New Heartland South Texas Chapter Leaders

Posted by on May 15, 2017

May 11 – 14

Thursday morning we were off and running.  Paityn asked that I take her to kindergarten so we all (everyone except for Kelsea) drove Pnut to kindergarten then dropped Cameron off at daycare.  Then Zack, Michael and I headed to Zack’s reserve unit as he had a small project to complete.  Then it was off to the grocery store for few items, Harbor Freight for something and then back home.

Back home, Michael and Zack started working on adding some built in shelves to family room and I piddled around prepping dinner, folding some clothes and working on my laptop.

Kelsea’s been pretty busy at work this week so I offered to pick up the babies from school so she didn’t have to on her way home.  They were surprised to see me and I got to enjoy some big hugs when they saw me…LOVE!

That evening Zack and Michael went to help (watch for Michael) Zack’s friend butcher a cow.  I made Amish Haystacks (grandbaby requested) for dinner.  Zack and Michael didn’t get home til nearly 9:00 pm so Kelsea, the babies and I ate alone and the guys ate when they got home.

The babies woke me up Friday morning to ask if they could stay home with me instead of going to daycare.  Of course!

Paityn had a field trip for kindergarten, to visit the Treehouse Museum and Papa went with as a chaperone.  We took the kids there a couple of times last summer and they’ve requested that we take them again this visit.  Cam stayed home with Nana and Papaw.

Friday evening we drove over to Wing Wah in Ogden for dinner.  We’ve all been there before and it’s one of the better Chinese places we’ve found in the area.  Good Chinese food is hard to find in Utah.  We all have a hard time getting over the fact that the only kind of fried rice they serve here is ‘ham fried rice’…no chicken, beef, pork…just ham.

She’s a go-getter! Our Pnut is in the red.

Saturday morning Paityn had a soccer game so we all dressed warm, piled into Kelsea’s car and headed over to the soccer field.  If the sun hadn’t kept hiding behind the clouds and wind would have gone away it might not have been so bad…but otherwise it was pretty chilly at times.

Later that morning Kelsea, the kids and I headed to a local nursery to pick up some flowers and a couple of vegetable plants for Kelsea to plant.  We also stopped at the grocery store to pick up a couple of items for dinner.

While we were gone Michael and Zack worked on getting the sprinkler system up and running and even added to it so as to incorporate the garden.

Perusing the vegetable plants

Zack smoked a brisket for dinner and we had the traditional mac & cheese, creamed corn and baked beans to go with it.   Yum.

Zack made breakfast for everyone Sunday morning.  I received flowers from Dan and Amanda for Mother’s Day and then Kelsea, Paityn and I went and got our toes pampered…a gift from Zack and Kelsea!

Speed Demons!

In the afternoon, Michael, Kelsea, Paityn, Cameron and I walked over to the elementary school so that the kids could ride their bikes in the big parking lot.  Then we went next door to a small park and the kids played for a short while.  A beautiful day to be outside.

One last thing…as of May 1st Michael and I are the South Texas Chapter Leaders for the Heartland Owners Club.  The previous leaders decided it was time to retire.  Michael had been interested in becoming a chapter leader for a while but I wasn’t so sure.

It’s official!

Our friend, Jay, had broached the subject a couple of times in the past and I guess he broke me down enough to agree…and now that I’ve agreed…I’m pretty darn excited!  We’re looking forward to rallying with our south Texas (and everyone/anyone else that wants to join us) family!



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