Thursday, September 24, 2015

Our Summer in Review.

Our Summer in Review.

Summer..
Our hair gets lighter.
Our skin gets darker.
Our days get longer.
Our life gets better and better.




















Today's post is all about saying goodbye to Summer and saying hello to Fall.
Every Summer has a story. This is ours.
It went so fast.

We had laughter and tears.
We had muddy days and dry days.
We roped a few calves.
We rode miles and miles.
We have memories with friends and family.
The kids grew A LOT. (I might have grown a little wider too.)
We learned a few lessons.
We increased our faith.
But the most important things about Summer were all our adventures, smiles and memories that we will not forget.  
We got our energy from BEEF!

Dillon and I pulled calves to the fire. (Photo Credit to Steve Petersen)

We had snow in May!!

I represented the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association at
many Ranch Rodeos and Ranch Bronc Ridings. 

Part of my job was keeping up with this WSRRA Ranch Bronc Director-
Justin Quint. 
 I traveled many miles this year, representing WSRRA. Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska. The #wsrrarodeotrail was smoking this year and I was proud to be part of it.


Summer 2015 will never be forgotten.  It was the summer of Rain. 30 inches and still counting. 
and a Summer of washed out roads....

So we did what any Ranch Family would do...

We paddled on our Lake.

We spent a lot of time horseback.

We don't have everything together, but together we have it all.

What's a summer without SMORES!

And Beautiful Lakes.

First time Tubing. 

My Cowboy and I got to see our neighborhood from the skies.
We had lake fun with all these young kids. What fun!

Cade showed his steer at fair. He received a Purple for his efforts

Kason showed his steer at fair.  He received a Purple for his efforts.
His steer also was Weight of Gain Champion. 







Cade showed Radar.  Radar was Overall Champion Gelding

Kason showed Elmer

Cade and Nichols. 


And at the end of the summer we all have farmer's tans, our house is a mess, our souls is bright, and our eyes are sparkling!  Happy Fall folks!!

The day will be what you make it, so rise like the sun and burn.~William C. Hannan