Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 in Review

Sold my little "mansion on the hill" and moved back to the northside.  The commute to work was horrible.

My "new" huge house.  Biggest house I have ever lived in.  Crazy...buying such a big house, but it sure is nice when all the kiddos are home.

Our annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale.  It is always such a fun day.  We usually go over to Berne, and visit the cheese shop and other little stores.  This time we stopped at a little town on the way, can't even remember the name, and ate at a restaurant that I think was called "The Juntion".  Oh my goodness.....the food was YUMMY!!!!

Debbie and I went for a few days to Tennessee.  I conquered my fear of riding in the SkiLift.  I don't think Debbie could hardly believe I did it.  I plan on doing it again.

Said goodbye to Petunia.  Didn't really want to, but she needed to find a new home.  She was replaced with a White Honda Accord, who I cannot find a name for.  Poor thing.......

Went to the IN State Fair with the family, and Rachel's boyfriend Ty.  It was super hot.  I ended up sitting most of the time watching the horses.  It was air conditioned, and that is more my speed.  Ha!

Learned a new hairstyle with Lila Rose hair clips.

Got to go to Yuletide for the first time.  What a delightful evening.
Lots of eventful happening in my life for 2015, including a job transfer to a new position where I work.  2015 wasn't a complete bed of roses, but I'm not going to dwell on that.  I am blessed.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


December 4, 2015 found us at Yuletide for the first time.  We were all so excited.  We decided to go "formal" which made it even more special.

I think if we go formal again, I will do a tea length dress.  I don't like tripping over the dress trying to get up the stairs.  :)

It was fun to people watch, and the music was superb.  What a way to end a work filled week.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Ole Red

My Daddy’s Old Truck

Many, many years ago when I was a little girl, and yes Debbie we had cars then…….my Daddy had an old 1953 GMC pickup truck.
Lots and lots of memories around this old truck.
1.        My Mother was a stay at home Mom, and was always faithful to have supper ready when Daddy got home from work.  He gave another man who lived close by a ride to work.  We would watch the highway, and wait for him to go by, and then go to the house and say….”Daddy’s coming”. 
2.       That old red truck had a set of white side boards.  Back in the “old” days you could ride in the back of the truck.  If the sideboards were on, we could even stand up and ride with the wind in our faces.  What fun.
3.       Sometimes when we weren’t going very far, we could ride on the tailgate and let our feet dangle.  Incredible fun.
4.        Riding along with my Pops to take the trash to the dump.  Phew….
5.       Loads and loads of lumber hauled to build a new house.
6.       Riding sometimes on the outside steps.  Of course not going far.  Sometimes we would lay down in the bed of the truck while we rode.
7.       Nobody thought anything of it when kids rode in the back.  Times do change.
8.       No air conditioning, but who cared.   Roll the windows down, and let the air blow you away.

9.       More memories I am sure – but that old truck is thought of with fondness and of course my Pops.  And as he reads this is is probably saying….”Don’t call me Pops”.