Caden Schroeder Graduation Celebration

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Saturday night in Littlefield, we got to witness Caden’s graduation ceremony. It was held at his home, very informal, but very touching. His sister Meagan and her boyfriend had put together a video that was hysterical. We got to visit with old friends and made some new ones.

 

 

 

Playhouse Clean-up

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My playhouse has been really dirty for the last couple of years so me and mom decided to clean it. The playhouse used to be facing south\west and every time the wind blew leaves, dust and everything you could think of blew in. It was awful.  On Sunday while the guys were here,we got them to move it to where it’s facing south.Me and mom spent almost all day out there cleaning it out.We pulled everything out all the dishes,rugs,towels and play food. We redecorated and… TA DA!! all better.

 

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My dad made it for me about four or five years back. It has two windows.It’s has a  barn-like door, the top and bottom parts are separate so the top swings open with out having to open the bottom part.

 

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Jordan, Atlanta’s husband, built me a bunch of  nice shelves to put all my junk on.

 

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My refrigerator,full of all my play food.

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The whole set-up even has a clock and two lamps!.

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My ironing board with my iron and food trays.

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We used to do a bunch of plays but we got out of it after awhile. For one of our plays we had to have a staircase. We built a staircase and after the play we took it back out to our house. We had it by a tree for a long, long, long…time but when we moved my play house, we also moved the stairs.

 

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It is just the right height so you can get on the roof. It’s great for taking sunset\sunrise pictures.

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Looking down from on top of the roof at Aspen’s geese.

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A helicopter flew over as I was taking pictures so I decided to take a picture of it.

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Hope you liked the pictures, I had fun taking them!

lots of love~

~Carolina~

New Contributor- Carolina Shannon.
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carolina

Hi friends, I’m Carolina I’m sure you’ve heard about me on the Ranch News. I live on Shannon Ranch with my dog, rabbit, duck, hamster and lizard. I like to dance, ride horses and bikes, sing, play music, play with my pets and siblings. I’ll be looking forward to posting more posts. You’ll be hearing from me again soon,

lots of love~

~ Carolina~

Playhouse Spring Cleaning

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

We had to move Carolina’s playhouse to repair the fence. We also moved a “tree house” so it could be inside the fence. We put the tree house stairs against the playhouse. Carolina got inspired to clean out her playhouse and wash all of her dishes. She and Stockton have been having fun playing restaurant.

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House Swallow

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This guy decided to fly in the house. We enjoyed a quick close-up look before letting him go again.

 

Muddy Weekend

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

All the rain wasn’t wasted on the kids this weekend. They enjoyed playing in the mud.

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Rain! Finally!

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

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Update: as of Monday, May 26, we have over 5 inches!

Road Trip

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Wednesday, May 14 – Sunday, May 18

Windy, Cimarron and Laredo joined Quint, Regina and Grant Phipps on a fast trip to Utah. We traveled up through the corner of Colorado and then into the SE corner of Utah all the way through to Salt Lake City. We saw some amazing scenery. I was in the back seat snapping pictures through the window all the way. On the way home, we left Salt Lake and went east through Colorado, over the mountains and then down into New Mexico and back into Texas. If you’ve never been this route, these pictures will give you a little taste of the terrain.

West of Amarillo somewhere, probably in New Mexico already.

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It’s nice to get out of the car.

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Snow covered peaks in the distance.

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Interesting business.

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Shiprock, NM

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Shouldn’t there be a posse or something riding by in this picture?

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Elk grazing by a river.

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Almost to Salt Lake City.

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Now starts pictures from the return trip. This is heading east out of Salt Lake towards Colorado state line.

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Crossing the Rockies.

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Monarch Pass gift shop.

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The Phipps family.

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