Friday, April 29, 2016

These are the days.

Life has been so good friends. Being a mom to this sweet baby?

Life changing.

And being a wife to his daddy?

I couldn't ask for more.

But with that said - my picture taking has been lack luster.

It used to be that I knew where my "good" camera was all of the time.  Last night I was cleaning out Chandler's diaper bag and found it buried at the bottom. 

I had no clue it was there. 

But clearly it was safe, lol...

These days, I know where my baby is at all times.  :)  And I wouldn't trade that, for all of the "good" pictures in the world.  Here soon, as things settle down and we finish AI'ing - I'm sure I'll break out the good camera and take more pictures.  But until then, I'll be holding my sweet baby and helping thaw semen in the AI barn.

'Tis the season!

Chandler is SUCH a good sport, and either hangs out while we're AI'ing or sleeps.

He's funny - he will sleep through all of the banging of the doors and cows coming into the barn, but almost as soon as the last cow is bred and the barn quiets down....his little eyes open right up and he's awake!

I think I've mentioned this, but he's been drooling a TON so we let him chew on his favorite little cow toy that a co-worker gave us.  But he also loves to suck on an orange!

Our sweet baby is growing up....

Grandma came to visit last weekend too, and Chandler sure loved her being here!

These are the days friends.

Days where we are sweaty and dusty and tired and together.

Days where the vacuuming gets bypassed, but the baby gets a bath.

Days where we kiss each other, and kiss the baby, and are grateful for this life together.

These are the days - and I wouldn't trade them for anything....

Monday, April 18, 2016

Life lately.

We've officially entered the AI'ing season here!

Sorry my posting has been light - we are spending a lot of time in the AI barn after work and on the weekends, or at home trying to stay caught up and I just haven't taken a lot of pictures.

But we're living the dream, and this little guy seems to like it too!

He is so good while we're AI'ing - most of the time he either hangs out in his car seat underneath my shelf in the office area of the AI barn, or if it's nice I'll lay him in the stroller and place him right by the door where we can keep an eye on him.  Unless he has a wet diaper, or gets hungry - he is pretty content to watch what we're doing, talk to us & himself or nap.

I joke that Chandler's they only one who can get away with napping on the job - but I might have to take that back...yesterday, after we got done breeding at Krebs' in the morning, Clint let me get my own nap in. 

And I needed it - oufta.  So thankful for a husband who takes care of things so I can get a bit of sleep in on the weekends.  The early week day mornings were tough the first week back at work, but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it.  But I am a person who needs sleep - and I'm finding I need some extra sleep on the weekends to catch up from my 4:15 am alarms during the week, and Clint tries really hard to make sure I can get that in which I appreciate! 

But before we napped Sunday....we spent some time on the grass.  The weather was awesome here this weekend, and so we spent a bit of time just lounging on the grass when we got home and before our naps.  Chandler seemed to like the feel of the grass on his hands.

One tuckered out baby.  :)

 And I had to include this picture - because it's totally what he looks like when he's awake and on the go.  This was on our drive to go breed a set of heifers in Washington a week ago.  He was so happy to have someone sit and play with him in the backseat all the way there and back.

And in other news - while he hasn't cut any teeth yet, Chandler has been drooling a ton - so I've been letting him gum this teether and he sure likes it!

So that's life lately -  just breeding cows, giving baths, holding a baby, trying to keep the home liveable and living the dream with Clint.  The weeks ahead look to be more of the same, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

How's life where you are?

Friday, April 8, 2016

Branding at the butte.

We branded at the butte Saturday.
Normally the ranch runs calves across a table, but has a group of cull cows that is being run up at the butte and there aren't any facilities to do that.  So Clint asked a few friends to come help rope, and they showed up big time.
It was a gorgeous day, with just the right amount of breeze and in a few hours, the crew had everything branded and was back at our house for lunch.
I went up for awhile with my mom and Chandler, and got to capture a few pictures.  This was my first week back at work, so I haven't had a ton of time to put words to pictures....but we also don't get to rope and drag much here at the ranch, and I wanted to make sure these pictures got on the blog.
So with that....I'm going to picture dump.  :)
Just know it was a gorgeous day, filled with the best of kind of people, doing an important job.
And we were grateful.



We are so thankful to good friends and fellow Double M co-workers who helped get the job done safely, both for the crew and for the cattle.