Thursday, November 8, 2018

Hill Country ride 2018

Hey there, so its about to get crazy busy so I thought i'd post now to get one in this week. Last Friday, Todd and i hosted a ride to one of our fave places in Texas with some good friends and new friends.
Todd has made some friends in his work industry that are riders and he rode to Georgia back in July and went on long ride with them. Theres a big work convention that takes place every year and this year it happened to be in Dallas. It changes every year. So since the guys were going to be in town , they also rented bikes and extended their stay to go with us including a couple that live near us and our very good friends of ours.  So there were only 6 of us total - 4 bikes which is a nice small group that is manageable.
We went on the same ride last April with a much larger group and we had so much fun but its hard to organize large groups on bikes- with gas breaks, eating , etc to be on same schedule.
We ride all back roads and stopped at one of our regular stops when we're in that neck of the woods for some awesome BBQ!  We also happen to come across a very very long caravan of army trucks, Humvees, etc heading to the border. In fact, it was so big, they also went long way on back roads because it would be a huge media storm if they went main highway. Todd asked them on one stop if they were heading to the border and one soldier replied he wasn't at liberty to confirm but he didn't deny. Then sure enough, it ended up on the news later that night that Trump had released 1000's of troops to secure the borders.
We HAVE to include a stop to Luckenbach when we're in town . Its soooo fun and i love the vibe of being there. Live music, beer and wine, fun atmosphere.
I have tons and tons of pictures so this may have to be in a few separate posts.
I really enjoyed the ride and it was perfect weather! Id much rather wear a jacket any day then ride in the hot hot sun.
I flew into St Louis last night and i'll be here for the next 9 days to support the conversion here. ( remember i just did a conversion support back in August in Salt Lake).  This is the last one for the year and for the company until we tackle our sister side in Canada.
So here is picture overload:

Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX

An old phone booth

Have a great day and i'll try to post again soon.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Its Halloween! Its Halloween!! I'm so excited!! Also so sad that today is the end of October. I just really wish Halloween was longer.
We are having an office potluck today and optional to dress up in costume. Of course the Queen of Halloween MUST participate and dress up.  I made my costume last night because I didn't want to wear the wig again for Bride of Frankenstein.
I am Fake News!!  I also made pretzel white chocolate cigarettes as my snack which were fun to make. I found black and silver sugar for the ashes.

My coworker is stolen identity. She is wearing name tags with our names on them

It started raining today and supposed to continue thru the night. Makes me very bummed for the trick-or-treaters.  I am going to have lots of leftover candy I think.
Have tons of fun and be safe.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Halloween decorations

Happy Halloween week!!!!  I went to a few garage sales on Saturday and it was later in the day so most were already closed or nothing left. I found a few fun things that i'll post later but I still scored when I came across some fun decorations.  I love it when people go all out to decorate.   Here are a few that I drove past and also some more of my indoor decorations.

Friday, October 26, 2018

HOLLIween part 2

Happy Friday Yall!! I am so excited to just rest and do what I want this weekend at my own pace.  I've been going and going and going at such a fast pace, I need to take a breath.
I created these 2 collages yesterday but will show more pics later. Still super busy at work so got to make this quick.

We had some awesome costumes this year!! As you can see in one of the pics, someone came with a huge chip on his shoulder!! HAHA.,   Then another gal came as a character from the game Clue. She had a candlestick with her.  One of my friends came as the Operation game and was so dang cute! 
Have a wonderful weekend and soak up all things Halloween !  

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


7th annual Holliween party was this past Saturday.  Thank goodness it FINALLY stopped raining and was able to have great weather for the party.  I have tons of pictures but I need to break it out into different parts because i'm super busy at the moment.
So here are some pics of just a few decorations I had:
I brought my arbor to the front and added giant spiders and webbing with purple solar lights

Added Skeleton to a pool floaty

I have 2 Christmas trees - one orange and one black- look up and you catch small glimpse of vintage costume masks

A blurry front yard pic with inflatable and yard art

I bought kids cart and painted it black- added doll heads and pumpkins and skeleton pushing the cart. I have a witch making scary noises in the cart

And not to keep you in suspense- we were Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein

Oh and I do want to point out that I only blogged 15 posts last year and I just passed it now by 2 posts so i'm doing better than last year.  Yay!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A little music for the Halloween mood

I'm still in decorating mode every night after work in preparation for Holliween this weekend. I cant wait!
So here are a few songs on my playlist that I love to hear every year:

Dead mans party- Oingo Boingo

Living Dead girl- Rob Zombie
Thriller - Michael Jackson

Time warp - Rocky Horror Picture show

Friday, October 12, 2018

HOLLIween's of the past

Next Saturday will be our 7th annual HOLLIween party. I've been decorating every day like crazy when I get home from work . I cant show you my house until after the party but here are pics of Todd and I from the last 6 years....

Dog the Bounty Hunter and wife Beth

This year's theme is classic Halloween- like ghosts, witches, vampires, werewolves, etc
I am so excited!!