Thursday, July 17, 2014

June Aggie Tradition

Each June we head to the enormous Aggie Ring at Texas A&M (the first three years and last year) for our annual tradition of a picture under the ring. Can't believe this is the fifth picture we've taken!
Gig 'em Aggies!
 We lucked out and someone walked by and volunteered to take out picture together!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Mutton Bustin'

This weekend, Kathryn suited up in her rodeo gear for another go around.
Since her last rodeo Kathryn has been talking about Mutton Bustin' after seeing some other kids doing it. It's basically the kids version of a rough stock competition, although not nearly as dangerous.
She's the real deal!

Here's the full (and really quick) experience of Mutton Bustin'.
        
She gave it such a great try (even if she insisted on riding it like a horse...you're supposed to kind of lay on top of it and hold on). But she didn't shed a tear and actually had a great time. We were really glad that she pulled through and gave it try, just like she said she would!
Some freeze frames from the video...

After giving Mutton Bustin' a try, she prepped Doctor Pony for the lead line.


K told us that she needs to think about if she wants to do Mutton Bustin' again, which sounds good to us. I love her bravery and willingness to give almost anything a try!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Celebrating the Fourth

We celebrated the Fourth during a weekend at home. K and I made this recipe. I'm not a huge fan of cream cheese frosting, so I stuck with a traditional butter cream and it was delightful!
Prepping my hair for the evening.
We went to a BBQ at E. J.'s mom's house but before dinner these two started with the those little snake things that you light on fire.
Then it was time to bring out the big guns at night! 
(We purchased some fireworks that E. J. set off in the pasture.)


Saturday night dinner at our house. Yum!
And the cake has made for a great dessert the past few nights. It pairs well with coffee :).
Playing dress up, the norm on the weekends. Formal meets casual.

 
We ended the weekend with a little fishing in the pond.
Her first fish!
I could get used to three-day weekends!