Worthy for the New Year.

2011 was quite the year for us.

After trying to make all of the pieces fall into the right places in Nebraska, and not having it work out, we decided the best place for us was back in Oregon. So we packed up, moved back across the country, started new jobs, moved into a new house, and settled back in to a routine.

Oh - and we had our 1st anniversary....which looked a lot like a wedding. ;)


Lots of other great things happened in 2011 too:

In January we helped with National Western judging contest in Denver and went on the Sandhills Cattlemen's Tour .

February brought the
Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic judging contest and a trip back to Oregon to celebrate Beau & Allison's wedding .

In March, Clint judged the
Mid Nebraska Spring Show (with the help of his nephew Jace), and we began the moving process.

April was a 50/50 month. Clint headed back to Oregon, while I stayed a few weeks to finish up at work and celebrate Mel's birthday before I headed West. We made it to a few brandings too.

May took us to Madras, and I was spoiled by a beautiful
wedding shower.

June was a big month - the 102nd PI show and a
small anniversary party. ;)

In July we celebrated the
4th in Ukiah with the Murdock & Jensen families and made a trip to Nebraska to
celebrate our wedding with family & friends there.

Clint put up hay in August,
wheat harvest wrapped up, and we made a few trips to Joseph.

In September, we made it through the
101st Pendleton Round Up, and Clint volunteered in the Happy Canyon Quad Drille event.

carved pumpkins in October, and spent time with my dad.

I celebrated my first annual 29th birthday in November, we made it to an
OSU football game, and worked cows.

December brought what it always brings....the
UCCA ball and breeding cows.


So what will 2012 bring?


We received the words below in a Christmas card from good friends, and I just thought they summed up what is {worthwhile} in striving for in the new year.


We rather think that God is pleased when we
have lived well, laughed often, and loved much.

When we have gained the respect of intelligent men and women,
and the love of children.

When we never lack appreciation for the
Earth's beauty or fail to express it.

When we follow our dreams and
pursue excellence in each task.

When we bring out the best in others and
give only the best of ourselves.

Let's resolve now to seek His help to make
2012 our most wonderful yet.


Happy New Year!


  1. I love your year in review! It was a BLESSED year ~ and the words at the end of this post are truly ones to live by! Thanks for sharing ~


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