Friday, October 12, 2012


I wanted to post a picture of my favorite dog who we lost last year the day before Christmas. Bugs joined me when I was pregnant with Lucy and only lived a short life but grew into a handsome dog. He was loyal to me and always was a super caring babe. I miss him so much and sometimes when I am calling all the dogs name, I end up saying his name and then remember he is not with us anymore.

Fortunately if you are a cattle dog it means that you get to run around in the mountains and spend everyday outside in the sunshine. Unfortunately it also means you will probably live an average life of 3 years due to your occupation. Most accidents occur with being kicked by a cow or stomped. We call it mucked out.

So here is to the cattle dog. May you stay safe helping us.


Our little princess sporting her boots and skirt in the big city of Denver. She raised her hands and said, "I did it!"

Reese, Lucy, and Ranger on our property. And to think we want to move to Oklahoma! 

Nate and Lucy talking to the horses at our friend's house. 

This year is almost to a close. Thank God! 
Nate has been busy working for the oilfield. He worked from January through August in North Dakota. Then he came home to work the cattle and left in September through the rest of the year to Texas. 
Reese had on surgery in November 2011 and then again in June 2012. We were told that we have a break until 2013 from surgeries and having to go to Denver! YIPPEE! Reese is homeschooling this year and thankfully he's doing great. We have A's and B's and are in gifted math and language arts. He also will be skipping a grade next year in math. He received treasurer in 4-H for his club and beat out two kids this year. He also has been learning how to rope with his best friend Trace. He also is participating in Science and Robotic club. 
Lucy turns 2 this year. She is busy with getting into everything and learning how to potty on the potty chair. Her favorite show is Dora. She speaks spanish better than I do. :) Hola! She loves bananas, eggs, and chocolate chips. Her favorite past time is singing jibber and riding her horse. 
I had surgery earlier this year for my finger. That set me back a few but I am back in the swing of things. The kids keep me pretty busy. I am in the process of writing my first novel. We are thinking about moving to Oklahoma. Which means then I will be in charge of 13 horses, 5 dogs, and hundreds of cattle. I'm ready! Lots of people have asked me about my stay tuned. I will be giving lots of explanation of the cattle doggies that help us.