Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Of Cows and Christmas Parties

1. We moved the "ladies" over the hills and through the woods to Grandmother's house... OK... a few miles from grandmother's house to be exact.  They were so happy to be out of the deep snow that they actually frolicked when we unloaded them. Frolicking cows and frisky heifers are one of my favorite sights to see.

2. We attempted to take our Christmas picture with a tripod and our new handy-dandy remote. Obviously this will NOT be one of the finalists for this year's card. My husband couldn't get the remote to work, and the kids were goofing off when the camera finally snapped. All I have to say is that family photographers are grossly underpaid for the grief they endure. Getting five people to all smile and have their eyes open in the same photo is a daunting task. We had snow blindness in one location, high winds that blew our hair in our mouth at another, and curious cows fighting and pooping in the background of another. Just keep this in mind if you receive one of our cards.

3. Later that evening, my husband and I had a date at his company Christmas party. Here we are enjoying the merriment of the evening.  If you don't recall from last year's Christmas Party Post, it's held at our local steak house.  The one that a famous country singer comes to when he's elk hunting on our mountain.  He wears Wranglers and his initials are G.S. That's all I'm going to say about it.

4. Here, my husband and his friend /co-worker were asked to entertain the masses with a few Christmas carols and cowboy songs.  They're sort of local celebrities, except they don't make millions and own a ranch in Texas. But they do hang out at the same steak house as someone who does.

5. My husband bought a bag of  heavy winter socks from Western Drug for the Christmas gift exchange. We always buy a gift we want so that if there's nothing opened that we like, we just pick our own gift. It's called  "Stra-tee-gery". :) I was sure that no one else would want a bag of socks, but we had endured a long day of picture taking so I didn't argue with my husband when he bought them.  Turns out, the socks were a big hit and got stolen the maximum number of times. Who knew a sack of socks would be so popular? Several guys requested for my husband to pick some up for them the next time he goes to Western Drug. We ended up with a great cook book in the gift exchange so I consider it a win/win situation...although my husband would have rather had the socks.

6. My computer is still dead, and I'm still forced to share the little lap-top with my husband who is writing a 15 page paper for one of his college courses. This is the final week of the semester, so he's totally hogging it from me. It's as if he thinks "college" is more important than writing ridiculous little blogs. Can you believe it?!? Totally Kidding.   I think a new computer is on our horizon, and it can't get here soon enough! Sharing a lap-top is cramping my blogging style...not to mention that I don't have enough space to upload pictures for editing.

7. I'm only 3/10ths of the way done with Christmas shopping and it's T-minus11 days until Christmas. AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Hopefully the 3/10ths include Christmas gifts for your brother... one for every decade he has had to show you the ropes! Ha! Don't worry, your gift will be taken to a new level of excellence this year. With a little water, a little love, and a catchy jingle, it should be all ready in a few weeks.

  2. I had to follow up the Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia smack talk from your brother with a little smack talk of my own. I actually inhaled when I saw your computer monitor on my front seat because it was so shall-we-say dainty.

  3. Oh what great fun I had catching up with you and your sweet family!

    Hope you have a great weekend!