Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

April 30, 2011

The walls do have ears....

Did I say Chocolate? The kid loves it....A funny story

My son & I  mentioned maybe going out for icecream at the dinner table  last night and as we started to clear the dinner table, Charlie got down from his chair and went to the Freezer...   tugged at the door,   reached in and pulled out  the container  of Chocolate Ice cream...( Luckily there was one serving  left) Who said kids don't hear whats being said around them.?   Yes The walls do have ears!

His Mama will be arriving tonight at the airport so my son made a huge  sign for Charlie to  hold at the top of the stairs as she comes through the gate: It reads  "Mommy, Sure did miss you!". I am sure her heart will melt when she sees it....

April 29, 2011

Coming home soon

I am tired, but love being here with Charlie.. The week is almost over. Sunday,  I will be returning home with these  great memories that will be soon renewed when he come to "Gramma's house" for the first time. After being with  this little "Prince" I see I have lots of Kid proofing to do when I get home. ( as well as shopping for  some playthings) I figure I have a couple weeks to do that. Buster will be happy to meet Moby too .( thats
Charlie's new dog who will be coming along too). We have a family camping trip planned for Memorial Weekend and that will  include My daughter Pj and her boys who have not seen Charlie since he was 6 months old.
I can honestly say "It will be a busy & memorable time". I promise to download my Denver  pictures when I get home so I can share with you all  A few of the giggle times I had with Charlie.. OMG he is so cute .. and that's a very unbiased opinion I am sure.... from a one proud gramma....

April 19, 2011

Packed & ready to hit the skyways this time...

Yes, I am  packed and ready to go to Denver on Friday. I will be spending 10 days with my little grandson 
Charlie.   He's 2 1/2 now and Its been too long since I have held him on my lap, read him stories and played at the park with him. I will be babysitting him while his  Daddy works and his Mommy goes to a retreat. 
I have not seen him since last summer. I know he has grown and will probably do the shy kid bit for a few minutes.  Hopefully this will be my opportunity to have him get to know me again and then when he comes to my house  in a few  weeks  he will remember me.. If you remember Charlie was born on my birthday and I was there when he was born. He is my last grandchild and 5th Grandson.
Are you a grandma? Do you get to see your grandkids often?  I wish I saw all 6 of mine  more often.. I cannot image not having some time with them.  They grow up so fast and  get on with their own lives much too quickly. I want to keep close ties to them as I do my children.. It is hard to do sometimes but having Family is one of my  cherished treasures.

April 16, 2011

Death Valley Pictures

 We drove through some mighty pretty country. We have been here before but during much  hotter weather. These colorful hillsides were so pretty and rightfully names as we took the drive. Greens, browns, purples, golds and tans..all created by mineral elements in the soil. If you are given the opportunity to visit I do recommend doing it. I guess one really  does need to appreciate the desert and its beauty. I was thinking of the pioneer's traveling through this and wonder what they must have been thinking.  

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April 15, 2011

Photo memories of the desert

The desert was starting to show its  bloom. I managed to catch a few shots of the beaver tail and prickly pear cactus and other flowers  in yellow and pink. The sunsets and painted hills & valleys were were beautiful too. These trips are such spirit lifters, don't you agree?

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April 6, 2011

Along the way....

 Here we are camped at Lake Mead RV Village in Nevada, about 45 minutes from the "Strip". We have some great stories to tell of our journey, ( to be shared later) We settled in yesterday for a few days rest here. Met a nice couple from Idaho. They are camped directly behind us. In a Bounder 32 ft motorhome,  (Even with our 11 1/2 ft camper, we look small parked among some of these  coaches.) We sat by their camp last night enjoyed a few drinks and then they invited us to join them for dinner.. What a treat... Good Dinner around their gas firepit...and no dishes to do..

Some overnighting others have camped here for a few days, weeks & months. 
Looks like a camper city paradise. The weather today is cloudy but warm 75 degrees.. A nice break.  ...
We could come here again....

The landscape along the journey here was breath taking.  Redrock formations very similar to the Canyon Lands in Utah.

The desert is starting to bloom here cactus and desert flowers.   We will be cooking for our new friends tonight Chicken Parmesean and pasta, so I better get the chicken out to thaw, do a bit of reading and relaxing here with Buster. Now doesn't that sound good?