Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Starting a book

This will be short and sweet, but Ijust wanted to let ya'll know that I've started a new blog that will be the basis for my book! I'm so excited about doing this! :) Make sure ya'll follow it!


Have a great week!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Happenings of Texas

Get it?? Instead of Trappings of Texas!! Haha! I'm so clever....


Did ya'll know that the three weeks before a major farm and ranch show is like going to boot camp?? I did, but I forgot just how bad it is...

My poor folks, they are running around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to get ready for this show. It's the big one. The Big Tamale! In 13 days and counting we will set off on a two day journey to the land of nuts and fruits.. literally. Tulare California is our destination. Oh how I get a headache just thinking about it....

This show piratically means the year for my folks business.. I'm talking 3 months of sales combined here people!! Can you blame them for being stressed? My dad has had the "whale," (the big trailer) parked in front of the shop for a week now gradually filling it with stuff to sell. Heavy stuff too... My dad has to upgrade on his pickup just to pull the dang thing! Hence the name Whale.

Our caravan will include two, not one, but Two Dodge diesel mega cabs, filled with seven people: My dad (head sales representative), my mom, (Secretary), my brother (head of security), my husband (chief mechanic), my sister-in-law (chief photographer), my son (head of cuteness), and myself (CEO)

Isn't that cute? You see, we each have to have a name tag and this year they asked for a small description of us under our names... My mom got a little carried away I think. After all I don't think I should be CEO, but whatever!! The entire trip will be eight days long. Last year it was seven but we had to complain to the head sales rep to give us an extra to recoup from the 22 hour drive...

So really, it's a very stressful time before the show but once we get up there we have a lot of fun! I for one am excited about one particular item I'm going to sell....


For some reason I have become obsessed with headbands... So I'm making a bunch to sell in California! I just don't know how much to charge... any ideas??

Well in other news... I'm sure ya'll have heard about my brother. Wednesday he had an accident which resulted in the loss of part of his thumb...

Poor guy... He was in a lot of pain and had to drive himself to the hospital... by himself... in a standard.........

You should have seen the truck.. At first he had his hand hanging out the window but the wind on exposed bone really hurt. There was blood all done the side of the truck door too. Then he put is hand inside the truck and you know the little cubby thing above the door handle? Well it was filled with blood also... nasty!!

Today I helped him change his bandage and as he was unwrapping it he became a little emotional.... poor guy!! He misses his thumb!! At least was only a thumb...

Oh, You're probably wondering what happened? Well as he was tying up a horse, it set back and his hand was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Ok, last story of the day. Ever since I was a little girl I've always wanted long, beautiful hair. Well my hair hates me and won't grow.. So.... I got extensions!!!


 I've always wanted them and laugh at me if you want but they are awesome!! Ok, not really.. My scalp has been sore for the last week and they are already starting to fall out... I'm doing everything my hair lady told me to do though so I'm a little disappointed there. I don't know if I will get them reset or not.. I haven't decided.

Well I hope ya'll enjoyed my little post... I have one more thing I want to share but you have to keep it a secret... (You're probably wondering why I'm going to blog about it if it's supposed to be a secret...)
Anyways. For the 2013 year I think that all the blogs I write for this year I'm going to put together in a book. I've always wanted to write a book and I think this is the best way how. Of course I think I might start another blog and dedicate to the book. I want it to be about a ranch wife and what all happens on the ranch and stuff...

Ok bye now!!

Wait wait wait.... one more thing... those headbands I posted early in this post... When I get them all done I will take a picture and ya'll can be looking for a giveaway pretty soon....

Bye for real now!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I'm So Bored...

I know I posted TWO blogs yesterday... but I'm going to blog again. I'm just trying to catch up... gosh...

Anyways, I had a whole bunch of "before" pictures of our house to post but I can't find them. Boo. So I'll just post the "after" pictures... Here goes.


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The Kitchen

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The back splash used to white vinyl, or whatever is on the counters. It probably wasn't worth posting a picture of anyways.

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My stove

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It's hard to see, but the kitchen walls are a yellow with white trim. It used to be white that was dirty and nasty...

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This is the dining room

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The trim in here used to be midnight blue.... I think I like the red better.

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Well hope ya'll enjoyed. I'm sure I will have more "before" and "after" pictures of the rest of the house..

Friday, January 11, 2013


 The first set of pictures is of our trip to Seymour Texas for Taylor's grandparents 50th anniversary!

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4 Generations of Blackwell's

4 generations

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                      What a cutie!!                                                    
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This set of pictures is from Christmas which we celebrated in Alpine this  year. 
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Keagan 3
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Christmas morning fun!
Family pic
Stovell family picture
The last set is of the snow we got last week. It was the first snowfall that K had ever seen!

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                                           Brody & K
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Look at those front teeth!

Herford heifers!
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The barn

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               Our house!

Hope ya'll enjoyed!!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.......

*I'm so behind...

Christmas and the new year has come and gone and I haven't even blogged about it. But it's not entirely my fault. Between moving and not having Internet, I've been out of the blogging loop. But I'm back in now!! Woo Hoo!

I have all these wonderful pictures to share with you too, but I don't feel like searching for my cord to plug my camera in and download pictures... Sorry.

We have been in our new house for a little over 3 weeks now and boy have we don't a lot. We've painting the living room, the hallway, the kitchen and the trim in the dining room. We put up new back splash in the kitchen (which looks totally awesome!!) and I've almost got every box unpacked! Except for a couple of boxes with books in them that I don't know what to do with... I don't seem to have enough book shelf space. Oh! and the best part ever! I get my new living room furniture next week!! Yay!

Ok, enough excitement already, sheesh...

My little man turned 10 months old last week.. 2 more months and he will be a whole year old! Where has the time gone! He is crawling on his hands and knees now, getting around pretty good too. And he really likes pulling up on things, such as chairs and couches.. and my legs. It won't be long before he is walking and running and getting into all sorts of trouble. He loves being horseback with us, and throws a huge fit when it's time to get off. And he loves his dog, well his daddy's dog, Brody. He is eating more table food now and doesn't really want bottle any more. Only when he goes to bed and first thing in the morning. Just wait till you see some recent pictures of him :)

Lets see what else... Once a week my folks have been taking K and I've been going with T. Since he doesn't have but 40 sections to take care, he checks all his waters horseback. I like getting to go with him, its a nice little break but let me tell ya what... After not riding for at least a month, I was sure sore the first time!

Oh yeah! On February 23rd is the WRRA's first sanctioned rodeo, in Alpine! The team captain of the team I went to the finals with is helping to put it on. There's only one down side. I more or less got booted of that team. I don't really know what their problem was but it was all good with me! I probably would have quiet anyways, too much drama. The one gal on that team that I did like also got booted so we have put our own team together. We are so excited about it!

Well I better go, my child is throwing himself on the floor and making himself cry   -_-
I'll post pictures tomorrow!