Monday, November 10, 2008

Update

Well, after several months of struggling, I've decided that I should post an update. I apologize for leaving all of you hanging for quite a while.

Shortly after my last post, my husband informed me unexpectedly that he did not want to be married anymore and asked me to move out of our home. Obviously, I was crushed and had not seen anything like this coming. He had been struggling with multiple personal issues for quite a while.

I am happy to say, that through much prayer and lots of hard decisions, we have decided to continue to work on our marriage. The girls and I have been living in town for the past 3 months while my husband has made some tough decisions in his own life to decide what is really important. I wish that I could say that I have not been hurt through all of this and that I haven't hurt him, but we've both made mistakes, but in the long run, we both love each other and our family.

I don't think that repairing our marriage will be easy, but I'm confident that if we both have the same goal, we will make it through this. I have told so many friends that I hope I can look back in 5 years and say we had a really rough 6 months, but our marriage made it through and now we are stronger then ever.

Obviously, I have a lot of friends and family who read this, so I will not go in to details everything that has happened because this blog is written by me and by my perspective. It wouldn't be fair to my husband to air things out through my view point.

I haven't been able to post because I have not had a lot of joy and wasn't sure where we would end up. Now I'm hopeful that we will make it through. Please pray for us that we make the right choices to keep our family together and make our marriage stronger then ever.

I miss all of you!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Cowboy Dinner Tree

We went out to dinner last night at the Cowboy Dinner Tree with a few friends from the ranch. Mike and Marilyn are retired, but come back every year to put up all of the hay here on the ranch. And trust me, it's a lot of hay. They're thinking about heading to Mexico when they're done haying for the winter. Bill the man in yellow is a full time employee and does odd jobs around the ranch. He's been working here for 14 years.


After dinner my husband and I decided to head up to a reservoir that's about 10 miles from the Cowboy Dinner Tree where we had dinner. It's not very often that we have a babysitter and so we took advantage of the free time.

This is what we saw when we got there. Beautiful!!

We are thinking this will be our new camping spot. Now I'm just anxious for a free week-end to go camping!!


Happy Friday Everyone!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

My Flowers

I do NOT have a green thumb, but I sure do have a lot of ambition to try. Check out these shots of my flowers this year.


Since we just moved out to the ranch in February, I had no idea how well anything would do. I planted most of these in May and then we had several freezes and a couple of snowy days before it finally warmed up during the middle of June.


When I first planted these, they were spread pretty far apart and I thought I would need to buy more to fill in the holes. Needless to say, there aren't any holes to fill in anymore and I didn't buy anymore flowers. YOWZA!!


I'm so happy when I see my flower boxes. They turned out exactly like I wanted them to. Yay!!

This little flower was planted almost 9 years ago, and look at how beautiful she's turning out!!


These two little poser's just wouldn't let me take pics of my flowers, I had to get a few of them too.


And finally my first born flower. She prefers to grow in a tree. So pretty!!


Kiddo Numero Dos wouldn't cooperate, so we'll save her pics for another day. Thanks for checking out my flowers : )

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Play Day II - 2008

We went to another Play Day last week-end and I thought I would show a few pics.

Kiddo Numero Uno and I were getting the concession stand ready. She is a great big helper and wants to eat everything that we bring out. Our family is a BIG supporter of the concession stand.


My husband and I before the action starts... We very rarely get our pic taken together and I very rarely have my picture taken period since I'm usually the one behind the camera.


Kiddo Numero Dos lets us know how she feels about everything...


Here are the step-kiddo and kiddo numero dos watching the teams warm up for the buddy barrels.


Kiddo Numero Uno entered the barrels again. She urged her Daddy to "GO FASTER"


Believe it or not, that is a great big GRIN on her face. She loves the rodeo!!


And Step-kiddo takes off to get in place for her event.......the cow hide race.

Yep, That's her.

I think that's her?

I see a little red from her shirt in the cloud of dust. She did really well and actually won $16 for placing in her event. GREAT JOB!!


Here she is again with another cow hide racer after they both swallowed about a pound of dust. I would hate to see where all of that dirt went. I think she's still cleaning it out of her ears.

YAY, for the play day!! It's really a great way for us to spend time as a family and everyone gets in to the spirit of the rodeo.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hottie.....He's a Hottie!!

Is it horrible of me to post pics of my husband on here and exclaim his oh so hotness??? Check these out...

There is nothing like seeing your husband holding your baby. (Ok, she's not really a baby anymore, but she's still "my baby")

If you look way down in the left corner you will see her pacifier, we didn't even notice it, but when she saw the picture, that's the first thing she pointed out....


Kiddo numero uno is sporting her newest favorite outfit, which is always appropriate for riding horses. I'm sure you'll agree!! She is nothing if not stylish. We went shopping a week ago, and she was prancing through the store saying "That is SO CUTE" or "That is just not my style.......UGHHH" I'm not sure where she gets that from, because it's definitely not me. I'll be getting style advice from her soon.


My step kiddo was really nervous about getting up on the horse. She would only sit on him long enough to get a picture and if you look at her closely, you'll see that her smile is very forced. We're going to have to work on getting her more comfortable around the horses so that she can enjoy them as much as everyone else. She is getting better though!!


Happy Wednesday everyone!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mermaid

Have I told you how much I love this little kiddo numero dos???


Especially with her sweet little smile and sweet disposition...


And there is just something about her when she scrunches her little nose up like this...
Melts my heart!!!