Thursday, December 22, 2011

Life in Phone Pictures

Merry Christmas! I am off work for the holiday and ready for Christmas!!! I'm pretty excited, can you tell?!? Having kids makes Christmas as awesome again as when you were a kid. Don't ya think?

We've had a fun week leading up to Christmas. Saturday we headed south to the small town of La Junta to finish up our Christmas shopping {and holiday grocery shopping} among a few other errands.

The weather was awesome this weekend and the Little Lady loved some outside playtime before we left. She didn't love having to come back in.

Do you like my cool new head wrap/ear warmer/thingy?!? I don't know what it's called. Do you?

La Junta is about an hour and fifteen minute drive from the ranch and for the first twenty minutes, we got to listen to "you're as pretty as a princess, smile, say cheese" from someone's princess camera.

First stop, the La Junta Mill. We needed a load of cake {seriously it's called cake}. It's what we feed the cows to supplement them nutritionally during the winter.

Then it was onto Big R {a farm and ranch supply store}. Guess who was there...Santa! So yes, we subjected our poor child to another visit with the big guy.

After lunch at a great authentic Mexican restuarant and several more stops, including a huge grocery run, we headed home. We skipped our usual last stop at Sonic for cherry limeaides because the Little Lady was asleep. So about half way home, John Wayne was dying of thirst {yes, dying}. Lucky for him, one of the small towns we pass through has a pop machine.

Sunday, was our usual routine: church and lunch at the local restaurant with Grandpa and Grandma.

Monday morning, John Wayne and crew were working cattle, preg-checking cows to be exact. {Yes ladies, I just said preg-checking cows and yes, there is a long plastic glove involved.} So I had to get up early and get lunch ready and into crock-pots and coolers before I headed to work for the day.

We have a million and one blankets readily avaiable in our house, why must our child choose to use the decorative cow hide from the back of the chair???

Well, you know how I said Saturday was amazing weather, well Monday night into Tuesday brought snow and wind. The roads drifted shut and were closed, so John Wayne and I both had a snow day! When the Little Lady got up, she begged to watch cartoons in Mama and Daddy's bed.

After breakfast and cartoons, we headed out for fun in the snow! The Little Lady LOVED it. Just like when she had to come in from playing outside in the 60 degree temps, she had a hissy when she had to come in, even though we were all freezing.

I'm making the Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls tonight. They are so yummy! If you've never tried them, you must.

We start our Christmas festivities in the morning with breakfast at my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's house. I can't wait!

Merry Christmas to you all from the Trailerhood Aristocrats of Wild Horse, America!

life rearranged


Anonymous said...

Aww... this is a great post! I love seeing what everyone does on their normal day. You had me laughing with the preg-cow check. I did that last November...ummm...let's just say there are great Americans like you guys who do that! :D

Maria @ The Honest Kitchen

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Okay...just a few random things to say...
I have one of those head-wrapper thingys (yeah, don't know what they're called either!) and I LOVE it! Saw one in Denver last week and wish I'd bought it so I'd have another!

A friend brought us some PW cinnamon rolls on Christmas Eve...oh my GOOD. I tried making them last spring and they didn't turn out so great. I might try again after eating the ones my friend made.

We LOVE ranch supply stores. My husband's favorite is Murdochs. He never asks to go anywhere as far as shopping goes unless it's Murdoch's. :)

Hope your Christmas was merry and your New Year is FABULOUS! Oh, and we LOVED seeing White Christmas. It was wonderful!