Monday, May 21, 2012

First Boss Lady Campout of 2012! Yeehaw

The first campout of 2012 was a success! We headed to central Utah's Sanpete County for a little cow wrestling and camping in the fresh air. 
The Boss Lady debuted in style! She is now 42 years old, bless her heart. She is good as ever despite a few functional flaws...ahem - the heater wouldn't light. It was a little tense and a little bit chilly the first night, but Mr. V will take care of that later. She also needs a new water tank...those little flecks of rust when you wash your hands are just not glamorous! It's not her fault, she has aged gracefully and every girl needs a little work done at some point!

My good friend James from Flowers on Main in Lehi, Utah made up some gorgeous flowers in our collection of tea pots.  Thanks James!

Now enough about the trailer... on to the fun we had on the farm! It's spring and that means babies! I don't know about you, but I think little calves are the sweetest. So let the fun begin! 
Look at these cute cowboys all ready for the rodeo! We love this time of year because we get to camp with cousins Tate, Whit and Reese. This year GG and Grandpa Lynn came along too!
These little cowboys waited patiently until it was time to run the calves into the chute.  They are quite the little ranchers!
Here they come! 
Move on down cows!  
Reese and Kelli - My two favorite Cowgirls
This little sweetheart is my favorite this year - I think I'll name her Ms. Pearl

The kids' pick is this little brownie calf - only three days old and gentle as can be. 

We played hard and by the time we hit the hay, all was quiet on the farm...even the three little piggies.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

For mother's day, I was blessed with a new camera!  The vintage trailer men are really good at picking up my hints. Ahem - such as...

1. Bring home the brochure for the camera you want which happens to come with a pretty red case just special for mother's day.
2. Coach the eldest hooligan to make random comments about said camera, which mom would love, while you're away on business.
3. Suggest Mr. V go with you to the Camera store to look at new accessories for his camera... 

Yes, it was pathetic. However,this strategy does work! So here's some of the first pictures from my new lovely Nikon J1 (in white). 

This is my first Nikon and it's a little different than what I'm used to, but I think I'm going to like it! 

With or without a new camera, the greatest blessing of all is having these wonderful boys and getting to be their mother.  They are smart, fun, kind and sweet all wrapped up in my two favorite people in the whole wide world.  I love you boys!  I'm so glad you are mine and love you from here to the moon and back.  XOXO

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hello Again!

Hello my friends!  It's been a few days has it not? Well... here's what has been going on at the Vintage Trailer homestead.

This past weekend the wind wouldn't stop and it was freezing, so how unfortunate, I couldn't weed! Ah...let's cry a tear. Instead I fled to my sewing machine and started making apples! These are for my Debbie Mum Sampler that the Queen Mum and I are both making. I like them so well I think I'm going to make a whole quilt of apples - envision simple red and white with green leaves and brown stems. What do you think? I think I love apples! Here's the pattern - start baking! 
I also decided I need to stop simply pinning to pin and actually make something from all that Pinterest inspiration. I wish it was one of the delicious recipes.. as do the starving males at my house. It was a recipe - almost. A recipe from the Happy Zombie for Manzanita Stars! I just love these and they go with any kind of fabric you can imagine. The Boss Lady needs a new quilt to keep us toasty in the early morning mountain air.  Here's my first block...
I'm going to separate them with chocolate brown sashing and cover the back with cow print minkie.  I can't wait!  Many more to sew, but a great stash buster and quick to make.  I'm also thinking a big Texas Concho would look really cute in the middle of that star... 

This weekend is Boss Lady time!  She's getting a bath, along with an inside spring clean, dusting and a few fresh flowers just in time for the big calf working at the ranch.  
Roll out...Let's go camping, and apple baking, and star much to do!