Thursday, 31 May 2012

Funky Clouds

The wind picked up and the clouds rolled in and I thought, "yup we're in for a gooder of a storm." Alas no storm, however, the clouds were fascinating to watch. These were all taken within minutes of each other and to the North and East.

I thought this looked like the "starship enterprise"

After a light rain shower a beautiful double rainbow arched over the barnyard. My girls called it Peter Pans Rainbow!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A Beautiful Night Sky

Well what started out as a very cloudy, chilly morning sure turned into a lovely, clear evening and a beautiful night sky.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

A VERY Blustery Day!!

WOW!!!! The wind was HORRID today! It's a good thing I'm well anchored or else I could've been blown away today. 

Papas flag was flyin' at full speed.

Funny these streamers didn't blow right off.
Generally my Sam likes to sit with his face in the wind but today he was not soo happy to do so.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Moving Cows

Cows were being moved  early this morning, from the looks of Dustin it's a bit chilly outside.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Welcome to Wildflower Ranch

Welcome to Wildflower Ranch!!!  Sooo excited our possession date just got moved UP!!! Only the finishing touches to go now on the house.  The next few weeks are sure to fly by!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

A Beautiful Graduate

Graduation.....what a milestone this day is. Twelve years of achievements, struggles, friends, teachers, and soo much fun along the way. It seems like only yesterday that this young lady was a preschooler running around and now she's a Beautiful Young Woman who is about to enter on a most wonderful and interesting journey. Congratulations Ciana!!! Best Wishes to you!!

The Zweifel Family

Friday, 25 May 2012

Schools Out

Schools Out!! 

I can only imagine how many children went through this school and how many pranks were played on a teacher. 

Two of my favourite things, old buildings and sunsets.

A favourite spot to take photos.

Ozark School

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Tools of the trade

Ever wonder how a cowboy hat is made? I never gave it a thought before never wondered or cared really. Well now I know that they are made from bever or rabbit and I know a guy that can make some pretty awesome looking hats.  The tools he uses you would probably find in a museum, an old treddle like sewing machine, old irons, along with a variety of other tools I cannot name.  So if you're in the market for a new hat, need one cleaned  or would like a scoop of Ice Cream, take a trip on down to Barbwire Custom Hats on the boardwalk in Big Valley. Tell them Carmen sent you! Although I'm not sure what deal you would get, you may have to scoop some ice cream! LOL

I don't know what this is called only that he uses it. LOL

A hat in the making!

Irons waiting to be used.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Rain Rain Rain

The grass looks greener but the fence looks a bit dreary though.  The rain is needed but perhaps Mother Nature would like to send some sunshine our way too.

Mom's flowers look a bit sad though, perhaps some sun would cheer them up.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

4H Day

Today I went on a trip down memory lane to the 4-H show in Stettler.  Many many moons ago I was in 4-H Beef (only for a year) however my sister was in it for years.  Now along with our cousin she is a leader for the Big Valley 4-H Beef club. This year the club celebrated 60yrs of 4-H.  It's a small club now made up of mostly junior members (ages 9-11) and they sure shined today!! Way to go B.V Beef club!!

Hmm who will he choose?

Getting ready to show their calves

A "showman" in the making.

Father & Son - a long tradition/history of 4-H in their family

Monday, 21 May 2012

Our New Home

The Backview of our New Home!!! It's lookin' GOOOOOD.

Okay NOT my best photo but this is the front of our home.

Come on in and sit a while, we'd love to have you. Our front door and front entry way. You can see the patio doors that are in the kitchen area.

MY new office/reading room! I've already declared this Mom's Room!!! LOL
The tub in the master bath. This bathroom is HUGE, the toilet is through that entry way, the walk-in closet is in here, a HUGE shower and of course counter top with sink. A definate RELAXING room for Mom & Dad!!!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

The Whole Gang

The Lloyd & Sharon Duncan Family

The Whole Gang!!! At first when I suggested a family pic I was met with hesitation and groans, however this morning when it was brought up everyone just popped in line and had "voila".

Uncle Brent, Auntie Cheryl, Papa, Grandma, Myself, Bob and of course Elyzabeth and Emmarsyn (in the back)

Not a bad lookin' group of folks.

Papa and Grandma with the grandkids.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Adventures with Grandma continue...

Finally after what seemed like FOREVER in the truck we arrived at Grandma & Papas! The girls have already got  grandma reading the pile of books.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Boone Family

We sure had a fun time this afternoon with the Boone family.  We were not sure what the weather was going to do, a bit windy and on the chilly side but otherwise a great day.

I have a thing with putting my kids in trees, this one was huge and seemed to scream at me to put a kid in it.

Ely looks so darn tiny compared to this huge tree. 

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Happy 6th Birthday Pirate Izzy

Pirate Izzy! She's got the pose and  look down.
  They say time flies when you're having fun and boy are they right!! The past 6yrs have been the absolute BEST ever! Emmarsyn you are an amazing girl, beautiful, smart, fun, caring, full of life and love for everyone. Happy Birthday Beautiful!

As promised, here is the wonderful cake made and decorated by Miranda Berger! Thanks again, it was very tasty too.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

A very cool tree

The girls and I wandered around O'Brien park tonight and came across this old tree.  If only I had a rope or "tow strap" I would've tried to take this home! It would look fabulous in my yard at our new home.

This very neat looking knot is on the otherside.

Ahhh my adventurous gals, searching for treasure, footprints or bugs. They have fabulous imaginations and love to go exploring.