Monday, August 22, 2011

august in review...

sheesh...

still trying to catch our breaths around here from this whirlwind we call life...

sorry for the lack of posts lately...after returning from barnhouse and the awesome *craziness* of it all i think i hit a brick wall..

barnhouse was such a HUGE dream of mine {*thanks* dear boys!! xoxo}.... to finally have lived the dream really rocked me and i almost felt lost and found myself thinking {now what?!?!}...

so august was spent sending my {roots} down farther into this life that i *love* and {refocusing} on what is most important to me...my *family*...

my quiet moments, which were very few ;0) were spent reflecting on where i wanted my photography to go, what i wanted from the term {artography}, what new adventures and tasks i wanted to explore...

it has been good, i've missed you all SO much but i'm better for the little absence and i am feeling SO much more focused and ready for what happens next...

as many of you know this was our first year as *show steer parents* and let me tell you....we had NO idea what in the world we were doing!?!?

ian's steer weighed in at about 1350 lbs. and was one of the most gentle, calm, loving, animal ever...

i have oodles of pictures to share and some feelings i really want share, it was an amazing experience for us all and i hope to have my thoughts gathered together soon...


right after the stock show came our county fair...

even though we didn't help with the little buckaroo rodeo this year we were still running every which way...

ian entered into the gymkhana timed events with his little mare pippi...

it was a long hot day for both of them...




soon after that it was off to load up some old girls for the wild cow milking event that night at the rodeo...
i am not kidding it is one of the best, most *hilarious* events ever!! those old girls sure have their way with some big, old tough cowboys...good times!!

richard participated in this event and i do have a video just for you nicole!! :0)

ian did the hide race again this year, he came in second place and has the rope burn down the center of his face to prove it...poor thing...but he had a total blast! he is hoping to get into team roping for next year?!? where did my little boy go to?!? sigh...

i hope to post the videos a little later this week...i tell you HIL * AR * IOUS!!

i will also be opening up my little shop again soon, neglected little thing...i have started back to school, so it may take me awhile to get into the whole swing of things...

i can't believe summer has already come and gone...it was *fabulous*, stressful, full of adventures, and cherished memories...couldn't have asked for anything more!!




14 comments:

hometown girl said...

hello sweet friend! i share so many of your sentiments i can hardly believe they are off to school in just a couple of weeks. our summer has been really good, lots of time spent together which i cherish so much. look forward to seeing your shop return. mine is near empty as i decide which direction i want to go....hugs to you! xo susan

Blondie's Journal said...

Summer has flown by fast for everyone I think!! And you have been one busy girl. It looks like you are having a ball though, participating in these fairs and spending so much time together as a family. Making memories...that' what it's all about!!

XO,
Jane

Peggy said...

You have been a busy girl. Ha ha True, your family comes first. I love looking at your photos of the kids and the animals. This is memories you and your family will treasure forever. So glad to hear you had a good time. Looking forward to the videos.

paige said...

sounds like a wonderful time
&
yes , our summer is over too.
all my babies back in school. one away at college. oh my!
always love hearing about your prairie life
xo

Farmgirl Chaos said...

Awesome! I can't wait to see the video. :)

Random...but I think I like attending rodeos over in the 'west' compared to in Iowa. Because....there are mountains behind the arenas! It was that way in Cody, WY....LOVED IT! And I see mountains in your pictures.

I need to find me a job in the west and move there!

SueAnn said...

I protest strongly!!! Summer is not gone...it is still here. I refuse to let it go!! No!! No fall! No winter! No!
She says screaming! Ha!
Great pics by the way!!
Can't wait to see more
Hugs
SueAnn

Valerie said...

What a fabulous life!

And summer is not gone...I haven't had my August birthday yet! ;)

Blessings,
Valerie

traci said...

oh kristin. sounds like a busy but pure heavenly summer. family time doing what you all love. i have missed your posts, but am so glad you had time away and feel ready to go again.

Anna said...

Oh sounds wonderful! Glad you've spent so much time with the family! Looking forward to the videos!

Leah C said...

Sounds like your summer was full of wonderful, happy times!! Glad you got the chance to "take a little break"...I did the same and it felt good:)

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

I love reading about your REAL cowgirl life! It's just so fun to see through your lens.

I am excited to see what's next for you...I see such a tender heart inside that prairie girl life...you are a gem!
ox
Lara

Cindy said...

What a wonderful summer! I can't wait to see the videos! You kids are sooo cute! You are a great mom for spending so much time with them. They are OUTSIDE doing what kids are suppose to be doing!

Heaven's Walk said...

What wonderful memories you've made with your kiddos this summer, Kristin. :) Good, clean, family fun. More kids should have the opportunity to grow up this way. :)

xoxo laurie

Dave said...

Artography....I like the sound of that!

I know you're a Hipstamatic fan...have you tried Infinicam? It's great fun!!!

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