Grandchildren Vacations!

In August, we were blessed to be given the opportunity to go on 2 separate vacations, with 2 sets of grandkids! The first part of August took us to South Dakota (a road trip) with my 2 granddaughters, Tessa (age 9, almost 10), and Kendra (age 7). She is my daughters children and full of life and joy!

Out adventure included seeing Mount Rushmore…


Swimming and meeting Taylor, a favorite friend from back home!


Going on a Chuckwagon dinner ride, they even got to sit up front with the driver on the way back! And what appetites! Kendra downed TWO hot dogs AND a steak!


We went horseback riding! Tessa on YouToo and Kendra on TJ, and we panned for gold!



We climbed Devils Tower in Wyoming


and slid down into Devils Bathtub after hiking there.

IMG_4847IMG_4863We had some fabulous breakfasts and dinners on our deck at the units that we rented. We were in 2 different units over the course of 6 days.


The last part of the month, we flew to San Antonio, TX, to be with Gregs daughters children, Carmen (age 11) and Nick (age 9). Krisi had to attend a class in Kansas, so we watched the kids.

While there, we were busy swimming…


and visiting this great water theme park called Schlitterbahn. Even grandpa and grandma had a blast there! Unfortunately, because it was a water theme park, we didn’t get any photos.

Carmen and I went to 3 yoga classes,


and I took her to an Essential Oil “Make and Take” class! The class was going to be on the news that night (KENS5 from San Antonio), and after the class, the man videoing the class presentation, asked me for an interview! So Carmen asked if she could have my autograph since I was now “famous”! LOL!!!

We went to a “make your own” pizza bar!


Seems like we were busy every day while there.

We were so blessed to be able to spend this unforgettable time with the grandkids. What a precious, unforgettable experience! We had so much fun with both sets of grandkids, we just wish we could have gotten all 4 of them together, they would have had so much fun.

Next blog…what has been going on since our return home. We close the sale of the house on Sept 1, so ALOT has been happening! So stay tuned!



And so the adventure begins!

The last few months have been pretty quiet on here. What with preparing our home for sale, and keeping close to home in order to have it ready to show to potential buyers (everything put in it place and Toto needed to not be in the house!), it pretty much limited our ability to go anywhere without extensive planning. But this week, all that changed. We received an offer of our asking price on our home, and accepted it. It was a roller-coaster of a week, emotionally!


We will miss these sunsets on our front porch, but we will have many future sunsets to share!


So now what? Well, we’re off! Traveling that is! Near term, we are vacationing with grandkids, just us and them (no parents)! First, off to the Black Hills of South Dakota and then to San Antonio, TX. So stay tuned for blog updates on these exciting trips!

Returning after these vacations, we will be busy selling furniture and the rest of our possessions, deciding what goes in to storage, what stays with us in the Honda CRV as we travel, gypsy style, from place to place, and other logistics.

Additional photos of our home earlier this spring, and of course, Toto! Enjoy!




So we have a private showing on our house for sale on Saturday, and an Open House on Sunday! Let’s hope this results in some offer activity!

I’ve also updated my professional website ( and have included some download links on the “Yoga” tab, and hope to add more soon! Also check out my yoga classes there! Yesterday was International Day of Yoga and I taught 2 classes, my regular Wednesday morning Senior Yoga and another to the staff at the local prison. Both were amazing classes!

Looking forward to a vacation/holiday out west the end of July to mid August! Time with grandkids and being in the mountains! Stay tuned!

And now we are listed on the MLS!

So above is the link for the official listing of our home on the MLS homes for sale listing! 

And below is an alternative link if the above does not work!