July 18, 2012

We Made It!

 Greetings one and all from Springfield! We arrived safely after a very long drive! We originally were going to stop at a hotel but the kids fell asleep and we didn't want to wake them only to try and get them back to sleep. We were doing good until 4:00 a.m. with only another 2 hours to drive. We HAD to pull over and rest for awhile. We'd stopped at a few rest areas and even a McD's for a snack, however this time, we needed sleep! We were able to gain about 30 solid minutes which gave my hubby enough energy to get us to his place (I continued to doze!).

Front view of Condo.
Back view!
My swap from Michelle at Simple Pleasures came in. I had her send it to Illinois since I wouldn't see it in Florida for a few weeks. Go to her blog and see what I sent her!

Wonderful 'spoilage' going on here! The twins loved helping me unwrap all of the goodies! Our son thought the Beeswax ornies were cookies! LOVE my Santa Doll! Thank you so much Michelle and thank you Wendy at Ravenwood Whimzies for hostessing this wonderful "Christmas in July" Swap!

I didn't get to finish this before I left on our travels. It will be full of blue bonnets from Texas and another red flower that I can't remember the name of. A friend of mine sent me this photo so I could practice honing my skills. That's a large fence post and it will have some barbed wire coming across the photo, too.
Hope your summer is going well. I'll be home in another week or two.
Going to go to Wally World and buy the kids a small wading pool. Unfortunately, the lake here is 'chocolate' and filled with bird poo. That equals to a large amount of bacteria in my book! EWWWWWWW!!!
As always, Stay Tuned!


Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Vicky,
Glad you got there safely. That place looks great!!! That water looks great!!! Too bad it's not swimable!!!!
Love your swap items.
Love your painting.
Now have fun!!!

TheRustyThimble said...

Beautiful view
Chocolate LOL...........it is fine let them swim!! I promise, it is funny how the waters of Florida are so pretty and clear and then you go to those lakes, yep they are all over, ours gets that way, if they have had rain it will even be more chocolate LOL

Hugs have a good time

Kim said...

Glad you arrived safely! Your swap goodies are wonderful :) and I can't wait to see your finished painting.I would have opted for a pool too ;)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so glad you got there safe and sound. That's a LONG trip! Enjoy your time! It's been beautiful here with little pop up showers in the afternoons. It barely got to 80 degrees today! HAVE FUN! Take more pics!

Tam said...

Glad to here from you

The Ugly Barn Farm said...

Glad you had a safe journey!
That is really too bad about the poopy water! Ick!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Glad you made it safely Girlfriend. (Gee, ain't technology wonderful??? Now you're closer to Nod than you ever were before....) ;o) I'm not a fan of chocolate water either.....And if the pool boy doesn't get his business in order, that's what our pool is gonna look like too! Enjoy your time there....check in now and again! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Firecracker Kid said...

So glad you made it safely. Oh my gosh, that night driving is a killer.
Sweet swap goodies and can't wait to see that painting with the flowers in it :) Ms. VanGogh. Enjoy your hubby!

Karen said...

That was one long drive - so glad you made it safely although very tired.

What a great swap...Christmas in July how fun.