Monthly Archives: November 2018

Happy Thanksgiving 2018…..

The feast was prepared and the guests arrived.

The Treat Family along with neighbors Victoria and John and our neighbors for life Frank and Lizanne.

With our bellies full we ended the evening playing pass the pigs. Always funy to have good friends, family and good food come together.

Friday Martin and Marty hung my new blinds in the green house. In the winter the sun is so low it blinds me while sewing so this will help a great deal.

While the boys were busy us girls stained some trim wood.

The little boys helped to move Grammies plants.

We cleaned out the green house to give our friends the red carpet treatment.

And to prepare for planter beds within the green house.

The little boys wanted to build a ramp so Papa and Daddy helped them create fun.

Wahoooo what fun!

Tanner felt it needed a little bit more off right there.

As the afternoon passed it was half naked riding time.

Yep only 48 degrees and two half naked kids having a ball.

The best thing about Turkey dinner is left over turkey sandwiches.

Saturday morning Martin and Marty went to finish up at a neighbors house so us kids decided to build a tree house. That’s right folks! You heard it here first.

We went to the bone yard and started grabbing wood. Which ever was long enough.

Then a plan was made.

Limbs were trimmed.

More limbs were removed and the first boards were put up.

Then we needed a post. So when you don’t have a 4 x 4 you make one.

Trey screwed the 2 x 4’s together. And that’s how you make a post!

Luckily the big boys finished at the neighbors house and pitched in with their big boys tools.

Ready for the floor.

Somebody is watching closely.

Trey is always ready to help.

Lots of screws to make it safe.

Now for a ladder. We found one already built in the bone yard. The backside of a pallet.

Just a few more screws.

Ready for that first test climb.

The big boys hard at work.

What’s a tree house without a sign? Not an official tree house that’s what.

Just a few tin pieces for safety.

Thankful for the big boys finishing touches.

Nothing more fun than family and building things.

Little Red was bought from a neighbor 16 years ago. I would take Mikaila around the neighborhood when she was just a baby on Red to see the horses and the peacocks. Red was a pit bike at the Giant scale racing. And she was camp bike at the dunes and many miles put on her in our back yard.

Now she needs some TLC and a new key. I see another project in Martins future.

You know the one thing we can always count on for lots of laughs are these three cousins.

Molly, Gracie and Kansas could be found chasing bunnies and sniffing out critters in the bone yard or sun bathing.

We were ready for showers and the ASU vs Arizona game. Now we sit all clean and enjoying the game. After days of cooking we are ready for a steak at Datil. It’s an evening out!

We hope all our friends and family had a great Turkey Day.

Till next time…….


Estimated date of use….

Over the weekend we finished grouting.

Mix, press, wipe, clean and repeat.

Mix and stick some more.

Wipe and clean.

Up and down. Painful knees.

Still going.

Wipe and clean. Almost done.

Martin will be sealing the shower today which means tomorrow we can finally shower inside. November 20th!!!! It has been 16 months since we moved in and this is another HUGE milestone in the building process.

Our babies crack us up almost everyday.

Kitty was really into You Tube thanks to Martin.

Also catching Gophers and Mice. This Gopher died with a little help from a hoe. Kitty wanted to play with it but Mom said we don’t got time for that now.

Love my new automatic rhinestone machine.

I was able to embroider the logo then Martin programmed the machine. One quick press and it was done.

The kids are coming up for Thanksgiving. Not sure how much longer it will take to cook the Turkey up here at elevation so it will be an experiment!

Everyone have a safe holiday season and gobble gobble!

Till next time…..


Well it’s so nice to have the weekends with my hubby….

Last weekend our plan was concentrate on the shower. We have the kids coming up soon and praying for a white turkey day. So it would be nice to shower inside.

One by one we cut, pair, tape then stick. I’ve lost count as to how many bottles we have done so far.

While the mortar is drying I go up to the shop to help Martin. His goal was to get 4 panels up. My goal half.

We put up 11 out of 20. I have a whip app on my phone. Good thing I didn’t have to use it.

No more pole dancing for me!

Kitty is always bringing us presents.

Halloween here was so cute. Because the homes are so far apart the kids come into town to join in on hay ride trick or treating.

First thing first dinner at Penny and Jays. Beef Stew!

Then we hop aboard the Stool Bus hay ride. Our dear friends Frank and Lizanne joined in on the fun.

The kids jumped off the trailers with such excitement to obtain their tasty treats from the local businesses.

Jay and Penny are at the helm. The whole idea of the Stool Bus is a must see. You will get a good giggle. One of the kids pictured on the bus is named Corny!

This weekend we did more bottles.

Martin went up to wire up his panels while I played with my art.

Clear rose bottom bottle paired with a blue wine bottle gives this effect. Love, love, love! Our bottles come from family and friends from California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. All these people graciously drink, store and haul bottles to us.

This is how I roll cutting bottles! Safety first!

Once cut you gotta mate them. I have mated soooooo many bottles!

I’ve seen these little sheds along the road. Always wondered what they are for. Well I finally found out. It’s a bus stop! That’s right a bus stop. But up here the children are not safe from wolves or coyotes so they built these so the kids have a safe place to go if the wild life becomes aggressive!

Today is Monday. Two courses done. One before work and one after work. Martin cut more bottles today for me. Our goal is two courses a day. Then grouting over the weekend. Fingers crossed!!!!!

Till next time……