Saturday, June 29, 2013


Tate and Bray learned to flank...

they had help from the cowboys!

Sometimes it was quite comical!

They figured out pretty quick it wasn't as easy as they thought.

Then Tate had to try to ride one...  for one jump!

Bray thought he could ride for at least two jumps...

I'm pretty sure they had fun,

and maybe next year they'll be old pros at flankin'!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Branding at the Channing Ranch

One of my favorite weekends (of course I have lots of favorites) but my most favoritest ;)
is the branding at the Channing ranch.

Ewell, Walter, Tate, Bray and Randy

The whole crew....

The sorting horse was serious about his job.  I got a kick out him pinning his ears back.  
That's just what you call good cow work.

Everyone doing their job!

I almost got whacked in the head with the rope.  

Pake giving a shot.

Tater holding on...

Bray's first branding

Letting the calf go and trying not to get kicked.

Bray and Tate gave shots too and KD branded.

Allen joking around with Powder.

After the calf is worked, usually the front flanker,  helps up the back flanker.  It's just some good 'ole cowboy and cowgirl teamwork.  And by the way, the cowgirl here, Danae, is every bit as tough as the guys, if not tougher!  We are so lucky to have such a great crew! 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The First Branding of the Season

 Our first branding was a BIG one!  I'm serious!
The cowboy crew showed up bright and early.  

They branded all 24 of the bottle babies!

One cowboy said, "Dang I've had bottle calves all of my life, but never had enough to have a branding!" lol
  I will say the boys have worked hard this year with their bottle babies.

This crew of cowboys are pretty awesome! 
 They actually had another branding, but they stopped by early to help the boys work their calves.

Mimi was here and I'm kicking myself now for not taking her picture with the boys.

See Mimi came and helped me out for a couple days.... she cleaned my fridge and that was HUGE! lol
Anyway, I'm halfway done with chemo... been dealing with some allergic reactions which is super aggravating but all in all I'm doing great.  I'm tired but not too tired to go to a branding at take pictures! 

Yep y'all guessed it, there are many more branding pictures to come!  
We've had 3 brandings in a week, and don't worry I took 967 pictures!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Miss Remi

I promised pictures of Pake's new puppy!  This is Remi.
Remi Sue Adams

She is cute and adorable and precious and playful and cuddly and everything you would love in a puppy.  
Seriously!  I am so in love with her and so is Pake and Tate baby talks to her.

She does sleep alot thank goodness.  She goes ninety to nothing and then just crashes out. 
So cute, so fun and I'm babysitting because Pake went to Splash with a friend.

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Drags

I'm sure it's no surprise that we love drag racing!  We spent Memorial Day weekend at the drags in Amarillo.  It was a fun little get away and the boys loved it!

Pake of course is now going to build his own car etc.. etc... lol

Pake made buddies with this guy from Dalhart.

My favorite part is the burn out!

Danny at the start line with Miss Gayle.

Gayle is my friend Barb's sister.  It's really fun when you have someone to root for!

Pake's friend won both Saturday and Sunday's race and he even got a picture with the crew.   
Speaking of getting something.... He got something else too...  can you guess what?  Well let's just say Gayle raised it and it's 4 legged and furry and just happened to be at the drags too.  
Her name is Remi and she's a lab... pictures coming soon!