Monday, September 24, 2012

Menu Monday - 9/24

This Week's Menu     
      I haven't posted for a few weeks & you can tell that my house is out of order. Here is to creating more order in my home this week.  

        B- Pancakes
        L - Beef Stroganoff
        D- Hawaiian Haystacks

         B- Eggs & Sausage
         L- Sandwiches
         D - Beef Noodles

          B- Breakfast on the Go
          L - Tacos
          D- Chicken Pot Pie

      B-     Cream of Wheat/Oatmeal
      L -  Ramen Noodle Stirfry
      D -  Tuna Noodle Casserole

       B - On the Road
       L  -Shepherds Pie 
       D -  Tin Foil Dinners/Take out (On the way Home) 

        B - Sticky Rolls
        L - Fajitas
        D - Apple & Maple Porkchops

        B-  Omelets
        L- Creamy Bacon Carbonara from Get of your Butt & Bake
        D - Ham & Mashed Potatoes 

Baking:  Homemade Wheat Bread,  Pumpkin Cookies

As always I am linking up to Organizing Junkie

This Week's TO DO
  • Laundry, cleaning, & laundry 
  • Editing Pictures!!!! 
  • Thank you cards written & mailed
  • Make & Freeze Hashbrowns, 
  • Make & Can Refried Beans 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Loading Ewes

        We are working on getting our newly founded professions up & running as well as we would  like it to be too be. We are getting there. Slowly. Ever so slowly. Well last Friday, homes school was a working day & boy did my little boys work. We started by getting them out of bed around 3:30 a.m. & tossing them in the pickup, they slept part of the time, & once we arrived at the corrals they were ready to go. This was my first time trucking any animal, so I was excited for it & had to capture what I could on camera.

The moon was a beautiful sliver moon, but I couldn't get a good picture without a tripod.

All those light spots are the sheep eyes, starting back at me. 

Getting the semi's trailers set up to load. 

Starting to load Sheep 

My good looking hubby. 

  I was a little nervous to see how the boys would be, we did drag them out of a bed at 3:30 in the morning. They were none to happy about it  then & it was a little chilly. Once we arrived at the corrals, we got moving & working.   I was glad to see they were all happy to be there.

A ewe waiting her turn

             I love this picture for so many reasons, it has to be one of my favorite of the whole day. I love the sheep camp in the back, the men working & knowing my boys are in there working hard too, the heads of sheep, the mountain in the background. The morning lights & the dust from the sheep from being moved from pen to pen. I love the bokeh. Really I just love this picture.

                                                         Loaded into the shoots.
If you can't tell that is my oldest. Working & separating the groups of sheep off.

My handsome hubby, keeping sheep back, while they switch the levels on the semil. 

My baby was strapped in a pack for a portion of the morning & once it warmed a little, we laid him down in his car seat & he took a little nap. 

I was lucky enough to have this boy helping me. 

My boy, working hard. Love it. 

Happy faces of hard working boys, after a good morning of loading. I love how the whole family was there together, working together. Plus they still were able to do work on a lot of  learning. We learned about  range management, tending animals & agriculture, we learned about new professions (the trucking business), wildlife identification & some plant identification,  sorting, addition & subtraction, grouping like objects together, counting by  ones & counting by tens, we practiced Spanish & tried to learn new words, we read as we went off the mountain, & we continued to learn the joy of being a family that gets to work together. 
Part 2 . . . . to come later. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

1st Day

This blog has been so ignored lately, & I miss you all so very much. But life has been crazy & right now I am just want to keep my head above water. One day hope fully I will be actually able to swim, not just tread. Anyways, hopefully in the next week or so I will be able to get back on top of it & this blog is on my to do list.  So here is a start.  
     We had our 1st day of school just after labor day.  It went nothing like I planned, but that seems to happen frequently here are our home school & I am learning I should know better. However we did get a chance to take the infamous 1st day of School pictures.

My Cowboy is 2nd. 

My little dude I struggle with, technically he shouldn't be in Kindergarten yet, but he home schools with us everyday & I would dare say is at a Kindergarten level, but we will call him Preschool for now. 

My monkey in 1st. 

My beautiful baby slept during this time.  Oh he is growing so fast.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Picture Time . . .

 For those local people, who actually know the girl from this country road, I would just like to remind you. It's family/back to school pictures time!! 

So lets all jump & shout!!! Yeah!!!!! 

So if your ready to capture a picture  of your sweet little girl, 
                   or maybe just your favorite place to walk:

  Let's get it schedule now.  So give me a call or leave a comment  & I will get ahold of you. I am running a couple of specials for the month of  September only!! I would love to be the one to capture your family.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Menu Monday

This Week's Menu     
    I can't believe summer is almost over. It has gone by so quickly. We spent the weekend out of town with my family & now we are back. This week we will "officially" start homeschool. Between that &  a few days out of town at the Ranch, it should be in an interesting & exciting week. 

        B- Pancakes
        L - Cheese Quesadillas
        D- Pork Chops w/ Corn on the Cob

         B- Hot Cereal
         L- Macaroni & Cheese
         D - Mexican Chicken Casserole

          B- Muffins & Fruit
          L -Leftover Chicken Casserole
          D-Beef n' Broccoli ( In a crockpot)

      B-     Sausage & Eggs
      L :   Pork Fajitas (In A Crockpot)
     D -   Italian Chicken (Crockpot)

  B- Cream of Wheat & Oatmeal
  L :  Sandwhiches
 D -  Bajio Shrimp Tacos w/Sweet Rice (CopyCat)

        B-.Sticky Rolls
        L : Ham & Pepper Sandwhiches
        D - Steak & Mashed Potatoes

        B- Pancakes
        D - Herb Roasted Chicken w/ Steamed Veggies 

Baking:  Homemade Wheat Bread,  Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

As always I am linking up to Organizing Junkie

This Week's TO DO
  • Clean House
  • 1st Week Homeschool
  • Working @ the Ranch
  • Doing 2 Family Photoshoots  (I love working!!!!) 
  • Load & Start Editing Latest Photo Shoots.