Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Rodeo...

hello dear girls...

this prairie girl survived the weekend...

but just barely...

it might not have been possible if i hadn't consumed oodles of ribbon fries and my new found *love* deep fried strawberries with chocolate sauce and powder sugar...

sigh....{bliss} :0)

oh and a little bit of this...



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and some more of this...

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okay we all could do with a little more right?!?


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really is there anything more satisfying than a weekend spent with strawberries and some good wrangler wearing cowboys?!? :0)

i think not....

soon i was questioning all those strawberries when my old soul son who is eight mind you informed me he would be participating in this rodeo...

no, not the little buckaroo rodeo...

the main rodeo, for grown wrangler wearing, tough, crazy, what in the world are they thinking men...

you see he decided it would be great fun for his dad to pull him in the hide race...

a race where a cowboy on horseback pulls an old tanned cowhide full speed behind a galloping horse...

i tried to capture it for you, but remember i'm not pioneer woman and my photography basically sucks when it comes to action shots but...

here is the husband with the cowhide racing down to the end of the arena where my wee, small, fragile, first born is waiting to grab hold...


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and here he comes towards the finish line with a mouth full of dirt and you know what else...


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grinning from ear to ear talking of pulling his little 5 year old brother next year...sigh...

bring on the strawberries...



24 comments:

Hayley said...

This was hands down the BEST part of the rodeo this year! Hilarious!

Lissa said...

that sounds like the most fun, proudest mom and wife moment ever! how fun! those strawberries sound amazing!

Kaylin said...

I'm sure glad we had our horse there so everyone could join in on the events, I didn't think she would pull that hide, the 3 of them were quite the team:)

Julia said...

Oh, how fun! We are gearing up for our rodeo next week. I wish we had this event...the pictures are great! I am looking for those strawberries:).

~Julia

Amy Kinser said...

What a fun time and what a fun life it looks like you have.

Gwynie Pie said...

I do love a rodeo !!! I must say I've never heard of a hide race -- I like it though. And the strawberries sound divine!!

Gwynie Pie @ The Pink Tractor
www.gwynrosser.blogspot.com

Cheyenne said...

I laughed so hard! I read this to my husband ans showed him the pictures! Love it! Your kid is beyond awesome!

Fried strawberries? Only at a US rodeo...I'm gonna get there someday! :)

* French at Heart * said...

~*~*Did you say strawberries and chocolate?..YUMMY!sounds like a wonderful time you had!;)~*~*

Jennifer said...

"deep fried strawberries with chocolate sauce and powder sugar..."
Oh my word, never had such a thing. But it sounds delish!!!!

Wow, the cowhide race looks wild. I've never seen that before. We spent our weekend ranch rodeoin' too.

Ms EM said...

Thanks for sharing those Wrangle Blues, Boots and boys with us. I love me some cowboys. BTW - the stawberries would be good for dessert after all the eye candy!

Farmgirl Chaos said...

LOVE IT! I will hopefully be going to a rodeo this weekend. That is....if the kiddos I'll be wrangling can handle it. :)

Tamra said...

After almost 26 years of marriage my husband and I have seen many changes in our lives. Homes remodeled, furniture styles changed, new jewelery, better cooking and better wines than when we were first married. But one constant in our life has been those beautiful old, well worn wranglers my cowboy wears.

Great pics! Loved the shot of the little one being dragged to the finish line!!

Whitney @ Life's a Highway said...

I think this post just made my week complete.... thank you :)

bella said...

I have only been to a rodeo twice in my life and Loved it both times.
Your little guy is amazing! It really shows how much he trusts his daddy , doesn't it? Not just anyone is going to pull him behind that horse!
strawberries and chocolate...mmmm. I don't remember anything that yummy at the rodeo I was at :)
Sue

Lolo said...

Deep fried, strawberries, chocolate and powdered sugar?! Seriously....any one of those by itself sounds yummy - but together?! Way to indulge girl :D

Im wonderin how many more pictures you have of wrangler butts? ;)

Alicia said...
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Alicia said...

What a great combination rodeo and strawberries! I love both but have never tried the strawberries deep fried, I'll be on the lookout.
www.ropesandrhinestones.com

Becky@Tea Party said...

Love the pics...thanks a million! ;) I do want to know more about the fried strawberries though, because they sound sooooo yummy!

Skip and Faun said...

Hey... I think you're pretty close to the Pioneer Woman in photography!
You have the cutest kids... I missed that great event. Darn. Did they win?

PS... Thanks for commenting on Lauren's blog! That meant a lot! You're darling.

traci said...

i'll forgive you for not having pictures of the strawberries because you do have some fine pictures of the wranglers. how sweet that your little guy can't wait to do the rodeo. love it!!

Martha said...

I think you have great photography!!! How cute about your son and loved all the great pics:)

Angie said...

This is too funny! LOL

Anna said...

What a sweet, silly and crazy boy you have!

Ephra said...

I have become a new follower of your blog after seeing it on another one. The pictures and comments of the best part of the rodeo made me laugh! So I am now enjoying your blog, and loving it!

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