Showing posts from January, 2014


I was crying around this time last year. Literally, everyday I shed a few tears because of how cold I was. January is brutal in Utah. But here... January treats Texas a little more kindly.

January is Stock Show and Rodeo month! Dad and I spent a good 5 hours at the Stock Show on Tuesday. We especially loved the junior cattle shows. I was fascinated by how the judges ranked each competitor. They talked about each heifer, and which ones displayed the most "femininity" and showed the greatest potential. After all those hours of watching, I still could not pick out which ones I thought would win.

Dad and I tested out this tractor in the nearby cornfield. Just kidding, it's a screen. But it looks pretty convincing, doesn't it?

Pigs have got to be the cutest animals on earth.

And baby calves. I spent the whole day trying to convince dad that getting a miniature cow, pig and goat to keep in the front yard would be a really good idea. He doesn't agree with me.

It wa…

Harry Potter Christmas

This is basically what my Christmas looked like. Mom and Dad got me the complete 8-film Harry Potter collection. I almost died. I had almost every DVD when I lived in Utah, but somehow my DVD case got lost in the move, and all my movies were gone. Oh my goodness I was so sad. And so you can imagine my joy when I received this! Mom and Dexter and I watched all 8 movies over the course of a few days. Harry Potter overload!
I also received a subscription to Bike magazine, a Dallas Cowboys beanie, and an Eddie Aikau surf competition poster. I swear I am a girl. Though I sure sound like the son my dad never had.

Dexter got me this music box. It came all the way from Cyprus, and it plays the first few lines of "Stairway to Heaven", my favorite Led Zeppelin song. I love it. Points earned for Dexter.

I also visited my sister, Caroline, for her birthday! I love visiting Caroline and the kids. I was 13 when Caroline got married and moved out of the house, and even though she lived …