Friday, June 27, 2014

All Because Two People Fell In Love

As I said in my last post, my parents are my heros.
 
Today marks their 22nd Wedding Anniversary!
& together for 27 years!
 
 
I am so thankful that they have not only taught, but shown,
my sister & I what true love really is.
They have given us the greatest gift you could ever give your children;
to love each other.
 
I love you both more than you'll ever know!
 
xoxo - J

Sunday, June 15, 2014

In Honor of DAD ---> Fried Egg Bologna Sandwiches

 
 
There is no question about it.
My parents are my heros.
 
But this weekend,
it's all about DAD.
 
 

My dad has taught me all of the important things in life.
  • How to pray.
  • How to change tires.
  • How to be a friend.
  • How to stay loose {AKA: "act like you're drunk"} the first time I step on a colt.
  • How to be honest.
  • How to shoot a gun.
  • How to give really big hugs.
  • How to slow down & use my head.
  • How to work cows.
  • How to pull calves.
  • How to speak my mind.
  • How to make coffee.
  • How to drive a manual pickup.
  • How to be generous.
  • How to face my fears.
  • & how to make Fried Egg Bologna Sandwiches.
The list could go on forever..
 
 
He's the guy who works a full 10-12 hour shift (starting at 5:30am.), gets up in the middle of the night to check bred heifers, takes care of other ranch responsibilities, & then offers to take my mom, sister, & myself out for dinner. He busts his butt for us 3 girls everyday, for absolutely anything we need. He always has a such a good attitude & you'll never hear him complain.
 
He has definitely set the bar high.
 
In honor of Father's Day I want to share my dad's famous Fried Egg Bologna Sandwiches.
 
 


Before my dad got hitched to my mama, he would have one of these sandwiches, with a Mt. Dew, every morning for breakfast.

& they DO go amazingly well with Mt. Dew, by the way.

There actually isn't any "real" recipe, so bare with me.

You'll need to know how to fry an egg & assemble a sandwich.

This is one time in life where you'll want to do everything in a hurry & all at once, so the sandwich is nice 'n' hot!
 
In a small {preheated & butter-covered} skillet, fry an egg. My dad always breaks the yoke, because no one around here cares for runny egg. Also it's a sandwich.. you should be about to eat it with your hands. 
 
In another small skillet, fry up a slice of bologna.
Helpful HINT: If you cut the piece of bologna from the center, out to the edge {kind of Pac-Man-looking}, the bologna will lay flat while frying & won't bubble up.
 
On a toasted English muffin {or regular sliced bread} layer the fried egg, fried bologna, & a slice of American cheese, & then top with the other slice of English muffin/bread.
 
Viola.
 
Repeat steps for additional sandwiches.


Happy Father's Day to the greatest man I know! I love you to the moon & back!
xoxo - J
 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A few of my favorite things.

I love; 
Cool crisp mornings
Shaved legs & clean sheets
Wild rags
American made guns
Sunshine
Lonesome Dove
Freshly worked arenas
Diesel pickups
Chocolate
Inside jokes
Wicked sunsets
Meadowlarks
Perfect pictures
Cowboy{girl} hats
 
Family time
Lifting weights
Genuine smiles
Happy dogs
Iced tea
Wildflowers
Sharp pocket knives
Coffee & bacon
 Barn cats
Boot socks
John Deer
The smell of leather
Faithful mama cows
Feisty baby animals
Cartoons
 
Giant hugs
Hot showers & loud music
Brand new note books
Square-toed boots
Down comforters
Gritty horses
Spring rain & fall leaves
All things sterling silver, turquoise, & denim
Surprises
Pendleton wool
Belly laughs
Fresh shavings
Big, black calves on green grass
Sisters
 

A medium rare ribeye
Hot, fresh bread & cheese
Sprinklers
Blue eyes
George Strait & John Wayne
Custom spurs
Road trips
Nail polish
Earrings
Messy hair & ball caps

:)
 
 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Life Update In Phone Pictures

 
The finest portion of the globe that has ever blessed my vision.
 
 
This huge cloud, actually failed to amount to anything..

 
My 3 year old, Giddy Up Go Reno {"Reno"}.
 
 

My mom loves Prairie Golden Peas! We all wish they weren't just in the month of May.

 
I am making a lot of progress with my 2 year old, Rock N Roll Roni {"Roni"}. He is such a sweety pie & I am so proud of him. I tell him everyday too.

 
We have already had 2 snakes in the yard. I don't think I am ready for this.. They were just bull snakes, but still. They had to die.
 
Also, I actually did this "little" leg workout. OUCH. I only did it once, because anyone who does 300 squats is craaaaaazy. I was sore for like 3 days.

 
 
My new saddle to run all of my pretty boys in.
It's a Martin Crown C for all who would like to know.
 
 
 
Went to check water & take salt out the other day
& found little heifers in the mares' pasture. AGAIN..
Needless to say, fence fixing was in order.

 
#13 & my sista -- Ride Rank Bro
 

Everyone always says, "Count your blessings, not your problems."

Which I think is very true.. but further more, I think we should not only count our blessings, we should make our blessings count!

What you do today is important, because you're exchanging a day of you life for it.

Make it count! Be a blessing! 
-J