Friday, January 28, 2011

Cowboys and Country Music

Last week I found myself saying, “I like the smell of horses.” Yep, those words actually came out of my mouth. My friend, who I was with at the time, looked at me strangely. I don’t blame her ;) I had to seriously contemplate why I would even think of that statement, let alone say it. Cause seriously, does anyone like the smell of horses?

It finally occurred to me why I would say such a thing. See in college, my podunk Idaho college, their weren’t a lot of sports, but their sure were a lot of Rodeos. I don’t think that you can live in Idaho for 4 years and not leave without a love for cowboys and country music. And we all know how much I love country music, remember Garth Brooks?! Yea!

So I’m not surprised that when I heard the National Western Stock Show was in town, that I found myself really wanting to go.


It was a great time! The kids even enjoyed themselves.






We got ourselves lost, but discovered new furry friends.

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Ethan even got to sleep with the pigs.

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So do I really like the smell of Horses? It might have been more appropriate to say that I miss Idaho. But that’s really not true. I guess I meant that I am fond of the memories that I made there. I’m glad when little reminders of the rodeo days role into town every once in a while.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

It wasn’t all bad…

A little out of order here, but I thought I would share one of the highlights from when my family was in town. Even though a majority of our time together was sick time we did get in a few fun moments, one of which was at the Pepsi Center. We got a chance to watch the Nuggets play. And some of us got a chance at some pretty good seats. Can you tell where? Actually neither seat was bad at all. One came with free food. The other came with the opportunity to get a high five from J.R. Smith.



The Nuggets beat the Trail Blazers. It wasn’t the Suns and Steve Nash, but it was still a great time!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


After a couple of fun yet sleep deprived weeks our son had reached his limit. Ethan not only didn’t make it to midnight on New Years Eve, but he barely made it to New Years Eve. So did our New Years Eve turn out to be glamorous? Not unless driving our son to sleep counts. Even though our night may not have been full of glitz and glam it was just right.

A tour of the city, fireworks, Christmas lights, a little toast on the go, and finally a sleeping babe.

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Happy New Year!

I have a feeling 2011 is going to be one incredible year!