Sunday, October 12, 2008

Chance & Sterling get their first airplane ride...

On a lovely Saturday morning (10/4), our friend from Camp 8 days (Steve Vold) dropped out of the sky, taxied up the hayfield, and took the boys for a little ride. It made me miss Kendall Shaules (the grandfather of the Kendall Shaules that lives down the creek now) very much as he used to land up on the air strip above Mom's house and take us all for rides. I VIVIDLY remember the time he gave me and Gwyn a ride, and I threw up in his stetson, which was unfortunately for him the only thing I could find!

When it was handy to have a horse...

There was no way the ropers were going to get the horsetrailer full of horses or probably even the horsetrailer empty down the county road and to our house, so after two days of NRRRS roping finals 10/11&12, they parked the vehicles at the cafe and road home. L to R: Dick on Jack, friend Luis (with a package of eggs) on Perkin, Scott (with a gallon of milk) on Fancy, and Staci & Sterling on Cow Gent.

It's beginning to look a LOT like Christmas...

Friday night October 10 the snow began to build up, and Sterling, Blake, & Chance took advantage of it! By Saturday mid-morning, there was serious amounts, and we lost the tops out of most of our old trees.
The 11th & 12th was the Ranch Roping Finals at Metra -- when the roads got impassable, Staci sent Scott & a friend with a snow machine out to get her saddle. They left their vehicles at the club.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Big birthday for two of our favorites...

Aaron's big 4-0 but it's not polite to give a lady's age. You can tell, however, that Everett wonders how anyone could get THAT old! Love you -- all three of you!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Where did the time go?

On the cusp of independence, Brianne laughs for Landa's lens. What glorious hair, and how I love Brianne Emily.