Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I've started walking/running every day now. I'm also trying to eat better. I really don't need to lose any weight, I just need to get in shape. I just put on my Sirius hand-held radio, grab my gun and walk for 30+ minutes every morning. This morning I was even lucky enough to get in a walk/hog hunt. As Rio and I came over the hill going to the Canyon Lake pasture, there was a black wild hog rooting up around one of our ponds. I put several in him before he disappeared into the woods. Hopefully he was torn up bad enough that he'll die.*
*I'm not doing this for sport, or for the heck of it, wild hogs are a serious problem around here. They can ruin a pasture in a heartbeat.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
We're going to be pretty busy from now until.....next winter. Now that the weather is getting better, I'm going to be outside pretty much 24/7. Right now we're in the middle of plowing up the hay field behind our house. We're going to be sprigging Tifton 85 shortly, and we have to get it ready. So, if you need me, I'll be on the tractor all day. :)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Everyone was SO happy to see me! ;)
Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
This is Katie making contact during an All-Star game. I had the privilege of coaching her regular season team and her All-Star team. She's such a wonderful athlete. I love watching her play, and she LOVES softball.
This pic is from our pre-tournament practice against the parents. She was actually getting to pitch to my Mom. That was quite a treat! It was a pretty special time for all of us. Katie pitching to my Mom and me coaching.....Pretty cool! :)
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
This is my goofy sidekick, Rio. She goes with me everywhere, and she's got the best personality EVER! (Except with anyone not in our immediate family....She HATES everyone but us!)
You see, she's kinda in a bind here and looking for help.
She went under this pile of posts chasing a rabbit....Then realized that when she wanted out.....Her shoulders couldn't get through.....
My awesome hubby and I were working cows, and at first just thought that she was whining because she couldn't get to the rabbit.....Then I went to check on her and realized that she was stuck.....SO....while I was busy laughing my butt off (Sorry, Rio), my husband dug her out as I took pictures.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Katie and her buddies....They weren't really sure what to think at this point....Our hostess was trying to make a bunch of 12 year olds do the bunny hop to the buffet.....Not such a great idea, especially when you have boys included!
My adorable husband (in last) and my step-dad, RT, racing go-carts....RT and Terry got stuck at the back and couldn't pass..... :)
Terry and Katie racing the only bikes that I will let Terry get on anymore! :) *
*When I met Terry he had a motorcycle....not a "cruising" bike, but a "crotch rocket". He rode it to & from work on pretty days, but he also raced it at different tracks on weekend track days when he was on his 7 days off. I loved his bike. I loved the way that he looked on it....I loved everything about it.....UNTIL 2 days before our wedding, he went to town to get cigarettes and about 2 miles from our house a car turned left in front of him as he was passing. The only choice that he had was to lay down the bike and hope for the best. The bike ended up under the Jeep Cherokee, my husband clipped the back tires with his legs....and broke both legs multiple times in the process. Needless to say, we got married a few weeks later at the JP's office with him in a wheelchair wearing shorts. :) THEN being the horrible wife that I am, I grounded him from bikes, sky diving, bull riding.....Anything remotely dangerous.....Hell, I'd keep him with me 24/7 if I could in order to keep from losing him.
Friday, January 9, 2009
This was the scene that we awoke to a few days after Christmas. This doe is the one that chased me and my dog on the 4-wheeler a few months back. She had the same lump back then, and I thought that it might be a snake bite....but since she still has it now, I'm guessing it's a tumor of some kind or an abcessed tooth, maybe. I feel sorry for her. She's had a pretty hard go of it this year. She had twins, and both of them were killed. :( If it ever gets to where it looks like she can't eat anymore and she really starts losing weight, I'll put her down. I'm not going to watch her starve to death. Now she comes up in the mornings pretty early to eat feed that the bulls have dropped out of the trough. This fenceline is maybe 15 feet from the house...not far at all. The cat had been napping in the feed trough that afternoon when she came back for another bite to eat. I don't know who was more surprised!!!!
Monday, January 5, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Big Caitie was our neighbor for years when we lived in Giddings. She's practically another daughter of mine. She's 15 now....hard to believe. She's staying with us for a few weeks during the holidays and tonight she decided to straighten Little Katie's hair. Little Katie's natural hair do is a fro... :) She for some reason has blue eyes (mine are green) and curly blond hair (mine is straight as a board and dark brunette). If I didn't KNOW she was mine, I might seriously be worried! ;) Anyway, these are the before and after pics....She LOVES her hair straight, but we can't keep it from frizzing at the roots, no matter what we try.....I LOVE her hair curly, but she hates me for it. :)
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Happy New Year to everyone!!! I hope that everyone had a night as CRAZY as mine last night! (I had absolutely NO plans.) Sadly, my daughter (whose 11) is the only one in our family that had any plans last night! She spent the night with a friend and this morning will be heading to Dallas to watch the New Year's parade there. Her BFF is a Jr. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, so they should have a BALL! She's so excited. I left the house to pick up a dear friend of ours from Giddings as a New Year's surprise for the kiddos. They are so excited that "Big Caitie" is here....You'll see pics of her later along with stories of our adventures over the next few days.
Friends from High School
- I am a stay at home mom, of sorts...If you consider being a full time ranch hand "staying at home". I am married to a wonderful, sexy, funny, amazing man named Terry that works in order to finance my hobby (cattle) :) I have three amazing children that are absolutely beautiful and incredibly intelligent (they take after me) ;)
- Happy (late) birthday, baby girl!*
- A birthday and a hospital visit
- A first for me....
- I love this man!!!!
- Random photos :)
- We had Katie's birthday party Saturday....I stil...
- An unexpected visitor
- Out of the mouths of babes
- A Little Piece of History
- Big Caitie and Little Katie
- Happy New Year!!!!
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