Sunday, June 23, 2013

I've Got News!

Hello, Dear Ones!
Yes, I have some great news!
We're going to head up to upstate New York to see our little grand daughter, Carter!
Can I hear a Woo Hoo?
An Amen?
We haven't seen her in the flesh since Christmas so we're beside ourselves with excitement.

 She's an artist now at three years old.
Yes, she is.
She is showing you Mickey Mouse that she drew!
I love it.
 They have a big Lab named Finnley and Carter calls him her big brotherl
She told her mommy she had painted him on the box.
Well, Dear Ones, let me tell you - that's a dead ringer for my little black mini Schnauzer, Chloe Dawn. Those of you who've seen Chloe will know how much this looks like her! ;)
So I'll miss you all so much but you know I'll be in grand baby heaven.
Of course I'm ready to see our daughter as she is pregnant with little Sweet Pea and our son-in-law.


Okay, one more piece of news.
Mr. Precious retired 3 years ago from a career of 43 years.
Then he got his Realtors license. He just can't sit still.
He bought us a present...
 A teen weeny little RV!
Ain't she purdy?
 This all happened in just a couple of days.
He found it, took me to see it and then we bought it.

 He's as thrilled as peaches and I'm so proud he got this for us.
We're gonna have some fun.
This is a class B ( that means teeny ) Winnebago Era Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Diesel chassis.
I don't understand all of that but I did drive it around the block and it was cool!
So let me show you around.

Oh, this is so little but so cute. The little kitchen area is teeny. See the little fridge? Then on the other side is the little gas cooktop and then the tiny little round sink. Both have a little cover that lifts up.
Yep, the sink is dirty. We won't really bring it home until we get back. We did drive it home to make sure it would fit in our driveway and it did!

 Here is Mr. Precious checking out the convection oven (I'll have to learn how to use it) with his sun glasses hanging out of his mouth! ;)
I think I'll have to have a little stool to get up in there.

 Okay, this is a hoot and I'm not really sure about this, but it is what it is!
Those doors open up accordion style and wallah!!
The bathroom. It's called a 'wet' bath because there isn't a separate shower. You just grab the shower head handle and go to town. So the toilet gets wet too. Hmmm...

 There are 2 TVs in here. One in the bedroom and this one - in the kitchen on the countertop!
Can you believe it? Well, I won't be able to spread out much on the counter will I?
 There isn't a bedroom but a queen sized bed.The triangle opening had another piece that goes there. 

 I know lots of folks have the great big RVs or fifth wheels and we've thought of that but this one will be just perfect for us. It can drive anywhere and not take up much space. It gets 23 miles to the gallon and I can drive it too.
But...we're not driving it to New York, not yet anyway. We're flying to see our baby.
When we get back we'll go somewhere.
We've never RVed before and I'm so excited about it. I've been all over the internet looking for tips and even on Pinterest. I just may have to add an RV board to my Pinterest.

So Dear Ones, I'll be back in a little over a week. I'm going to miss you all so much.
I've preposted a few posts so you won't forget me!
I will have lots of snaps of Carter to show you when I get back!

Love to all...kiss kiss

You are all a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'll Be Seeing You

I'll be seeing you;
In all the old, familiar places;
That this heart of mine embraces;
All day through.

In that small cafe;
The park across the way;
The children's carousel;
The chestnut tree;
The wishing well.

I'll be seeing you;
In every lovely, summers day;
And everything that's bright and gay;
I'll always think of you that way;
I'll find you in the morning sun;
And when the night is new;
I'll be looking at the moon;
But I'll be seeing you.
~ Sung by me


  1. That is amazing - I hope you have a wonderful trip!!

  2. Shelia, you're going to have so much fun!! Take lots of pictures of Carter and your family.

    Drive safely in the snazzy RV.

  3. Such good news... and today is a good news day.... my hubby and I are taking the train to Boston this summer to see our darlin' daughter who is very pregnant just to help her out a bit... this is our first grandchild and we are so exc8ited s9o I understand your joy completely
    .. The RV is spectacular! What fun you will have with that!!!!

  4. How wonderful that you and Mr Precious will be seeing Carter and the fam very soon! 6 months makes such a difference in a little ones life! No wonder you are so excited.
    The RV: Your model Winnie is one of the most popular ones here in Oz, they are everywhere. There has to be a reason! They've obviously proved themselves! You will love it. You will learn to live in a confined space just fine. Nearly every 5th house here has an RV of some sort parked in their yard or purpose built garage. I've done the RV thing (in a small one) with our travelling friends in a huge 5th wheel. We liked ours better. I can see we'll be treated to some exciting posts and I'm so looking forward to it!! I think the thing that will frustrate you the most dearest Shelia is because of the lack of space you will be greatly limited with decoration objects!!!! :)

  5. Dear Shelia, I'm so happy for you that you are going to visit your sweet family soon AND that you bought such a cute little RV! How fun! I hope you have a wonderful trip to New York. Our little grands will be visiting us in 2 weeks time and we're pretty excited to see them too. Blessings and hugs,

  6. How exciting! A trip to see Carter! I can sense your excitement from your post!

    That is a neat RV, too. We've never thought we'd like to have one, but this one definitely looks like it would be fun to have!

  7. Kiss that sweet Carter lots and lots! I know you can't wait to see her and the rest of your family. Enjoy your trip. Now I must say I love your teeny tiny RV. It looks pretty perfect to me. I bet you will have fun with it. Sending big hugs to you.


  8. What an awesome RV - you are going to love that!! Enjoy your trip and your grand daughter!

  9. That RV is going to be such fun, Shelia, you'll see. I would love to travel around the US like that. Have a grand time (no pun) with the adorable Miss Carter. xo

  10. Have fun with your little grand and your Rv is going to be so much fun. Hugs, Marty

  11. Your Mr. Precious did good hon...I totally love your new Rv. You're gonna have a fabulous time visiting your Little one, which you haven't seen in 6 months!...we just got back with Mr. Living from a Disney World's vacation with the precious Little grands too! Lots of blessings sweet friend.

  12. Oh have fun with Carter! Your new rv is adorable. alot packed into a little space. how blessed you are that you can travel together and have fun in retirement.

  13. Awesomeness, I can just picture you seeing the good ole USA in your new RV! (and of course you'll have to decorate it!) Happy for you, have a great trip to visit Carter ... oh and her parents ;)

    Hugs ~ Mary

  14. Love your RV are going to have a GRAND time! ENJOY!!!

  15. I am SO happy for you! You'll have a wonderful visit! And look at that motorhome! WOWZA!!! I LOVE it! You will have SO much fun! We had a small motorhome for awhile and it was great fun. You can go anywhere in them and have all of the comforts of home with you! Way to your hubby! He did GOOD!

  16. Whooooo Hoooooooo
    Can u hear me from Kansasland?
    Gosh, I remember when your sweet grandbaby was still in her momma's tummy. She is now 3 and drawing like a pro.

    May you have a great trip when the time comes.
    Your traveling home is super beautiful.
    It would be a treat to travel somewhere in it.

    Sweet Summer Blessings,

  17. Hurray for you X two!! You are going to have a wonderful time with your family and I know your daughter will really appreciate having Mom around a bit during her pregnancy! And the RV!! It is outstanding. I've never seen one this size and I had to call hubby over to have a look at your pics. We've always dreamed of renting one and traveling around the country for a few weeks. How lucky you are!

    So many great things going on in your life blessed you are! :)


  18. That is the cutest thing ever. I am jealous! And that Carter is one little beauty. She'll love taking a trip with you sometime in that cute-as-a-button RV. Have fun!

  19. I love it! We've had a Road Trek for years and love traveling in it. Keep me posted as we have been thinking of getting a new one. Have a great trip.

  20. Have a wonderful time kissing and hugging little Carter.
    Love the Rv, you are conna love it.

  21. How exciting to get to see the whole family'll have a great time!!! Give that little Carter tons of smooches!!!

    And your new toy is pretty grand.....will Chloe Dawn be able to join you in your adventures??? A wonderful new chapter is waiting to be written.....enjoy!!!

  22. Wow! A grand vehicle that can showcase more memorable experiences with the entire family! Enjoy your time with Carter. I'm sure the beautiful little girl misses you so much.

  23. Have a wonderful and safe trip Sheila! Love the RV.

  24. Oh how fun! Enjoy your visit with your family! Your RV looks quite nice! 23 mpg. Sounds quite good! Our 38 ft. unit got about 9 mpg. We sold it just before gas prices went nuts.
    You'll enjoy the creature comforts and touring in it. It's a very pretty unit!

  25. Make sure you remove the TP from the bathroom before you shower! You are poised for great adventures!

  26. Have a great trip! You'll enjoy the RV, I'm sure...

  27. Shelia, I am so happy for you. I know the two of you are going to have wonderful times.

    Give Carter some extra kisses from her "Aunt Beverly".

  28. Sounds like GREAT fun -- and you will clearly be traveling in style! Enjoy -- I can hear smiles already!

  29. Have fun on your trip! You are going to have a blast with your RV!!

  30. Oh, have fun with your sweet little one and I love the new camper. Hubby and I want to travel in a smaller size one someday, too. Have fun!

  31. I am so excited for you two! What fun you are going to have. It's going to be like playing house!!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  32. Oh wow! Have a great trip & be sure to wave to me if you pass Utica!

  33. How fun -- oh the places you will go....I know you're going to have a great time with Miss Carter! Such a talented little artist she is....just like her grandmamma!

  34. Congratulations on your new home-away-from-home. That is a great little RV. We have researched plenty of them-that one is a gem. I think you will have a ball with it. Enjoy every moment of your retirement. xo Diana

  35. Shelia,
    So~o~o glad you're going to have "Little carter" and Mother~Daughter time!!!
    "Little Carter" isn't very little how quickly she's growing!!!
    I adore her Art work!!!. . .and yes...I see Chole Dawn!!!
    Spoil those 'loved~ones'royally!!!
    EnJOY the RVing. . .it can be quite an enlightening experience!!!

  36. Here's a WOO-HOO and an AMEN for you! I am excited for you, dear lady, I know how hard it is to be away from your grands and soon you will have another one! That is very exciting!!!
    Your RV is beautiful and so very stylish, a Mercedes-Benz, you lucky gal, you!! You will have fun with your Mr Precious!
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  37. Oh what fun! I swear, you and Mr. P sure know how to retire!

    Please feed that man. Look at the poor thing--he's taking to eating eyeglasses!

  38. Oh, you're going to have so much fun! I can't wait for a report!

  39. Oh how exciting Sheila...I LOVE it. Enjoy your travels and your sweet grand baby too!

  40. What fun! Enjoy all that lovin on Miss Carter the cutie pie.

    Love your new RV - that would be more my speed too:)

    Have a great time!

  41. Now I say that's a fine motor scooter of an RV! WOW! Love it.............I know you are beyond beyond with excitement to see Miss Carter. Nothing like those grands! You are precious my friend. How is your mama? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  42. Hi Shelia, wow... that RV of your look real cool and beautiful. Love it, wish I can join you for a ride? LOL

    Enjoy your break with your grand daughter. Be seeing you. Have a fun time. Regards.

  43. You are going to have a blast with your new RV. Think of the places you can go and the things you can see. Hope you've had a wonderful time with your little Carter.

  44. Oh how great is that RV??!! You and Mr. Precious are gonna have so much fun travelling around.

  45. Very cool! You can tell your husband is beaming in the first picture! Looks like everything you need, right there. Love that refrigerator! It's not so so big that it will cost a fortune to drive and store. Love it! Can't wait to hear all about our first trip! Enjoy!

  46. I just ran over from your new post to see THIS!!!! It is fabulous and I know you will LOVE it. It seems like just the right size. What fun!!! You 2 are terrific. XO, Pinky


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