Saturday, November 29, 2008


Thought I'd try to confuse everyone a little. WRCA is Working Ranch Cowboys Association and WCRR is World Championship Ranch Rodeo. This little shindig took place in Amarillo, Texas about 2 weeks ago. I'm going to blame my late posting on my Sis-in-Law.....well not really her as much as the United States Postal Service. She of course took lots of really good pictures and I did not. I think I have about 7 from Sunday that are horrible. So....Kait mailed me a CD about a week and a half ago and I still have not received it. I should have done this a long time ago and just added pictures when I got them. I'm a little slow sometimes.

The Riley Smith Family

Preston, Scout Preston, & Mimi

We had a really great time. Pat, Scout, and I went up pretty early on Thursday and ran a few errands and shopped. Tandy and her boys came for the Thursday night performance. Riley, Tripp, and Autumn showed in the ranch horse competition on Friday. Riley qualified Gunner for the RHAA Finals in Abilene (May). Autumn was the only girl in her class and she placed 2nd......think we are a little proud? She did great!! Scout didn't get much of a nap, so she was too happy at the rodeo on Friday night. Brook and Kait arrived Friday afternoon so we were extra glad to seem them, but not as glad as they were to see Scooter. (Note: Only I am allowed to call her this name.....not sure if we want that to stick. Hope and her bunch call her Scootie.)

Uncle Brook, Scout, & Aunt Kait

On Saturday morning Scout caught up on her sleep. She slept from 9 until 12 and then we had to wake her up. We ate lunch with the Smith Crew and then watched Summer show in the ranch horse competetion. She was also the only girl and placed 4th. I'm telling should see Alotofbull get around. I couldn't ride him. Summer did awesome!! By the way......Check out the December issue of Western Horseman for a little piece about Alotofbull and Tripp.

Riley heeling!

Summer & Riley

I've been forgetting to tell how the rodeo was going this whole time. Sandhill got a no time first thing on Thursday, didn't have any milk in the cowmilking on get the idea. They just started out on the wrong foot. By Saturday they were doing pretty well and on Sunday they kicked some hiney. We're pretty sure they set the arena record in the penning with a 34 second run.

Sandhill in the cow milking.

Sooo.....we had a very full, fun weekend. We were pooped, but glad to see everyone and get away from Earth for awhile.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Koti tagged me forever ago. Sorry I'm so goes!!

1. Where is your cell phone? house
2. Your significant other? asleep
3. Your hair? bun
4. Your mother? cool
5. Your father? gone
6. Your favorite thing? family
7. Your dream last night? didn't
8. Your favorite drink? coke
9. Your dream/goal? heaven
10. The room you're in? den
11. Your fear? loss
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
13. Where were you last night? in-laws
14. What you're not? rich
15. Muffins/donuts? muffins
16. One of your wish list items? cook-top
17. Where you grew up? Earth
18. The last thing you did? bath
19. What are you wearing? pjs
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pet? Gunner
22. Your computer? silver
23. Your life? happy
24. Your mood? chilled
25. Missing someone? yes
26. Favorite pastime? sewing
27. Something you're not wearing? ring
28. Favorite Store? Babies-R-Us
29. Your summer? full
30. Your favorite color? red
31. When is the last time you laughed? today
32. Last time you cried? today
33. Who will/would re-post this? Tandy
34. Four places I go over and over? work, Hope's, post office, feedyard
35. Four people who e-mail me? Kait, Sarah, Tandy, Kristin
36. Four of my favorite foods? chocolate, Leal's, biscuits, fish
37. Four places I would like to be right now? bed, mountains, spa, beach
38. Four people I tag? Tandy, Kyra, Jaimi, J'Layne

Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Blog Look

So the new blog look seems to be a hit. How could you not love polka-dots and damask in brown and turquoise? You've probably noticed "kristi's kringles" on my blog and put 2 and 2 together, but I will spell it out anyways. Here's how the story goes.........

A few years ago I went to work at Muleshoe for a super sweet principal. He ended up leaving and going to Kileen, TX (which I was very sad about). Kristi is his super sweet wife. She does all kinds of neato stuff (blogs, cards, announcements, etc.) You should check out her stuff. She is also "Kristi" on my list of people we keep up with. Oh and did I mention that she is very reasonable on her pricing?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Roll Over, Red Rover......

OK, so it is sort of an inside joke......When we put Scout on her tummy and try to get her to roll over Riley always says, "Roll over, red rover". Not sure where he got that, actually think he just got confused once and it kind of stuck. Pretty sure it's supposed to be "come over" not "roll over".

Any who....Scout has rolled over a few times. The first time was Wednesday night and she did again today. I was sort of waiting to get it on camera before I posted but it doesn't look like that is going to happen anytime soon. Of course every time the camera is in the other room she does it and when I'm prepared she acts like she doesn't even know how. She doesn't have it down that great, but she can if she really wants to. Today she is 5 months old and we've been waiting for this since she was 3 months. Oh well, I don't guess I care too much. I know our life is going to change drastically over the next 6 months.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Scout & Rylan

We were so excited to see Rylan Randall Smith yesterday. Rylan is Scout's cousin....for those who do not know......Riley's double cousin Grant (brothers married sisters) married my BFF Larkin. Confused yet?

We got a call about 9:15 yesterday morning that Riley's Grandpa Wayne (Smith) had a heart-attack. We headed straight for Amarillo. Grandpa Wayne seems to be doing well. I know it was questionable for awhile though. I haven't heard anything this morning, so things must be alright. It was unfortunate to meet in that situation, but we hadn't seen Rylan since July. Boy do these little ladies change in a hurry.

Scout only tried to eat Rylan once.....hilarious!! I can't wait until they're just a little bigger.

Scout & Gramps

Grams holding Scout, Gramps, & Uncle Edwin

Silly Uncle Edwin giving Scout bunny ears!!

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