Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat Little Ladybug

Getting ready to go...hanging out with my friend Jack.

First stop, Great-Grandpa and Grandma Hammer's.
They gave me a tootsie pop and I knew exactly what to do with it!

Great-Grandma gave me a gold dollar. I also got money to feed my piggy from Great-Grandpa and Grandma Chisman, Grandpa and Grandma Hammer and Great-Aunt Jean and Great-Uncle Bill.

Mom and Grandma took me into Kit Carson to make the rounds. I had a GREAT time! I thoroughly enjoyed visiting with everyone. (Every time we went into a new house she could hardly contain her excitement bouncing up and down, grinning ear to ear.)

Hmmm...what do we have here?!?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Funky design your own necklaces

Today, Kate and I (and of course the Little Lady too) went shopping. When Kate and I go shopping, we don't just head to the local mall. When we pulled out of Katie's yard this morning, we didn't really have a set plan. We knew we wanted to make a stop at one of the Rustic Ranch Relics stores and so we ended up at the Shops at Rustic Ranch. A true little diamond in the rough. This place was old farm house with 20 little speciality shops inside.

Find of the day - design your own necklaces.

They were funky and turquoise, so we were immediately drawn to them and knew we had to have one!

Here's mine...a "G" for Golding (although John Wayne thinks it looks like his initials...whatever, I still think it's just a G) a longhorn and a star and of course turquoise. (Is it legal to wear jewelry that isn't turquoise or atleast include some turquoise somewhere on it?)


Tonight we had Grandpa and Grandma over for dinner and then I carved my first jack-o'-lantern.

Hmmm...what's this... not make me put my hand in there!

Hello friend!


This weekend Mama and I went to visit Auntie Katie and Uncle Willy.

My Uncle Willy is an avid hunter.

We had a great time, except...

T was a big sissy when it came to the mounts! She was really afraid of Uncle Willy's big elk. She would tense up and close her eyes whenever she came near it. By the end of the weekend she decided to put on her big girl pants and would laugh at it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown just came on TV.

T was in the kitchen and as soon as she heard the cartoon voices, she crawled as quickly as she could into the living room.

She seems to be enjoying it!

Second Generation Pumpkin

Check out Grandma's blog...

What I woke up to this morning...

No, not a screaming baby.
No, not John Wayne's morning hacking and spitting ritual. (Does every man do this?)
No, not the wind blowing 100 miles per hour.


I literally had this view and this buck deer, literally right outside my door, literally.

Obviously, I wasn't in Wild Horse at the trailerhood, obviously.

I had a meeting in Springs at the Garden of the Gods Club.

I love the sunrises on the prairie, but this morning God's beauty with the snow dusted Peak with the Garden of the God's in the fore-ground was spectacular.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Wrong Crowd

We moved to the country to give our kids a better life.

These two may still look innocent enough, but they've gotten in with the wrong crowd...

They've become members of the "Kitty Kat Killers."

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ahhh, look at the little pumpkin...

...she's so adorable!
I think we heard that phrase 67 times today!

Mama and Grandma drug me on another one of their marathon shopping trips today. Mama was going to make me wear my Halloween costume...thank you Grandma for saving me from that one. So instead I wore my super cute jack-o-lantern shirt and coordinating hair bow (would you expect anything less?!?), with my brand new stylin' jeggings ("jean leggings" for those of you not up on your fashion vocab) and my skull and cross bone booties...remember those?

Yep, I looked cute.
67 people told me so.

Hanging out with my "Wocket" that Grandma bought me.
I seem to get a new toy from Grandma every time we go shopping!
(When a little lady is very good for 13 hours of shopping and driving, I'd say she atleast deserves a Wocket...would you not agree?)

We met the fam for lunch at Fargos.
Great Grandpa and Grandma Chisman, Aunt Sheryl and Uncle Randy, Kendra, Kelsey and Randy and Great Aunt Bonnie.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ranch Wives Cooking Club - Amish Friendship Bread

My friend Jenn gave me a starter for Amish Friendship Bread. What a great gift! As my house (actually Mom and Dad's house, today is my Dad's birthday, happy birthday Dad) began to fill with the sweet smell of bread cooking, I knew we were in for a treat.

Someone (if you're lucky enough to have a friend like Jenn) gives you the start in a plastic baggie, along with a set of instructions. The first few days you simply mash the bag. On day five you add some sugar, flour and milk and then continue mashing for five more days. On day 10, you follow the simple instructions to create four starter bags to give to friends (and you better believe I'm keeping one for myself) and two loaves of delicious sweet bread.

As long as I continue to keep a starter for myself, I'll be baking bread every 10 days.

Thanks Jenn!

I needed a little snack before I could go to bed...
I just tried it...
Soooo yummy!

I can't wait for it to be morning so I can eat some more.
Wait, I didn't just say that and I don't really mean that.
I may just have to have a little snack when I check on the little lady in the night!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


The little lady can't keep still...even in her sleep.
The other night, she finally settled down in this "lounging" position.
She looks pretty comfy!

A bushel of chiles

Today I went to Fort Collins for work. On the way home I spotted a road side chile stand. I was pretty excited because I was beginning to think that I was probably going to miss the fresh season this year.

My co-worker and I joked with each other that if the guy spoke good English and we could understand him, we should probably move on because the chiles weren't authentic or hot. Well, if our criteria is any good, we got some good hot, authentic chiles.

When I got my bag of chiles home, John Wayne helped me get them into bags and into the freezer. My Mom has done chiles like this before, and it's worked just fine: freezing them without peeling them or seeding them. I was in no mood to peel and seed a whole bushel of chiles tonight, so decided to go that route. I'll deal with them and do the work bag by bag.

John Wayne and I LOVE green chili. I got a friend's "method" for green chili and am anxious to try it out soon. If any of you have any good recipes using green chiles, please share.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy Fall From The Trailerhood

I finally had some time today to make it look a little more festive around the trailerhood.