Thursday, March 18, 2010

At the Rodeo with Charley

Charley and I met Robin and Colton at the Rodeo today. I was a little nervous taking a 2 year old, but he was a really good boy. He sat in his stroller, he took in the sights, he ate some food and he tried to be adventurous and try new things, but mostly if I was holding him. I think next year will be GREAT!

Charley got a new cowboy hat today. He and Colton were able to have matching hats. He was pretty good about keeping it on all day. He was so cute in his cowboy hat and boots!

Here are Charley and Colton waiting for the pig races to begin. This was the first event that we attended and the boys were not sure what to think about everything. They were very quiet and reserved!
Ah, the UT Pig didn't care about finishing the race - he let the A & M Pig beat him - now what's up with that - ha!
Well, Charley had a very busy day at the Rodeo and this is what he looked like on the way home. It was really a blast going today. I was excited to be able to spend time like that with Charley. His mom is going to take him to the zoo towards the end of the month, after seeing how much he enjoyed the animals at the Rodeo, I know that he will LOVE the zoo!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Look Who's 2

Charley is 2 years old today! Tara made him a cake so he could celebrate at home and cupcakes so he could celebrate at school. I guess he likes eating the tops off the cupcakes and putting the other part back, well, that is what they told us at school anyway and because it is his b-day - they let him :)

Here he is blowing out the candles - he was so cute

yum - it is so good!

Grandpa is helping opening up the new fire truck! Yeah!!

Here is the newest draft choice!

Happy Birthday, Charley!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

And now there are 2

Here are the unsuspecting cows. They had no idea what was about to happen.

Here are the cow hands, Albert, Brianne, Brian and Will

This is Sirloin, he was born on the property January 7, 2010. Now this is what Albert and I call him, not what Brianne has named him. He is looking at the trailer and thinking, "No way are you getting me in there!!"
Don't let this picture fool you, it was NOT this easy to get them into the trailer! Josh set up these panels to help guide them in, but it was too out in the open. So he moved the trailer over to the stall area so that we could use the wall as one side. The neighbors came over to help and we all slowly walked and got the cows into position. Then I was in the panel area with them, Will closed the the last panel to lock us in. When they saw that I was in this area with them, they just went into the trailer. We closed them in the trailer and Josh took off to Brianne's. Now that was so much easier than I ever thought! Now that we have no more cows I am really feeling like a cowgirl!
I do hope that we will have 2 little steers on the property at some time in the future, but this morning, I must say, it was amazing to only have 2 horses to feed! No cows mooing at me giving me that look like where is my food - it was quite a different feeling!
Albert and I worked on the property yesterday, we still have more to do where the cows grazed and around the property. The weather is so beautiful right now, we are having a wonderful time working outside. Can't wait to see all the improvements we are going to do! Guess I need to take before and after pictures!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Look!

Welcome to the new look of my blog! There will be a few more changes in the future - so check back often.

My girlfriends thought it was time I actually put horses on my blog, since I call "Just Horsin' Around".... So, Robin helped me pick this background out and we sent an e-mail request to August to help with the header, so as soon as she works her Blog Magic, I will add that.

It has almost been a month since I have worked outside the home. I must say, I am really enjoying this time. I have been able to get some things organized in the house; I have been able to just enjoy being home. Not feeling the pressure to hurry up and fix dinner, hurry up and take care of the animals, hurry up and talk with my family has been such a blessing. I am amazed how wonderful it is after 12 years to take time and focus on what the Lord has given me. A wonderful husband, great children, an awesome grandson and LAST Ranch.

I know that I will have to focus on a job this month, we need that income, but what a blessing it has been to be able to be revived. Being in the desert is so tiring and I grew weary and didn't even know it. I can tell now just how tired I have been, so good to get that much needed rest.

Today the rest of the cows will be picked up. Brianne, Fonda and Jim should be here shortly to try to get them into a trailer and put them on their property. They have worked hard on a fencing off a place for the cows, Albert and I have tried to help them as much as we could. It sure looks pretty - I am thinking the cows will enjoy their new digs!

I don't know what it will be like to only have 2 horses on the property. What will Albert and I do with all that extra time. Ha - we will be getting ready to have Tressa's graduation party in June! Actually going to cut up some trees as soon as I get this posted.

Thank you for letting me share this morning. Not sure any of this makes sense, but was really good to just be able to blog! :)