Thursday, April 16, 2015

Our Tractor's Sexy and Oh what a Trip

 Let me just say my Dad will be happy.... David didn't go Green. As far as my Dad and my nephew Josiah, they say Green is B-A-D

But I'm not sure what they'll say about pink.... LOL Well it's not really pink but the pictures sure show it as pink.

It's really a faded red. David is gonna buff hopefully some of it off and do some painting too.
David tells me to climb on up on the tractor and he'll take my picture. Uhh well that's easier said than done. That first step up is a doozie besides getting the rest of this body up there but I made it. Getting down was easy. And no I didn't just fall down. Okay if I could figure out how to add music to the blog I'd add Kenny Chesney's song "She thinks my tractor's sexy"  but I haven't so I won't torture you with country music. At least not yet. I really need to figure out how to do that once and while.

Oh and warning I may have a few photos in this post!

Here's the picture of all 5 quilts that I completed while on retreat and have been mailed to their intended  recipients. And I finished the quilt top for Pamela's guest room at her new house. I got a phone call from the momma of  the one on the far right. The daughter of my late friend Amy had a baby recently and I made Baby Jason a quilt. I had made one for Jason's big sister about 6 years ago. Time flies.
I have so many quilts to finish before I make one I can keep,  One day I'll make one just for me.
I shared these next pictures on Facebook already but had to share here too. My Niece the Tiny Dancer. Another song comes to mind. You know the one Tiny Dancer by Tina Turner.
My little sister posted these pictures of her daughter from a dance competition a week or so ago and I was blown away. 
The extension and the height  of her jumps. Wow   
 She dedicated this dance to Grandma Carolyn who passed suddenly back in July.

The song she danced to was

"Jealous of Angels"

My little sister said she danced with all her heart and full of emotion. 

Grandma Carolyn was smiling through the holes in heaven I'm sure.   

We took Pamela to the big Round Top-Warren Antique Weekend on Good Friday. She had never been but lots of her friends had and she wanted to see what the big deal was. She was overwhelmed with the size of this thing.
This thing takes place 2 times a year and covers a dozen or so small communities in the area but the main drag between Round Top and Warrenton is where we always end up. It's a giant market place for vendors of all kinds.. crafts, antiques, crap, vintage, toys, clothing, parts, food, tools you name it. Pamela is looking for accessories to put in the house she's building when it's ready. After  about 5 hours of  walking and shopping it was time to call it a day.  We jumped in the car and headed out. Only we didn't go straight home.  Instead we drove around the country side and showed Pamela a few sights that we had found in our land search driving around plus we decided to waste some time before showing up at our favorite place to eat Catfish. OH OH and while driving we saw a real in person live Bald Eagle. It was beautiful. This is one of those times we should have been snapping pictures but instead we were in awe and never even thought about the camera or iphone. Stupid I know.....
But we did find lots of bluebonnets and this piece of property  that was covered with bluebonnets. So very pretty.
What a great day!
So it's been a while since we'd gone out to listen to music so we hit Main Street Crossing in downtown Tomball last Wednesday to listen to Max Stallings and his beautiful wife Heather sing and play.  Pamela had come in and was able to join us and her Godparents for Great night of music!
The next morning Pamela and I took off for a girls weekend in Fredericksburg. My Mom was suppose to join us but unfortunately she wasn't able to make it this year. This weekend trip was part of our birthday celebration from David.
This year we decided we'd forego the Ladies Night at the Rodeo so we could add an extra day to our trip.
And What a Trip it was!
We got up Last Thursday morning and headed out. I wore
my newest necklace purchase from Texas Take off Etsy. Isn't it cute? It's very appropriate for me or at least I think so. I love pictures and taking them. Maybe one day I'll get good at it. If you get a chance click on the name above and go check out her creations. This is my friend and the mother of Quadruplets. Like I've always said she's very talented and a super mom of 3 girls and a boy.  
Our first stop was just outside Brenham just off Hwy 290 at the Saddlehorn Winery. I've been wanting to stop for ages but it's either too early or late but this time it was just right. LOL
Wine Tasting was a great way to start our day. Well we thought so. We might have found a wine or two that we liked.
Our next stop actually wasn't a winery but just as fun. And we did past a few wineries to get here. LOL 
Our next stop was at a quilt shop in Dripping Springs.
Now this one quilt shop Pamela loves to go to. It's got a little of everything and she loves the bright and airy feel of the shop. $42 later for each of us and we're on our way again.
Now during this drive we've did a lot of being silly, talking and discussing a little of everything. Of course the focus of some of the conversation is the upcoming 1st walk through of her house being built. This girl is so excited and scared all in the same breath. She's just like her Dad sometimes. They make good decisions and then worry about them some more. Couldn't be more proud of her. 
We're getting closer to our destination and our butts are getting tired but WHOA!! I did my best imitation of David making a sudden turn or stop. Mine aren't as cool as his..  Made a quick right turn into
OMG this is too funny. Really you named a winery FAT ASS Ranch Winery. There is a story behind the name but after the wine tasting I already forgot. I got David a T-shirt from here and maybe a bottle of wine. 
We're now on the outskirts of Fredericksburg and decide to stop at one more (this makes 3 if you're counting) winery. We stop at Grape Creek. At each of these wineries we do a wine tasting which consists of 5-6 different wines. They usually fill the glasses about 2 fingers sometimes 3 fingers high which amounts to 2 to 4 sips. Oh My, you do the math. Another bottle of wine for my collection and we're back in the car.
Now we haven't ate since 10am and we're getting hungry so before
checking into the hotel we decide to stop at Mammasita's for dinner. 
I made an executive decision that a margarita was not an option. Darn, but I was too full of wine.
The chips and our meals were great though.
After dinner we head to the hotel and call it a day. All that riding and wine tasting tired us out. And yes we were in bed before 10:30pm. Sad I know.

Stay tuned for Day 2 of our girls weekend trip.
So until the next blog post....A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend


Linda said...

Okay!!! I CAN NOT wait!!! I saw the pics on Facebook - and thank you for that - but I have been looking forward to what all went on between the photos!!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Lovely post Carla. Your niece is stunning. Her dance moves are out of this world. What a great dedication. Love the tractor and you climbing up there and having your picture taken is wonderful. The tractor does look pink in the photos. Your time away sounds and looks like fun...Shopping, wine tasting and more. Happy week-end and thank you for visiting and your sweet comments.

Art and Sand said...

Round Top...quilts...bluebells...and a tractor - oh, what a life you lead!