I have been enjoying visiting blogs and decided to start my own, even though I don't know what I am doing or if anyone will even be interested in reading what I have to say. I am a 50 year old management consultant who has been married to the the love of my life for 30 years and have two grown daughters and a son-in-law who we are very proud of. We are blessed to live in Scottsdale Arizona and are enjoying getting out and experiencing it in our RV! Thanks for stopping by our blog and please consider joining us, who knows where we will go...Kevin & Tracy.

Monday, April 15, 2013


I can't believe that it has been a week since I last posted, but I can tell you that it has sure flown by.  We live in a cul-de-sac and have adopted the tradition of having neighborhood get togethers several times during the year.  

Well it was our turn this last weekend and I couldn't believe the amount of work that went into preparing for the event.  We planned to spend most of the time outside since the weather has been wonderful, so that meant that I had to get the yard in tip top shape.  

Our lot is over 3/4's of an acre with grass, fruit trees and lots of dirt, which becomes a constant battle to keep on top of the weeds.  I took Friday afternoon off and mowed, raked, weeded and trimmed trees until I thought I was going to collapse.  

Everyone showed up at 4:00pm on Saturday and we had a great time visiting, playing horse shoes and ladder golf.  It was great to catch up with everyone, but I was sure glad when the group started heading home about 8:30pm. Of course I forgot to take any pictures of the big event, but it was fun none the less.

Still undefeated at ladder golf
Wish that was a picture of my shoes!
Tracy and I both commented that we don't know how people who entertain regularly do it, but we are good for another four get togethers before it is our turn in the roatation again.  

We did get great news this weekend from our daughter Sarah who applied for an Art Scholarship through ASU and was selected to receive $3,000.  We encouraged Sarah to apply, even though it included a long application, letters of recommendation and her art portfolio, which all took some time to put together.  She was concerned that she would be one of many who applied and probably wouldn't have much of a chance. Well, that was not the case and we are so proud of her!

That along with her Regent's Scholarship from ASU should enable her to finish up her last two years without incurring any debt or needing to apply for student loans.  We didn't do a very good job of planning for our daughter's education, so we have been so blessed that they received academic scholarships!

That is it for now, I noticed that we have another new follower, but they did not identify themselves, so I can't welcome them aboard by name, but thanks for joining us, whoever you are.  

Thanks for stopping by for a visit, I hope your travels are safe and enjoyable!


  1. Glad you got the party over before the big winds and forecast dust storms.... We sure had our share of those weeds this spring....

  2. Great news on the shcolarship front!

    It sounds as though your hosting roles were well received. Well done!

  3. Those big get togethers can be a lots of fun, but more work for some than others. We did them all the time, a few years ago sometimes for 200 people or more was easy once I got used to it and stayed on top of things.
    Glad you had a good time.

  4. Congratulations to your daughter, that will sure help I know.
    Having two daughters everything they could do to help with school loans always helped.
    We don't like to entertain very much. We did have people over last night for making S'mores around the fire and visiting. That is my kind of get together. I know how worn out it can make you.

  5. Congrats to Sarah on the Scholarship, well deserved I'm sure!

  6. Great news for Sarah every bit helps with going to school.