Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Almost finished...................

Here is the shop before metal!
Robby and Ryan put the windows in and Ryan installed the "Man" door.
Robby came and trimmed out everything before hand! Robby is the man!!
One side done Two sides done
Half of the back

Work work work Ryan, Robby & Rusty(the3 R's??)
Look at the brothers!! Leaving Rusty up on there :)


How awesome are they!!! Did all this Saturday, came back Sunday and finished the roof!!
All ready for garage doors & Electrical!!
Thank you ROBBY & RUSTY and love you hubby!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

KarLee's 1st Post/4-H Camp

Bus Time!
Ya! We're There! Finally! It took for ever with rode construction!

Looks like Baily is tired!
Who wasn't! What beautiful days! I wish it would stay that way!

I'm ready for our hike so why not hang with some friends!

How beautiful!



What blue water!

Alpine Wyoming!

Alpine 4-H camp!


We're back!

We're exhausted!

Edited by mom!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Colby ~ IHSRA Finals~ 1st go

And he made the 8 second whistle!!
Final score 46!! Not bad at all for his Freshman/Rookie Year!
OK I have to tell you all that we had a little scare (For mom its always a big SCARE)!!!
Colby has already had head trauma, yes it was along time ago, but still.
Just letting him ride, and may I add without a helmet (because they only wear them for bull riding and)
So here is what happened, his foot got stuck in the stirrup, and Colby reached down to get his foot out and the horses foot TOUCHED Colby's head.
Remember now that you can't tell what happens from the grand stands!
Here is what happened~in a moms perspective~
Oh my, was my heart racing as I tried to get back there behind the bucking shoots!
I just needed to see my son and know that he was OK!!!
There is always Sports Medicine persons and the Paramedics and a ambulance at every Rodeo!
They checked him out, and he hurts his left ankle, (he has hurt the right one at the second rodeo, too).
And check on him every 1/2 hour just in case of a concussion. Tell me again why I signed papers allowing my son to do this??? Why do they have to grow up??? Why why why????
So then I have to leave him, since its his dads week. That sucked!! When your kids are hurt you just want to take them and hold them till you know everything is OK!!!
Seeing your son stumble around the arena when he just got done riding is hard, scary, and makes you want to throw up.
I always seem to think the worst, don't know why I do this but I do.
Going through what Colby and I have already, doesn't help.
I can still close my eyes and see him there laying on the rode and remember everything about that night. I am very lucky to have my son still!! And thank God for him everyday!!
All I could do is get to my son and see for myself that he is OK!
No matter how old your children get you are always very protective! And for Colby I have always been so OVER protective! I have to tell myself that it will be OK, and Life happens, but its still so very hard.
So later Colby calls and say :
Hey mom I got a horseshoe print on my head!
No mom really wants or needs to hear that.
Next Rodeo is FRIDAY MORNING @ 10AM!!! See you there!!!
Wish him luck and say a pray for both of us!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

2009~Idaho High School Rodeo Finals

2009 High School Cow Cutting!

Colby Shane Giannini, Rookie Year (Freshman) 15yrs!

When competing in her other rodeo events, Preston sophomore Claira Hollingsworth tries to pump herself up to go as fast as possible.That approach doesn't work during cow cutting.
"There's so much to think about all at the same time," Hollingsworth said. "You have to rate the cow, watch the cow, going in and out of the herd. There's a lot to think about."To be sure, cow cutting, which opened the 2009 Idaho High School Finals Rodeo on Monday at the Bannock County Fairgrounds with 16 cowboys and 28 cowgirls competing, looks much different than any of the other 11 rodeo disciplines.

While the other events wrap up in under a minute, cow cutting takes two and a half minutes per go."You get more time to think about it," said Oakley junior Brady Manning. "In rodeo, you're kinda ram, jam and stuff to get a fast time. This one takes more patience."
In the event, athletes -- who are on horseback -- must cull a cow from the herd and isolate it in the center of the arena by directing their well-trained, athletic horses run back and forth to block the cow's path back to the group.Judges start with 70 points on their scorecards and add or subtract points based on the athlete's performance. A perfect score is an 80 per judge, while 60 is the lowest a rider can score.
Each go presents its own set of challenges."Sometimes it depends," said St. Anthony senior Makale Miller, who won the 2007 national high school cow cutting championship. "Sometimes it's actually cutting your cow. Sometimes, if you get a hard-running cow, it's to keep it out. If you have not a nice cow, that's hard sometimes."
Miller's father, who trains cutting horses, keeps an eye on the herd throughout the competition and suggests which cows to go after.Blackfoot freshman Colby Giannini has a simpler approach.
"Whatever's the farthest away from you," he said.While the pace of the event is slower, Giannini said the basic principle of cow cutting isn't all that different from other rodeo events.
"All events, you've gotta keep your eye on something," he said. "This, I keep my eye on the cow. I ride broncs, too, and there, I have to keep my eye on their neck. So
it's the same, but not."
(Thats my son!)

Colby tied for 1st place with a 145, in Cutting the first go around, 3rd place with a 139 the second go around! Which put him in the finals round of the finals(Nationals in New Mexico). He ended up placing 5th place with a 130 for the final go around, which dropped him to 5th place for the final score, no Nationals this year in Cutting. For a freshman year and being his Rookie Year, he did awesome!

Still have Saddle Bronc, Tuesday 7pm and 2 go Friday morning at 10AM, so who knows maybe still New Mexico bound???

Monday, June 15, 2009

KarLee's trip to Neosho Missouri!

Here they are all headed to Neosho... after getting pick up at the airport in Kanas City!

Uncle Greg and Sydney in the back row
Lexie and KarLee then Sadie

Aunt Amber (my sister) and Sadie (my neice)

Again aunt Amber and this is Sydney (my neice)

KarLee, Amber, Lexie, Sadie & Sydney & Brandy (my sister)

They went to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. My ister loves to take her family here and wanted to take my sister and KarLee there too!! And oh did they love it!!! My sister Amber said it is a wonderful place to go visit and wants to go back!
So here are some pictures I stole off from her site!