Monday, November 24, 2008

I Love My Crazy Life!!

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.

*Yes I was really working too, just so happened that when mom was taking the pictures I had passed the shocker thing off to Brian (notice he has both)! haha

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!

In closing I would like to say that even though my Red Raiders failed to make it to the OU game, and they sent the Lubbock High football team to play for them, I am still a HUGE fan!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Texas Tech Rocks my Socks off!!

So I know it has been forever, but I have been lazy! I really wanted to say I have been busy to make it a better excuse, but I haven't! haha!! I have lots to catch up on in the past week!! So here goes!! First things first was Halloween!! I always love Halloween! Thursday night Brooke, Brian and I went to a Halloween party! I was a Flower Child, Brooke was a football coach, and Brian was her player! They were absolutely hilarious! Here are a few fun pictures!

Friday night was actual Halloween night! Brooke had a volleyball tournament that night so I didn't get to be home for too many trick-or-treaters. But I did get to dress Angel up and had the cutest little trick-or-treater ever!! Miss Abbye came and she got some sweet potatoes! haha!!

Saturday was a HUGE day!! College Gameday was here but I passed up that once in a lifetime opportunity to go root the Atkins Tornadoes to victory in their tournament! Really I just couldn't convince anyone to fight the crowd with me! haha! But I am so glad I got to go to Brooke's games b/c they were fun to watch! They ended up winning the consolation bracket and they were soo excited!! Brooke was pumped that she gets to add a trophy to the trophy case she worked so hard on this summer!!

Saturday afternoon I was probably the most anxious person ever! I just wasn't sure that 7 could get here fast enough!!! Back in September Chris (who is a huge UT fan) and I decided it would be fun to go to the game together since we are rivals! hehe!! We were lucky we decided to get tickets that early b/c the tickets we had could have sold for about $1500 each a day or two before the game! We debated about selling but just couldn't do it! haha!! #1 University of Texas just thought they could come to our house and put us out of business! Well we had another thing coming for them! We "Blacked them out" and knocked them to #4 and we moved up to #2!! It was the MOST exciting football game I have EVER been to plus we had ROCKIN' seats, even with the crazy old drunk lady behind us!! I can't explain how exciting it was when Crabtree caught that pass and scored a touchdown leaving 1 second on the clock! And then how irritating it was when our wonderful (idiotic) students ran on the field twice and caused us to have to kick off from the 7.5 yard line! Boy was I nervous! But we pulled it off and boy was it GREAT! Here are pictures from the game I am sure you ALL will enjoy them as much as I do! haha!!

The history making kickoff from the 7.5 yrd line!

And end with the sweetest sight of the night!!

Well I know it was long and sorry I have been a slacker and haven't blogged in so long, but I know it was so worth the wait! haha! Unfortunately I wasn't willing to spend $200 to go to the OSU game this weekend so I will be cheering from home (my throat will be thankful)!!