Wide Open Spaces

The blog of a college student working on her BA in History

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Location: Great Plains, United States

I'm a 30 year old mother of two. I'm in my junior year at a small college in the Central US, and working on my Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a Minor in Political Science.

Monday, September 13, 2010

I have returned....

Can't believe that I diasppeared for so long. Well, I'm back now. I might not post every day, but hope to post fairly regularly. I've missed everyone!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Blast From The Past

July 1, 1990. I was 11 years old. This was the day I won Old West Trails Rodeo Jr. Queen. That's my dad and I hanging out before it was time to compete. We had to ride a horsemanship pattern and answer some horse, tack and rodeo questions. I could still ride that pattern to this day. I rode my ol buddy, Hawkeye. He was a great horse, and I miss him greatly.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Reason for the Season

Personally I don't think anything says rebirth like the sunrise.......

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Holy cow! I can not believe that it's been a whole month since I've posted. Sorry I went MIA. Things got really busy and time just flew. I going to do a catch up post of sorts. There were some things that I meant to blog about over the last month that I just never got around to so here are two of them.

I made these cute cookies that I saw on Mrs. 4444 Cooks for Bub's Valentine's Day party at school. They are the cutest cookies ever, but in true "boy" fashion, the 9 year old boys in his class delighted in the fact that if you bite into the maraschino cherry "body" the mouse bleeds. You gotta love boys!

Sunday was our Cub Scout Pack's Pinewood Derby. Both Bub and Shorty had cars in the races (Shorty was in the Open Class.). Neither won any races, but Bub walked away with both the People's Choice Award and the Scoutmaster's Choice Award. My parents and both brothers came to watch and cheer the kids on, and we had a pretty good time. Spud's design (Shorty's car) beat Rocker's design (Bub's car) so there's already discussion of design changes for next year.

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PS. Come back tomorrow for my "Focus on Lent" picture.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Next Generation

This weekend I went to Mom & Dad's and got pictures of the two year olds now that they're out of the hills. Here's a picture of the next generation of Dirt Broke bucking horses.

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Thousand Words Thursday

This is something that Mrs.4444 does so I figured since I haven't posted since Friday, I'd give it a try. This picture was actually taken about 4 1/2 years ago.

Shorty at her best. It always makes me think of that LeAnn Womack song "I Hope You Dance"

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Birthday Cupcakes

Shorty turns 8 tomorrow...8?!?!? Wow. I made cupcakes for her to take to school. I was slightly baffled by her decoration request....
Weird really, because Shorty is scared to death of real bees. If there's a bee around, you can pretty much guarantee that she'll get stung. Oh well, they were cute.

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