Saturday, December 31, 2011

Camo Christmas

Seems like this Christmas was all about the camo.

Mimi bought all the kids camo and don't they sport it well. 
Of course, Scouty had to be coaxed to wear hers over her princess dress.  
 I'm proud to say I was the one that convinced her. 

Back at the Backward K, Mr. Pake got his first .22. 
It's a Henry and it's so cute, I think I want one in pink!
(btw to explain Tater's greasey atire... well he'd been working at Roll-a-Cone)

Soo all this holiday break, it's been all about hunting jackrabbits. 

To sum it all up, I just had to put this picture in of KD sporting his new camo and fur Elmer Fudd. 

I hope Santy came to see all y'all,  and come to think of it Santy would be cute in camo too!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Two Sweeties

Yall guess what?!  I got another dauschand!  I did! Isn't she a doll just like Miley?!

Not really.  This is Tootsy, Miley's real sister.  She came to visit and they played and played and they are adorable.  But I've decided for now, one dauschand puppy is enough.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

the Big Kid Trip

Last weekend we called this cute little cabin home!

We took alittle 3 day big kid trip.

Fact is, we acted like big kids.

We went tubing.

And what could be more fun than tubing? 

Well SHOPPING of course, and this was my favorite shop in Ruidoso. 
 And can yall BELIEVE that KD shopped with me?   It's true, it really happened. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Snow Baby

We got some snow last week and boy howdy were we happy!

Two days we started school late, so what did the boys do?

Yep they went sledding.

It was like sledding in snowy dirt but it was fun anyway, even if it was like 5 degrees.... brrrr!
I stayed on the porch to shoot this picture.

Sled?  Yall don't think this looks like a sled?  Well Pake made it out of a chemical tote.  He cut the metal cage off of it and then cut the top off.  It made a great sled, and adds to the rest of the junk my boys drag up in the garage.  Now, we're just waiting  for the BIG snow =)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Alittle Red Paint

K Dawg (aka Kerry Don) went to Wakeeney, Kansas to pheasant hunt last weekend.  He had a great trip!  They had some great hunting and got to see some snow too!  Thank you Cousin Wade for taking him away! Oh not really I don't mean that, we missed him =) 
While he was gone, I had to have a project.........

I started with this old armoire that has been sitting in the corner of my living room.  It really wasn't anything special, constructed of cheap thin wood, but it was old and alittle ornate.  It didn't belong to anyone in my family, I picked it up at a junk store years ago for a 100 bucks. 
 So.... I got alittle crazy with some RED paint.

Half way through I could tell I liked it.  So I went ahead and slapped two coats of red on
and I do mean slap because I am quite possibly the messiest painter EVER.

Of course I couldn't just leave it plain ole red. 
So after getting a little crazier with a sander and some glaze. I was happy with it.

Then, I got to thinking about that little dresser in the guest room.  It wasn't anything special either (wood wise anyway), it was special in that my Momma gave it to me, but I figured she wouldn't mind.

And you guessed it, I slapped some red paint on it and sanded and glazed it too!  I have 2 new pieces of furniture and it didn't cost me a dime, because I already had left over paint and glaze from other projects.  By the end of the day, I was alittle worried and I knew someone needed to take the red paint away.  Did I mention I like red?  But I might have painted enough stuff red for awhile ;) 

K Dawg was sooo excited and impressed when he got home! 

 Ha/Ha, he barely noticed but he's not really into interior decorating.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Thanksgiving is not really just all about the FOOD.  Really it's not it's about FAMILY too!  I mean we all look forward to the turkey, dressing, gravy, ham, mashed taters, sweet potatoes, green beans, fried okra salad, corn casserole, hashbrown casserole, macaroni, every kind of salad imaginable, fresh bread, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, naner puddin', lemon bar thingies, red velvet trifle, millionaire pie, cherry pineapple cobbler, and a birthday cake whew, that's all I can remember.... wait maybe that's everything I ate!  Not really but almost.

This Lady is the one that started it all!  Grandma Byrd with a few of her great great grandkids...

These are the great great grandkid's parents..... so actually these are Grandma Byrd's grandkids.  In other words,  they're all first cousins too!  Sorry I'm not trying to confuse y'all or anything.

Grandma's is connected to Roll-A-Cone and there is the famous bird cage that the Byrd family has had for years.  Through out the years, there have been many different kinds of birds in the cage.  But those aren't birds the kids are holding, you say?!  I know.... they're Guinea pigs... yes and rabbits.  Don't ask me why?  Ask Dan.... but the kids love them and I guess that's really all that matters.

Speaking of Dan, he hit me up awhile back and asked if I wanted to be partners on some monkeys for the Byrd's bird cage.... I was tempted but then found out they were pretty pricey! 
(Y'all think I'm making this one up, but I promise every bit of it is true)

So, I ran in the house and told Dan his dream had in fact come true...
he had monkey's in his cage! 

These monkeys, I meant boys are pretty handsome!

 A few more of the cute kids running around...

These twins are cuter than a button and I would love to take them home.... I just can't tell them apart.

 So when I took this twin's picture I said, "So which one are you honey?"
He said, "I'm Tweven"
I said ok, "Trevyn you and Rali smile for me!"
Then, he said, "Not willy, I'm Twace."
I replied, "Trace you little rat, you're 4 and already tricking people!"
Did I mention, I would love to take the twins home!
I have no idea why I uploaded this picture....   
Well maybe it's because y'all need to know how much of a hard time Mr. Dan gives me!


So let me change gears for just a minute....
This sweet family payed us a special visit....

see Aubree WON this car in Lubbock!

It's the closest I've ever been to anyone that actually won something BIG.  Congrats Aubree!

And last but certainly not LEAST, it was DeDe Shawn's birthday and we had to celebrate.
Also, meet her new puppy and birthday present... Sinnamon, she's a chocolate brown cockapoo! 
No y'all, Kennedy doesn't spoil her!

We're so blessed and we had such a full, our cup runneth over, day! 
I hope y'all all had wonderful Thanksgiving too!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hondas in the Hood

We might drive GREEN tractors, but when it comes to motorcycles they've gotta be RED.
I just thought this was a purty sight with 4 Hondas almost all the same size lined up in a row.
I had to take a picture and play like I'm a photographer when y'all all know I'm so NOT.

Then I got the Honda owners and made them pose for me.

And then I said, "OK silly pose, y'all be silly!"

Then, they wouldn't quit posing.... well my punks wouldn't.

With this particular punk, it got completely out of hand!  BUT seriously are y'all surprised?

Y'all come on over to the hood and I'll let one of my punks, pump you on their Honda...
if you're brave enough that is.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Pokey's Rodeo

The Jumpin Jack Rabbits from Tulia qualified for Pokey the Clown's World Championship Junior Ranch Rodeo during the real Ranch Rodeo finals.... ok that's totally a mouth full.  Anyway, it was some serious competition.

These boys in pink didn't mess around... 

Maybe their coach let them down....

They did awesome!  They got 2nd though and you can see in their faces, just a hint of disappointment.   See y'all Pokey gives really nice prizes:  a buckle, a brand new HAT and a twisted X BOOTs!  Funny thing is, another team in pink barely beat them. 
 Awww shucks.... there's always next year =)

BUT these little Tulia guys won in their division, talk about some handsome little fellars! 
Go Lucky 7!

   I just want to say... Pokey is an amazing person that really dedicates alot of his time to the little guys.  Thank you Pokey the Clown and please come back to our town =)