Thinking of summer activities with the family? How about going up the rough terrains, camp and hunt? And here’s an awesome companion for your adventure.
The Yamaha Rhino is one of the most popular side-by-sides on the market. This combination ATV and SUV is at home taking you up and down rough terrain to get to your favorite hunting spot as it is hauling the garbage to the roadside. Even with no additional Yamaha Rhino accessories added to it, it has a lot of features. The two-seater cab has plenty of room for you and your equipment, and the bed can haul around 400 pounds.
The bed is constructed of steel and has side latches for ease of use. The doors have a molded guard to keep the outside from coming into the cab. The 4×4 option will take you over rough ground. With a ground clearance of over a foot, you have a lot of room to maneuver through rocky roads. It is lightweight and comes with rack and pinion steering. The CV joints are protected with heavy duty guards to keep them safe from debris. The drive case is sealed to keep water or dirt out, and if it should get in during extreme conditions, there is an emergency drain. It has a towing capacity of 1,200 pounds. The Rhino 4×4 is designed to take a beating out on the trail while delivering superb handling. It is easily switched from 4WD to 2WD. The fuel tank holds over seven gallons of fuel, and the entire vehicle is lightweight. It is mounted on a lightweight steel frame with double wishbone suspension. It has a wet weight under 1,200 pounds.
who can resist?
“Hugging is the ideal gift. Great for any occasion, fun to give and receive, shows you care, comes with its own wrapping and, of course, is fully returnable. Hugging is practically perfect. No batteries to wear out, inflation-proof, nonfattening, no monthly payments, theft-proof and nontaxable.”
Whenever I feel a bit down (for reasons that only us moms would know) I always count on a hug from the little boy who freely gives them. He grew up receiving hugs from me, an awful lot, that’s why he knows when I need it most. At times, he’s just so happy with something, he’d embrace me really tight just because. His hugs are most appreciated when I’m on the verge of crying. I really don’t need to say anything, he just comes up to me and hugs me…makes me smile all the time. There were of course those moments when he gets scared, he would run to me and cling. I’d hug him real tight to let him know that I’m there, that I’ll be there to protect him.
Now, that he’s a bit grown, the hugs, though not forgotten, doesn’t come as often as they used to. It’s readily given when asked and when needed but not when he’s happy. I guess the things he does as a child has taken much of his time. That’s when the one-minute hugs came to be known between us.
It’s a routine that we have any given time and day. I’ll just say “hug” and we would wrap our arms around each other, he, counting from 1 until 60 – equivalent of a minute. We both learned to appreciate those moments.
The hugs are mostly for me. It’s my way of remembering how once I held this sweet child in my arms for hours on end. How I spent sleepless nights watching over him, making sure he’s sound asleep and not hurting. I guess it’s just me comforting myself, that he’s all grown up, I’m getting old…without the one-minute hugs and a few years from now, he’d probably tire from it all. Well, it’s just me…a mom, thinking aloud.
Let them be…lol
Found this on facebook. °_^
A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around the yard, The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found …an even bigger mess.
A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall, In the front room the TV was on loudly blaring the cartoon channel. The family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.
He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.
As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel… She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, ‘What happened here today?’ She again smiled and answered, ‘You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?…
”Yes,” was his incredulous reply..
She answered, “Well, today I didn’t do it.”
I wonder how your husband would react in a scenario like this.
(Idling by the Danube river)
What’s the best thing to do when the sun is out on a supposedly cold autumn morning? I say we go biking, RC flying or simply go out on a walk, enjoy the sunshine, watch a movie and eat sushi later on.
When hubby goes with us out, the kids tend to really leave me alone. It’s because I’m the not so-adventurous-mom, their dad’s complete opposite. I am not envious at all because I knew well that they enjoy those times – which could be Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays. They know that Daddy is up to something fun when these days come. They would fly a kite, make the RC boat spin around the water, pick up fallen chestnuts or simply sit on the grass and let me be the mamarazzi I’ve always been.
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
I once used this quote on my other blog and it has become my favorite since. Everyday, as I said then, the kids would immediately stop what they’re doing, they would run to the door then shout “Daddy!” and throw their arms around him then give him a kiss.
I’ve been shooting behind their backs for so long I’ve lost count of how many I’ve made. Seeing them this way is like an assurance that as long as daddy holds their hands, it will be ok…that until they can walk by themselves, he will be there for them.
To make them hold our hands for as long as they need is the best thing we can give our kids, it may not be easy to let go later on but we’ll be sure that they can go on in life well having held our hand firmly in their childhood.
Today is one of those strange days we fondly call “April weather.” Translated loosely as crazy weather…sunny with sudden rain, sometimes snow and everything else unpredictable may fall. Rightly how it was earlier, at first at was cold then sunny, I checked on the weather forecast and it says 13° – wow and last month we already got about 20°! It’s Sunday and Sundays for us mean bible-study day but today is special as we are to attend a special convention and it will be held in the stadium for surely a lot will attend coming from all over Austria.
So we head off and just as we transferred to the next train, it rained! We didn’t have umbrellas or raincoats but good thing the kids were wearing waterproof jackets and dawty her poncho…we hurriedly walk to the stadium and looked for empty seats.
I was right, there were about 45,000 people in attendance. We were able to seat at the upper level and I chose seats quite apart from the rest knowing that my kids would be bored at some point and start talking…The rain stopped after barely 10 minutes but it was really colder than the usual days past.
We were listening to the talk-spiritual food for more or less 3 hours and I am thankful that I didn’t turn back to go home…the rain didn’t bother me.
The sun was shining and the sky was so blue after the rain.
The boys were ecstatic playing on those stone balls by the stadium…little boy is still small to hop on it alone…
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I’ve had these 3 pots by the window sill since the start of spring. I had planned on seeding them with herbs so that cooking pasta and other dishes would be tastier.
The pot came with seed pouches and 3 small bags of loam soil, definitely a kit for home use! I got this from the grocery store near the kids’sschool and they were so ecstatic about the idea of planting something.
The seeds included chives, parsley and basil. I haven’t had chives around and I don’t cook with it much so I’m still looking out for recipes that include them. I use parsley a lot; for carbonaras, salads and other pasta dishes. Basil is of course, a favorite; for tomato based pasta sauces, baked chicken and a lot more.
|A willing helper. Saw this photo from my files, I guess my other son took this shot. Little boy was sitting at the kitchen counter, waiting for our baking session which I scheduled after our herb planting activity. – Coincidentally in green.
So we put soil in the pots, placed the seeds and covered them again with soil. My daughter has been reminding me to water them. Forgetful as I am, my father-in-law (not biological) suggested that we cover then with plastic wrap. So cover, my daughter did.
Today I heard a loud call from the kitchen, really was nervous and thought that one of my kids got hurt. I run to the kitchen and my daughter showed me the seedlings. These are basil…the chives have grown too but not as much and the parsley is far behind but they’ve also popped out from the earth.
A few days more and will surely be able to cook with fresh herbs! If you want to know what’s cooking in our kitchen, please visit Mahlzeit.