We’re home. It was very hard to leave Ross, but today he is on his way to the Navy’s submarine training base in Goose Creek, South Carolina. I should be hearing from him within the next day or two with his new address so I can send him his cell phone! “A school” isn’t boot camp. He can have his cell phone. And cookies!

Everybody’s fine here–and growing! The babies are getting frisky!

P.S. I’ll get back up to speed around here tomorrow, I promise!


  1. skippymom says:

    You just take your time Momma – I think you have some cookies to make. We’ll be patient. [And the goat-lings are adorable. Yay Clover!]

    Take care.

  2. Sonia says:

    Absolutely adorable!!! It looks like that little one has blue eyes, and it looks like he has a little sailors cap on! Just too cute.

  3. skippymom says:

    PS – I realize goat-lings is not a word, but? I don’t have goats and they looking like goat-lings to me. Besides I didn’t know what they were called. Kids?

  4. Rose H says:

    I think Sonia just named one of the kids! “Hello Sailor” ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  5. Barbee' says:

    Thing 1 and Thing 2 are sssssoooo cute! Take your time, S., we will still be here. You probably need a little time to transition after all the driving and emotional events.

  6. knancy says:

    What great photos! The green grass is so lush and the chickens are so beautiful. Their red combs and feather patterns are so amazing. I do believe in the second photo that new little blue eyes is looking straight at you like Momma for a COOKIE!

  7. Glenie says:

    Love the photos, glad you’re home.

  8. northcountrygirl says:

    Welcome home! Ross won’t be so far away in South Carolina. Hope all goes well and he sails through training. Glad you’re back!!

  9. CindyP says:

    Welcome Home! So glad you were able to be a part of Ross’s graduation and liberty weekend! And took us along for the ride :yes:

    The babies are looking soooo cute!! And yep, I agree with the “Sailor” name for the one on the right….how fitting!

  10. KentuckyFarmGirl says:

    Welcome home! Those babies just keep getting cuter! Love those blue eyes! Can’t wait til our mommas have babies in the Spring!

  11. ~ jackie says:

    Although its bittersweet, welcome home! I like Sailor too, for a goatie name….hmmmmm do I see a naming contest in our future? ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. IowaCowgirl says:

    Thank you for giving all of us an insight into your world….ours are very similar except for the military experience. Your family is certainly amazing!

  13. Nancy says:

    Rest up…we’ll all be here when you’re ready! My son’s graduation in Goose Creek began my love affair with Charleston! What a grand old city that is. Carriage rides, street markets, rainbow houses and GHOST WALKS…oh yeah, and Palmetto bugs or as they are known there, Carolina skateboards…I just call them BIG ARSE COCKROACHES!!! lol :dancingmonster:

  14. Mim says:

    Welcome back. :pawprint:

  15. Karen says:

    Many, many moons ago, I went to boot camp graduation in Waukegan, Illinois (the graduation was outside though). I lived in Goose Creek for about 1 1/2 years too but we left in 1987. Very pretty area. You’ll have to visit the old, open, slave market in downtown Charleston – the vendors sell all kinds of things. And the Palmetto bugs ARE huge – you can throw a saddle on some of them.

  16. Brenda Evans says:

    Welcome home – oh my those goat babies are so darn cute. More pictures please – how precious. Glad Ross is on his way and can have some personal items now.

  17. Kristen E says:

    Yep, that one on the right has to be named Sailor, in honor of your awesome son. Congrats to Ross and to your entire family – you have kids to be proud of!

  18. rileysmom says:

    Welcome Home!
    It’s always great to get away but it’s so wonderful to be back home!
    Take your time getting back to work; that was a whirlwind trip.

  19. claudia w says:

    Even though it was hard to leave Ross, I bet it is fantastic to be home with all your familiar surroundings!
    Looks like all the fur and feathered babies did well in your absence (good caretaker while you were gone) I’m sure they missed you lots too!
    Get rested up, make cookies, relax, we’ll be here…

  20. Miss Becky says:

    glad you’re all back safely. :hug:

  21. Vicki in So. CA says:

    Welcome home, Suzanne. Glad everyone made it in one piece. The babies are sooooo cute and Clover looks like a good mommy. Ross will have it a little easier now. He’ll be looking forward to receiving his cell phone… and COOKIES! ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ll be here when you get settled in again.

  22. sherry says:

    Welcome home. When Ross has time, ask him to enroll at Soldiers Angels: https://soldiersangels.org/join-or-adopt.html I’m a volunteer on the Soldiers Angels Baking Team. I send letters and care packages to “my troops” every month. This is a great morale booster for our men/women in uniform!

  23. Cobby says:

    Hi Suzanne,
    Greetings from Goose Creek South Carolina.. Its a great place.. we have beaches, buggy rides,an occasional snow.. every 20 years or so, hunting, fishing, ft sumter, history that is amazing and all the beauties of the south..all this and the mountains are about a 3 hour drive. I do miss the hills of the appalachian mountain especially in the hot hot summer.. but am so in love with Charleston.. Welcome Ross!!

  24. Darlene in Ks says:

    Welcome home Suzanne :wave: Take your time, rest up, we’ll be here. I agree with naming that little sweetie “sailor” in honor of Ross. Thanks for sharing your weekend. Don’t know anyone who didn’t shed a tear or two reading about it.

  25. Yvonne says:

    Sailor is a great name! But what would you call the other one? It should be similiar/related type of name….hmmmm. You did a great job of keeping us posted while you were gone, and thank you for sharing it with us! You have a wonderful life and family.

  26. Valerie says:

    Fluffy chicken butts, Clover’s little babies, who needs more. Glad you are all safe and sound back home. Rest up and enjoy.

  27. Tracey In Paradise,Pa. says:

    :snoopy: Welcome Home Proud MAMA!!

  28. Gerry says:

    The babies are so adorable–can understand why you like to hold them. My daughter was in the Navy several years ago and I know she was ready for some home made goodies by the time she got out of boot camp! Thanks again for sharing all the wonderful pictures and the great recipes–everything we have tried has been enjoyed greatly!

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