Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2014 Summer Highlight! LUNA, NM Rodeo!

 We did have a few amazing days with some pretty awesome friends!  The Rocko's go up to the Luna, NM Rodeo each July.  It was founded by a group of Mormons years back, to celebrate the 24th of July....or Pioneer Day.  
The picture above is one of my favorites!  Holdyn just chillin on Big John watching the other Barrel racers.  She pulled up right next to us in the bleachers.  Also, the little boy in the background totally looks like he is smiling down on her.  I just love my little cowgirl to pieces!

 Cody loves the Rocko boys.  He follows Jake everywhere and Jake spoils him rotten and only teaches him a few bad habits.  Here they are playing with Miska. A little Husky.
 We camped just by the Rodeo arena so we were close for all of the events.
The setting was really beautiful! Holdyn was on Big John every chance she got!

 They did an egg toss and Holdyn ran out there with a little boy we were sitting by.  They ended up standing next to each other and not across from each other, so they didn't get an egg, but they had fun running out into the arena :)
 Holdyn with her birthday hat from Bonnie.
 On Big Jon again.
 Kimber was a champ and did her vest outside while we were all running around.

 That's my handsome cowboy! 

 Bonnie and Nic got third in the open and Holdyn got second in her age group.  
She didn't hear her name over the intercom, but we all did and started cheering so loud.  She was so surprised and knew she was the bomb dot com!
 The girls loving on Big Jon.
 Jake roping the kiddo's.
 Kimber on Nick
 Cody driving the remote controlled car.  Just after this picture he found a huge pile of sand to play in.....a few moments after that we heard a piercing scream from him.  He was in a huge ant pile and covered in ants!  Poor kid had bites all over him!  I found him and totally panicked! I pulled off his shirt in time for Bonnie to come around the corner and rip his pants and diaper off.  Poor baby!  He was pretty miserable the rest of the night.  Luckily, it cleared up and he was able to get a good nights sleep. 
 Jake showing off...Nick doesn't look amused.
 Holdyn took advantage of the empty arena after the rodeo. 
Kimber hung out on the fence and watched her ride until we dragged them back to dinner.
 Here is our camp.  We love our little trailer :)
 Holdyn still loving on Big Jon.
 The Dogs enjoyed themselves too.
 Both girls sporting their hats from Bonnie.  
She really is the best!

 going to get the horses some water.

 There was a MAJOR downpour just before we were going to pull out.  We had some major mud....the kids loved it!  The horse trailer sank deep and the men had to use their muscle and ingenuity to get it up and hooked up to the truck.  Didn't take them too long.
 We really enjoyed every minute that weekend!
Such great memories!

Here are a few pictures I just threw in :)


  1. So fun to see what you've been up to. Looks like Holdyn is a natural on a horse and maybe she has some 'rodeo' in her blood. Love all the pictures.

  2. Looks like a ton of fun. But I must say I'm a little disappointed that I didn't even get a mention after slaving my vacation away building a porch :)

  3. so much fun! I'm loving all the pics of the rodeo and of Kimber's cute doggy, makes me miss Cosmo so bad. we love you guys!!