Friday, January 23, 2009

Addresses Please!

Well the wedding plans are coming along. I know it's a little early for addresses, but I take after my sister Lacy. I want to do everything I can now so I don't have to worry about it later. So please e-mail me your address: If you are family don't worry about it I probably already have it, but for all you newly weds, or those of you I know who move once a month :) please make sure and e-mail me. It will make my life much easier! Thanks. Oh and we are getting married on June 12, hopefully, so save the date!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

To the man I love! (a little late)

Ryan turned 22 years old on Monday. Happy Birthday baby! We're getting married :) I hope you had a wonderful birthday and I hope you know how much I love you. You are more than I ever hoped to find in a companion and I can't wait to start our new life together. Here's to another eighty birthdays, ( yeah that means you'll be one hundred and two!) Love ya!

Monday, January 5, 2009


Well after a really challenging year I finally have some good news. Ryan finally purposed!! It was so perfect. Ryan sent one of his rope horses down to Arizona to sell and I kept teasing him about what he was going to do with the money, so he never told me when he sold him. On Saturday we were down on his property having a trap shoot for his birthday, we invited all the people we love the most. My family was there and so was his. I was standing by the fire and he came and put his arms around me. He started almost whispering to me, he asked me what I thought would make the day more perfect. I just said I don't know, he kept trying to get me to guess. That's when I noticed the circle of people around us. Here's where it starts to get fuzzy. I looked around at everyone staring and then back at Ryan. He said, "I sold Boozer," (that's the horse). That's when it clicked. I felt like everything was in slow motion. Everyone was ewing and awing as I saw Ryan pull a little white box out of his pocket. Then he's down on one knee and I heard "Will you marry me?" as clear as day. I was so excited I said yes about one hundred times and almost pushed Ryan into the fire when I was hugging him.My brother in law got it all on film. Then about one minuted after, I said, "Wait a sec, did you ask my dad?" (He had asked my dad about ten minutes before). It was amazing. Ryan knows me so well. It was perfect, I had just promised myself to someone for the rest of time, and all the people I love were right there with me, waiting to celebrate. I told my mom I'd always wondered what it would feel like, and I never thought it would feel so good. I love you Ry, forever and ever babe. Sorry the ring pic is fuzzy.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

An Ode To Jake

This is an Ode to Jake, The best horse I've ever had. My heart is breaking with sorrow.You were many things to me, but most of all you were a teacher. You taught me trust and patience, responsibility and respect, hard work and unconditional love. You were patient with me when I learned to rope, and you took me to my first Rodeo. You were my pal and on snowy days I wished I could bring you in the house with me. Thank you for all you gave to me, thank you for giving your heart to Rodeo. I'm sorry we had to lose you like this. I wish I could have done something more for you. I love you Jake.