Ok so yet again I have been a slacker! Sorry! But I have had some FUN times here lately! The weekend after Halloween I decided I wanted to put up my Christmas tree (before anyone comments on the rules of when you can put up your tree, I will say I don't care! My house, my rules! hahaha) I am a firm believer of the earlier the better when it comes to Christmas! I think it is too much work and too pretty to only enjoy it for 2 weeks out of the year! Anyway...for the past 3-4 years I have done a green tree w/my pink lights and my Barbie Collector's Series Ornaments (This year makes 15 years - makes me feel old)! Well last year I noticed my pink lights were starting to fade and not look so pink so I figured this year I needed new ones. So Sunday after church Kambree and I went to Holland Gardens to get new pink lights, but of course they didn't have them. They did have an ADORABLE pink tree that I totally wanted but had a hard time justifying! Anyway while we were there we ran into Mr. Clause and Kambree was SO excited!! She got to sit in his lap and tell him what she wanted!
Since Holland Gardens didn't have what I needed I ran around town all afternoon trying to find some new pink lights (w/out much luck) so guess what I ended up with...A PINK TREE! I absolutely LOVE it!! If you know me at all it fits me perfect! And for all of you out there that feel sorry for the guy I marry, just know that I will compromise and put the pink tree in a spare bedroom! haha!!
Last weekend Brooke, Brian, and I went to Lovington to help Pop's with his Cattle! It was quite an experience! haha! The goal was to get all the cattle into the pin and get them their shots and get them tagged.
Dad and I are the only ones who have ever done anything like that before and when I have done it there were about 15 guys doing it! Brooke and Brian were newbies and Brooke was not fond of it. When we got the first one in the shoot Brooke started crying...she thought it was sooo sad! Poor tender hearted little soul (I'm the same way so I can't say a whole lot, but I just didn't cry at this)! hehe!
Anyway, after about an hour of the stinking cows just going in circles and not into the shoot we had to try another method! Just letting them free into the big pin and chasing them into the shoot! I was the official chaser/blocker.
Thanks to my years of basketball I was quite successful (defense was always my specialty)! Brooke, Mom, Brian, and Dad formed the wall to block the cows from passing through once I got them headed in the right direction! Made me realize how stinking out of shape I was! haha! You never realize how good of shape you were in back in the day until you do the things now that you used to do and it kills you! haha! Once we got the hang of this it was MUCH easier! I am surprised people weren't lined up along the highway to watch b/c I am sure it was quite entertaining!! BUT, we got it done and know now what works best!
Stormy and Dakota (the little snots) were sure glad they weren't cows that day...they basked in the freedom they had!
Once we finished w/all the cattle we let them out on the wheat for a little treat!!
What an experience that was!! After getting everything put back up we went in for showers and lunch! As soon as we finished eating we were out for a well deserved nap!