Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Do We Look HAPPY, or What?

All I can say this morning is "HALLELUJAH" !!!!  Rollie and Gina arrived about 9:30 am yesterday.   Gina called at 07:30 am from Chadron, Nebraska (90 miles) and said they were enroute and they would call us for directions when they got close. I couldn't believe the day had finally come... they should be here SOON!!  I remembered that just a few miles south of us there is no cell phone service, so I waited about an hour and a half, then I told Ms Pat to "come on". We jumped in the car and headed SOUTH.  Sure enough, we had only gone about 5 miles and met them.  We both honked and waved and flashed our lights. We made a U- turn, quickly caught up and zipped around them and waved for them to follow us. Soon we were leading them up our hill top. WOW, it was so GREAT to see them!
After a BUNCH of hugs, we soon had them in their parking spot for the summer and hooked up to our NEW 50amp service.(Thanks Mark!)

Rollie unloads the new Polaris Sportsman 500 they just purchased. It is a BEAUTY!!! This is what he has been doing for the last couple weeks, buying it and building this carrier on his 5Th wheel. He says it worked beautifully.  He built a 3 point hitch attachment and it is extremely solid. Good job!!

Gina gets the Ramps ready and the Polaris was soon off and ready to ride our hills. I started planning a RIDE!!

When Gina and I weren't huggin', her and Ms Pat were!!  Pat will shoot me for publishing this picture with her eyes closed, but I sure think it kinda portrays how happy, relaxed and comfortable she is that the "kids" are finally here!!!  And let's not forget about Rollie....we did a lot of huggin' with him, too....just didn't get any pictures.


Rollie brought a BUNCH of his tools along that he will need to do some work in our Toy Barn.

After a quick trip to town to mail a PressurePro System, we both cranked up our Polaris's and took a short trip up into the  hills to an old GOLD mine, where we have hidden our own personal "cache". Gina was again in AWE of all the beautiful ROCKS!!!!  She just keep saying "I can't believe this"!!!  I told her "you ain't seen NOTHING yet". :-)

After we got back from our ride and had a few minutes to clean up, the kids got settled in and it was soon time for the ritual "HAPPY HOUR".  We all agreed it was so good to be back together again. I don't think anyone will have any trouble seeing the happiness expressed in this picture. Especially mine!

Then it was time for Rollie to do what he does best and  BBQ some "baby back" ribs.  Before we sat down to eat, we all joined hands and Rollie gave a very meaningful thanks to our Father for more Blessings than we can ever count. AMEN!! The ribs, salad and some good ole' southern purple hull pea's straight from Louisiana were excellent, as usual!! (Note the Louisiana "special" watermelon in the lower left of  picture above. That's for the 4Th of July!)

At 7:30pm Ms Pat had Softball practice. They were a little short on players, so Rollie borrowed a glove and took 1st base. After the manager saw him play and found out he would be around for the rest of the summer,
he quickly took advantage of the situation and signed him up.  Hot Dog, Rollie is now an Official Player on the Crossroads Church softball team!!!  He is pretty darn good, too!! Tomorrow night is a game!!!

It is a GREAT WEEK!!!

Thanks for stopping by. Stay tuned as we let the "GOOD TIMES" roll!

Mike

This Blog is Published every Wednesday and Sunday..

11 comments:

Karen and Al said...

I am so glad your dear friends are with you for the summer for some friendship and therapy! Enjoy!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

We are thrilled to see that Rollie & Gina arrived safely and you guys had such a neat reunion, just think of all the good times that await you guys this summer, keep the pictures coming, we always enjoy seeig your smiling faces, and yes sometimes even the not so smiling ones. It is just like having family around you, our family is scattered all over the country so Donna & I don't get to see anyone but our one son and our grandson, We truly thank the Lord for this. You guys are part of our special RV Family. Tell everyone hi from us and be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

Happytrails said...

Yes, yes, yes, I can hear and feel your excitement!! Once again, the faces say it all. What wonderful family you guys are! God is good! I am so glad Rollie and Gina will be spending the summer with you guys. It should be a fun time for all of you!

Have fun!
Mike & Gerri (happytrails)
http://freedom2roll.blogspot.com

Margie M. said...

YES! You all do look happy. Peace and Blessings of the Lord to you all as you enjoy this very special time together.

Jerry and Suzy said...

What fun! Great days for sure.

Rick and Paulette said...

Yup!! You all look pretty happy to me! Great picture of Gina and Pat too! This is going to be a great summer for all of you and from the sounds of your first dinner, a well fed one too. Now, I would definitely have posted some pics of those baby back ribs on the bbq!!

Phyllis said...

I just wanted to drop in to see how the dear people who sold us our Pressure Pro system were doing.

Glad to see happy faces. God Bless!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

First thank you for joining my blog it's a honor.


Hope you all have a blessed summer and we will stay tuned.

David said...

Looks to be a great summer after-all! We are waiting for our SD plates to arrive & will come up for our DL's on about 5 weeks before heading back to the midwest to see family.

Sharon Del Rosario said...

It's great to see such happy faces. We look forward to hearing more about your fun summer adventures.

JB said...

I fear that with Gina in the area the Black Hills will be starting a migration towards Denham Springs. Maybe you can talk her into leaving the Presidents and Crazy Horse, they are to big for her garden anyway. Enjoy your time with this great couple.