Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Concho River

While in Christoville we always spend a day at the Concho River. It feels so good to be in the river when the weather is so hot. It's so peaceful and beautiful there.

There goes Nathan off the rope swing!

Neileigh got a hold my camera..haha.
Last year I tried the rope swing and loved it. This year, however, I only went off it once. I would normally sit myself on the knot and swing back and forth a few times so that I wasn't so high in the air when I dropped into the water. This time, I couldn't get on the knot and as I swung out over the river I couldn't hold on to the rope and slipped off. You should see the bruises on my inner thighs where the water slapped me upon entry. I almost lost my breath...and when I got to shore I was shaking so much that I could barely stand up. So, yeah, I didn't do it again so there is no video.

Shayre's House in the Country

Shayre lives in the small town of Christoville in west Texas. They have 30 acres in the middle of nowhere, and going there for a few days is always a treat. I swear they have WAY more stars in the sky than we do. I now know what they mean when they say that west Texas has a BIG sky. I wish I could have got some pictures but my camera doesn't take very well night pictures. It was breath taking.
We hung out on the porch and drank sweet tea, laughing and sharing stories from the not so long ago. While Shayre's husband Fred grilled up some homemade jalepeno poppers and chicken. Shawna and I even went out for a 4-wheel drive at night which was an adventure in itself. She tends to bring out courage that I never knew I had. We had that 4 wheeler going 50 mph at one point. Thank God I lived to tell the story.

Meet Anna the hound dog.

Shayre and sweet Neileigh

Anna and Abby were following us on the 4-wheeler in 100+ temp. Poor girls.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Road Trip!

We loaded up the car on Saturday afternoon and headed for west Texas to visit with Shawna's sister, Shayre, and her family. It was a four hour drive with beautiful hills and farms all along the way. Shawna laughed everytime I took my camera out and shot pictures of the scenery swifty moving by. So, here's a little bit of Texas that I saw from the Tahoe.

Snack time!!!

Super sour skittles.

Where's mine???

The trip back home.

The sun setting in the west behind us.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Windmill Down the Street

I am here in Texas staying with one of my best friends. She just had a house built and as we turned into her neighborhood, I noticed the windmill on the side of the road. I had just bought one for my farm on FarmTown the night before (those of you who also play can appreciate this..haha). Anyways, I love the windmill and last night Shawna and I took a walk down there to get some pictures of it. I played around in photoshop and think the aged one looks pretty neat.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Pickle Flavored Snow Cones

Yeah...who'd of thought??? But they really do make them here in Texas and they happen to be Shawna's favorite. My last visit she got me to try deep fried pickles (which I didn't care for) and once again she had me convinced to try this snow cone. tasted just like a dill pickle. SO WEIRD. I ended up letting her eat the whole thing while I had them make me a more traditional flavor (lime). haha. Can't say I didn't give it a try though.