Friday, April 24, 2009

WHEW......DIDN'T KNOW IT HAS BEEN THAT LONG.......

I guess time just zips past us when we are busy and unaware of the outside world. Excatly one week from today JB leaves out and yes, it's killing me. I just try to stay strong and not let anyone mainly JB see the effects it's having on me. Here is the thing....my family thinks I have to be the strong one while they fall apart. I only fall apart in the privacy of myself.
Things around here are still just as hetic. I have been trying to get my garden plowed and ready to plant. I moved it this year to a different spot. The place where I have always had it just really wasn't the best growing spot. I hope this year with me planting in a different place I will actually have a great harvest.
I have been getting in alot of riding. Went to the rodeo last weekend. Had a great run but wasn't fast enough for any money. I have a NBHA barrel race this Saturday so maybe I have a chance at either getting points or atleast a lil money.
I broke my right thumb last weekend at the rodeo. My mare blows so hard sometimes coming off barrels that when we came off the 3rd she jerked me up and somehow I hit the saddle horn and broke my thumb. I still rode the crap out of her coming out and when I got her stopped I told Chris that I had done something to my thumb. It's not as painful now as it first was.
I'm gonna try and get to everyones blogs today and check on ya.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Below are some pictures that was made the other day for the Send off for the Troops. Also is a letter I wrote to JB that I'm giving him the day he gets on that plane to head out to unknown land. Please keep the 1-98th Calvary in your prayers along with their families. A lot of these guys are very young and some have families they are leaving behind. These young men and women are taking the stand to go into something that we probably wouldn't do. They are going to experience things and see things that would make us grown folks run and hide. I also ask that you dig out your American flag and fly that flag with pride and honor. The American flag isn't just to flown on special days, it is to be flown every day. I know that every day I'm very proud and honored to live in this great America. So, if you would, get that flag out, knock off the dust and proudly hang it so evrybody else will see that you are proud to be an American.

TO YOU SPC.WILLIAMS.................

You will never know the love that is in my heart and soul that I have for you. As I watched you take that step under that Great American flag was like watching you take that step from a little boy into manhood. Oh what joy and pride I had. You have a job to do now and don't worry about the home fires for I will be fine and take care things here at home. You just worry about what you have to do. I just thought the sacrafices that I done for you was big but it's nothing for the sacrafices that you are doing. You don't know the pride and love I have for you for doing this not only for me and your family but for the people of America. I honored to have you for my son and to stand up and be a Mom to a soldier. Words cannot express my gratitude. Go in God's speed and grace, you are in my heart and prayers.
" BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS, BECAUSE THEY WILL BE CALLED SONS OF GOD" ---Matthew 5:9
I love you,
Mom

TO YOU SPC.WILLIAMS.................

You will never know the love that is in my heart and soul that I have for you. As I watched you take that step under that Great American flag was like watching you take that step from a little boy into manhood. Oh what joy and pride I had. You have a job to do now and don't worry about the home fires for I will be fine and take care things here at home. You just worry about what you have to do. I just thought the sacrafices that I done for you was big but it's nothing for the sacrafices that you are doing. You don't know the pride and love I have for you for doing this not only for me and your family but for the people of America. I honored to have you for my son and to stand up and be a Mom to a soldier. Words cannot express my gratitude. Go in God's speed and grace, you are in my heart and prayers.
" BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS, BECAUSE THEY WILL BE CALLED SONS OF GOD" ---Matthew 5:9
I love you,
Mom

ONE WOULDN'T THING THOSE TWO IN THE BACKGROUND ARE CAPTAINS.......


This is me and Tyler Baby along with the 2 Captains in the background. They honestly just wanted their picture taking with me and this was the only way they could get in the picture. lol



here is a picture of Jb and his little bro David and then a real close friend of ours Tyler a.k.a Tyler Baby. Then here is Jb and the Baby of the family Emily. Emily is having a hard time dealing with Jb leaving along with the rest of us.

THE DOUBLE B'S............


Here is Jon Brandon and Brian. I love this photo of them. You can just see the closeness those two have and one can also see the trouble that those two can get into when they are together. Tell me that I don't know how to raise two good looking cowboys.

SOME HEROES WEAR CAPES BUT MY HERO WEARS COMBAT BOOTS


Here is my Hero. He is the only carrying the 98th flag with his troop. They hung a huge flag up and when each soldier walked under neath it they were considered in the Battle Zone. What a bittersweet time for me watching JB walk under it. It was like watching him go from a little boy to a man. I had so much joy and pride that day but also alot of heartache and tears. Don't my Hero look handsome

THE SEND OFF FOR THE SOLDIERS............




WHEN THE SOLDIERS WALKS UNDER THE FLAG THEN THEY ARE CONSIDERED IN THE BATTLE ZONE. SEE MY SOLDIER? HE IS THE ONE CARRING THE 1-98TH FLAG

Thursday, April 2, 2009

oK, it's page 68 not 67 that has Brian's photos on it. Sorry
Sam is on page 53 and then Brian is on page 67 the first and 2 photos. One photo is him riding on the side of the bull and believe it or not, he rode like that for the full 8 seconds. He did end up in 5th place, he was sitting in 2nd until Saturday night then he got knocked down to 5th. Hey, he still brought home a check.lol

WANNA SEE THE PHOTS FROM THE RODEO..........

I thought some of ya'll might want to see the photos from the rodeo that was here in my home town last weekend. It was our annual PCA rodeo. Here is the site www.pontotocpics.com. Then click on Pontotoc rotary club rodeo 2009 Friday night. If you will go to page 40 I'm the 3rd and 4th photo. You can see where I knocked over the 3rd barrel and I'm trying to find my over-n-under. The next photo is funny. I have this funny look on my face, the front of my hat is turned straight up and I still didn't get ahold of my over-n-under so I had to use my hand.lol There is also some pictures of my neice on a page or two after me, the little girl on a gray mare with a black shirt on.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

another clip

videoIf you will watch real closely when I am trying to come in the gate, you can see Dass dancing. Gosh, I love that. That is the point where you know the action is fixing to start and both of your hearts just start pumping. We did go wide on the 3rd but had a clean run. Also watch us going out the gate, you can see what I'm talking about her not having brakes. This was made in January at Houston. We have a rodeo at Houston once a month during the winter time.