A Drive to the Farm and other stuff ~

moore4I took a little drive this past week and spent a few days with my parents.  We did some shopping, some eating and watched the Oklahoma City Thunder play basketball on television. We also decorated a bit, wrapped gifts AND we took a little journey down memory lane.  Come on along……..moore6Do you remember these guys, Sister?  They creeped me out when we were little.  Still do! moore2moore8They are always watching….moore3Doesn’t it look like the moon?!moor15The pecan tree in the front yard. (and dad walking to get the mail)moore5No matter where you go….lovely traffic.moore1Our pretty mama ~moor2Then we all took a drive to the old farm.  I hadn’t been there in years.  It’s where I learned to shoot skeet. I learned about chiggers.  I learned to count cows from the old pickup truck.  Most importantly, I learned to watch where I stepped!  moor17It’s where dad would take my college buddies and me on special weekends.  He also took my prospective husband here to see how he handled himself.  Surely he would not out shoot the father???moore7There are wind turbines surrounding the place now.mooreNot to mention many wonderful memories ~ !

All of my photos had to be taken with my phone on this trip….as I forgot to bring the camera battery charger….oh bother.  We still made it work!  I enjoyed every minute.  Did I mention the awesome potato salad! 🙂  Thanks Mom & Dad!moor20

(Did you happen to notice the little girls in the photo on the wall?)  Have a super weekend.  And be nice to people.  Yes….even that guy. 🙂

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42 Responses to A Drive to the Farm and other stuff ~

  1. How truly lovely! How lovely to have a mom and dad weekend. It must pull at a few emotions to be on the old family property. Thanks for the nice tour! 🙂

  2. bulldogsturf says:

    What a wonderful trip you had… it makes me wish I could still do the same with my Dad… I love the old farm and it’s obvious you do too… you and Sis must have had a wonderful upbringing… Dad taking the prospective Hubbies to the farm to test their merit, now that I like… made sure they were worthy of his daughters…

    • My sisters and I are extra blessed to have been raised by our “ma and pa”. They laid down the law and filled us with determination and spunk. I would never change a thing….well…maybe I could have listened a bit more intently, but ….. Dad got a kick out of “entertaining” at the farm. We still love to laugh about it! 🙂

  3. I love this! Thanks for bringing us along, even those of us who don’t eat the hot crackers!! Your parents are great, and yes, I noticed the photo on the wall! I’m going to visit my hometown after Christmas, I will try to remember the camera battery charger! 🙂

    • If you had been there, Bonnie, we’d have ALL eaten hot crackers in the car! 🙂 You will have to remind me of where your hometown is again. I’m sure you cannot wait! (yes….do take that charged battery!!!) ugh….

  4. Special times 😉 The tree decs are a little creepy! Our parents trees decorations hold so many memories, thanks for the reminder.

  5. mimijk says:

    What an awesome trip..I loved traveling along, and feel honored to be invited!!

  6. Your blogs always warm my heart! I love the old decorations (do you realize you have the original Elf on a Shelf?), even if they are a bit creepy. I also love the shots of the old farm and the memories they inspired.
    Hey, sometimes my best shots are taken on my phone!
    Love ya, Have a Blessed Christmas!

    • I didn’t even know about the Elf on the Shelf until hubby explained it to me last week! I am so out of it!!! haha! Yep…originals! We had a fun time….and maybe it was best I had no real camera. That way I could focus on other stuff ~

      Glad you are better, Darla….M.C. to you and thanks so much for the card! Made my day! 🙂

  7. artblablablablog says:

    You have such a sweet and normal family, wonderful trip, very special, love this post!

  8. Its always nice to take a trip home… thanks for including us 🙂

  9. Denise Hisey says:

    How fun! I loved all your photos (yes the elves are a bit creepy!).
    I did get a pang of envy when you mentioned your Oklahoma City Thunder BB team (I am a Seattle Sonic fan still missing my team!!!).
    Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could discover yours!
    Merry Christmas!

  10. artsifrtsy says:

    I love the farm – how cool. Is it still in your family?

  11. adinparadise says:

    What a lovely post with such beautiful photos, Paula. I’m sure this is a visit you and your parents will always remember. 🙂

  12. renae says:

    What adorable little girls in the background….the one with the blond hair….she looks like a trouble maker for sure! I do remember the pixie’s/elf…..that close up shot scared me! “Normal” familyl?!?!…..I thought normal was a setting on the dryer 🙂 Wonderful pics….glad you guys had such a great time!!

  13. what a lovely couple your mom and dad make!

  14. marvin says:

    BTW… I did outshoot him that day ! We have laughed about that for years! I did think I was going to have to walk home from Minco though!

  15. Paula, this was fun and wonderful and sweet all wrapped into one. That creepy elf at the top of the tree would give me the heebie-jeebies. A pecan tree! And I remember my dad with a bottle of nail polish trying to suffocate our chiggers. 😉

  16. ly says:

    I’m one of those people who look at the background in movies and TV shows so I had picked you two out in the photo on the wall before I read the words at the bottom! (It’s nice to be weird like that.) I love finding folks who were raised like I was. Thanks for sharing your family trip.

  17. Great post, Paula. Great storytelling and I loved the photos.

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