...Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16 This is the journey of our lives...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

WB party May 25th

The slide show features all of the stars we saw and our pics from the party. We weren't allowed to ask for pics with all of them, we had to act like this was no big deal and we were used to mingling in this type of crowd. However, if I worked for the Enquirer, I would tell you that Cameron from 'House" is dating the guy from Prison Break and Roy from "The Office" is dating, Anna from "V". I saw it first hand.... Also it was the first time I had ever been asked by the actor himself for me to watch their particular show. So I will be adding "Dark Blue" on TNT on Wed. nights to my Tivo list, because Dylan McDermott ask me to...how could I say no??


The Cowgirls Historical Foundation was invited to a party at the WB studios in Burbank, CA last Tuesday. There were eight of us that were able to pull the trip off with just a weeks notice. We drove in from AZ, UT, and CA and met at a hotel near the studio with a horse trailer full of vintage clothing and silver saddles at 4pm on Tuesday. We were met at the studios by six horses and a crew of wranglers to help us saddle up and prepare for a parade. The WB party was for international buyers, they are brought to LA to pre-view new shows offered by Warner Bros. and then are wined and dined until the wee hours of the morning. Wherein they begin the worldwide bidding war on US's current shows to be broadcast across the globe. We had no idea what to expect and who would be there. When we arrived at the party we were ushered into "Western Town" which was a long street lined with building used on movie and TV sets. There was food, drinks, can can girls, bartenders, saloon girls and guys and basically anything you could think of and more.... We saw quite a few TV stars from V, The OC, The Office, and some we didn't' really know. We walked around and mingled and took pictures with various international buyers and WB execs. At 8:45 we left Western town to get on our horse for the parade that would bring us through Western Town and into Carnival world. As we were headed to get our horse we saw Chris Kattan giving an interview, I waved foolishly and he waved back. While we were putting bridles on the horses, some guy was asking Aimee a lot of questions about the saddles and when she turned around she realized it was William Shatner! We got to talk to him about horses and saddles until it was time to ride. The parade was preceded with gun shots, a band and some scantily clad band members, then our trick ropers and us on horse back, we were followed by the weirdest group of carnival people I've ever seen. Think of Lady Gaga and you've got the picture. As we walked on the street it was like parting the red sea. Everyone was so fascinated by the horses that they never moved out of the way! People were taking pictures and filming us, walking right in between the horses it was intense! When we left Western town we walked through a huge clown mouth and were assaulted with huge lights that scared the horse to death and had to hurry through carnival town and unsaddle before the fireworks show began. Thankfully we were able to get them loaded and out of the way before the show. It was amazing!
We changed into dressier vintage western clothing and headed back into the party for mingling and pictures. It was like walking into Tim Burton's version Lady Gaga in Wonderland....just think about that for a minute and you still could not imagine the sights. Pyrotechnics, a ferris wheel, the entire set was set up with every store front and building filled with something. One building had a woman hanging from the ceiling pouring drinks, there was a freaky Vegas type carnival show happening in the center of the town, a candy store filled with every kind of candy imaginable, midgets in costume, women with beards, a parade with um...lets just say the men chaperones that were with us turned there back as they went by. It was a party of excess. We did meet quite a few WB execs who were very interested in our group and told us about some westerns coming up....hmmm..who knows. The highlight was when we sat down to eat and Dylan McDermott (Miracle on 34th street, Dark Blue) and Omari (Dark Blue) sat down with us to have dinner. We chatted about TV shows, horses, movies, our group, their works and so on. It was really cool! We decided at about 12am that we had eaten as much free food and drank as many smoothies and sodas that we needed that it was time leave. It was an amazing adventure and filled with sights I will never forget.

We drove home Wednesday early afternoon and we're so tired, we forgot to fuel up in Indio and left us stranded for 2 hours just 23 miles out of Blythe. We enjoyed some card games and then did not get home until about midnight!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger spill!

I have had no time to blog, so I am posting three in one day! So don't miss the postings below!!

This is the garden two weeks ago..... I will post how it looks today, tomorrow:)Always good (creepy) to have one of these in the garden

Zucchinis, and cucumbers, oh and kids!

The lettuce crop

lettuce, tomatoes, onions, garlic, melons, carrots, okra, green beans, ect..


Sugar and Spice and Everything nice...girl's day

A belated mother's day treat with my mom and Braxtyn. What fun we had! We missed GG, she has been battling with some teeth issues and had to miss out. Sipped tea, ate sandwiches and quiche. Braxtyn LOVED her day out with girls only and just a special grown-up girl time.

Well, Bust my mutton!

Rodeo Fan club

Debbie and Brooke

1st place winner

3rd place winner!

Last weekend Daniel and I and the kids made our way to Payson for the rodeo. CHF had the drill contract so I was riding and we thought it would be fun to camp together and take care of the horses. There were only two performances, so we thought we'd have fun going to the creek and having some fun family time. Friday night, Darin, Jodi, Aimee and the kids and Jaime and Shane came out to watch. And then Saturday night we had Micheal and Debbie and kids and my parents and Paul and Ronda as well. So there was never a dull moment!
The best part of the whole trip was on Saturday night when we entered Noah and Graham in the Mutton Bustin competition, they had never done this at a rodeo before and had practiced a bit at home when we had our sheep. There were 12 other competitors and Noah and Graham were last up. Noah went 2nd to last, and ran so far down the arean that his sheep fell over with exhaustion! he scored 85 points and won first place! Graham was last and he out rode every other kid except Noah and another 7yr.old and scored 75 points, winning him third place! They both won a belt buckle and Noah took home a trophy and new pair of boots. What a great time and wonderful memories! We came home a night early due to some truck problems and stayed the night at my parents, the kids got up early with mom and dad waiting for us on the couch!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Word to the Mutha's


Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that. ~Golda Meir

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. ~Chinese Proverb

Enjoying the Longest days of the shortest years..happily
- Brooke Z

With all my love

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cold water, dirty water, hot water....ugh

Two cups of water spilled at dinner, I should have known not to get too upset...it's just water. I mopped it up and cleaned the kitchen, sent the boys to two different bathrooms to potty and then shower.... AND then more water, but this time, yep you guessed it, dirty water! Too much toilet paper + too many flushes= one toilet to over flow and the other to plug up. WHAT?! I gather the mop, the bucket, the bleach to begin the cleaning and sanitizing and as I walk into the laundry room for the plunger.....It was hot, not hot summer day hot, but like something overheated hot. Oh no....hot water pouring out of the hot water heater! Scrambling Daniel and I try to get everyone showered with the remaining hot water and began a long evening of mopping, sweeping and cold showers. Ugh... On the bright side my bathroom floors and rugs are bleached clean and the laundry room needed a god cleaning out anyways. Daniel and I and kids traveled all over town getting a new hot water heater, parts ect... I am hoping for hot water tonight!

In short, I will try to take a simple spill at the dinner table as, no big deal!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Easy Bandana Dress tutorial

Ok, I waited to post the tutorial so at least for one day you could all be impressed with me:) Now you will see how easy this really is! I found Joy's blog and I am loving all her great ideas. I will make everyone a dress that wants one, just bring me the materials. The material's list on her blog. At Joanne's they know how big a bandanna is, so if you want to use a different fabric you can just ask them to cut it the size of a bandanna. I would buy your ribbon at Walmart, they had the best price. I also found bandannas in lots of fun colors at Walgreens for $2.50each. The dress cost me about $5 bucks! I think they would be cute with the rag flip flops! Have fun sewing or buying stuff for me to sew!