Friday, October 26, 2018

Fun Times and Sweet Memories


A little recap of our trip to Oklahoma and Arkansas...............


This is what we looked like as we headed out to Oklahoma last week.  Thankfully we had an uneventful trip and everything in the trailer arrived safe and sound.  Our daughter owes us "big time." ~just teasing~


This little guy keeps something going all the time.  There is never a dull moment for sure.  He loves their newest litter of Corgi'sIf you've been reading my blog for long then you know that our daughter and her husband raise and breed Corgi's.  Their most recent litter is about 3 weeks old.  Anyway, Coleman thinks the puppies belong to him. ~chuckle~



Bridget wanted to have some fudge on hand to give as Christmas "happies."  She leads such a busy life that I decided I would make her a couple of batches while I was there.  We prepared them for freezing and now she can just pull them out when she is ready to use them.  



Bridget decided since we'd be in the kitchen and making a mess that she would make Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon rolls.  Bridget is quite good at this process and I'm sure that Ree would be very proud of her.  I'm not sure where she got her talent at this type of baking but wherever, she knocked it out of the park with these.  We enjoyed eating one pan and she froze the other 4 pans.   She's got quite the stash in her freezer for sure!



After cleaning up our mess in the kitchen we went out to their barn to watch Clancy work with his sheep.  If you know any child that shows animals then you likely know that it is a WHOLE lot of work.  It takes dedication and commitment.  Clancy knows that to win a show  his sheep have to be in the best of shape and he's willing to work to achieve that.  I'm pretty impressed for sure!


On Sunday morning we left Oklahoma and headed to see dear friends in Northwest Arkansas.  When we arrived, Diane had these cute mini bundt cakes and coffee waiting on us.  The ones on the right were pumpkin with a cream cheese icing and  were just delicious.  It was the perfect refreshment after traveling a few hours.


Dwight and Tommy make quite the duo.  They both enjoy visiting and solving the world's problems and can easily entertain themselves while Diane and I go and "do our thing."



Diane had arranged for the two of us to enjoy tea at The Crumpet and enjoy we did!  It was so lovely and the quiche, chicken salad sandwiches, cranberry scones, mini cinnamon rolls and orange citrus tea was delicious.  It was such a treat and a great beginning to a fun day of shopping.

Yes, we had a fun time and made sweet memories in both Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

15 comments:

  1. Looks like so much fun!! Family time is the best.

    We lived in Oklahoma for 23 years. October is my favorite month there.

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  2. My heart is so full for you, friend! What a wonderful recap of your beautiful trip filled with sweet family time and the company of cherished friends! Wishing I could have some of your fudge for breakfast! ;) Have a wonderful weekend ahead! xo!

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  3. Everything looks so delicious! I would have gained 10 pounds if I had been there. So glad you had such a wonderful visit with family and friends.

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  4. Looks like you had a great visit...memories that will last forever, especially for the little ones!

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  5. Lea, looks like you had a good time with family and friends. Those cinnamon rolls look delicious. I'll have to look up the recipe.

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  6. Looks like you had a great time and bonding over good food and treats is always the best!!! I hope you have a weekend that is just as full and fun!!!

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  7. This trip looks like it was a smashing success. I love that you got in the kitchen and made fudge for your daughter. That's so sweet and speaking of sweet, those cinnamon rolls look divine. I would love to have one with a cup of coffee right now...or I'd settle for one of those little bundts. We love the Nothing Bundt cakes. I had Luke pick one up for Katie's birthday and I know she's ordered the Bundtini's for a little surprise party she's throwing him Sunday night for his birthday. Have the best weekend! XO

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  8. I honestly didn't know that about your daughter and the Corgi's. How special is that. Cute photos with Coleman. Way to go on all the baking and making of the fudge. I love what Clancy is doing. Yum on the little bundt cakes. Glad you had a nice visit. Tea and shopping, how perfect is that???

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  9. Sounds like you had a perfect trip!

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  10. It really sounds like a great trip with many memories made!! I would love to have a freezer full of goodies from the Pioneer Woman's recipes. Yum. Love her! Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

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  11. Loved this post! The collage of Coleman with the puppies is my favorite, but I also enjoy keeping up with how Clancy cares for his sheep. Kids need animals to teach them about life.

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  12. What a fabulous trip...family, friends, & food with shopping as the cherry on top! Can't ask for much more than that!!! Your grandboys are so cute and I too am very impressed with the one that raises sheep. So glad you got to spend some special time with them and with your daughter. If you come to GA anytime soon, you can come to my house and help me make some of that delicious fudge!!!

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  13. I was so excited to read this post and see all the fun you had! Yay to fudge and cinnamon rolls in the freezer! Those mini bundt cakes look right up my alley too! I love that Coleman thinks their his puppies and I am so proud of Clancy for all the work he must in....bright futures right there. And I loved seeing your bright smiles on this fun trip! OOH and I LOVE your vest too!

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  14. I'm a wee bit behind on blog reading, but enjoyed seeing the pictures and hearing about your recent trip. It is always good to get away especially to spend time with our kids. And time spent with good friends is always a blessing.

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