Thursday, December 27, 2012


Roy and Madeline relaxing

Vincent enjoying the computer

The whole family

Madeline getting ready for a bottle.

…but plenty of room in me.  Emilie (V & D’s daughter), her husband…Roy, kids…Vincent, and Madeline decided to come a day early to Farmerville for Christmas.  Vannie and David have rented a cabin at Lake Darbonne State Park for the past 10 years for their family Christmas celebrations.  The cabin was not available a day early, so “good ole Gypsy” came to the rescue.

Vannie and David vacated me and headed to Pearl’s house (Dave’s mom).  I was then available for the youngsters to stay in me.  They roared in with a travel bed for Madeline, baby bottles, formula, games for Vincent, and a bunch of other stuff.  I love V and D, but having this special little family stay overnight was thrilling.  There is nothing better than the laughter of wee ones during the holiday season.

 It was my best Christmas present ever!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Red and Yellow, Black and White
Jesus loves the little children of the world
God bless all the families that are grieving in Connecticut.  Give them the strength that only You can give.  Be with the children from Sandy Hook Elementary that will be returning to school soon.  Guide their parents and teachers during this difficult time.  Bless our nation, Lord, and as we grieve in unison, let us all love in unison.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


V and D's niece, Stephanie...did a great job keeping the "hens" in line! 
Just look at all that lip color...girls just want to have fun!
Dave's mom, Pearl...she's quite a lady! Hope I look that good when I'm 94.

A first for me…a makeup hen party!  Lots of clucking and puckering up!   I was lovin’ every minute of it.  Vannie and Dave’s niece, Stephanie, has started selling this special line of cosmetics, Sene Genee.  One of the big sellers is the lipstick…well, actually, it is not a stick.  It is liquid lip color, and it is supposed to stay on for 4-18 hours.  Anyway, everyone was looking good and enjoyed “puckering up”, even David’s 94 year old mom.  I was wishin’ for some lips…for sure!

Friday, December 7, 2012


Do I look relaxed or what!!!!
Road less traveled...
Best Buds
V and D's Lafayette Bunch...Ashley, Diane, and Cooper

Well…Well…Well… back in good ole Louisiana.  We are parked at the Lincoln Parish Park in Ruston until Dec. 14th.  Then we will move to the Darbonne State Park in Farmerville till the end of the month.  The weather has been a little yucky since we have been here, but all is good.  It’s a beautiful place and has a wonderful paved walking trail around the lake.  Vannie and Dave have loved that.

Vannie took a little side trip to Lafayette right after they arrived here.  Dave went up to Farmerville to have a visit with his mom.  I’ve made friends with several of the critters around since I was by myself for a few days.  The ducks are wonderful.  The squirrels are a little annoying, but I figured out that if I just ignore them, they’ll just do their thing.  Saw a beautiful blue heron yesterday…so stately.  Funny how I had just mentioned a blue heron in my last blog….go figure.

V and D are sprucing me up for Christmas.  Joy to the World!!  Jingle Bells!!!  O Come All Ye Faithful!!!   Frosty the Snowman!!!  Can you hear me singing?