James & Deirdre

James & Deirdre

Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Holidays From the Ranch

 We had the most amazing time this Christmas!  We enjoyed our weekend at the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch so much!!  Thank Honey, you had a wonderful idea!

This weekend, we will celebrate our FamilyChristmas with all of the kids!  Check back for more pictures !!

~Happy Holidays!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Oh Abby!!

 Abby came home two days before James' surgery!  She is a beautiful girl who trusts no one!  She is coming around to me :)  A good girl with lots of potential and some old training we can bring back, she just has been ignored for years...poor baby! 
 ~Danny doesn't love that I give her more love than him...He likes me to scratch his bum!
I know this makes me Happy!  I also know it makes me neglect my responsibilities!  Oh Well :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Danny Comes Home!

 Riley and Dad on Danny...such a good boy to put up with all of the all of the kids and grown ups~Jayden & Grandpa...

 Danny & Deirdre...he is definately James' horse...he hardly listened to me :) ~not unlike James :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Boy & His Horse

Danny Boy was to come home on October 8th...Hopefully we can hurry and get the fence done as James has scheduled his surgery for the 11th of October.  "can we pick him up early so I can ride him a lot before they break my neck"  ~ aaahhh, I love this boy and his horse!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"It's a Perfect 10!"

  • Brandon Douglas did so well at the fair again this year. . . "I was never late for barn duty, and no one yelled at me"  Not words his Mother would use to describe his year. . . but he was so excited. 

  • He had  F U N  the whole week.  He liked the pigs the best and he also had fun with his Grandparents.  I am so proud again of him, he does his barn duty then stands (or sits) with his pig and asks families that walk by if they are having fun and if the have any questions about pigs :) 

  • So Cute!! I can't even begin to wrap my mind around my baby who was so shy and clingy as a baby, be so independent and strong! 
 Way to Go Mr. B!

Christian Thomas also took a pig to the fair this year!  He did an awesome job, especially as a 1st Year Showman!  He had a lot of fun and met a lot of new friends in 4-H.

He also got a purple ribbon as a 1st year Poultry Showman!  A H U G E feat, even if he did not have a V E R Y uncooperative duck!  He truly did A W E S O M E!

He was not sad when he sold his pig at the Stock Sale. . . "I get a big check"  and he brought home is almost perfect Call Duck to breed.  (She looks almost perfect, she really has a horrible disposition)                                
James and I are so proud!

Way to go Boys!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thanks SO much to the McQueary's for a wonderful Long Weekend!!

We visited, and laughed, and played like we had no responsibility!  ~So much fun!

We all played at the beach. . .and swam . . . (sept for Christine...the chicken)  It was a beautiful day!

We all ate too much all weekend, and played hard, and relaxed!  I am so thankful that you all drove all the way up here to hang out!

We went out to dinner at the Olive Garden...and again ate too much!  It was so good :)
We all decided to go for a walk to work off the OG, and we ended up jumping off of a cliff! (Ill post those pictures soon!)

What a beautiful family!  We love you guys! Come back soon!!

James and I went to Julyamsh on Saturday Night. I learned the hard way...dont take literaly 150 pictures, with beautiful shots of the sun setting behind the Grand Enterance...with no CF card in your camera!!

All of these shots are AFTER I discovered my mistake, and was truely sick to my stomache at the mistake I made! James is right, at least these folks were strangers, and it was not something I committed to do for a once in a lifetime event. UUUGGGGHHH, I still get light headed thinking about it :(

Well, lesson learned! (The Hard Way of course, that is how I learn!)
This post is old (from July)...I thought It went out and it didn't...oops!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer Baseball

The little ball player, is in season 2 of baseall this summer :)

This was a double!
He is so quick! He has real skill as an athlete for sure! 
and this is how you look smug. . .when you are proud of your double and your family is cheering for you :)  ~Way to go Riley John!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

 Our "School's Out Camping Adventure"  went so well!  The Kids all had fun, we all fished, we cooked over the camp fire, had smores every night...doesn't get much better!

Christian met us up there, the second night, and fished like crazy!  Fresh trout for lunch. . . . . . Y U M M Y !

Even Cheyanne was fishing, and gutting her own fish...so cute, using her feet!

Riley & Brandon played in the sand, and the water . . . and only argued once :)

I think everyone, except the Grown Up's got buried in the sand. . . and no one threw dirt :)

Priest Lake in Idaho Camp Ground Site . . . Kids . . . Sun . . . Summer. . . makes for LOTS of fun!!

~Thanks honey, you had a great idea, and we all had fun!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thanks for our new toy Honey :)

Happy Summer!  I made this flower grow too!!
Thank You to my Lucky Husband who W O N us a new camera!  And thanks to Best Buy for having the training event where James was eligible to win!  Aaahhh...Lucky Man, Lucky Wife!