Sunday, June 15, 2008

Day at the Farm

What a great day this has been. MJ asked if I could drive her down to her parents farm so she could see her Dad for Fathers Day. Her Cowboy was going to spend the day with his son playing golf and since MJ can't drive after her eye surgery she needed my help. She kept thanking me for driving her down there, but she doesn't realize that it's a huge treat for me to go down to the farm. Her family is so wonderful and has really made me feel welcomed. I told MJ that since I was driving this time I would really know how to get back and that she should not be surprised if she calls to see how her parents are doing and they mention that I am there visiting. She just laughed, but I am kind of serious.

Poor MJ is really having a rough day with her eyes. She had 4 kinds of drops and it seemed that every 30 minutes she was putting more drops in. This is how I saw her most of the day:
On my way over to pick her up in the morning I stopped at a convienance store and ran into some JW's. As they handed me the Watchtower I told them I was going on a road trip and my friend would need something funny to read. The Witnesses just giggled and I thought it was odd that they didn't realize when they were being made fun of. So we came up with the perfect idea for using the Watchtower:
Eye Shields. It actually worked perfectly in the car and helped her. I knew the Watchtower would come in handy one day.

We spent most of the day at the farm and MJ was a huge sport to walk around with me even though her eyes were hurting. Here is her Mom coming to our rescue on the new Mule. If you click on the picture you can see her Mom's huge grin.

I love walking around the farm with MJ because she has so many stories. Here she found one of their old skates.

I then took a couple pictures and played around with the different settings on my camera. I love how these pictures turned out:

You can see rest of my pictures here.

Thank you for being such a great friend MJ and I really thank you for sharing your family with me.


Teaberry said...

Hi! I have just recently discovered your blog, and it has become one of my daily reads! I really enjoy it... we have a lot in common it seems.

I have one, too, if you're interested in reading mine... I always love new readers, but I'm sort of boring right now.... :-)

Lynilu said...

I enjoyed the pictures. The one of the old red gas pump reminded me of my early years on the farm, as did the one of the old wooden clothesline pole. Good memories!

I'm glad you had a fun day. Have a good week ahead!

Renaissance Woman said...

Sounds like a great day. Your pictures are really good!

Sandra said...

Farms are so photogenic, aren't they!

I'm going off to look at your other pics now, looks like you had gorgeous weather too!

beans said...

Oh, your photos are great. I also poked around at some of your others and love the psychiatric museum.

Glad you had a fun weekend!

Anonymous said...

Loved the pictures. Even though I grew up on that farm and know every part of it, it's great to see it through other people's eyes. Great Memories!!
So glad you were able to bring MJ to the farm for the day. It was great having you there.

Caroline said...

teaberry--thanks for commenting and i am glad you are enjoying my blog. i will go check out your blog

lynilu--mj told me that the gas pump still works which i thought was cool. glad you enjoyed the pictures

renaissance woman--yes it was a great day at least for me...i know mj's eyes were really bothering her so she was a real trooper walking me all around

sandra--yes they really are. i took close to 80 pictures and i could have stayed there all day just taking pictures of things in the barn

beans--that musuem is soo weird. if you are ever in KC you will have to stop there

kim--i was happy that mj asked me to drive her. it was nice being able to sit and talk with when are you going to start your own blog? :)

MJ said...

A huge thank you again from me. I know I couldn't have gone to the farm on my own. I'm glad we were able to get out and walk around. The pics are great.