Sunday, November 18, 2012

Time Flies When You're Having Fun!!

We have been resting comfortably at home this past week.  The WRCA Finals usually get the best of us.  This year we got the sickness out of the way prior to going.  We have still been a little on the tired side though.  The weather sure cooperated for us.  Well, it cooperated as much as it possibly could considering we are in the panhandle of Texas.  Notice Reno is sporting his Sandhill t-shirt as he and Papa take in the first performance on Thursday evening.
This is Mr. Linc!  He is the grandson of Aunt Tandy's BFF, Judy.  He is so cute and outgoing too.  Reno was being grouchy so they didn't really play together.

On Friday, the Little Queen B arrived from San Antonio.  Can you tell how excited my kiddos were to see her?

This child definitely has a mind of her own, kind of like her cousin Scout.  Later on as we shopped around the trade show, Kaitlyn tried some little handmade boots on her.  Good thing they fit, because I'm pretty sure they were getting them regardless.  I'm not sure if she wore anything else the whole time.
I tried getting a pic of she and Scout in their matching shirts, but she wasn't having it. **See the boots?  Love them!

Gigi and Papa swam with them Friday and Saturday evening before the rodeo.  That was nice, because I would disappear into my room to get ready all by my lonesome.  I did take any pics of my outfits, but don't worry, they weren't that great anyways.
Reno was OK with swimming with Gigi.  Of course I didn't get a picture of that.  This one cracks me up because he blends in with the chair cushion.  White Boy Camo!!
I think this picture turned out so good.  When we asked Reno to go stand by Gigi and Papaw you can see that he didn't exactly get anywhere near them.  Everyone is looking and almost everyone is smiling.  
Have I mentioned that Saylor Quinn wants nothing to do with me?  Little Squirt!  I may have to remind her of this someday.  She really only loves Papaw, well and her Uncle Riley.  One night after the rodeo he had her and she didn't even want to go to her Mama.  That made me feel a little better, or wait...maybe worse.  lol
Excuse my fabulous photography!  It is starting to get serious.  I must start toting my good camera around.  Unfortunately I probably can't do much better with it.  Who wants to do a guest post about photographing in the dark with bright outdoor lights?  I need you.
How about lets talk fashion for a minute.  I got this shirt at the Rusty Rose a local boutique owned by my sweet friend Andrea. It says "Property of Texas USA" and is so versatile.  Put it with a blazer or my new favorite Wal-Mart Aztec thermal.  The possibilities are endless.
Speaking of fashion or fashionable....I'll bet if you looked the word up in the dictionary you would find this girl and her sister's name.  These two dress so fun and are beautiful to boot.  Boot, don't get me started on boots.  Summer is quite the artist.  She can paint anything you'd like.  She even sells a few clothes too.  Look Cherrycow Headquarters up on Facebook or go to her blog from here.  Oh wait, she updates her blog less than me.     

Reno is finally learning how to hold a pen.  He was busy writing all one afternoon during the ranch horse competition.  Saturday morning at the horse sale the squirts found the dirt.  That probably helped them feel a little more at home.

See Mimi's great wild rag?  I didn't get a pic of the coolest outfit that she wore.  Forget blogging about my own outfits, I need to start posting about my Mama.  This lady has style.  She always has cool, custom or handmade accessories.  She is sporting a cool new custom engraved ring this year too.  Love it!!  

So now I realize that I haven't even touched the surface.  I haven't told you how the rodeo went, about the colt we bought, the blogger friends I met up with, the ranch horse contests, mine and Scout's new Kansas friends....What am I forgetting? 

There's more to come!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hump Day Dump Day

I haven't done this is so long it's probably gonna get a little bit wild.

#1 - I've started a little business. Rodan & Fields is dermatological skincare. It has really shined me up and faded sun spots. It's nothing too complicated, just good stuff. .
#2 - I bought my very first LeCreuset in OKC. Shall we say I'm in love? This baby will earn its keep this winter (and all the rest of the time).

#3 - The Turquoise is the name of a book I found at an estate sale. How cool! It's a book about my decor, for my decor. Sorry, I know it doesn't take much for me. Lol  Speaking of turquoise....I have a new little corner cabinet (found at Petticoats on the Prairie) that is now turquoise. Mostly I wanted the share my favorite turquoise color so far. It is Benjamin Moore - soft spruce.
#4 - At our family reunion Scout and I were the proud bidders and winners of matching aprons. They are absolutely stylin'. Cousin Mirt whipped those out. Brother also had to try one on.
#5 - The kids have this funny little thing they've started when they get out of the bath. They lay down all scrunched up on the rug and I cover them with a towel. Actually I think it's some kind if plan to keep from getting lotion and their jammies on.
#6 - Gypsy! Scout is my little gypsy. She is constantly packing a bag and dressing up crazy. Not sure where she learned it. I finally had to put the big dress up box away.
#7 - Halloween was sort of a fail. Brother didn't feel good at all. He got a pretty yucky cough and runny nose. I made costumes day of, as is tradition. Scout was a chicken, Reno was the egg. The egg just didn't feel up to it and wouldn't let us dress him. His egg obsession is a separate post. I ran Scout down to the fall festival where the kids played games, etc. Trail brought us a few decorated brownies. YUM!
#8 - Trail Mr. Trail and Reno have become pretty big buds. Well, I'm not sure if he loves him as much as he does Autumn aka Awn-Na. That is true love right there.

#9 - Football!  We made it to see one of Pake's football games.  He did great.  I even got an action shot with my phone camera.  (Who am I kidding, these are all phone pics.)  You can see him (#18 white) going in for the tackle.  Can't believe he is already in the 8th grade.
#10 - My sweet babies!!  This is one from awhile back, but for sure is one of my favorites.  I love these toots!
#11 - The saddle is a Tad Sanders ( find him on Facebook). It is one of Riley's top hand saddles that he will receive at the finals. I love what Tad said in the caption.  Speaking of the finals....we leave tomorrow, I'd better get packing.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Picking Carrots

The only thing still growing in the garden is carrots. I didn't thin them like you are supposed to, so they are just solid. It makes it hard to pull them, we'll that and the ground is hard.

Yesterday I flooded the area so we could pull them. The kids were helping so good at first. They both got distracted and went on about their business doing something else (mostly feeding Rose carrots). I hadn't gotten a picture, so I made them come back just so I could get some.

This is what followed. Mud!!! These two squirts were covered in mud. At least it wasn't too cold and we could hose them down.

Oh well, it makes for a fun time-change kind of early-to-bed Saturday night.

Oh and if you need carrots come on by!