to split and start peeling the wood and it looks bad so we decided to replace them when we painted!!! All of the doors are up, and kennys is painted as well as the hall closet, but we still need to paint the other 2 bedroom doors, and the bathroom. That is the last to be done in the hall. It is super too.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Our Christmas Decorations!

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Here you have it, our Christmas decorations. It has the outside of our house decorated, with Santa and all the lights, and even our Christmas tree, and one of the Angel on top of the tree. The Angel is very special to us, we got her many, many years ago, way before we even had kids, lol! She is lighted and she moves her wings, while holding a lighted "candle". It is very beautiful. Everyone have a blessed Christmas this year.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Turkey

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Let there be smoke!

This is what we do to our Thanksgiving Turkey!! We smoke it...
The first pic is of our homemade fire starting is a blazing with some small
hardwoods and when it is going well, then we will place them in the smoker.
The second pic is of Kenny carefully watching the burning wood for dad.
The third and fourth pic is of Cullen loading the wood into the smoker. The wood is place
in the burning area with wet wood on top of the burning wood . the wet wood then smokes
and adds tons of smokey flavor to the turkey. In this case, we are smoking with apple
wood...which has a sweet delicate taste for the turkey.
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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Fresh cooked Pumpkin!

Today was a "cooking" day. I spent most of the day cooking. I like to cook up some "extra" meals and freeze them up for those "quick" meals that are needed. After I finished with all of that, I decided to cook up the extra pumpkins I had "laying " around. I cut them in half, and then Simone cleaned them out. After they were all clean, then i place the halves into a large roasting pan with some water in the bottom and placed that into the oven on 350 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours. We then took it out and let it cool so that we could work with it. We placed into re-usable freezer containers and zip lock bags that all went into the freezer. This will make some good eatin' later...pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bars, and of course, pumpkin pies.

I do have one nice pumpkin left and we will be using that for part of our Thanksgiving meal. I will take in, cut off the top (much like when you carve a pumpkin), clean it out, then fill it with sausage stuffing and bake it for about 1 hour in a 350 degree oven. This will be great, I will serve the stuffing right in the pumpkin container and when we scoop the stuffing out, we will get the soften, cooked pumpkin in each scoop. I took this idea from a friend of mine, who gave me a recipe for beef stew that you do the same way...and serve the stew in the pumpkin and scrap the pumpkin out. It sounds so lovely and I thought the pumpkin would be great with homemade sage and cornbread stuffing.

Well, it looks like all our prepared pumpkin is up and ready for use in our baked good. The only real problem now, is what to bake with it first.

Heathy Eating !!

Well, the family is doing well with our healthy eating...about 2 months ago, we decided to start eating "real" foods and get healthy. Cullen and I are tired of being run down and want to feel better and well as have heathly children. We have cut white sugar, hydrogenated oils, enriched flours, high fructose corn syrups from out regular diet. This has been a real challenge because most regular packaged foods have one or more of these products in them. It has caused a major change in the way we not only eat, but cook and buy food. We already grow most all of our own meat, and eggs, and some of our fruit and veggies, but we needed to do more.

We are finding that more time is needed to cook, you cant just throw our a package of stove top any must have your own whole wheat bread and corn bread to make stuffing from more instant box have to bake and make whole wheat goodies with honey...and no more quickie meals at fast food joints...more home cooking and pre made, pre frozen meals for those quickie times...

Overall, the change has been good and we are actually doing well at this. The biggest issue is actually hand grinding wheat...this is time comsuming and hard work and needs to be done constantly to keep up with the needs for baked bread, and such. We are working on getting a different set up for this but not sure what I want at this time.

Anyone care to share their whole food recipes...feel free, I could always use more!!!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

what kids do when taco bell takes forever!!!!

Click on Kenny to see more photos!

This is a funny story...We decide to go grab some food a Taco bell. When we pull in, the drive thru was packed, so Cullen and I decided to go inside. The kids stayed in the car and well, it took forever!!!!!! Seemed like an hour, but anyhow we finally get our food and we leave and go home and eat it. Later in the Evening, Cullen downloads his camera to his computer and he found these great photos...It seems that that kids have 'entertained' themselves why we waited in Taco Bell and we have the pics to prove it!!!!!!!!!! See them all, by clicking on the one pic of Kenny above!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Anyone ever noticed...

how everyone seems to only care about themselves these days? I mean really, when was the last time you actually saw a person reaching out helping out their, neighbor, just because they can?????? It just doesn't happen any more. It is really a bad thing, I mean where is the sence of community, friendship, or just plain ol' pride????? I have to say that all of these things almost seem to be a thing of the past. The work ethic is horrible (at least from what I see every day). People dont take pride in their appearance anymore and just wear jeans everwhere. Kids backtalk their parents, grandparents, teachers and anyone else they feel like. What is the world coming too??? Where will it end. It is almost impossible to teach my kids something good, because for every one thing I show them, they see 10 things to the opposite, either on t.v, movies, video games, the store, the street, the game, or some community event. This is the best, when someone cheats you out of a hard days work, because the "don't like it" explain it before you get started, determine a price, talk them through it, do the job, explain it again, re-do it just to make them happy, and then they decide they do not like what you have done. WEll, Duhh people, you cant "take back a service" that you have done for someone....... and now you are out your time, products you use, gas to get there and back and wear and tear on you equipment because someone wants something for nothing and we dont get paid for the day and are out the money it cost for the service.

What is the world coming to????????????
Anyone got any comments????????? I would be glad to hear them!!!!!!

I dont think anyone really reads this thing....anyone out there??????????

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Kidney stones!!!!

Well, another year, another kidney stone for my dear husband. We thought we might have actually had this problem licked. The whole story really begins about 5 years ago, when hubby had been complaining about his back and side hurting...well, I arrived home one day and he comes running out of the house holding his side saying , " I need to go to the emergency room right now" Well, needless to say, this scared the crap out of me, because, cullen never wants to go to the doctor, and because I had never seen him in so much pain. Well, I took him to the clinic here in town, he say a really wonderful nurse pract. who made him tinkle in a cup and checked it and said that there was a lot of blood in it and well she wanted him to go to the emergency room right away. This did not appeal to cullen, and so he called a friend of his, who worked for a urologist (who he also had done some work for) and got a speedy apointment that afternoon. Well, after an check up, doc said he thought all was well, the stone would probally pass, and to watch for it, drink extra water, pee as much as possible, limit salt and to drink powdered lemonaid and to lay off of the soda, no tea at all and limit any liquids that you cant see through...well this all seemed doable and we left with a perscribtion for some pain killers... The next few days were uncomfortable for cullen, but with the pain killers, all went well, and he passed the stone a few day later...a bit of tenderness after that and all was well again...

and so the story goes...this happened again, and then again, and then on the 4th time, we had xrays done to see if we could spot any more stones...and there were more. Doctor decided to do some further testing and said that he wanted to rule out bladder cancer and they did a "little looksy in the bladder". Yes, it is as bad as it sounds...they actually ran a "scope" up the penis and into the bladder and made sure there was no cancer. Well, thank God, there was none! and so we were back to just a kidney stone issue. Well, more testing was planned and so on. The did another xray, and they did a peetest (for lack of a better word) They actually collect all the urine for a full 24 hour period and then see exactally what is in it... Well, after this wonderful test and xrays, it was determined that cullen produces to much uric acid and would have to be on meds to take care of this problem. Well, we were actually releaved to "know what the problem was" and were happy to think that we were actually going to "get to move on" and maybe stop with the torture of the kidney stones. Cullen has been on the meds for 1 year now and this a.m. about 4, he was up and down, up and down and so I asked if he was ok. No, he said, "my side is hurting" I asked, is it a stone or what??? Cullen said" i dont think so, I slipped on the stairs yesterday, with the buffer and I think I may have pulled a muscle. (now i know it is a stone, because this is almost exactly what he says every time. the first time, it was, I lifted some furniture and pulled my back, then it was I twisted my back when I did that, and I lifted the freezer,blah, blah, blah...see the pattern yet???) anyhow back to the story. Morning is here, and I ask if I should call the doc and he says, no, I am ok. We did some small chores and cullen had to sit down. I found him in the bathroom after that and well, he delived yet another Kidney stone!!!!!!! We were not to excited about the whole thing, thinking that the meds would be taking care of this. Well, cullen reminded me of the last xrays that we say, when he did the peetest, and he has several more stones that were in his kidneys then and so he believe he just passed them and that he will be fine.

We will have to just wait and see how things work out. Are these meds working? Is he still forming new kidney stones????????/ The good news is that he passed this one pretty easy and is only a bit sore and is moving on quickly. And hopefully this will be the last of the pesky kidney stones!!!!!!

fall in the ozarks

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Making Ice Cream

well, I am giving it a try again, making icecream that is...we made some the other day and I used honey and apple juice,eggs and was ok, nothing to write home about, but tonight we are making some with 2 cups cream, 1 1/2 cups unsweetened OJ, 3 Tablespoons honey, and a cup of unflavored, unsweetened is in the mixer now. I am using the electric one, I have been grinding wheat for days now and my shoulder is tender...but we use so much flour and I figure, why not let the electric crank that baby for a while... It is just about ready, and I am gonna get off here and take it out of the maker and put it in the hope it is good.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Fall is on its way!

We ran to a neighboring town today (30 miles away) and the drive was very beautiful. The weather was cooler last week, but this week, it is hot again. In fact we are close to the record highs in this area. This hasn't stopped Fall from Coming!!! That earlier cool weather has made the leaves start to turn and that made the drive wonderful. I dont thing that I will actually ever get used to "Fall". Growing up in Las Vegas, Fall was not "really" there. I loved the desert, but even 12 years after moving the Missouri, I still feel like "this Fall" is the first one! I love the changes in the beautiful. The leaves are like magic as the dance around the yard. Every year, it is a little different...some years there are more reds and oranges, and some yellow and then some others, there isn't much but brown, but I cant seem to get enough. I love the bright red sumac leaves...I alwasy know them, they seem to come out first and turn a wonderful shade of red...beautiful. Well, even thought the weather is warm this week, I see the cool weather coming and it won't be long until all the leaves are gone again.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

new camera

new camera
Sep 28, 2006 - 20 Photos

click on the photo to see all the other photos I just uploded from the new camera.

new camera

new camera
Sep 28, 2006 - 20 Photos

click on the photo to see all the other photos I just uploded from the new camera.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Let there be pork!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, we finally have fresh meat. We took the 4 porkers to the butcher. Two were for us and the other two were for family and friends. We Choose the smallest and the largest pig for our own...the smallest was 188lbs and the largest was 224. We also had another at 224 and one at 218. We did good. Out of our two hogs, we ended up with 269 lbs of pork. We only got one ham and the other hams sliced into ham steaks!! We have tons of sausage, bacon, pork chops and pork steaks! Cullen grilled some pork steak and they were delicious! Very tender!!! For tonight, we have a pork roast in the crockpot! I love a slow cooked roast.

So far, our whole foods diet is going well. We have been eating fine. I made a special treat yesterday, with Simones help, and they turned our wonderful. The are peanut butter balls. They are a mix of oats and powdered milk with honey and natural peanutbutter. They are not cooked, you just mix and roll into balls. I expected them to be good, but just ok good...and I was really surprised, they are more than good, they are terrific. The best part, is that the recipe made a huge ton of them and I froze a huge bag of them so we can have them for a long time!!!!!!!!! yea ha!!!! That is another big plus to this recipe. I have noticed that snacks are the hardest thing to the whole foods cant grab a quick bag of chips, premade (packaged) cookies or granola bars...because of the sugar, hugh fructose corn syrup, hydrodenated oils, or the white enriched flour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! those products are in everything................ I have been cooking up a storm since we started this whole foods way of life. I like to cook and such so it hasnt been hard, but the kids are already worried about not getting some of their favorate things, like ice-cream, chocolate, for Kenny any candy and such, but after the peanut butter balls, they are not so worried about it any more. Cullen is doing pretty well with this too. The hardest thing about this for me has been the NO COKE!!! I am (or should I say was) a diehard coke drinker...morning, noon, and night, nothing but coke!!!!!!!!!!! I havent has one since we started the whole foods way. It has been a week yesterday. I have to say that I already have more energy since I have not been drinking the coke and having no sugars....
I cant wait to see what else changes in our lives because of these changes.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Cullen's B-day

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Dutch Oven Turkey
1 Turkey
8 to 10 strips of bacon

Start your fire 20 -30 minutes before so you will have good coals
In a well oiled #12 DO put 8 to 10 strips of bacon in the bottom.
Place the turkey in breast side up put lid on and set the DO on a bed of hot coals
Place more coals in the top of the DO
You will need to add coals 2 or 3 times
Cook for 20 min. per # if you keep the heat good and hot

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Just some recipes

Aluminum Foil Trout

Lemon pepper
Aluminum Foil
Serves - 1
Spread out a 12 inch by 12 inch sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil.
Onto the foil, place a trout. Sprinkle on top lemon pepper a few pea sized pieces butter
Fold the foil into an envelope– like packet. Be sure all the edges are sealed to keep in the steam as it cooks. Place the packet on the grill or onto a bed of hot coals. Cook about 8 minutes, turning every three minutes.
Serve with lemon wedges.

2 rabbits, cut in serving pieces
1 carrot, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 c. water
Salt and pepper
Place soup, water, carrots and onion in Dutch oven; mix well. Put rabbit pieces in mixture and spoon sauce over them. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover Dutch oven and cook at 375 degrees for approximately 1 1/2 hours.

Campfire Beans

· 2 cups dried red beans
· 2 cups dried pinto beans
· 1 large yellow onion, chopped
· 3 tablespoons garlic, chopped
· 3 green chile peppers, grilled and diced
· 3 vine-ripened tomatoes, grilled, seeded and chopped
· 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
· 7 quarts water or vegetable stock
· 1 smoked ham hock
· 2 whole dried red chile peppers (opt.)
· Salt and pepper, to taste
Rinse beans in water, changing water once; drain.
When beans are ready, saute onion, garlic, green chiles and tomatoes in oil in a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add water or stock and ham hock; bring to a boil. Add beans, coriander seed, bay leaf and dried chiles. Continue to boil for 30 minutes, then lower heat, cover and simmer for three to four hours, until beans are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Makes 16 servings.
Ok for you that are lazy like me just throw it all in the DO and cook them.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

to brake........

I put the Durango in the shop to have the electric brakes put on .no big thing right ……
Get it home and we hook up the trailer, we have no lights. No lights on the Durango or the trailer. Run back up to the shop its 4:30p and they close at 5:00. We have shorted out the tail light on the suv and they need to disconnect the electric brakes . so we back to not having electric brakes. Take it back to the shop on Friday and they have it all day. I call to see what is going on with it .you need a new electric brake controller. So we go spend more money ($80.00). after the 1st one was 50.00 and the 1st trip to the shop we spent $75.00

Take the new brake controller thinking we will have the Durango back in just a little time this was at 12:00pm go up to the shop a 4:30 and they cant get the brakes to work and it is all in the Durango. Take it home and we still don’t have brakes it’s a good thing I like the guys at the shop. So on Friday it goes back to the shop, hope they can get it fixed we are going on a trip with the trailer on the 22 on September.

We did get the weight of the trailer it is 6500lb and we can pull 7200. We just cant stop it. Lol

The pig experience

we pick the trailer up on Sunday. had to tear down the fence to back the trailer of to the pigs. so far so good the a bout 6:00pm . We went out to load them up. The first one just walked in. the 2nd one need more help had to push him a little. so far so good them time for the 3rd one he did don't want to go in. them the 2nd one got back out. We tried food even milk the pigs love milk. nope not going to go in the trailer. so we get a piece of tin and make the pin smaller and smaller. they go in 1 at a time. so we did it the pigs are in. Monday morning I go to get gas before we hook up the traler.get the gas and a coke we set off hook ,up the trailer and pull it up to the the front . we have a low tire so ok lets go air it up. the first place the air is not working. so we go to the next place get the tire aired up. off to get the 2 pig from a Friends house. get them and it starts pouring rain and the pig pin is down hill all grass i'm thinking we will never get back up the hill. but I drive down back up cant even see to back up to the pin. it is raining so hard I have to call Belinda on the cell so she can tell me when to stop so i don't knock down the pig pin. have you ever tried to back a trailer up with someone telling you what to do over the phone??? not that easy but we got them done. then to bet the pigs in. Simone get in with are 4 pig to keep them in the trailer. she was great one 1 got out. the 2 we were trying to got in did not wount to go in. after what seamed about an hour I grab the last one by the ears and got him in. off the Summersville we go.. get there push the 1st pig off the trailer and she 188# them the next one we had to put a bucket over his head he was 224# the next one just walk off like he was walking the red carpet he was 252# then we pushed and fought and we got the next one out and he was 224# and then the next one came out of the trainer easy and it was also 224# and then the last one was the hardest, of course and he was 238#. Finally we are done and the pigs are "gone" and we take off to go home and then about 3 miles down the road, we thing we have a flat, we pull over and well, thank goodness, we don't, it must have just been a bad patch of road. we finally made it back home and it is all done, but the eaten'!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Yet another crazy busy day!!!

The Kids had us running yet again! We had a slow beginning, but then by 1 p.m. we were on the go. We actually had to split up in order to "get " everything done. Cullen and kenny left at 1:30 p.m. to pick up Simones escort (for the Jr. Miss contest)... MY mom picked up Simone and 1:45 p.m. to head out to the Jr. Miss practice run. We met up with Cullen and Kenny with Simones escort at the Commons. We had to be at the stage area and Kenny and Cullen had to be at the horse arean. Thank goodness that we were close. Simone walked over to grab her escort and bring him to the stage area. We could hear the P.A. system from the horse show and wondered how little Kenny was doing at his thing while we were at ours. Cullen said he could hear us every now and then too and wondered the same.

One of my pet peeves is splitting up...I like to stay together as a family during these types of events...but we did it any how.

Kenny did well at the horse show. He won several ribbons and won the reserve champion again. this is the second time this year he won the reserve champion. We are really proud of him. He was excited too...he won a cash prize of $5. he said he was going to buy 5 icecreams with it.

Simone went through the "practice" run on the jr. miss contest and did really well. She practiced her geisha fan dance in front ove everyone and was super too.

Simone and i got to catch the last few minutes of Kenny on the horses...he was happy to see us.

We were starved by 6:00 p.m. and so we went to grab some take out chinese and went home and crashed and ate it...

Now, we just finished "doing" simones hair....... Kenny is in bed and now I am going to sit on my butt and watch a bit of t.v. and just veg out. I cant wait to show you all some pics of Simone in the contest, she is so beautiful, not to mention taleted. The contest is on Thursday night, so I will be posting some pics on Friday! I cant wait!

new pup

This is dipstick the new puppy in the house. she is a hand full.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

RV The Movie...with Robin Williams!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, we had a family "movie night" last night. It started out pretty normal, we made tacos and brownies... and picked out the movie. We decided on RV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a blast! We laughed and laughed. It was funny and real and everything inbetween. We related more with the "fulltiming RV family that homeschooled" than with Robin Williams family, but in the end it all turned out great! What can i say except "two thumbs up". We definetely would recomment this movie to everyone, including families! It made a great "movie night" here in our house!!!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

New book for our travels

I ordered a new book, for our travels. It is called Watch It Made in the U.S.A: A Visitor's Guide to the Companies That Make Your Favorite Products by Karen Axelrod; Bruce Brumberg. I have tried to post a pic of it, once again, with no success!!
I am thrilled with the book. It is a guide to Factories and such that offer tours of their facilities. They have it in sections, by states, and then a list of the places, along with directions to the factory that they are "informing" you about. The other information included background on the company, what they offer during the tour, how long the tour will take, if they have a gift shop, and if there is a cost for the tour. It is a super book and we hope to put it to good use too when we travel. There are several tours that the family will enjoy, a few the boys would like and some that girls would like and some just the adults would like, so it is a book for everyone!!! Cant wait to put it to practical use!!

Posting photos problem!!

I have been trying for 3 days now to post some photos...Without success!!! I am not really sure what the problem is, because I have posted all of the other photos on this site with no problems, till now of course. I wanted to put some photos of the puppies and such and some of the kids but am not sure what is going on, so I am writing my disgust here instead!!!

so there you have it!!!!

Monday, August 14, 2006

We still have puppies!!!!!!!!

Well, we still have puppies to "sell". We had a beautiful litter of dachshund puppies, born on July 3. There were five in the litter and they are all girls. Can you believe that??? It was quite wonderful actually, girls are better to sell than the boys. We ended up with 3 black and tans (just like their daddy) and 1 red (a lot like her momma) and one that was a darker red with some black highlights (that was sort of inbetween them). We have decided to keep the red one, she is adorable. We have named her dipstick...which doesn't sound very nice, but actually, it is because she is totally red with the exeption of her tail, which looks like it has been half dipped in something dark, like oil on a dipstick and that is why she is named dipstick.
We took all five pups to the vet on Friday and had their first puppy shots and wormed them. They all did very well for their first vet visit. We sold one and she was picked up on Friday evening. The one that sold was the dark red one. I do believe that I could have sold her 3 times already, lol! A lot of people have wanted the red ones.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Let it Rain!

Well, we finally got a bit of rain today...maybe a 1/4 inch or so...but it has been so dry that even this bit of rain was very welcome! It still made it up to the 90's today but that was a lot better than over 100 degrees. The rain gave us an oppertunity to "see" just what the awning on the RV can do. It was very nice. I would make a nice are to be outside in a light shower or drizzle when "out on the road". It would not be safe for storms and such, because of the winds and all can cause the awning to "swing" around.

We did find a bit of a problem with the awning, of course. It does seem to collect a bit of water in it while rolled up. Not really sure how that is happening as of yet. I figure it could be 1. it is no longer "water sealed well" or 2 it has a hole in it that we dont really notice. We are going to have the part up at the RV, re-inforced with a special "tape" type of material and I think we will re-waterproof it too, just to be on the safe side. This isn't any "big" issue, but we would like the awing to last as long as possible and it will not last long with water collecting in it while rolled up. If anyone has any other suggestions on this, please let us know.

We are just happy to have has the rain!!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Horse show with the kids! pics too

The kids had a horse show this past Sunday and it was great!! It was super hot, but the kids did a great job. Simone got 3 first places and 1 second and was grand champion in her age div. Kenny got to many ribbons to count and was reserve grand chamion in his age div. The left pic is of Kenny and the right one is of Simone.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Some parts have arrived for the RV

We ordered the REESE POD Towpower #74377 Electric Brake System unit for the Durango. It arrived on Saturday, yea ha!! I actually found it on ebay and saved a bunch of money. I am really pleased so far with it. It was completely new and in the package too. It was the one we wanted. Now we just have to get it installed. We are going to have it installed by our mechanic. I am pretty sure Cullen can do it, but the electronic on a car can be a bit tricky and so we decided to just leave it to the pro's. We love out mechanic and trust him too!!! It wasn't a hard decision. So, we can cross another item off our list!

Cullen has both T.V's installed in the RV now, and the dvd and vhs. He connected them to his "new" stereo system and now we can listen to the T.V. in the overhead stereo system too.

Even though we are getting a few things done on our list, it seems that for every one we complete, we add two more items...yikes!!!