Lavender Fields Forever

Sunday, June 21 –

We finally visited the lavender farm of Danny and Laurie Davis, Thistle Dew Farms. We missed their special event on June 6. They have everything fixed up so cute. We had a lot of fun. The girls learned how to weave a lavender wand and all the ladies got a bouquet of lavender to take home. Later Guy and Di Ann Campbell showed up, too, and we got to visit with them.

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Father’s Day Lunch

Sunday, June 21 –

Georgia and Courtney put together a wonderful meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, salad, bread and chocolate cupcakes.

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Roundup Fail

Saturday, June 20 –

Everyone was geared up to round up and brand some calves today. The cowboys were there, the horses were there, the former cowboys were there, the helicopter was there, the girls were there. Unfortunately, the cows weren’t there. There were several problems that couldn’t be overcome that morning, so we had to reschedule. However, we did get some good photos and video.

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Laredo and Andrea Engaged!

Friday, June 19 –

Love is definitely in the air around here. We’re so excited for them both. Rumor has it that the big day will be in about a year.



Birthday Celebrations

Tuesday, June 16 –

We met family in Lubbock for an impromptu mass birthday celebration. Granny, Laredo and Courtney were all having another birthday either today or tomorrow. We met for supper after hitting a few stores for “on demand” birthday gifts.


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Silver Falls

Monday, June 15 –

Driving home last night from Levelland, we pulled in to the Silver Falls roadside park between Crosbyton and Dickens on Hwy 70. It was about to get dark, but we took a quick look around.


The falls were quite swollen from recent rains.
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Nathan had been thinking about bringing the kids here, so we decided that if it rained again in the night making it too wet for him to work, then we would come back on Monday with a picnic lunch.

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Wedding Reception in Levelland

Sunday, June 14 –

We had a fun time visiting the Brashears over in Levelland and wishing their nephew Christopher and new wife Cami a happy marriage. The menu featured BBQ brisket and all the trimmings. Their beautiful party barn and outdoor space was the perfect place for entertaining.

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As the party was breaking up, approaching storms were darkening the western skies. When we got to Lubbock, this incredibly awesome shelf cloud was covering the skies.

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The Jeep Ride *with video*

Friday, June 12 –

Tonight we piled in for a quick ride to the mailbox and back. The skies were overcast. Rain was headed our way, but just now the elements were perfect for a jeep ride.

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Still pictures just don’t do this fun ride justice. Jump in and experience it for yourself first hand.


Apricot Harvest

Friday, June 12 –

Nathan and his mom were able to pick apricots from a tree in Matador. It had been pretty well picked over, but with a tall ladder, Nathan was able to reach some real beauties near the top limbs. He and Carolina made quick work of halving them and getting them in the freezer.

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New Porch Furnishings

We moved this love seat out of the house. When one of the legs broke, that was the last straw. Until the guys have time to haul it off, Rusty is enjoying the new porch furnishings. The cushions? The kids took those to the trampoline to play with them there.

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June 9, 2015

What’s so special about June 9? Well, in my book, June 9 was an exceptionally fine cloud day. The sunrise and evening clouds were so colorful and spectacular that they deserve a blog post of their very own. What do you think?

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