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 =)

Monday, November 14, 2011

WCRR 2011

We always look forward to the Ranch Rodeo finals!  2011 certainly did not disappoint. 
 I had so many pictures, so here are just a few....

My famous bro and niece and their magnificent horses, Crowfoot and Hooray. 

My Mom and her cousins sporting those good looking Sandhill Cattle tshirts!

My youngest and his cousin the Brahma breeder!

My daughter, of wait, I don't have a daughter, BUT everyone thinks she's mine and I love it.
Who knew my sister's kid would look like me!

Team Sandhill in the grand entry which is one of my favorite parts of the show!

These two punks are happier than a puppy with two tails!   

Mr Riley, Top Hand of '09 & '10 and American flag carrier, riding the bronc for Sandhill!

Team penning is a great event!  I want to team pen, oh wait I don't have a horse.  Maybe Trail would let me borrow Pink Panther ;)

Two old dudes flankin'!  =)   They don't read my blog... they'll  never see this.  I hope anyway!

Who won the whole rodeo?  Yep these guys who just happens to be Rodey Wilson's team.  He's the kind cowboy that gave Pake the buckle at Justin's Benefit.

The BIGGEST celebrity there and I do mean the biggest weighing in at a whopping 6 pounds is Whiplash, the monkey cowboy.  By the way, he's a sheep herder too!

The Bud horses are celebrities too me.... I love them!

And this cowboy.... who is he?  Oh wait that would be Mr. Pioneer Woman.... I meant Marlboro Man.  The Drummonds had a team and it was neat watching them!

And here she is, Pioneer Woman herself.  I shot this picture from across the way.  I had the opportunity to say hi, and get a picture with her... do I have that picture? NO!  The picture didn't take =(  I'm so sad, I could just cry!  All I can tell you is she's very tall and very pretty and I probably looked totally short and fat beside her, so maybe I didn't want the picture anyway!  That's what I keep telling myself.

The most famous celebrities of the whole rodeo, the most famous to me anyway, are these punks!

 WCRR, we can't wait until next year!  And PW please come back so I can get a picture with you!  Purty Please =)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

4 Wheels

You never know what a typical Saturday night might be for us, but you can always guarantee it'll involve 4 wheels.  See the irony is I grew up on 4 hooves..... but now it's all about the 4 wheels.
It might be 4 tractor wheels, 4 ATV wheels, or 4 hot rod wheels, but it'll be 4 wheels.

We went to the Mini Sprint Car Championship in Amarillo.  The other irony is this was the weekend of the fall Nascar race in Texas!  Well we missed that, but we went racing anyway!

We took a crew of boys as always.  I love seeing the excitement in their eyes.  They love everything to do with racing and action.  It was fun!  This was just a typical 4 wheel hot rod racing Saturday night!