May 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Caleb!!

Today is my brother Caleb's birthday so the whole fam-dam-ly came over to my place for dinner. Some wonderful old friends also showed up and we had a great time. Heathen (the one with the beautiful long red hair) came up with her husband Tom and their amazing baby Weston. Zach and Jill Tenny come up with their crazy cool dog Vader (whom the horses were obsessed with for some reason). Deanne showed up and kept us all entertained for the evening (good luck girl!!!). Emmy was the center of attention as usual, we love her so much. Papa and La La are the best baby rockers and emmy players in the world! Thanks so much Jayne and Mandie for all of your help! Levi had fun blowing up a giant green frog and we all had fun on the trampoline. The dinner was an ode to Pioneer Woman...i used her recipes for the chicken legs and the cake and both turned out soooooo good. Thanks P-Dub! And happy birthday Caleb!! Have fun in Oregon.

May 28, 2008

Hair Day

I was running late this morning and decided to let my hair air-dry instead of diffusing it. The dryer it got the bigger it got. I think i need a haircut.

Cousin It's Cousin



And now back to work.

May 27, 2008

A Home for Hootie

This is Hootie
He is the coolest cat ever. I am a dog person but I love this cat. He is actually my parents cat. If i could have a cat at my rental i would. But i can't. Hootie is a great cat but he has decided that he doesn't like little kids. We have three very little kids in the family. Two of them are very recent arrivals. He doesn't have front claws but he does have teeth and he uses them on the kids. My parents are not happy with this behavior. In the typical cat fashion...he doesn't seem to care what they think. They are considering finding him a new home. He is a big cuddle-bug and likes to talk. He would be perfect for an older couple or single person. He would also be okay with older kids. He is spayed and declawed in the front, so he'll have to be an inside cat. We got him as a kitten from a shelter. He is around 5 yrs old. He won't be going anywhere unless the PERFECT home presents itself but anyone would be lucky to have him.

Let me know if any of you have the perfect home for Hootie :-) Thanks!!

May 26, 2008

Best Cake Ever!

I made a really good chocolate cake today. Check out the recipe and make it yourself. You won't be sorry!

May 25, 2008

Workin' Calves

So i pretty much had the best day ever yesterday. My neighbors have a small herd of 18 heifers with calves. I live in their corral most of the time, brushing their horses, and yesterday Robin asked if i wanted to help with the calves. I said "of course!!" not knowing what i was getting myself into. I've been watching the whole 'workin calves' thing on Pioneer Woman's website and was quite excited to take pictures. I uh, didn't get to take many pictures. I was too busy giving shots and workin the chute. I used to feel bad for the steer and calves at the rodeo but i don't anymore. They are amazingly tough and stubborn and it takes A LOT to hurt them. On one of the moms the needle was actually bowing instead of going in. Thick hide anyone? I don't actually eat red meat but by the end of the day i was sooooo ready to eat a big juicy steak. Dumb ole cows.

IT WAS AWESOME!!!!! I really want to do this again...



Isn't it beautiful!


There they are, so calm and unknowing... They have no idea what's coming.

This is Jamal. He's my favorite. I bottle-fed him when he was born. Isn't he cute?




This are my awesome rubber boots. I really need to buy some corral boots.



Setting up the calf table. Which by the way, is the coolest invention since sliced bread!


If any of you read Pioneer Woman's site you will know all about pink shirts. They are awesome!


This is my job. Needles. Ack!


Starting to look a bit nervous now. But she's a she so it won't be that bad. At least she doesn't have to worry about losing calf nuts.



We got the moms and babies separated. They are certainly looking more nervous now...



And the moms aren't happy either.



Some of them weren't to excited about the alley or chute.



This cow (the cow from hell...who will soon be hamburger) decided to go through instead of over...

if you look closely you'll see her head through the panel.

After she busted through. I can't believe how strong they are!

Carting the panel away.
And here she is after. Evil, devil cow. HAMBURGER!


There were three left and they were hiding around the corner. Sneaky buggers.


One of the last cows managed to give Robin a manure shower. Works much better than Irish Springs.


No manure on the baby thank goodness! Hi Johnny!

May 24, 2008

Friday Night with Emmy

I had the pleasure of babysitting Emmy last night, it was so great! She loves horses but the big ones make her a bit nervous. So we walked down the road to see the tiny horses. She was still a bit nervous but we had fun. She had to ride back on Auntie Katie and she wouldn't put the monkeys down. So i have monkey earmuffs.

May 23, 2008

This is it!

(birds whistling, Snow White singing) Some Day My Prince Will Come...

Okay so Full Disclosure has finally started for Pioneer Woman's "Ranchelor". I'm totally going to do this!! Maybe. Hmmm. Maybe not. Ugh. Why am i such a chicken!?!?

So i may need some letters of recommendation from all ya'll at some point. And if any of you want to leave comments on PW's site telling her how amazing I am, that would be great. Lie if you have to!



May 22, 2008

I'm quite proud of these quotes! Figure them out!

I watched a cute movie called Starter for 10 (with the darling James McAvoy) the other night and it inspired me.Whomever can tell me the names of the movies the following quotes came from will get...um, something. Cookies? I'm really good with cookies. Well some sort of amazing prize.

1. Get your skag and let's go.
2. You touch me I yell rat!
3. If there's anything worse than a woman living alone, it's a woman saying she likes it.
4. That's Ren and Stimpy. They're way existential.
5. Looks like I'm going nowhere... I'm gonna finish cleaning those 'droids.
6. We was beat when we was born.
7. Anyone who wants to be a can't-hack-it pantywaist who wears their mama's bra, raise your hand.
8. There's nothing to see really, we're inside a Chinese dragon.
9. It's been many years since I had such an exemplary vegetable.
10. To beat me, he will have to kill me.

May 20, 2008

Topic for Tuesday May 20, 2008 - One Word


Answer the following with only one word.

1. Where is your cell phone? .................... desk
2. Your significant other?....................... nonexistent
3. Your hair?.................................... ponytail
4. Your mother? ................................. Beautiful
5. Your father?.................................. Strong
6. Your favorite thing?.......................... family
7. Your dream last night?........................ cooking
8. Your favorite drink........................... water
9. Your dream/goal?.............................. joy
10. The room you're in?.......................... office
11. Your children?..................................... heaven
12. Your fear?................................... clowns
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years........... family
14. Where were you last night?................... FHE
15. What you're not?............................. cold
16. Muffins...................................... Chocolate
17. One of your wish list items?................. horse
18. Where you grew up?........................... morgan
19. What you read last........................ grimm
20. What are you wearing?........................ red
21. Your TV?..................................... off
22. Your pets?................................... dead
23. Your computer? .............................. Mac!
24. Your life?................................... Great!
25. Your mood?................................... Joyful
26. Missing someone?............................. yes
27. Your car?.................................... subaru
28. Something you're not wearing?................ earrings
29. Favorite Store?.............................. williams-sonoma
30. Your summer?................................. hot
31. Like someone?................................ always
32. Your favorite color?......................... green
33. Last time you laughed........................ today
34. Last time you cried?......................... movie

May 17, 2008

It's a Miracle!!!

I decided to clean my room today. My housemate Shannon said "Good Luck" and she didnt mean it sarcastically. I really needed some luck. I really don't get it messy on purpose, it just sort of happens. But all of that is behind us now! It's clean and it's going to stay that way. I really just need a bigger closet. That's all there is too it. Here are some pics of it in all it's clean glory...

Don't i have a great view? I love it.


So if you know me, you know i love shoes. If you don't know me, well, I love shoes. There you go. Here are all of my babies...


This is my favorite pair of boots (well half a pair). They don't like to be together. One always runs off.

I love them, they have real cow hair on them! It's like having a pet...only dead, skinned and stitched onto a shoe. Hmmmm. Anywho, i finally got my earring arranged as well. I'm going to have some holes to putty up when i leave this house.

And just in case you are wanting more, which i know you are, here is pic of my dream home. It hangs on my wall reminding me of my dreams :-)

May 16, 2008

Emmykins!!!

Okay so i have a lot of pics of Emmy on here, i know. But she's the cutest kid on the planet!!!!

It's Done!!!! okay, almost done...

The house is almost done...we are sooooo close. We spent the whole day Thursday staining. As you will see in the pics there was A LOT to stain. I was trying to do the trim in the front but Dad banished me to the back of house where i could'nt ruin anything. Emmy came up and helped so much :-) We are all so sick of staining. I love my parents but i kinda hate their house right now. At least we ate some good salsa.

And again... Levi
Zohan
Uncanny right?!?!

May 15, 2008

All in a day's work...

So i hit the Wednesday wall...on Wednesday. And started surfing the net. First i checked out my very favorite website...Pioneer Woman. There were pics of cute cowboys in chaps. I love chaps.

This is what i was listening too...Good ole' Sonny & Cher. Can't get any better than that.

This is our office pet. His name is Badger...the bear. He is a bit bare right now but we are planning on reseeding very soon.


This my computer and monitors. That wallpaper pic is my cute nephew Jonah.

This is my desk. At least i think there is a desk under there.

This is Jessie, she was struggling as well. The Wednesday wall is brutal!

This is view out my window. Those are really big, expensive homes way up on the hill. I will never have a home like that...but that's okay. I don't really want one.

Well there you go. My super exciting Wednesday afternoon. It was very productive.