Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Crown Jewel Event - Part 1

This post could be 100 pictures long.

But today - it will just be two.

No guarantees about tomorrow though!


Sunday was the inaugural

Crown Jewel Event


Gohr Angus & Hereford's

This sale was spectacular.

And Brad & Dawn are two people who deserve all of the success this event brought.

Congratulations Gohr Family!

Success is Reason Enough.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Becky's Baby Shower

If I know one thing....I know this:

The Hogan's know how to throw a shower!

On Saturday, Lindsay and I headed to Tillamook to celebrate my good friend Becky and the upcoming birth of her and her husband's first baby

- Joseph David Heimerl -

or JD for short.

It was a HUGE gathering a great women
and the shower was filled with many special touches.

Becky was showered with fun and unique gifts, and while she may not have a way to get them back to her home in Wisconsin yet
- another story for another day -
I hope she knows how loved she and Joe are,
and how special their new baby is to so many people.

Congratulations Joe & Becky!
We can't wait to watch JD set the world on fire!

Monday, September 26, 2011

1,000 and counting....

I woke each morning, and went about my daily routine.
Wake, prep, work, meetings, dinner, laundry, chores, dishes, bed.
Wake again and repeat.

I found myself wishing for the weekend.
Wishing for more {free} time in the evening.
Wishing for dinners to be made and laundry to be folded and already put away.
Wishing for more, more, more!

But what I needed wasn't more.
It was more from me that was needed.

I needed to show more patience.
I needed to show more love.
I needed to breathe slower and think kinder.
I needed to show more thanks.


Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. ~G.B. Stern


And so as I work this week to be more positive, show more daily love, and take deeper breaths before thinking criticizing thoughts, I'm also working on proclaiming bolder, louder thanks.

992. Making salsa with Anna.
993. Fresh tomatoes to take home.
994. Halloween costumes from Goodwill.
995. Two sweet boys who were good all day long.
996. Junking with Lindsay. :)
997. Country Living.
998. Leftovers and PW on DVR.
999. Cool evening nights with the windows open.
1000. A husband who makes sure he doesn't leave the house without saying good bye first.
1001. A trip to Tillamook.
1002. Celebrating Becky & the anticipated arrival of Baby JD
1003. Getting to see college roommates & good friends from the dairy farming community.
1004. Rita's quiche.
1005. Holly's mad crafting skills.

1006. Seeing my mom and finding some good deals.
1007. My wonderful sister - who is a fabulous traveling partner!
1008. The Jetpack.
1009. Cheese curds from the Tillamook Cheese Factory.
1010. Dancing....of all varieties.
1011. "Classic".
1012. A huge crowd and well presented cattle.
1013. Funny t-shirts.

1014. Sweet Gunnar's 1st birthday!

1015. A hugely successful sale at Gohr Angus.

1016. Getting to see so many good friends.
1017. Beautiful scenery on the drive home.
1018. Safe travels back to Hermiston.

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. ~Robert Quillen

Friday, September 23, 2011

Vaccinating at the Murdock's

We woke up late last Sunday (if 6:30 can count as late) and after tagging calves and checking cows, we headed to the house to eat breakfast.

Ian called and said he was vaccinating his newly weaned calves, and would we be able to help?

Thinking he was short handed, we asked Lindsay, Jamey & Haley if they wanted to join us - they did, so we all loaded up and headed out.

Randy & Nolan were also there, and by lunch time all of the calves had been processed.

Many hands make light work....and make for fun times.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Canyon

From the Happy Canyon website:

It's a show depicting the settling of the American West, beginning with a portrayal of the Native American way of life prior to the arrival of the white man, continuing with the arrival of Lewis and Clark, followed by the prairie schooners of the pioneers of the Oregon Trail and concluding with a reenactment of a frontier town's rollicking main street mishaps.

The actors are members of the community, mostly volunteers, and include many Native Americans from many different tribes, who travel from all parts of the northwest to participate in what for many is a longstanding family tradition.


Clint was asked to ride in the Happy Canyon Quadrille team this year (which I have been calling 'Horse Square Dancing') and was in each evening's performance. Lindsay, Haley & I went to the Saturday evening performance, and I was blown away by how detailed the performance was. The Quadrille team wraps up the event (Clint's in a white shirt), and the crowd loved them Saturday!