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The verdict is in, I’m not going to blogspot, I’m going to have my very own dot com…my big brother sells them very cheap over at Chimpwater dot com and he downloaded wordpress onto my site for me. He says by tomorrow I can start messing with it. So that means it may still be a few days to get it looking like I want and then viola! The new me will be here…I’m going through blogging withdrawals right now, but I have more time to read what y’all are writing so that’s been fun.

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What the &*%^*#@!

I am experiencing some major technical difficulties with my site or my computer. I would call upon my I.T. support but she has family in town and has disappeared for a week. So if you see mispelled words, it’s because spell check only works when it feels like it. And I’m not being able to copy and paste anything so pictures may not be an option for awhile. Bare with me and all may be right next week.

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I did enjoy the ranch, though it had lost the magic of family reunions past, probably because I’m now a mom with three kids to chase after. Another reason could be half the family that was invited never showed up. ( I filled in with some great replacements.)
When I was young this Ranch was my oyster. My huge extended family would rent it out every couple of years. My cousins and I would raid the empty bunkhouses and have secret meetings. We had clubs and put on plays. I was always in charge of my little group. This wasn’t always a good thing. I wonder how my mom did it? Six kids, acres upon acres of places to hide? How did she keep track of everyone? She never seemed overwhelmed.
I was a little grouchy the last night of our stay, I’ll admit. I haven’t returned to my normal jovial mood yet. Probably because I need to go unpack all those bags that are sitting up in my room.

The horses here were so sweet. We probably fed them 10 lbs of apples that we brought to feed our guests, along with carrots from the vegetable trays. It was worth it. The Ranch has no electric fences so my kids could walk right under the fence. They were pretty good about following the rules but every once in awhile I would look out the lodge windows and see my daughter standing under a horse’s belly.
I had plenty adult conversation all weekend. I started to forget that I needed to keep an eye on my kids! It was scary how many times I would wake up from a conversational haze and remember “oh yeah, where are those little appendages that I have some responsibility for?”
There were water-slides, boats, horse rides and trails for biking or hiking.
Fun was had by all, and my kids can’t wait to go back. So really, my mission was accomplished. I just hope that some day we can fill the property full of family members, like we used to, and the kids can build even better memories of time spent with their cousins.

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This is why

I want to read. I’m at the end of a book that has taken awhile to get into, yet I’m so close to being finished.

Is this a good reason for neglecting my site?

Okay, well how about this…I have just returned from vacation, and am still recovering. Any of you that travel with children will understand.

Ummm…what other excuses do I have?

I’ve been neglecting my pinatas?

Two new books are begging me to make new creases in their covers.

I’m practicing for next years auditions of “So you think you can dance?”

Some days I’ve something to say, other days I don’t.

You guess what day it is. Bide me some time and I will produce some beautiful pictures of our happy little vacation.

Xoxo

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Throw Back Thursday!

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I was doomed from the beginning. Do I even LOOK like I’m enjoying pretending to work? That’s what I thought. But nice try Mom and Dad. This Throw Back Thursday is brought to you by Jane.

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Do I pack for our trip on Friday morning or sit in the sunshine and read while the baby sleeps?

What would you do?…

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Scotty hotty

Sara  inspired the contest and Chris brought on this next bit so blame her!

Hubby’s a hotty
He looks like a teenager
I don’t think that’s bad

He puts up with me
Never hesitates to change
A dirty diaper

Entrepreneur
It’s hard work being “the man”
Thanks for everything

Really what I want to ask is for a cheesy Haiku on why your husband is the most beautiful.

Tag you’re it…and pictures if you dare!

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