Sunday, September 21, 2014


Laton and I have been checking out the 2nd hand stores for a few things to finish up our winter home. I came across this plate. This is the pattern Laton and I had for our first dinner set when we were first married. I got the set with S&H Greenstamps (remember those?). My Nana, Ruby Rook, gave us several books of stamps as a shower gift. Sweet Memories!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Carrie & Sarah

Check out the lovely necklace and roses from Lee & Sarah. 
Thank you! Loved it.

Steve, Natalie, Sarah, Lee, Valentino, Carrie, Laton

 I had a wonderful MOM DAY! I had a visit from my sons Steve, Lee and Lee's family -
Natalie, Carrie, Valentino

Grandchildren are the greatest.  KISS! KISS!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Moving on UP! or at least IN!

 We have moved in for a few weeks.
We have all the basics covered, a place to sit!

A place to sleep! And a TV!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Another Winter Home Update

We have finally put in the new kitchen ceiling, counter tops and bar.

I am loving my copper sink. I did a lot of research and supposedly it is anti-bacterial. I thought that was pretty cool.

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Lumara (far left) Vance (far right)
Check out our grandson's soccer team. Our daughter, Lumara is the coach. Too cute!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hay Bale Gardening

There is a master gardener residing in the RV Resort and various residents are growing veggies.
Check out this link: Straw Bale Gardens.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Happy Easter

Laton, Carrie, Jim, Lee
Today was a fun day. There was an Easter Potluck with all the other residents that are still left here at Picacho Peak RV Resort.  Lots of good food and fun conversation.

I loved this peep line-up!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Vance!

Today is Vance's birthday. He had a party at a park last week.
He is 3 today.  Such a big boy.
His mom said he loooooovvvvveeeees Batman!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

We have a Shower!

Here is the round tempered glass shower we installed.  We are thrilled with how it is turning out. Since we installed a corner sink, we actually have room to turn around in this teeny tiny bathroom.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Update on the Snowbird Nest

Here are some updated pics of the holes in the floors from my last post.  We have put in all new plumbing, repaired the holes and added a new sub-floor.  Bathroom toilet and sink are installed.

Will continue to keep you updated.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Gourd Sistahs!

Anni, Lee & I created some gourd bird houses. They sure turned out cute. We were very happy with the results.

Now we call ourselves the Gourd Sisters

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Perfect Hot Dog!

I love a char on a hot dog.  These were perfect. The best part was having dinner with friends Anni & Rob.
Thank you

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Gourd Run

My new favorite hobby is painting and carving gourds. I took a class here at Picacho Peak RV Resort and now there is no stopping me.  I took a trip to Wurtz Gourd Farm with some neighbors and had so much fun. My creative juices are flowing.  I found some great designs on line at a company called Dover Publications. I am finding a lot of my scrapbooking supplies translate well into gourd use. LOL What could be better?

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Our New Nest - We are now Snowbirds!

Laton working on the water heater
The bedroom
The bathroom
Our helper, Fernando, replacing all the water pipes in the kitchen and throughout

Monday, February 10, 2014

Pine Needle Basket

I have been having a lot of fun with the different craft classes here at Picacho Peak RV Resort. Here is a pine needle basket I made. I will be working on one that has a polished flat stone as the base. I am very excited to finish it.  The teacher is a Canadian lady, Dorothy. She is very generous with her knowledge and talent.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tiger Woods - Watch out

Vance hit a hole in one from 15 feet and he isn't even 3 yet. We were pretty proud of him!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Palatki Heritage Site

There was a job opening at Palatki Heritage Site. We took a Sunday drive up to Sedona, AZ to check it out.  It is a wonderful area.  Click HERE to see a 14 min video of the site. It is awesome.
We didn't take the job for this summer but it is definitely on our bucket list.

We were a little worried about the heat for the summer and the rattlesnake danger to Maggie.

FYI We just found out there are rattlesnake vaccines for dogs - check this out here

Tuesday, January 7, 2014