Another little detour:
Michael and I were blessed to go out to a 900 acre ranch one of the elders of our church and his wife own and run, out in Baird, TX. We went with two other couples, and all of us are being mentored by this elder and his wife, a ministry our church began at the beginning of this year. Such a wonderful idea! We spent the weekend talking a LOT, getting to know each other and talking about what God has done and is doing in our lives, we went four-wheeling for hours on Saturday (our first time - we were feeling like cool dudes by the end of the day), the guys went fishing and shooting, and also tried their hands at tagging and branding calfs (or is it calves??). We climbed rocks, deer blinds, and rickety ladders (one of which was perched in the middle of what they call "Snake Canyon," where a den of rattle snakes live - they were hiding out at the time). I could feel my brain synapses exploding and tingling with glee at all the new experiences. :) Pictures to follow.
Yes. Yes, that is my husband sitting on a pole in the middle of nowhere, and yes, he sure did climb up there all by himself.
Our group, getting ready to go have an adventure! (a cold, windy adventure :) )
The guys, ear tagging the calves.
Branding a calf.
Dude. My man is looking FI-IINE in this pitcha.
What? You want a caption? How about "Ridiculous"
Sweet Suzy and Morton, our mentors.
Our group: Willie, Stephanie, Craig, Carrie, Me, Michael
Up on the rocks.
On top of "Snake Canyon," a big, fat snake den - no lie.
Thanks so much to this wonderful couple for inviting us out for the weekend, and thanks to my mom and dad for watching the boys all weekend while we were gone!