Sunday, January 25, 2009


Still alive and well! Crazy computer won't let me post or upload pics! UGH! H0ping that gets fixed real soon!
Took "Angel" to the vet for her suture removal and post op on Friday. Looks good, healing nicely. She is still alittle sore around area, so he wants me to stay off her another 2 weeks. Took "Pesky" aka The Old Man, to the vet for a check up. He said he looks great for his age, heart and lungs sound great. He did recommend blood work to check liver and kidney functions. Will call with results. So I breathed a sigh of relief, he is going to be 27 years old this April. I will have to post his story one day, he is a special horse.
I hope all of you have been well and I hope my computer will get a grip and start working! Our hard drive is the problem, I'm out of memory, always something!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Ok, I know it's a corny title, but I couldn't help myself! Well yesterday afternoon we headed down to our farm for alittle family shooting time!
Savannah getting some practice in with her .22 rifle. She did a great job!

Of course what child can resist water?!?!?!

Mom & Dad having alittle healthy competition going on! We had set up various targets to shoot at and see who hit them first! I think I had the advantage as my .22 held 15 bullets, his only 1! *notice he is not afraid to shoot a pink rifle! *

Out of bullets! Fixing to pack it up and head back home! Hope you all had a great day!

Monday, January 19, 2009


First off a great big thank you to Broken Y for this Proximity award! If you haven't checked out her blog, you need to drop by! And a great big Thank You to Jen over at Country Girl Living for my lemonade stand award. You need to pop over and check out her blog as well!
I think pretty much everyone has gotten both these awards, but if you have not feel free to pick it up from me to you! I love each and every blog I read and have such a hard time just picking the required number!! Blogging has blessed me with great friends! Love each of ya'll!

The older donk went to his new home yesterday afternoon. A friend of ours has 2 teenage boys that rope and they jumped at the chance of getting him! He seemed happy in his new digs! There goat wasn't so sure when we pulled in!

Angel is doing well, I take her Friday to have her stitches out and a check up!

Hope each of you have a great day today! Little cowgirl is out of school so on the agenda today is to go to the farm and shoot and then ride and rope! The weather looks like it is going to be good! Happy Monday!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Great song

The other day on the way to church a song came on the radio and hubby said I dedicate this song to you! It is on my play list the first song. It is called "Don't Think I Can't Love You" by Jake Owens. If you haven't heard it yet, crank up your sound and listen to it! I'm blessed to have a husband that does love me and I know I'm rich! Money isn't everything and this song is a great reminder. Of the greatest riches you can have is LOVE! I wish you all to have all the riches and love in the lives. Remember, be thankful and cherish it! Hope you all are having a great weekend!

I leave you with one of my favorite pics of him and Savannah!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Here is my interview done by Mikey. She emailed my questions last night and here they are!

1. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes I do~felt a love I never knew about the moment I saw my daughter for the first time!

2. Have you ever peed in public?
A bunch of times~can't even count! Really have you seen some of the gas station bathrooms? And of course since having a child who always seems to have to go when there is no restroom in sight! And isn't that what horse trailers are for!?!?!?

3. What would your last meal be before being executed?

Seafood~definitely seafood~lobster, scallops, shrimp, Caesar salad, Red Lobster cheese biscuits, sweet tea and a chocolate dessert of some sort. Death by chocolate! :O

4. Would you rather be blind or deaf?
Had to think about this one and I would say deaf. So I could still be able to ride horses.

5. What do you do as soon as you walk in the house?

I set my keys and sunglasses on the entertainment center in the den and then put my purse down on the desk.

That was fun!! Hope you all are having a great Thursday!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Well today has been a day I tell ya! I get a phone call from Vester (Grey's owner) and he says you want some jacks? Well I guess. He tells me there story and says we will be there in about a hour and a half. I hang up thinking, how in the world am I going to explain this to hubby?? The oldest one is a jack and the man said he could pull a cart and rope him. And the baby donk is about 8 months old, just a cutie! The man was getting rid of them because they kept getting into his feed for his cows. He gave them to Vester and told him to do whatever he wanted with them. Told hubby when I woke him up to go to work, he just looked at me like really!? I said you know Vester! He told me we needed to find a home for the older donk and we could keep the baby! I kinda figured that. And plus he wants to raise the baby to be another roping/tracking donk. Of course I knew that would go over real well with little cowgirl!

Checking out there new digs for the next couple of days!
Aren't we just a cutie, so fluffy! He didn't know if it was a jenny or jack. Well be trying to find that out tomorrow~didn't want to stress the poor little thing to bad! The baby was alittle stand offish today. I will be getting a halter on him/her real soon and start handling.

Okay, so I go get little cowgirl and I tell her what is at home and tell her the oldest donk will be finding a great new home to live. She's okay with that, as long as the baby stays! (I knew that was coming!) I explained to her about these donks and to not go around behind them, yada yada yada. So we are out getting everyone in there places for feeding and I look up and there she is! I swear! She is just talking to him and rubbing on him. She has a way with animals I tell ya!! I was that way when I was younger and I still am. I just love animals and they love me.

Look what I have in my house in a big blue bucket! 5 chicks! Whatever it was that killed the chick a couple of nights ago has not been back. Well today when I left to go get little cowgirl from school the hen and chicks where in the pasture. When I came back and we go out to see the new donks, I found the hens feathers everywhere. The 5 chicks were out in the pasture with the rooster. So whatever it is, came out in broad daylight and killed her! And plus I was only gone about 30 minutes. Jeez, that is scary that whatever it is, is not afraid of coming up in the daylight. Of course hubby still is thinking it is a coyote, which means they are no longer afraid. Which is even scarier when I think of all the times little cowgirl plays outside. Would this thing be bold enough to come up and get her? He was telling me of a story of some people that had been feeding the coyotes where they worked. All of a sudden the coyotes started attaching the people! Why would anyone think it's okay to feed the coyotes? I know we always kill them when we see them. They are such a nuisance to our animals.

She is so excited and has taken over the mother hen role! On a good note they will going to school in the morning for the kids to see. The teacher tried to incubate some eggs a couple of months ago and none hatched. So I called her tonight and I'll take them in the morning.

Monday, January 12, 2009


We had our Play Day Awards luncheon and presentation yesterday after church. Well as you can see I won the buckle for my age group. Let me just say I am so excited! One of the reasons is, as hubby pointed I should probably tell you all about, is I really just started riding about 4 years ago. I rode alittle before I had little cowgirl, warming up and cooling off hubby's roping horse, but that was about it. I had the desire then, but then we had little cowgirl and my main job was being her mom! *best job ever, by the way* But, when she was old enough I set out on my desire to improve my riding. This is my second year to do the play days and they were so great for me and Angel. They helped me build my confidence and improved my riding. She is such a awesome horse, I'm truly blessed! Me and her are at that point where we are one, it is just a awesome feeling. We have won many things together, but this is the first buckle! This year on her I'm focusing on my team roping and rodeos. Savannah has decided she would like to ride Angel this year in the play days, so I'm excited about that. I'm going to haul Willis this year to the play days for training. I would like to say a huge thank you to Mike & Ginger for doing such a great job on the play days! Every month they come up with great events to have. And to my dear hubby for buying such a awesome horse for me! I'm looking forward to another year of play days with Willis.
I tried to get a close up of the buckle, but it keep reflecting the flash back! This is the best one! And yes I put it on my belt as soon as I got it! :)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

LAST NIGHT........

**Mikey I so thought of you this morning!**

Last night I went to bed around 11 pm. Would have been in there earlier, but we were watching CMT~they had Larry the Cable Guy, Ron White and Bill Engovall special. It was so good to watch and laugh! Hubby stayed up as his back was hurting. I was awoke around 1:30 am, to the hen screeching and hubby yelling something is getting the hen and chicks. I jump out of bed and run out the door. Found the hen and the chicks were spread out across the yard. We got them herded back towards mom and she started clucking. It took about 30 minutes and they were safely back to her. There were just 6, I guess whatever was after them, got 1. We looked around and didn't see anything. Hubby is thinking it was a coyote or dog. So tonight we will set a trap and see what we get. Mikey I thought of you and all your adventures you have at your place.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Crazy Weather.........

Today we decided to go to our arena and rope. We loaded up around 1 and I had to come back inside and change into a t-shirt. It was that warm! It got around 77+ degrees today. Isn't this December?!?!? Any way took "Roo", "Willis" & "Pedro" and got in some practice. Had a great time and found a few things I need to work with Willis on. After we roped we rode around the place and then headed back home. Savannah has a art class after school on Thursdays, so we needed to go and pick her up. Taylor was at the Ag Barn clipping his goat for his upcoming show on Saturday, so we decided to ride out there and see if he needed any help. We helped him finish his goat and helped another girl there with hers. She was alittle nervous as she had never clipped a goat before. All in all a great day! The weather is supposed to be unseasonably warm again tomorrow and then rain and cold coming back in late Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


We made the trip well and made it back last night. I first off want to thank you for all your kind thoughts and prayers. The weather was yucky for the first part of the trip, but when we made it to Emory the rain cleared out and it turned into a nice sunny day. It was nice to get to visit with family we only get to see every year or so. Dial Baptist Church is where the service was held. I have been going to that church since I was born. I loved getting to go to Nannie and Granddaddy's during the summer and visiting. My Dad's family has been members there for years. It is a nice small town church. After the service we made the trip to the cemetery and put flowers on my mom's grave.
I had to stop and take a picture of this sign at my uncle R.M.s place. My Dad's family has been farming for years, generations of Charles'.

Monday, January 5, 2009


The last couple of days I have been spending time with Savannah since she goes back to school Tuesday from Christmas Break. Just playing, coloring whatever, good mother daughter time. I love her being home and will miss her when she goes back. Angel has been doing good and the incision looks well. She loves being treated like a princess and let's the boys know she's still in charge! Sad news, my uncle R.M. passed away on the 2nd. His funeral will be Tuesday in Honey Grove, TX. So we will be heading out early Tuesday morning for that. It seems the only time family gets together is for weddings and funerals. Everyone gets so busy and lives far apart. He will be buried at the same cemetery where my mom is and it has been bringing up alot of memories. I have not been to the cemetery in at least 4 years or so. Don't get me wrong I think and miss my mom everyday. But this is bringing up memories of her last year and her passing. So that is why I have been MIA, just been in a funk!