Thursday, March 10, 2011

Texas is for lovers... of Rodeo Dates

I first saw this slogan plastered attractively to a brown fitted womens tee. That tee was being worn by my friend S. And I knew I loved it. I mean, I know people that live in Texas have this absurd pride in their state. I am sure you have met them. They are the "texas-loving, flag-carrying, gun-owning" folks.

Apparently I am too. Because I love it here. I love the heat, humidity and the (drumroll please.....)

Houston RODEO! YEE HAW! I know. You are jealous. Its ok. You can come visit. And sleep on my couch.

Alrighty folks, hang in there, I DO have a point. Well, I think I have a point. Similar to how I feel about making dinner some days. If I rumage long enough I am sure to find something good.

Ok. Admit it. That was worth waiting for while I rummage around. 

The other thing is, like making dinner, sometimes things just do not go as planned. For instance: making taco's only to realize there is no cheese to be found. Taco's sans cheese=gross. 

For instance: Western Date Planned for Friday+sick-as-dog-toddler=NO DATE! 
Bummer for her. Bummer for me. Bummer all around. But I did put effort into this so now you get to benefit from my cheese-less taco's. I will just pretend we went and pretend that the taco's were yummy.

I stashed the wanted poster under his windshield in the morning so he saw it when we was headed to work. When he came home we made these matching bandanna's. The toddler helped. Then we headed to the Houston Rodeo! 

I had a made an all country only cd for the ride down. We had a great time seeing all the animals and watching the cowboys ride the bulls. We even showed off our country dancing skills acquired in Provo, UT! We loved the deep-fried Fat and the chocolate covered hot dogs. (well, I am sure it would have been fun). 

Disclaimer: I have been to the Rodeo each year we have lived in Houston and I love it. So, that is 2 for me, 0 for the hubbs. I am making him go with friends while I stay with the sick-as-a-dog-toddler. Me+sewing machine+mostly sleeping toddler=heaven!
 If you don't have a rode near by, you can have your own. Check out Love-Actually Wild Wild West post


the momma-kana said...

let me clarify. I did not go. But rather stayed and tended our child. Don;t feel bad for me or judge the hubbs. I got to snuggle on the couch and hold my baby and float in and out if pleasant sleep

Shelby&BrandonOsmond said...

Haha SO awesome. You are just full of cute ideas- can I just have your brain. lol seriously though :)

marcia said...

I love that poster! You are so creative and act upon your ideas which is what most people don't do. I'm so sorry you couldn't go. Thanks for letting Mckay go. Hope Jaedyn is better. Yup tacos need cheese I'm a cheese lover.

Janella said...

lol! well, u knw me and i have that TX pride, wish i never got it (at 19), cuz it makes me defensive bout my state haha
prides here, hearts in hawaii (n making its way around polynesia) haha

anyway, u need to win an award for ur blog!! luv u!

Janella said...

bummer! i just wrote here n it didnt post!!

anyway, u know me, and i have TX pride :P wish i didnt get it (at 19), it makes me defensive about my state :P

my prides here, hearts in hawaii (n making its way into more of polynesia), anyway, luv u and luv ur blog, can u win an award already?!

u have a gift of passing the creativity along, n helping us all feel as genius as u! <3 <3

Liselle said...

ha! love you and your creative ideas!! how fun is that!! im gonna go catch up on your posts now! oh.. and i just blogged :)

JDizzle said...

You've convinced me to come to houston with those rodeos, what's better?

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the shout the shirt. I'm sad you guys didn't make it but glad McKay could come...although it wasn't our best Rodeo weekend!

Annie said...

Wow, on line classes! I am impressed! Wow, lots of updates in your life. We should get together again soon. You headerfamily picture is absolutly stunning! :)

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