Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Parents, pumpkins, and planning

Mom and I went shopping today.  Yay!  I love the opportunity to hang out with either of my parents, especially when it involves possibility of free clothes or food.  I got a little of both!  Mom wanted my opinion on furniture and clothes at the mall.  She also took me to Banana Republic.  I found a really cute outfit for school when it starts back up.
A really fun tshirt that has a cool neckline.  This is close to the same thing.
Mom bought me these pants, she really wanted to get a pair of capris for me too.  She really liked them because they made me look super skinny.  I however, would not let her buy them because the capris hit me just barely above the ankle, not sure who that flatters definitely not me!
I almost bought this one, but decided on the pink instead.  This one did not hang on me quite like it does on this chick.

After shopping I picked up my bff from high school and my 2 nieces.  We went up to the farm to plant pumpkins for their pumpkin patch.  We planted 324 hills with 3-5 seeds in each hill.  That's a lotta seeds and a lotta pumpkins!  Hopefully this will keep FarmBoy from having to make any trips to buy more pumpkins to sell at the patch.  Yes, I realize that sounds silly... but they did it last year.  Hopefully not this year.  

Now I'm planning what to pack for our family reunion.  FB and I leave tomorrow afternoon, so I've gotta get busy tomorrow early!  I'll be at the lake for the reunion all weekend.  I'll be back next week with lots of goofy stories I'm sure.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Yesterday FB and I headed to my parents' house for dinner.  My brother and his family joined us to celebrate my daddy.  Brother and I were in charge of snacky kind of foods for dinner, so Dad wouldn't have to do anything.  I thought I'd post about my daddy since we're in the Father's Day mood.

This is Dad's baby.  He's been working on this 1951 Willy's since I was in high school.  We joked about it being my graduation present.  It definitely was not ready for that graduation.  It wasn't ready for my college graduation either.  However it was really close.   He loves tinkering on this thing.  He pretty much built it from the ground up.  The frame is 70 something Jeep, the engine is from a buick or something.  The Willy's is definitely a mishmash of things.  
My dad's interests are as much a mishmash as the Willy's.  He really gets into my nieces' sporting events, cooking, geocaching, camping with my mom, and the Willy's.  Recently he's become a wine connoisseur and an exercise buff.  I can only hope and pray that I can raise my future kids as well as my parents have done for me!  They're both amazing.  Happy late Father's Day everyone, go hug your dads again!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Artificial Incimination

This week has been chalk full of new experiences... I learned about pulling noxious weeds (musk thistles), driving a tractor, behavior of cow mamas, and AI.  In the past I've only been exposed to AI in humans, when families have trouble having kids.  And in horses for breeding.  A lady I worked with would send her horse to the vet for a week or so for this process.  I just assumed this was the same with all animals needing artificially inciminated....  I assumed wrong.  Apparently you don't need a vet at all.
This is a collection of frozen sperm from various bulls.  Kept in straws and neatly labeled for easy identification all in a semen tank.  You pick the straw from the bull you like, Farmboy picked "Beer for my Horses."

Then you stick it in your armpit for defrosting.
Then ya stick it where the sun don't shine...  They made fun of me for staying on the other side of the pin.  I blamed it on the muddy mess of the pin, but the fact that FB's brother's arm almost completely disappeared didn't make me want to rush over there to get a better pic either.  I'm sure you appreciate that as well. :)  I was amazed at how calm the heifer stayed through the whole process.  She barely moved at all.  

Sometime soon I promise to post a bunch of pictures of all the super cute animals running around there too.  They have sheep, chicks, piglets, and lots of calves right now.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Holly has Fun on the Farm

We took Holly to the farm because I knew we wouldn't be there too long.  This adorable calf was there to greet us.  Several of the cows are having calves right now.  They're so cute and small... well small comparatively speaking.  Did you know cows babysit for their friends sometimes??  I didn't until this week.  There were two calves following one cow.  I really didn't think that they were twins, so I asked FB.  He said that she was babysitting while the other mother grazed a while.  Who knew?  Not me... but really that doesn't surprise me.  I continue to realize just how little I know about farming.  I told FB's 8 year old nephew he knew more about cows than me, and he couldn't believe it.  He should know me well enough by now, but he wasn't in the mood to teach. :)
Holly was running around the house with the kids.  Each one took turns holding the leash while they all ran, and ran, and ran.  
I'm not sure who had more fun, the kids or Holly.  Look at that smile!
She was exhausted when we left.  Also while we were there, I learned what the AI process looks like for a cow.  I'll save that for another post.  I promise no pictures that will gross you out.  Hope everyone's doing well.  So glad to be back reading blogs and keeping up with what's going on!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Finally Back!

I'm finally all moved in and they came today to set up internet.  I planned on moving in last Saturday, but when we arrived there was a LOT of water!  My family and Farmboy all got there before me, so FB called and told me that I couldn't move in after all.  I'm pretty sure my family made him call, figuring I wouldn't have a break down if he was the one breaking the news to me.  The maintenance said we could move in Tuesday, so we took the U-haul to my parents' house and parked it for 3 days.  It was really difficult living out of the back of a trailblazer (where all my hanging clothes were) and one tub that we could reach when we opened the U-haul.  I'm not sure any of my outfits totally matched, plus we couldn't reach any shoes.  Luckily my parents really know how to take good care of me, and have a spare bedroom always available for me.  Thankfully everything was ready Tuesday, and the move in went really smoothly even if it was a couple days late.  The internet people didn't have any openings until today, and of course they have you wait 4 hours before they show up.  Anyway, I'm finally connected again!  I've missed my blog, so I'll definitely be posting a lot in the next few days.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Slight Delay...

Newlywed Wife here. In Love With a Farm Boy is currently sans internet access due to her recent relocation back home to Missouri... but she promises to be back next week with tons of updates {and pics!} of her new home/life in the SHOW ME STATE!!!

Kisses :)

{p.s. Miss In Love With a Farm Boy and I talk every day. Sometimes twice. And I still miss her like crazy. Just so you know.}

Monday, June 8, 2009

Questions from Talking Tuesday, Answered on a Monday

Good morning everyone,  I'm hanging out at my parents since I can't get into my apartment.  So I thought I'd better post answers to my questions from Tuesday.

1. My Bestie asked:  Ok, here's my question: What are you going to miss most about living in Dallas? 
This one is super easy.  I will miss her the most, followed by the rest of the Dallas Girls!  Things I will miss about the actual metroplex of Dallas are:  Mi Cocina, Studio Movie Grill, roads with more than 2 lanes going the same direction, the shopping, and the warm weather was nice this winter.

2. Cee asked:  Ok I have a question for you! I know you posted about a book you and FB were reading about getting engaged so I wanted to ask you if you think you will be getting engaged soon? Do you guys have a plan/timeframe or do you think he will suprise you?
Farmboy and I have talked a lot about our future.  We haven't really gotten specific about a timeframe though.  Over spring break this year I asked him when we were getting married.  I think I shocked him a lil bit.  We decided it was important to live in the same town for a while before we get engaged.  At that time we talked about getting engaged a year or so from then.  I think we'll probably get engaged sooner than that, but I don't know.  He knows I want a surprise, and I want the engagement story to be a good one.  He's romantic enough to plan a great surprise when the time is right.  We've also talked about being engaged for at least six months for the church pre-marital counseling as well as the wedding planning.  I would marry FB tomorrow, next month, or next year, I just know we're right for each other so the timing doesn't matter much.  As long as he doesn't wait too long, then I might keel over from anticipation.

Hopefully that answered your question.  Bloggy friends feel free to post more questions, it makes my job of thinking of things to post about soooo much easier! 

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Oy with the poodles already!

Prize goes to the first person to name where that quote is from!

I'm not really sure where that came from, just how I feel today!  I apologize for not getting my answers posted, they will go up soon!  I will go into more detail soon, but today I had movers show up early, offices closed, groomers taking forever, and a ginormous leak.  Moving is super crazy, especially when you try to go from one state to another in one day, including loading and unloading.  I'm now at Mom n Dad's til Tuesday, so I will post answers and the whole story soon.
Also to look forward to.... I will be learning how to drive a tractor tomorrow.  I guarantee there will be a story from that too!

Hope everyone is having a fun and safe weekend!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My Newest Find

White House Black Market had this perfect skirt on sale last night!  I went to Northpark for one last excursion.  I won't be able to truly shop in Missouri without driving an hour or two.  We have a Northpark too, it has Old Navy not Gap, Macy's not Barney's, and the dollar jewelry store not Tiffany's.  It's a whole different kind of mall.  I will miss White House, Gap, Dillards, and Anthropologie.  However, I will not miss the prices, if it's not close by I will definitely spend less.  So that's a bonus.

Please don't forget about Talking Tuesday.  Ask away, I will answer questions tomorrow.  So far I've got two questions and I look forward to answering them and hopefully a few more!
Have a good Thursday everyone.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"We'll Miss You" get-together

My dear Dallas girls gave me a send off last night.  It was all my fav things... movie, queso, salsa, chocolate chip cookies, and friends!  Cathryn, Steph, Jen, and of course Bestie were all there.  Cathryn was kind enough to do the hostessing, and the rest of us were kind enough to show up and eat. :)  We watched New in Town, and I'd forgotten just how funny it was.  We also laughed a lot because my bestie is a little like a wind up toy when she's wound up.  After spending her afternoon in a hospital waiting room wound up was an understatement.  She and I sat in the chair making comments while the other 3 tried to hear the movie... sorry ladies. :)
After the movie, bestie came back to my apartment and helped me pack.  Of course she poured herself *and me* a drink to help us with the packing process.  She knocked out most of my kitchen in a little under 30 minutes!  That girl is a packing fiend!  I wandered around and got about 1 box done during that same time.  We then crashed, turned on our college favorite The Sweetest Thing, and promptly fell asleep.

Thanks for the wonderful send off ladies, I will really miss our Saturdays!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Talking Tuesday

OK this week I want to do something a little different for Talking Tuesday.  I want everyone to ask me a question, and I'll answer them.  Unless you ask something overly personal or something.  Here's something different to add to the mix.  Whatever you ask, I want you to answer your question about yourself.  That way we all get to learn about each other, or something like that.  If you want to ask more than one, ask away!  Just don't forget to answer the question too.

Monday, June 1, 2009

You know how much I like random surveys... here's one about how much I've changed in 10 years


****10 YEARS AGO (1999)****
1. How old were you? 16
2. Who were you dating? no one
4. Where did you live? Missouri
5. Where did you hang out? either my house or my best friend's house
6. Did you wear contacts and/or glasses? contacts
7. How many piercings did you have? none
8. What kind of car did you drive? '90 Buick LeSabre  "Big Blue"  
9. Had you been to a real party? no
10. Had you had your heart broken? no
11. Were you Single/Taken/Married/Divorced? single
12. Any Kids? no

**** 5 years ago (2004)
1. How old were you? 21
2. Who were you dating? A couple random guys that year, none lasted long.
3. Where did you work? Cookies by Design
4. Where did you live? Missouri
5. Where did you hang out? my apartment, friends' apartments, work
6. Had your heart broken? yes, but just from the situation not from real love
7. Were you Single/Taken/Married/Divorced? single
8.What kind of car did you drive? Chevy Silverado "Oscar"

***Today (2009)****
1. Age? 26
2. Where do you work? elementary school
3. Where do you live? Dallas, for 4 more days
4.Where do you hang out? home mostly, sometimes out with friends
8. Are you single/taken/married/divorced? taken
9.What kind of car do you drive? Red Pontiac G6 "nameless...that's sad"  I've had that car 2 years now...
10.Any Kids? nope