Friday, July 3, 2009

Life Keeps Moving

without me keeping up! Hahaha Where does the time go? I just cant seem to keep up with all the day to day things that need to be done. A lot has happened in the last few months. I'm not even sure where to begin.





A few months back I bought a few lottery tickets. Now mind you, I dont usually do that. About my 2nd ticket in I scratched it & could'nt believe my eyes. I had won. It was so exciting! We took a trip to the lottery & what fun that was. We ended up winning a car but taking the cash value instead. We have a great car that I wouldnt trade for the world. If you cant tell....I love my car. LOL With that being said....we were able to pay off some bills & take a vacation to see our two kids that are'nt with us.



We went on a three week adventure. We travelled to Arkansas first to see our daughter & scope out the area for moving. (Yes, we are moving) We checked into housing & employment & everything looks great. Hubby is trying to get on with one of the women's prisons in the area. We found a house & it looks secure at this point. Will be heading south the end of July. While on this vacation we drove over to Memphis, TN & saw all that it had to offer. What a blast that was. So many cool things to see...Davies Plantation, Graceland, St. Judes Hospital, Beale Street, Neely's BBQ, Underground Railroad Museum & last but not least, the Gibson guitar factory. Our son Travis even got to march with the ducks at the Peabody Hotel. The Duckmaster invited him up to the roof to see their sanctuary which is usually off limits. He was on cloud 9.




After leaving Arkansas, we headed up to Oklahoma to visit the bombing memorial. WOW is all I can say. It is a beautiful memorial & just so sad to think of the tragedy that occurred there. We then headed up to Colorado to see our son Taylor. He is stationed there. It was our first time seeing his base. It is so beautiful up there. I would move there in a heartbeat. Pikes Peak still had snow on it in May. I thought that was just crazy. If you ever get the chance to go you have to visit the Garden of the Gods. Amazingly breathtaking. After our quick (too quick) visit we headed home. I think it was the best vacation we have taken by far.



So you see, we have been super busy with all of our travelling & getting ready to move. I am so excited though, at the prospect of having a craft room & finally getting to sew again. I have missed that so much.




Everyone have a wonderful & safe Fourth of July! Will keep you updated on our latest adventures in life. :)



~Toodles

3 comments:

Becky said...

WOW!! What fun!!! Thanks for sharing the pics and your adventures! congrats on the win!!!! Hugs, Becky

Sassy Soaps N Such N Always Crafty 2 said...

I JAnna I recognize the peabody! and Graceland.Memphis is my hometown and time i went back for a visit. Been away a LONG TIME! Congrats on the win and hope to visit in person when you get to Arkansas ... Let's have a PCCF Meet in the Middle.
sandi

Kathy said...

Janna I am just so happy for you, winning the car couldn't have happened to a better person.

I am so excited that you are going to be moving to somewhere I know you will love, and you will be close to your son.

Hoping all works out for you and your family.

Congrats to you all.

((( BIG HUGS )))

~ Kathy ~ seasonaltouch