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This the story of our journey, Into Something Good, going Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and trying to Hold Onto Our Dreams. How we got on the way to becoming HALF time RVers! Our Ford 350 super duty diesel truck is our horses, we call it the Beast . Our 2008 34'7" 3 slide Cedar Creek Silverback fifth wheel is our Prairie Schooner Wagon,we call it the Bear. Just like the first RVers, the Pioneers of Yesteryear traveling around the country searching for a rich full filling life! Come along with us for the ride and read about our triumphs and mishaps along the way! About to be Part time RVers in a Cedar Creek Silverback 2008, 34'7", 3 slide 5th wheel, which is our Prairie Schooner Wagon, and a 2006 Ford 350 super duty 1 ton diesel truck is our horses, or oxen, only we have to feed it diesel instead of grass, and oats, which costs a lot more! Retired Air Force empty nesters off to see the good ole USA! Favorite Quote: "Life is a Blank Canvas, Made For Me to Add the Colors" Goal: I am trying to add as many colors as I can to my life!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


We voted almost 2 weeks ago, we had to wait all of 10 minutes ! Tomorrow it will be 2 weeks exactly. I don't care who you vote for as long as you VOTE! By not voting you are rejecting all that this great country stands for. From the beginning of the country and the concept of the constitution voting was necessary for all to be represented. So you need to make sure that your Vote is represented. So please make sure you cast your vote! If you don't vote you have no right to voice any opinion about the President or the government, you loose your voice in the government. This is one of my pet peeves, so I'll now get down off my soapbox,before I fall. LOL! We'll be watching or listening the election returns all day so we know what's going on. Of course, we may not even know who will be the next President and Vice President when we go to bed!

All day today I will be working on the rest of the bouquets so I can get them done. The wedding is steadily creeping up on us at a very fast clip it seems to me! I think I'll be glad when it is all over! Weddings are really stressful for all involved!! I'm glad that I already have my dress and all the accessory's ready to go. All I have to do on Saturday is get my hair done at 10:00 a.m. After that things will go smoothly. Kara will be here on Friday to take part in the rehearsal and the dinner, her Daddy has to work so he will drop her off and come over for the wedding on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

After I got up, I washed the dishes that I had to face, then left in the truck to go get the rest of the flowers I needed to finish up the bouquets. I bought more than I needed, but I'd rather have too many than not enough and have to make another trip! They assured me that any I don't need I can bring them back, so that's good. It will save me some money, which I have spent a great deal on the flowers, and the rehearsal dinner! I did offer to pay and do the flowers though, so that's to be expected. Well that's it for today, so at this point I'll just say I'll see you when I see you, because right now I'm not sure if I will be able to post the rest of the week or not. See you then, whenever that may be...Everyone who is traveling BE SAFE!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


The Groom--Our Son Gary clowning around! LOL!
Close up of the Bride's Bouquet------- FINISHED!!!!!
The Bouquet not quite finished---------^

Bride's Bouquet:
The bridal bouquet is finished! Whew!!! Actually it went together real easy, and it kinda took on a life of it's own. It sort of made itself. I just start placing flowers, and if I don't like how it looks in one place I move it somewhere else. I'm strictly self taught, and until 2 years ago I didn't know I could do it! I just started playing around with a bouquet holder and floral pins, and everyone liked the results. The funny thing about doing the flowers for weddings is when I do then, I don't get nervous at all ! I'm really pleased and pretty proud of this bouquet! I was worried, because of the color purple that Mariah picked. The only ones I had made were with red and white being the predominate colors. So I didn't know how this one would turn out, but I think it's my favorite so far! I had trouble finding the right color and shade of purple, so I don't know if I'd ever agree to do another purple one. Who knows, though if the budget for the flowers was unlimited, and I could shop at Hobby Lobby, and Michael's, and JoAnn's for all of the flowers, then I might! Trying to stick to a budget is hard, especially if it is a slim budget! Tomorrow I will do the Maid of honor's bouquet and get the rest of the flowers to make the other 5. I ran out of white flowers today when I finished the Brides Bouquet. I should have the rest of the bouquets done by Tuesday evening.

When I do flowers everything goes by the way side. Our fiver is a huge mess with boxes of flowers all over the couch, and all over the table. I didn't get the dishes done today so I'll have to face that in the morning before I get my shopping started. There is only 6 more days before the wedding! It's hard to believe it's almost here. The time sure has gone fast. I guess I work best under pressure, since I waited to the last week to get the bouquets done. I should be back on top of everything by Tuesday evening. The rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner are on Friday evening, so once Thursday gets here I probably won't be able to write on my blog much until Sunday, so please forgive me in advance if I miss a few days here. I hope to be able to get a few pictures during the wedding and the rehearsal for you! See ya tomorrow, so until then...