Born the day before St. Patrick's Day, we named our newest little bull calf "Rocky", for he is our newest little shamrock :) I like the name "Lucky" too, but that was the first calf we ever had after rescuing our original two cows, Greta and Zsa Zsa, and buying Dallas, our bull. Lucky is now on the rodeo circuit as part of an act with their rodeo clowns...so "Rocky" was the next best name we could think of... To prevent fighting, it is best to only have one bull for a herd and we already have two other guys we need to sell, so we are thinking of selling this little guy (while he can be bottle-fed and raised to be gentle) to the owner of the petting zoo that is the star of Gracie's upcoming 7th birthday party...now, we just have to figure out how to get him separated from his very protective Mom without getting trampled...always a puzzle to be solved 'round here! He's gonna be a pretty thing for sure!
...he gets around better than I do! All of that golf-playing keeps a man young! A few shots of Daddy throughout his 70 years of life...
Here I think he's with Aunt Ruthie...he's an itsy bitsy here! 1941 or 42??
Mom & Daddy's wedding... 1969
With me...maybe 1971 or 1972...my brother, Pat, is the age now that Daddy was then and I think they look sooo alike!
Daddy & I with Aunt Mary (in back), Aunt Francie, and cousins Mary Ellen & Katie in 1974
1983??? Some big-to-do at DuPont...
At Mary Ellen's wedding, I think...with his Mom and all of his sisters...no idea who the guy on the right is, but it's funny that he thought he belonged in the picture :)
Chillaxing in our backyard pool with Pat & I... 1985 or so
On the summer vacation right after my senior senior year in high school... 1988
Watching Patrick's football game...1996???
Holding his grandbaby, Miss Gracie...2004
At Pat's of Henderson in Lake Charles, LA, celebrating his 70th birthday with all of us! Happy Birthday, Daddy!!!
Mom, Jack, Daddy, me, Gracie, Patrick & Lindsey
The more than two hours of traffic that we sat in on the way home was worth every minute...
I have no idea what kind of two car accident closes all lanes of a freeway, but after two hours of mostly a dead stand-still, we finally were able to get off and find another route...thank heavens...it turns out that my husband feels about Houston traffic the way that Daddy does. Impatient doesn't suffice, but it's the word I'll stick with :)
Thankfully, on the other side of the freeway now...
I just want to know where all of this beautiful weather of today was yesterday for Popi's special day and our travels...doesn't it always work like that???
Now that Popi is lucky #70, we better begin preparing for Gracie to turn Lucky #7 next month...and only one more week of school before Spring Break!!! Fun, fun all around!
Hi! I'm Suzie and I'm a SAHM. For me, there's nothing better than spending time with my family and caring for our many animals. I enjoy chronicling our journeys on this blog and in my daughter's scrapbooks. Jack is my wonderful hubby and stays busy with his job in Environmental Management. He also enjoys his hobbies of being a car dealer, auctioneer, and animal caretaker. Gracie is our daughter and the light of our souls. She is rambunctious, giggly, and very curious. She is now in second grade and loves school. We have 15 American Paint horses, 3 mini Brahman cattle, 3 dogs, 2 cats and various barn cats and chickens. You'd be right to call us all totally animal crazy - certifiably so. But, this is our life. I try to keep it real - some even find it entertaining! We thank you for stopping by and hope you come back soon!
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