Thursday, October 30, 2014

Red Ribbon

This has been a crazy week around the Poxleitner abode for many reasons.  Not least of which it's Red Ribbon Week when the elementary and junior high kids have dress up days.

I missed out on photos on Monday (boo!) which was sad since Ellea won best dressed girl that day.  The theme was Sports and she dressed up as a referee just like her daddy.  She totally rocked the stripes!

Day two for her was Celebrity day which is harder because how easy is it to dress like a recognizable celebrity?  I talked her into borrowing her sister's awesome Bat Man costume that we made for Homecoming week.  She was skeptical that Bat Man was a celebrity, but everyone knows who he is, so he must be a celebrity, right?!

Morgan sported (clean) socks on his hat for Crazy Sock day.  Seemed pretty crazy to me.  And he was an awesome little cowboy on Western day.

He borrowed his sissy's toe socks for Crazy Sock day.  He wasn't a big fan of the feel of toe socks - "they're cutting off my circulation!!!"

Today was Red, White and Blue day for Morgan.  I was pretty pleased with my art skills.  Took the pictures and Morgan announced, "Now don't put that on your blog."  What?  Mom doesn't take pictures that don't go on the blog.   He came around.  I think he secretly loves being on the blog (mostly), but pretends he doesn't to annoy his mother.  It works.  :)

Monday, October 27, 2014


While we were taking in the beautiful views on our four-wheeler ride adventure, this silly girl decided she wanted to be a mountain goat for a minute and scale down the rocky outcropping we were sitting on.

The worrying mama in me wanted to say no, but I bit my tongue and she mountain goated her way down without incident and lived happily ever after.

Then this girl found her own challenge of sitting on the edge of this rock which also looked a little scary to me.  She asked me if the rock was going to break off and roll down the hill.  It looked pretty solid, but the image it brought to mind was a little disturbing.  Please, dear rock, don't break loose and send my baby girl tumbling down this very steep hill.  Thank you.

The rock and I came to a nice understanding.  It plans to stay put for another few hundred years, so it's all good.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Capture the View

It was tough capturing the spectacular views we took on our four-wheeler ride for Glenn's birthday.

The bright, beautiful sun made it hard for my camera to do it justice.  It's a breathtaking view.

This is a location where we used to take Glenn's cows to pasture every May, and I never tired of this view as a reward for the 10 mile cattle drive.  Sadly, we hadn't been there for years.  The kids barely remembered it.  It was so great to go back.

I should go take pictures again at sunrise or sunset to really capture the beauty.  If you know me at all, you know that sunset is more likely.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Crazy Face

The kids hiked out to this rock outcropping to soak in the view when we went for our four-wheeler ride on Glenn's birthday.  I couldn't resist a little photo op.

They didn't mind some pictures from behind.

They weren't too excited about turning around for the camera, but they're good kids so they did it with just a little grumbling.

And of course, there's always the "crazy face" picture.  Look, Zip is making a crazy face too.  Oh, wait... that's just his normal face.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Another Birthday

My hubby had another birthday yesterday.  We had a fabulous day with two of his sisters and their husbands.  Went for a four wheeler ride and enjoyed this amazing beautiful, warm weather we've been having. 

Then we went out to dinner and had the yummy cake sister Nancy made.  Glenn had the honors of helping his daughter light ALL the candles!

He tried to make a point of blowing out all but one candle, but instead blew out all but four!  Not sure what that means.  Four girlfriends?!  On the second try he left just one candle lit for his one girl! :)

Happy birthday, my dear Prince.  Love you always!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Farmer Girl

Glenn took this sweet girl out and let her do some farming (disc-ing, to be exact) on his oat patch recently.

I was told she did a fine job and she looks pretty pleased with her handiwork.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Golden Anniversary

My parents were married 50 years ago today.

Twenty-five years ago today they celebrated their Silver Anniversary.

Sadly, he died almost 20 years ago at the age of 53.

We all miss him.  No one more than my mom.

She was 19 when they met and they married 6 months later.

They had thirty good years together.  I know my dad smiles on her from heaven, but it's hard, as life is known to be.

Fifty years ago, two beautiful people came together as husband and wife.  Happy Anniversary, Bob and Rose Ann.  So glad you tied the knot!  Blessings always.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Redneck Fun

Glenn and I took the kiddos to the local "Combine Derby" recently.  When crazy farmer-types take old, beat-up combines and crash them into one another.  And the rest of us crazies pay good money to watch them.

And then there's the added attraction of watching old grain trucks race around the arena.

And try not to tip themselves over (it happened more than you would think!).  Good redneck fun!  My only thought?  I hope MY son never wants to participate in this craziness!  Could I be so lucky?  Here's hoping!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Three on the Seat

These three yahoos still like to do silly stuff together sometimes, and for that I am grateful.  Nicole was helping her dad haul hay from the fields and she spied her brother and sister driving around on the mini-four wheeler so she climbed on.

Glenn tells me that at one point they were driving around to the bales and "hiding" behind each one as he loaded them.

And they're always fun to climb on.

They're growing up too fast, but at least they still like each other (sometimes)!  Not sure how much longer they'll all fit on the mini four-wheeler, though!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Daddy/Daughter Project

This sweet girl is such a great hard worker and loves to help us get stuff done around here.

She worked with her dad recently to rebuild the decking on a small four-wheeler trailer.

I wish I had a before and after picture to show you, but I don't.  Believe me that it looks fabulous and they felt very good about their handiwork.  Now on to the next project!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wash my Tractor

Look at what I found at the local car wash.  This cute farmer guy washing his tractor!