Friday, January 29, 2010


Brrr...we have a white blanket everywhere around here. Early Thursday morning it began an ice storm here and then it turned into a snow storm. So we have been out runnin around checking all the cattle to make sure they stayed home and keep feeding them hay. The past couple days we've been driving the tractor around because the roads are drifted and there is no way we could make it in a pickup. Thankfully we have our little green tractor to get us around to everywhere. Today we borrowed a big green tractor with a blade so we could make our own roads and be able to travel by pickup. It was really cool how much snow we could move. Justin really enjoyed that job.
I wish I would have got a picture of it actually moving the snow.
We are definitely getting tired of the cold and snow even though it is going to be really good for all our wheat. Now Gringo on the other hand...LOVES the snow! He loves to jump, run, lay, dig, stuff his face in it, eat, lick, and just about anything else you can do in the snow. He just plays and plays in it! We think he would like there to be snow 365 days of the year. Sorry Griengo, we're not moving to Anartica for you though!
Last weekend Justin went to a calf roping in Lubbock and won a little bit of money. He did really good he caught and tied all his calves.
Sorry the lighting was horrible in that barn.
Justin's friend Tyrell went and roped too. So Justin and Tyrell had their biggest fans there me, Lexi, and Griengo and Emily and Boone(Tyrell's family). Griengo was not a fan at first until he made friends with this little girl there that just loved him and from then on he just loved it. It was so cute this little girl was hugging him and giving him kisses. It was just adorable. I wish I would have got a picture. Griengo got to hang out with his BFF, Boone, which is Emily's little toy Aussie puppy. He is so tiny compared to Griengo. Griengo and Boone checking out the competition.
Sorry Lexi we didn't get a picture of all three of you.
Update on Griengo: He has now learned to hike is leg. We were so proud of him at first...but, now hikes on everything and he is not very good at it yet, he's still figuring it out. But if there is any big weed or tire close by he is definitely going to attempt to pee on it. Not too much else has been going on in our lives except I've started school back for the semester which seems like its going to be a long semester. But I just keep reminding myself only one more year...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Belated Honeymoon

Well we finally went on our honeymoon last week to Cozumel, Mexico. It was a blast! We got to miss out on the single digit weather at home and experience their cold weather which was the upper 60s and 70s. While we were there we got to eat a lot of good food. Our favorite things there was the tortillas and their cheese. We stayed in a super nice condo while we were there that over looked the ocean. Ours is the one on the right of the two middle buildings.

We rented a convertable vw bug for the first four days so we could learn where everything was and go to the other side of the island.

We were really sad when we had to return it.

We went parasailing which was very interesting since I had never been before and Justin had, but it was pretty neat and alot of fun. Sorry I didn't get any pictures of us doing that. We went on a pirate dinner cruise one night which was really cool. The mexican pirates were hilarious. The coolest thing we did there was go deep sea fishing. We caught barracudas. I caught one fish and Justin caught 3. He caught a really big one too that was like 20 lbs.

I let the pro fisher hold my fish for me.
Justin with one of his big fish!
We got to snorkel just right outside our condo since it connected to the ocean. I wish my underwater camera would have worked because it was so cool seeing really colorful fish. It was just like the fish on Finding Nemo! Justin even got to see a Seahorse, I was so jealous!

We spent one day on the most beautiful beach! I wish I would have never saw this because now all I want as a back yard is this. I love the coconut trees and the little shack/shade things!Probably my favorite picture from the whole trip!
You always hear that in Mexico or these tourist island/places that you have to watch out for people wanted to sell you time shares. Well...we had heard that but didn't think it would actually happen to us. This is one of the funniest things that happened to us while we were there. It all started when we went to a supermarket to buy some snacks and stuff one night. There was a little Mexican dude trying to tell me and Justin that we should fill out a paper and go get a free breakfast and take a tour on this hotel and be able to get to rent a Jeep for $20. All you had to do was pay ten dollars. Well this sounded pretty good to Justin (I knew it was a scam). We thought well even if we don't get a Jeep ten dollars for breakfast would be pretty good. So the next morning they come pick us up and take us to this super nice hotel. When we get there we are starving just wanting breakfast and they tell us we have to take the tour first. Well 2 hours later we take the tour after listening to a guy trying to sell us a time share. I have to admit the tour was really neat when we actually got to it. Now we are surely going to get our breakfast right?? Wrong! When we get done they tell us we're too young and you have to be at least 30 to eat breakfast there! Ugh we are so mad now! So now we're waiting for our Jeep and they tell us "Oh sorry we're out of jeeps today. You can have a bug." By this time we're like you've got to be kiddig me. Well we ended up losing our 10 bucks and left with no Jeep and no breakfast. So we're walking forever back into town all mad cuz we didn't get a free breakfast when all of a sudden we fall into something...
We had just stepped in wet concrete! It just topped off our whole morning, but it was probably the funniest thing that happened to us the whole time we were there. All we could do was laugh and laugh!
This is one of many of the gorgeous sunsets we saw while we were there.

All in all we had such a great time, but was definitely ready to come back home at the end of the week.