Sunday, May 1, 2011

"The cowboys cry - ki-yip-pie-yi"

Had a rootin', tootin' time in Texas with my wonderful son, his lovely wife, and our darling dear grandbaby. I'm grateful; so I'm

Counting blessings


370 - Granny's little cowpoke


371 - Small towns


372 - Rush hour


373 - Blue Bell!


374 - Peeps


375 - My new kicks--yeah, I'm bad


376 - Western Swing


377 - The old codger who taught my baby the Foxtrot


378 - Great-tailed Grackles


379 - Discovering Cascarones


380 - Boy, Howdy!




Joining Ann today

24 comments:

Emily Young said...

YOU'RE BACK!!!

Blogworld hasn't been the same without you. Just so you know ;)

So glad you had fun in Texas! Now you've made me want ice cream, a little fluffy chick, and a pair of those cool boots :) What are cascarones?

Joy Lake said...

Love that little cowpoke. Sooooo cute! How was the bluebell ice cream?

Amy Sullivan said...

First of all, I don't think I've ever seen kiyipeyi written out, and I love it!

Second, love the pic of the chicks in the tub. How can you not grab them and love them?

Nancy said...

Every cowgirl needs a happenin' pair of kicks. Mine are pink. Yours completely rock. Love the old codger. So happy you're back.

Jodi said...

Emily, thank you :) Cascarones are egg shells that have been emptied of the egg and refilled with confetti. A Mexican Easter tradition. Apparently you are supposed to smash them over peoples' heads for fun. Our granddaughter loved them. So did I.

Jodi said...

Amy - my granddaughter DID want to grab and love them. It was painful taking her away from the tub while tears ran down her cheeks for the "toot-toots", as she called them.

Jodi said...

Nancy, when we meet, we have to wear our boots. For an old codger, that cowboy could cut a rug.

Chelsey said...

Your little cowpoke is adorable! All she needs is some cool new kicks like Granny has!

Jodi said...

Thank you, Chelsea. I'm quite partial to her. I'm sure it's just a matter of time 'til she has her own boots.

monix said...

I can see you had a wonderful visit. It is good to see you back, though, starting my week off with your usual good cheer.
Maureen

Leslie said...

You were MUCH missed around here!!!

I'm so jealous of your boots.

How in the world do they get the confetti in those eggs?

I bet you couldn't stop kissing that sweet grandbaby's face. She looks like a little downy chick, herself : )

Jodi said...

Missed you, too. She IS a downy chick--what a perfect way to describe her! The eggs: They put a small hole in it, then cover it with tissue paper. You can borrow my boots anytime. ;) xo

Morisot said...

I'm so jealous that you got to go to Texas! I've wanted to go for years and even tried to hop on a business trip with the hubby, but his company just wasn't going for the idea lol. Your grandbaby is just precious....and, of course, all good southerners learn to ride a horse as soon as possible :)
I must admit it appears I've had way too much Easter candy. When I saw the word PEEPS my first thought was yum....then I saw they were REAL peeps lol Great post!

Rachel said...

Like your boots, your cowpoke granddaughter is adorable, loved your attention to detail with the cowboy in the background on the screen and Blue Bell ice cream now your talking.

joanny said...

Jodi

So many things to give thanks for and celebrate in the month of May or any day...

Love your new header, your boots, the small town vibe, and the little dear one, with that OH SO BIG smile looking at the adorable little peeps, dancing, and food, and music, my oh my does it get any better than this?

You make me smile and bring joy to my life looking at your photos journal.

joanny

Ostriches Look Funny said...

you were ALMOST close to me!!

I love country western music. Riders in the Sky = awesomeness.

Your granddaughter is precious. PRECIOUS. I missed ya!

Amy said...

How fun, fun, fun! Glad we coordinated the timing of our travels:)
The rush hour pic gave me quite a giggle. The kicks? Oh yeah you're bad in those lady!

Rayanne said...

Too cute!!! So glad you enjoyed my neck of the woods!Although, I could tell that your photos were not the Gulf Coast, that's my part. Do love that Blue Bell but must stay away most of the time...love it too much, have not tried that favor yet. Wished you could have stopped by sweety!

Jenn @ Spejory said...

What's funner than smashing confetti-filled eggs on people's heads, cute baby chicks, and awesome boots? So glad you had a great time! And I'm so glad you are back!

Rachel said...

Also wanted to say missed you and thank you for the anniversary wishes.

angelina said...

awesome jod! those snakeskins are giving me a homesick itch...and that hamburger is too. man i hope you had some mayo on it .. i answered your question about the toothbrush rug on my blog. love you! xoxo

Kerrie said...

love, love, love! You really got some authentic Texas culture in there! I'm so glad your grandbabies have a granny who can pull off boots like that!! :)

Jennifer said...

Your little cowgirl is a cutie! Your pictures reminded me just how much I love Texas. If I had to move south. . .

Kit said...

Jodi,
I'm late to this party! Texas is my hubby's homeland, and I've become an honorary citizen as well ( I am not kidding...before we got married, my MIL gave me an Honorary Texan card...hilarious).
Glad it was so much fun. Now I want to do a post on my favorite cowboy boots (I've amassed quite a collection over the years...a bit unexpected in New England)
Love ya!

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