|I have to tickle her to get her to smile at a camera these days :).|
So starting from Wednesday when we got to town...Kyle and I met up with a few friends at a little dance hall that has re-opened in Nechanitz. We had a really good time!! Lots of our friends showed up and we ran into a few class mates we hadn´t seen in awhile. The Emotions played and I was really impressed. They need to get them back there sometime!
|Megan, Me, and Shayne|
|Kyle and a few of his classmates: RaChelle, Cordes, Jenny, and Lauren!|
Then for lunch on Thanksgiving we went to my Aunt Jeanette and Uncle Fritz´s. We had lots of turkey, ham, sweet rice, potatoes, rolls, sweets...the list goes on. We looked at some deer horns that my cousin and her sweetie shot.
|Kim´s Deer (Sue´s Sweetie :))|
Then, Kylee helped Cody tend his herd :) and saw Uncle Mele palpate a few cows for him.
|They were trying to pet Smokey :).|
|I´m pretty sure this calf was ready to come at´r, so I snatched her up real fast.|
|Can´t say that this happens at everyone´s Thanksgiving....|
|Kylee and Aunt Mandy. Kylee was tryin´ to figure out what Uncle Mele was doín´ :).|
Then we played a little 31, sat around and visited, watched Kylee play with the puppies and left for the next one with some of Mandy´s Cranberry/Apple Sauce in tow...(It´s REALLY good.)
|Kylee was lovin´ on Moon and leadin´ him around until we left.|
|She kept trying to make him look in the house through the door. Reminds me of how we looked trying to set up show lambs when we were little.|
|She got it done!|
|Here she is with Kelsey and Kaben on Kinsey´s scooter - which I now have to track one down for her for Christmas. She LOVED it!!|
|Her and Kandon on the 4-wheeler.|
My sister waited in line for the computer for over 2 hours and saw one girl she made friends with exchange words with this guy that was trying to help her b/c she thought he was trying to steal her computer :). They didn´t bring out the cameras until right before midnight and after they cleared out some of the toys that you could start buying at 10pm. So...I was already in line for the hard drive. I put Chance and Ben in charge of grabbing a camera for me and Mandy.
My little brother is not really AGGRESSIVE like me, Mandy, or Mom. He´s kind of calm, likes to be funny and make jokes, and isn´t exactly Mr. Muscles....so I was nervous. They wheeled the cameras out and he was standing by Mom and our shopping cart. I´m looking at him like "GET OVER THERE!!" He looked confused. Finally...he came over and we got him there. He wasn´t right in the front, but I figured he was close enough. So....midnight is approaching. (In the mean time these two people get grumpy with me and another girl that was in line for a hard drive. Ultimately we told them that if they didn´t like people and felt claustrophobic in such a tight space, with so many people, that Black Friday shopping was OBVIOUSLY not the place they needed to be. They got all chummy after we gave them a couple of memory cards....:).
Anyways...back to Chance.... I see him and Ben laughing and cuttin´ up with these other people in line. Definitely not very DETERMINED to get those cameras. So I´m texting him and making faces and hand signals at him and he´s looking at me like..."I got this" when I knew he was not ready for what was about to ensue.
|He even lets Little Girls beat him up :)!|
|I was right between both of them, so I had a REALLY good spot.|
|Chance was like 3 people behind the tall guy to the right.|
|The Wal-Mart employees and Security kept telling us if we were on the white part of the aisle we were too close. We all had to squeeze onto the brown part, which was a single strip of brown tile, OR move into the clothing section.|
|People are in line on the other side...the same way we are.|
Okay....SO...if that´s not enough adventure for one weekend we decide to got to a little Thanksgiving gathering at a little ranch out in Caldwell to do a little ranch and arena sorting. Well...it rains pretty much all morning, but we decide we´re still going. I´m kinda glad. I got to visit with Mrs. Shirley and dance a little jig with Buddy. Plus...they haven´t seen Kylee in a LONG time and she really enjoyed herself.
|Kylee playing in puddles... I was just happy to see water on the ground.|
Later...we moved it over to the covered arena where we did some actual 2-man ranch sorting....all practice. Kylee really liked that!! 2-man ranch sorting is ultimately the same concept I described above except there is no line. There are two pens and a gate. One person works the gate and the other goes and gets whatever number the announcer calls out. Then...depending on the circumstances, the person in the gate usually switches off and goes to the herd and gets the next number. That cycle keeps going until all the calves are penned in the correct order without any mistakes in the opposite pen. Your working in a much smaller amount of space also.
Later on that night we met a few friends at a little dance hall in Fayetteville. I hadn´t gone out with Little Sister in a while, so it was a much needed outing!
|Willie was breakin´ down with all of us gals. I got my first cutting/penning mare from him many years ago.|
|I´d say Mandy had a good time :)!|
|My Father-In-Law´s Buck he shot this past Wednesday. |
(Low fence 12pt..probably scoring around 140)
|McKenna´s (Kyle´s cousin) 8-pt buck.|
|Uncle Mike´s 12-pt buck (Kyle´s Uncle).|
I´ll be honest... I´m exhausted just reading about all this excitement. BUT.....It´s time to BUCK UP BABY!! The holidays are approachin´ and I´m fixing to get REAL busy with EVERYTHING - (Real work, auction stuff, upcoming fundraising auction, the holidays, other events....). There is just simply....NO TIME TO WHINE!
Thanks everyone for reading. I APPRECIATE it.