Thursday, September 27, 2012

D Runners!!

Tandy, Scout, Reno, and I participated in the American Diabetes Association walk held in Lubbock this past weekend.  We were on the D Runners Team, which is our family on the Randolph side.  Our first cousin (once removed), Kory Koontz has diabetes and just so happens to be a PRCA heeler.  We never get together with this part of our family, so it was kind of fun to see them.

My little ones were champs in the stroller!
Us with the Koontz Family!
Sandy and I movin' out!

See the lady in the goofy hat?  She was always trying to pass us.  She did not beat me, even if I did have to run up a 1/2 mile hill.  lol

**I may or may not have stolen these pics from Tandy.  Thanks sista!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LHS Homecoming 2012

So, Autumn Leigh was on Lazbuddie Homecoming Court this year.  She is a junior already.  Boy does time fly.  She looked absolutely gorgeous, you know the same as she does in a tee shirt and cap when she's out roping.  Jealous of that pretty girl!!

We talked early in the day on Friday about how Autumn was a candidate and might be the Queen.  Scout was determined to wear her princess dress up dress so she could be a queen with Autumn.  I think she was expecting Autumn to have a Cinderella dress.  I loved the dress!  Eye catching, simple, classy.....loved it.

Reno had just foundered at the Mexican Pile-On meal right before hand, so that's probably why he couldn't smile.  lol
Now these kiddos love their cousin Autumn, that's for sure!!

 The Townsend siblings!
 Scout and Reno were actually still and quiet during the star-spangled banner!!  Reno is so into watching football that he just sat quietly watching during the game.  It wouldn't hurt my feelings if he didn't want to play football, but I'm afraid I've already lost that one.
 I don't really think I'm that short, it's just the angle the picture was taken from.  lol
I was watching the half-time show and got to looking for Scout.  She had been glued to Summer all night.  So we found her down on the field playing on the rail.  I'm not surprised.  I guess she jumped at the chance to go down and take pics with Summer.  

Confession!!  I don't know how to set my camera to take a pic in the dark with big outdoor lights on.  I should know and I'm sure the information is right at my fingertips.  It's just that I need someone to hold my hand and teach me.  Any takers?  lol

So, at the end of the evening Autumn did not win homecoming queen, but she's a winner in our books.  She is effortlessly beautiful and a better hand with a horse than most men twice her age.  Sorry people, it's true.  So, she's still smiling!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Two Experiments

So we have two experiments going on here. The first being a post from the iPad. I feel like such a brat even saying that. After I bought the silly thing I felt sick to my stomach that I had just spent so much money on stupid technology.

It has been a lot of fun though, especially for the kids. I have found a few really fun learning games and videos that they love.

Mostly it has made me lazy. I love to lay in bed or soak in the tub to catch up on the news.

The second experiment is the chiropractor we've been going to in Floydada. NUCCA just means upper cervical, which has turned out to be wonderful for us. Luckily she is less than an hour and a half from us. I have received great help for my sciatic nerve and lower back. I just need to get Riley over there since he pretty much can't turn his head any more. Yuck!! Poor guy, it really cuts into the roping habit. Maybe I should say that he really pays for it in the evenings.

So, I hope your spine is in line on this Friday!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Talky Tuesday

This was supposed to happen yesterday, or maybe even last Monday.  I guess my motto should be better late than never, because it seems like that's pretty much what I live by.  

Talky has always been a pretty good description of myself.  I need to have a name for every day of the week and try to stick with it.  Help or any takers?  It would be fun if we all did the same thing on the same day.

We've been busy running back and forth to Floydada.  What could be so great to go twice a week for three weeks (on our second week now)?  I am going to an Upper Cervical Chiropractor.  That is not your traditional roll-you-up-in-a-ball-crack-you-a-million-times chiropractor.  My hip and sciatic nerve have been bothering for over a month and I'm finally getting some relief.  If you want to know more I'd be glad to share the little I know.

My little workout-girl had to be dressed exactly like me.  She came outside and was looking for words to explain that she couldn't find her sports bra.  It was too funny.  I told her that her swim top would be perfect for the occasion.

 My little goober boy loves "haats", except when it comes to really wearing a cap or hat somewhere.  He found this little beanie in the baby doll/dress up drawer.  
 One day last week there was a delivery to our house.  Two yummy mango salsa candles from our neighboring farmer.  This man sent candles to about 6 or 7 of us that live near the farm land he was spreading manure on. many men think like that.  I thanked him of course and then explained that he might have made a mistake because now I may expect a new candle every time he spreads manure.
 Scout is becoming quite the artist all of a sudden.  She is best at writing a bunch of letters and then asking me what it says.  Pretty funny!!  She can identify each letter, write them by name, tell what sound each letter makes, and name the letter by the sound.  We are doing a little school work when we are home.  I just picked up a floor notebook at Sam's and another workbook at Wal-Mart.  The rest is stuff that I already had or mom has given us.  Below are her Brahma drawings.  Her cousin, Trail aka Brahma Breeder, has instilled some serious Brahma pictures into her little mind.  
 The kids got to play in Tripp's new round pen sand last week.  Of course Max and Chief, our puppy Rocket's brother, joined in the fun.  Talk about sand everywhere.....
Ok, first of all I hate taking pics of myself like this but sometimes I do it anyways.  Just showing off my new and favorite coral pants.  I found them on sale at Kohl's for $8.  They are Lauren petite and a little big, but I love being able to dry them.  I think they will be cuter with a denim shirt and some sort of black and white stripes.  We'll see!
Finally, finally, finally.....these two are playing better together.  Of course there's always the "sharing" issue, but we are making progress.  He actually cooperates with her doctoring and such now.  This stool came out of the bathroom (since it's torn all to heck...another story) and it made a perfect bed for brother.  

Okra or oooqqa at our house has been a staple this summer.  We have eaten it probably 4 or 5 times a week all summer long.  It is the one thing from the garden that I'm going to miss so much.  I've been trying to put some up.  I need a Food Saver, probably everyone has one except for me.  The process includes, washing, cutting it up, mixing it with a little egg and milk, coating in flour and corn meal, freezing on a cookie sheet, and bagging.  REPEAT.....repeat like 5 times a day.