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Wednesday, February 26
- Trip to Town - Today Atlanta and I and the three kids ran into Linden
to do some laundry and pick up a few groceries. It was Marian's first
Tuesday, February 24 -
Marian Photo Gallery - Hopefully, these pictures will catch everyone up
on Marian's progress so far. I've been taking lots of pictures, but haven't
had time to post regularly. These are all dated after the ones in the
earlier video (below). Enjoy!
Granddad's goodbye hug.
This picture looks like
Aunt Aspen's baby pictures.
She really likes to
stretch and squeak.
All packed up with no
place to go.
Watching Mom cook
This looks complicated,
Sweetest face ever with a
little milk mouth.
Try and relax.
"Pretty in purple" pair.
Aunt Carolina steals
Skin to Skin with Mom in
her funny shirt.
Chat with Mom
Uncle Laredo's turn.
Monday, February 24 -
Visit From the Morgan's - Atlanta and Jordan's good friends, Janet and
Dustin Morgan, came over for lunch and a visit today. They have three little
girls that are so cute and had a blast playing with Carolina, Stockton, Sam
Taco soup for lunch.
Upstairs demolition crew.
Sunday, February 23 -
Pretty Tennessee Evening
Monday, February 17 -
Welcome, Marian Edith Goodwin!
Marian from Shannon Ranch on Vimeo.\
13 - On the Way to Tennessee, Finally!
Sunrise in Oklahoma
Traffic in Arkansas
Crossing the Mississippi
with Memphis in view.
Looking up at the bridge
Tuesday, February 11 -
More Snowfall - Nice, big flakes and calm winds. It looks like a
Christmas card (except for all the equipment setting around). Hopefully,
this will clear out tomorrow and we can make another run at Tennessee.
Sunday, February 9 -
Close Call on I-40 - Windy, Laredo, Stockton and Carolina left home
early this morning heading for Tennessee. Going on the last weather report
from the day before, we were hoping to make Tennessee before the next cold
spell hit. Unfortunately, the weather came about 12 hours too early. East of
Elk City, Oklahoma, on I-40 heading east, at about 7:30 in the morning, suddenly the road turned to black
ice. Losing control of the pickup, we spun around facing west and ran into
the cable drift fence in the median. No one was hurt, but the scary stuff
was just beginning. We pulled forward to get the back end out of the passing
lane, but could only go forward a few feet. We were stuck on the fence.
All around us semi trucks began losing control as well. One tractor
trailer came within feet of hitting our stranded pickup, sliding by on the
ice. We decided to get out of the pickup and cross the westbound lane to
try and get into a field. But before we could cross, several trucks
collided in the eastbound lane and began sliding toward us as we stood in
the median. Thankfully, they came to a stop before they reached us. Since we
were still vulnerable to being hit from westbound traffic, we walked on across
the highway and stayed out of the way until traffic came to a stop. We were
as prepared for a few hours wait on a cold day as anyone could be. We had
pillows, blankets, food, water, guns, tools, you name it. After about 2
hours, a tow truck began pulling the trucks out of the road. Laredo asked
the tow truck driver to help us. He lifted our back end up and nudged us
forward enough to get us off the cables and posts that we were hung on. We
pulled into the westbound lane, which had begun to slowly move, and got
ourselves back home. God was watching over us today.
You can see part of the
fence under our pickup.
We got a couple of dents
and a hole punched in the passenger side. If you look closely you can see
the fence cable behind the back wheel.
Looking out the front
window after everything came to a standstill finally.
The trailer of the red
truck goes out at a diagonal behind it. It is a fuel truck or milk truck of
The black-cabbed truck
doesn't belong to the trailer you see. His trailer is jackknifed behind this
one. There are at least four trucks in this group.
This picture shows some
trucks on the westbound side in the distance.
This is as we pulled onto
the road to head home.
Several trucks in this
picture seem to have come to a stop safely, although on the wrong side.
Visit with Craig Hunt -
Our good friend, Craig, from South Dakota came by for a visit this
Thursday, February 6 -
Rare Treat - Tonight I suggested that the boys cook supper since they
haven't been able to do a lot of windmill work in this weather. To my
surprise, they eagerly undertook the job.
Cim started thawing turkey
hot dogs, Stockton thawed meat and made chili, and Laredo whipped up some
brownies. Carolina looks a little skeptical...
Instead of taking the easy
way out and boiling the hot dogs, Cim grilled them over the coals in the
Look at this amazing
They even cleaned up the
mess and washed dishes.
Tuesday, February 4 -
Snow Forts - Stockton and Carolina have been working on some snow forts.
They may run out of snow before they get them finished.
Stockton is going with a
Carolina likes a circular
Nathan's Birthday -
This evening we celebrated Nathan's birthday with some pan-fried K.C. Steaks
(some that weren't stolen) and a devil's food cake with caramel icing. Don't
know why I didn't take any pictures of it all. I guess I was eager to eat my
steak. I did snap this picture of the half-eaten cake afterwards.
Sunday, February 2 -
Saturday, February 1 -
Get Together in Claytonville - Bad weather was on the way, but not
expected until ater midnight. The Horns got together what they're called the
Iron Sharpens Iron group for an afternoon of learning and an evening
of fellowship. The guys had to work today, so we missed the classes, but did
enjoy the evening fun. Warm soup and warm friendships were in great supply.
Goodbye Jeremiah -
Jordan's brother, Jeremiah, had been working in Texas for a few months.
However, he took another job in Tennessee and is supposed to start soon. He
stopped by and spent the night with us. After catching up this morning at
breakfast, he's off to Tennessee.
Random Funny Pics
The interest runs high
amongst the dogs while Stockton enjoys his breakfast toast.
Later I snapped this
picture of him reading a book for school.
These signs were put up by
Carolina. She was making some bike trails or something.
I found this painted board
marker that she made to put on the grave of her rabbit, Chip, that was
killed by Rusty when the hutch was left open one night.