Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day weekend!  Wishing all the fathers, father-in-laws, uncles, surrogates, the “didn’t have to be” dads, the single parents who are both the mom and the dad, and all the rest of the dads out there a glorious day that is all about you!  Our lives are filled with tons of good dads.  We are blessed.  Sharing a few pictures.

Happiest Father’s Day blessings to my dad in heaven.  What a legacy you have left!  You are missed every day.


The Wild Child and her dad getting ready for her first official barrel race on her trusty mount, Speed.  She rode hard, but it didn’t go quite as planned.  When asked what went wrong she said “Well, I was headed towards the second barrel and started looking for my mom in the stands.”  Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened.  She missed second, ran on the wrong side of the barrel, but instead of turning back around and coming around the right side she just headed to third.  I would like to think she won’t make this same mistake in the future, but I am not quite that naive.  Hopefully she won’t be checking out the stands looking for her momma at her next rodeo.


When her sister asked her how the rest of her rodeo went she stated “Awesome!”

“Awesome?” asked Cass.  “What happened?”

“Well– I only caught the dummy on my practice throw, not when it counted, and I walked in the goat tail untying because I forgot that I was supposed to run.”

She can only go up from there, right?

I love this picture of my brother-in-law (one of the men that the WC has branded with her “favorite uncle” title) telling the boys “good job” after they got done wrestling a calf this spring.


Pine with two of his beautiful girls.


Standing guard while the Wild Child wrestles a calf. IMG_7269

The WC visiting with another of her favorite men–  her uncle Ron. IMG_7912

Catching up on some ZZZZZ’s during calving this spring.IMG_8317

Listening to some last minute advice before her run in the goat tail untying. IMG_8478

Riding with her Papa, another of the amazing fathers that have blessed our lives. Nothing better.


Kate & PapaA blessed HFD to another of my girls’ favorite uncles.  He even comes and serenades the WC in the pasture with his guitar.  When she was younger, he ALWAYS played “Mustang Salad” for her.  One of the many reasons they love him.Mustang SaladHFD, as well, to my brother-in-law.  A wonderful husband, a wonderful “didn’t have to be”, and an amazing grandpa.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA 994970_10151996402083902_823700560_nKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERATo the rest of my brothers and brother-in-laws— HFD to you.  We sure love you all and are blessed you are in our lives. KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA IMG_2794 DenverIMG_2992 IMG_3008Mr. Dustin– I didn’t forget you.  Thanks for being such an amazing uncle to my older kids and a wonderful friend to me. IMG_5905

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAMay GOD Bless all of you fathers today and always.

Until next time… JARW

2 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day

  1. Brenda

    It sounds as though WC did have an awesome rodeo. She was out there trying and learned from her mistakes. That is the main thing. Next time will be even better.


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