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A Journey to WI

**Caution to anyone with a severe case of puppy fever. LOL**
The end of March/beginning of April this year, I went with a dear, dear friend to WI to pick up her new show prospect Great Dane puppy, Divine Acres Time Well Spent aka Brodee. She drove all the way from TX (yes, she's the same one that brought Rio to us), directly to my house and then off we went to WI. We left on a Saturday afternoon and arrived in WI late that night and decided to make a detour to the Great Dane Pub in Madison, WI. Oh my! That was truly a dream come true! I came home with 2 of their glass mugs and one of their coasters.

On Sunday, we then headed to her breeder, Carolyn's, house. We arrived there early afternoon which allowed us ALL day to play with the puppies and the adult dogs. With plenty of time for stacked pictures ~ with me waving a blasted chicken in the air to get their attention.....I'm still not convinced that wasn't a hazing ritual of some sorts and I'll find a video of it o…

Wordless Wednesday ~ A Rough Night! LOL

Picnic in the Mountains

Sunday, the family (John and the kids, Mom, Sonny, Dad, Bryan plus Rio) took a trip to the North Carolina mountains to meet my G' Parents for a picnic. It was absolutely beautiful weather.

Memorial Day

Wind Turbines

A couple of months ago I traveled with a friend to WI to pick up her new Dane show prospect puppy. I had never been North outside of TN so it was a new experience for me (truth be told, I'm rather a travel-virgin ~ I've been to GA [several times actually as it's practically in my back yard], FL, SC and NC and that's about the extent of my traveling ~ oh, and I went to Pennsylvania a couple of years ago). And I LOVE to travel, just hopping in the car and going, with no real destination in mind BUT I had to marry someone that has the EXACT opposite feelings...ugh.

A trip to the Amish Community

Yesterday McKayla and I went with Mom and Sonny to the new Amish community - the original had gotten too crowded, so they split.

It was a beautiful day for a ride. The sun was shining and there were big, white fluffy clouds in clear blue skies. Lush green grass, crystal clear water and majestic mountians in the background completed the picture. Truly magnificent viewing.

The Amish store was fully stocked with all kinds of vegetables; massive cucumbers, squash, several varieties of tomatoes, cabbage, garlic cloves, broccoli, cauliflower and on and on. They had Apple Butter (which is delicious!), Peach Preserves, and fresh honey. They had several different vegetable plants for sale too. They also had FRESH milk! $3 a gallon! The one thing they didn't have was fresh eggs, bummer, that's usually the only reason I go.

The view was to die for off their decking!! This pic really doesn't do it justice but you can't help but be in awe of the view.



And this house isn't part…

Intro

Hello! Thanks for dropping by! I suppose this is where I'm supposed to introduce myself but I'm not quite sure what to say or where to start.

I guess I'll start with the obvious; my names Jennifer, I'm a SAHM (stay at home mom) and I live in SE Tennessee with my husband, 2 kids and a few critters. Chris is my oldest at almost 14 (eck! When the hell did THAT happen!?). He's a good boy for the most part, but like most young teens, he has his "moments". He's absolutely WONDERFUL with his baby sister, McKayla, who is 3. She's a drama queen and girlie-girl through and through. There's definitely a large gap in their ages and in some cases it can be a blessing or a curse but we make do. My husband, John, is my soul-mate, my best friend, my confidant. I truly don't know what I'd do without him. He's kind and patient with me and the kids. I know I drive him crazy with my obsessions but he rarely complains.

And now to meet my critters: