Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I bought a new car ....

Last December I bought a new car
a Ford Escape

that is only the 7th car I have bought
my first car at age 18 was a Datsun
then I saved my money and bought myself a 1976 Camaro
Next up was a Ford Bronco II
then 3 kids later.....had to go with the mini van
Ford Aerostar
I drove that mini van for 10 years.
When we had to get a new vehicle, Johnny at first wanted
another mini van. I did not
So he bought me a Ford Expedition
I called her the MacDaddy! Loved the Expedition
I could haul a whole pile of kids around

I drove that for 10 years and then bought my Pontiac
G6 GT hard top convertible.
loved it and drove it for 7 years. 

Then comes December 2015. I wanted a crossover and the
one I really wanted was the Kia Sorento. But when we went to
the dealership they were not willing to work a deal
The Sorento was fast becoming one of the top rated crossovers
so they just were not offering a lot
we stood our ground and walked out

then went to the Ford dealership and settled on the Ford Escape. 
I say "settled" only because it wasn't really what I wanted
It's a great car with some really cool features but it felt small
to me....I wanted one with more room

In August they were offering some rebates on the Kia Sorento
but I had only had the Escape 8 months. Johnny said well, all we
can do is see what they will offer. So we go, I find one I want, they
tell us the price, great price....BUT, will they give us payoff on the
Escape. At first they said no but when they realized we were willing
to walk away, they agreed to payoff.
and now I have what I really wanted.....the Kia Sorento.

we love it!


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Great news ....

A really great thing happened back in June...

this sweet little family ( our daughter and son-in-law)
bought themselves a house!!
and it is literally one minute from our front foot!

they have slowly been decorating each room and it
looks so beautiful
maybe when they are done she will let me take
pictures of each room so I can post on my blog

It has a living room, dining room, den, kitchen, 1/2 bath, laundry
room and mud room all on the first floor. They turned the dining room in to 
a play room and turned the living room in to the dining room.
Upstairs is 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
they have an unfinished 3rd floor
Really awesome home!!

We are so very proud of them. They have worked hard
toward this goal of owning a home. 


Monday, September 26, 2016

Our new baby ....

on August 15th we picked up our new puppy!!
ever since losing our precious Chrissy girl, we have
been wanting another dog. I guess we had just gotten
used to having 3 dogs so really wanted to add another
Teddy Bear to our little herd!

A good friend of ours her teddy bear had a litter
7 babies!! Oh good gracious, if that was me I would want
to keep all 7 of them! haha....She kept one little girl

We went over a few weeks prior and picked our girl out.
it was nice because our friend would send me pictures
of our little girl. 

here she is only about 3 weeks old

and then finally we picked her up
we did get her early, only 6 weeks old
but she was already weaned and we really wanted to have
her with us for several weeks before leaving for vacation

but we brought home 2 puppies....the all white little girl
for our friend Glenda in Myrtle Beach. This one was
going to stay with us for 5 days until Glenda's daughter could pick her up

but then Glenda's grandson decided to get the little all 
white little boy
so we got him too!

and these 2 girls were not too crazy about this situation
and they spent a lot of time outside....haha

after a week little Finley and little Mica left our home
for their new home where they are getting super spoiled
and our little girl is adjusting just fine
she is named Khaleesi Rue
Khaleesi for our fav character in Game of Thrones
and Rue for a character we like in Hunger Games

We just love her


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Beach day 9 ...

Our last day at the beach
it always makes me so sad
I'm not just the kind of person who loves going to the
beach on vacation. I can go on
vacation anywhere else and I'm good with going
home....I'm ready after a week
but the beach is just so much more to's like
my heart is there, my soul. I feel so happy and 
at peace
when I am there.
I just hate leaving

a few random pictures....

we checked on renting the house below in March when
we plan on going for the St Patricks festivities
but the owners are not renting in March. But it sure 
would be cool to stay in that house....having the water actually
coming under the house. You know you would feel that
house swaying in the ocean breezes

bye bye beach....


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Beach day 8 ....

Our last full day on the beach :(
Johnny and I went to Jolly Roger for breakfast
Lynne left to go home

We met up with Tommy and Joanne out on the beach
another beautiful day....flies though
Tommy and I went out in the ocean again
and rode the waves
what fun!!

Eating grapes poolside 

Bucky took all of the sea glass they found and made this
look at the 3 cobalt blue! so pretty
and right under the blue is one light blue they found

selfie with my ocean buddy...Tommy

Avery's daily nap on her Daddy

Our 4th night of Putt Putt and the only
night that I won!

that night Johnny and I went out to dinner with 
Tommy and Joanne. We went to JK's steak house and OMG....just the best
steak!! A really nice restaurant, I highly recommend it.


Beach day 7 .....

This day started with rain!
So we went shopping.... :)
We went over to Foxy Flamingo. It's a really cool shop with unique clothes
and jewelry. Right away, Avery Grace was fascinated by this place. I told Jacquelyn it means she is a born shopper....haha
I bought a dress and a new "All Washed Up" necklace.
I have one with the OBX coordinates on it
the new one is slightly shorter so I can wear them together
and it has 3 waves on it.

I also bought 2 Christmas presents....yay for shopping early
Also went over to Wings....just have to go there
and buy a cheap OBX t-shirt every time we go down there!

Stopped raining by 11:00 and we headed down to the beach.
Tommy and Joanne came down so they met us
out on the beach. We stayed out there all day.
the water was so warm and so could go out waist deep
and still see the bottom. Tommy and I went out a little ways so we could
jump the waves. So much fun!!
We found a cute little mermaid on the beach

I also found my first piece of sea glass!! 
here's the ones that Jacquelyn and Bucky found. Just about
the same amount as the day before

Dinner was at one of my favorites....Red Drum
I got this amazing was like the shrimp and grits
they serve but it also had a piece of rockfish on it.
It was my favorite meal of the week!!
silly selfies at Red Drum

After dinner it was time for our 3rd time out playing Putt Putt.
hahahah, Declan loved it and always wanted to play
and we were good with that!

Afterward, a real splurge....I ate a Blizzard!!
I did get the banana milkshake blizzard so I'm sure it wasn't 
as many calories...haha!!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Beach day 6 ....

Went to another favorite restaurant for breakfast,
Sam and Omies 

then we headed out to the beach
It was amazing how many shells were on the beach 
from Hurricane Hermine.

I was collecting the beautiful oyster shells
and there were tons of them!

and here's my little shell hunting partner
she was loving it

Declan ready to play baseball on the beach

and then of course those dang flies got so bad we had to 
move it up to the pool

Jacquelyn and Bucky found so much sea glass
it's hard to find on the Outer Banks but not after a storm
I love the cobalt blue ones they found.
we looked it up and they are rare