Thursday, September 30, 2010

WYO, part 2!

And now for the rest of the story! The second part of our trip we spent with Christian's family. It was fun to be there with just about all of his family...we sure missed Matthew and Charlene! Thursday night Daniel and Kasi came from Grand Junction, CO for the weekend and brought a car full of peaches (which were delicious!) Friday night we got to watch Christian's youngest brother, Jacob play football. The boys thought it was pretty cool to get to see Jacob in his uniform! Saturday was the much aniticipated weaning of calves (which is one of the main reasons we decided to come home when we did). We got to drive into Dry Head, MT just as the guys had brought the first group of cows into the corrals and were beinning to separate. Shortly after we got up there, we fixed burgers for the 30 people up helping (or just watching, in my case!) We hardly saw much of Carson who spent most of his time playing in the trees and water with another little boy. Travis and I spent our time watching the guys separate,vaccinate, and load the cows, just waiting for the chance to get to ride horses! The boys each got to ride horses with their dad after they were done with the first group of cows, which is what they had been waiting for for the last couple of weeks! That's all Travis could talk about forever and everytime someone was headed out of the house...he was convinced he was going to get to ride a horse! When the boys were done riding, we loaded our stuff up and headed out to meet up with Jan at Jacob's football game, but we were a tad too late and missed it. That night, we hung out with everyone. Sunday, we made the whole trip home. It was so much fun to see so much family while we were home! We are excited for Thanksgiving when we can see everyone again!!

Christian and I got to get away for a little while and ride on the tractor while he knocked in some ditches. It brought back lots of memories of when we were dating...

Cute little cone heads! The boys thought playing with grandma's strainers was quite entertaining.

Chicken fight!

If you know these Asay boys, you kow that they love to pick on (fight/wrestle) eachother. Christian thought it would be fun to shoot Jared with a rubberband one night and the idea totally backfired on him! He went to pull the rubberband back and it snapped and hit him directly in the eye! After it was still not feeling well the next day, we went to the doctor and found out that the rubberband had left a divot in his eye...ouch! While at the Dr. they did a little test on his eye that involved some dye. Well, the dye made it look like he had a black eye and made the inside of his nose a bright green color! It was kind of crazy. He looked like he was wearing makeup. I just hope he learned his lesson!

The boys getting ready to head up to chase cows.

Kasi, Travis and Stetson enjoying some crackers.

Sorting out the calves.

Jan cooking up some delicious hamburgers.

Kandace and Travis chillaxin'!

Emily, me, and Kasi.

Daniel and Christian holding the fence against the calves so they could get vaccinated.

Jared manning the gate of the truck!

Vaccinating away!

Travis and I hanging out!

Excited to ride. Giddy-up cowboy!

Travis loved when uncle Daniel put his saddle on the ground to ride.

The Asay grandkids in the tub!

Helping make some frozen yogurt!

Monday, September 27, 2010


We finally made it back from our week long trip back home to Wyoming. Christian has a little bit of a lull in work right now before he gets busy again with corn harvest, so we decided to go home for a week to see everyone. We drove the entire trip all in one day (Friday)...and the boys did great! We spent the first part of our trip in Powell with my family. My sister, Megan was able to come home for the weekend from Logan, so it was fun to see her too! Sunday, we drove up the Big Horn mountains to enjoy the afternoon. We cooked tinfoil dinners (yummy), drove the "wheelers," as Travis calls the 4-wheelers, up to Porcupine Falls, roasted some 'mallows and starbursts and enjoyed each other's company. We also enjoyed some swimming at the Rec. center in Cody, dinner at El Tap., playing at the park, and just hanging out! The second part of our trip was spent in Lovell with Christian's more pictures to come!!

Travis modeling his awesome cowboy get-up from Auntie Butts!

Our trip to the mountains started out a little rocky with a flat tire on the trailer. Luckily, we hadn't started up the mountain yet, and the Asay's had an airtank to fill the tire with!

Waiting for the tire to get fixed!
So...Travis is now OBSESSED (I don't even know if obsessed is a good enough word to describe it)with his "towboy" gear Megan gave him! That boy can't go anywhere without his towboy boots, hat and belt! It is TOO cute!
Some of the group headed to Porcupine Falls
The boys must have had fun because neither of them made it to dinner time! They both wound up sleeping the cars!
Megan excited about her roasted starbursts!
My sister and I!

Getting ready to go swimming in Cody!

Travis riding his horse!

The boys playing at the park! They seemed to think the merry-go-round was pretty cool!

Checking out Jason's and Grandpa's "cycles"!