Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Not much

Don't have much to say tonight.. I toke some pictures though and thought I would share.

 This is a little filly I have been riding for a friend. She is a coming 3 yr old and very big for her age.
 I'm not exactly sure what color you would call her but she kind of looks like a grulla/blue roan.
 I've only put 10 rides on her and she is already moving nice.

 My Petie girl

I thought this picture was neat, I thought I might try to draw it but I don't know yet. 

Hope ya'll have a great rest of the week 

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Wonderful Weekend

This past weekend has been awesome! In order for me to explain I have to go back to Thursday.

I had a falling out with my so called friends on Thursday which resulted in me not having a ride up to Abilene on Friday for the horse show. So.. my mom decided she would ride up with me which turned out to be really fun. We hauled up Friday evening and got there about 6 which wasn't bad, unloaded a horse, and met my dad for supper. The show ended up being really good, despite the fiasco. I placed 4th over all again which I was really happy for. I had started at 9 Saturday morning and we ended at 8 that night. Curly and I were so tired for the last event; ranch pleasure. Somehow though we tied for first placed in that class.

Another great thing that happened this weekend that made my day was that I got to ride this really pretty black and white paint stud horse. The little lady riding him asked me to ride him around while she went and did something. I was so thrilled! I had never met the lady before and I just admired that horse! There is a picture somewhere so I will get it posted at some point!

And last but not least....

This was the dress that I had picked out to try on first. I really liked it and it fit really good I think. What I liked about it was that I could picked a color of ribbon to go with it. I don't know if anyone else liked it as much as I did.

This was the second dress I tried on. I did because my mother had caught a glimpse of it and wanted me to just try it. Lots of ewing and awing and tears came from this one.

The third dress I tried on I really like. It was simple but elegant and really showed off my figure I think. I'm not sure but I think I might be going with this one.

Just so everyone knows, I am trying to keep pictures and things off of Facebook or anything. I did decide that blogging would be ok because not many people look at my blog. As of right now, there as been much discussion about a date. I think I am ready to scream because I have picked a date but it's not what people want to hear. At least on my side of the family. I'm really having a hard time with it for some reason.

I also would like to know ya'll's opinions, about the dresses or anything else! If you don't want to comment and would rather send an email that is perfectly fine! My email is!

Hope ya'll have a great week!

Monday, March 7, 2011


I wish I had some pictures to put up.. I don't have a camara, just my phone so its hard to take good pictures when I want to.

Anyways now that thats said....

This past weekend we went to T's parents for his nephews birthday. It was a short trip, too short, but it was good to get away from here for a bit. It's that time of year when the wind start a howling at night, blowing dirt everywhere. I don't like the wind, it's annoying and it makes my ears ring. I can't ride in it and it gives the world a dull, plain look thats kind of sad. I didn't like the wind in Wyoming either. Ya'll think the wind blows here? Just go to Wyoming and you will think different; it blows about 100 miles an hour for days!

Anyways back to the trip. I know T enjoyed getting to see everybody but all I had to listen to on the drive home was how much he loved where he is living know. I guess his allergeries were bothering him. Boo hoo.

I was bored the other day and so I got to looking at some pictures from a long time ago. I thought I might share, since I don't have any new ones to put up!

This was the front porch of our house! Look at that snow!

In the daytime
Hank,before he got fat and after playing in the snow!
Mom, LJ and I feeding cattle!

Those are some winter pictures because I love the snow and its the one thing I miss most!

My Parents

Snowy in Laramie Wyoming

Can you guess who that is? My grandma absolutly loves this picture of me! I don't know why though.

That would be little LJ!

Someday I will have to add more but I'm being told to go to bed so good night ya'll!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Woman's Place

I received a letter in the mail the other day from some friends of my grandparents with a poem inside that I really enjoyed so I thought I would share it.

A Woman's Place
"A woman's place is int he home." That always has made sense.
They're just not built for riding broncs, nor fixin' barbwire fence.
The "woman's place" is well-defined throughout the cowboy West,
Besides, it's our tradition. Our old ways have stood time's test.
There's lots of thing that women do way better than a man.
They're a whiz at washing diapers, or with a frying pan.
Those ladies are a comfort when a man ain't feelin' prime.
So, for cookin' or for lookin', give me a woman every time.
I've always advocated the old values of the West.
I believe, just like gospel, that the old-time rules is best.

A few years back I put things off, like I'm inclined to do.
When branding time come rolling 'round - I didn't have a crew.
And this girl, I'll call her "Laurie," said she'd agree to lend a hand.
I thought she meant her husband! See, I didn't understand
That she meant her, you savvy now that I was in a bind.
I didn't want to break her heart. I couldn't be unkind.
She said she had these horses that needed lotsa miles.
I said we'd start at daylight. She says, "Great, And thanks," and smiles.

'Bout three o'clock next morning, while I'm still snoring hard,
I starts, and hear a creeping gooseneck ease into the yard.
We invites her in for breakfast, but she's already ate.
It's an hour and half to daybreak 'n I'm already late.
The crew shows up, but she's the one who gives me an assist
When Old Ranger trys to buck me off. She gathers cows I missed!
While I gees and haws Old Ranger, her horse rolls o'er his hocks.
She cuts us cowboys seven ways, 'n does it orthodox.
There ain't nothin' that that girl can't do! I'm feelin' like a dope.
At last in desperation, I says, "Laurie, wanta rope?"
She keeps six rasslers busy. We're all abustin' gut.
She even finds a branded bull that I forgot to cut.
For four long days she shows us how a real hand operates.
She rassles and gives shots and brands. She even "casterates!"
When we gets done I offer up to ride, to pay her back.
In the nicest way that she knows how, she lets me know: I lack
Some basic skills I never learned. My horses ain't the best.
They got more help than they can use. I prob'ly need a rest.
"A woman's place is in the home," to me don't seem so strange,
Because I finally figured Laurie's "Home (is) On The Range."

-Wallace McRae

I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I did!

One more thing before I go, our trip to Stephenville was a blast. We had lots of fun and the horse show went great!  I'm not sure how I placed but out of 25 riders I placed in the single digits in every class. Curly and I still have some work do before the next show. Hope ya'll have a wonderful day!