Lake County Round Up – 99 & Counting

One of my  most favorite rodeos not only in the state of Oregon or the Columbia River Circuit (read more HERE about the Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association's regional circuits) but in the entire country, is the Lake County Round Up. Where is Lake County, Oregon? Lakeview. Where is Lakeview? It's the last checkpoint of civilization... Continue Reading →

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European Vacation – The Prelude

The American cowboys and cowgirls are going to Europe - someone pray. I'm not sure if you should pray for us or pray for the United Kingdom for when this whirlwind group of fun touches down! About a year ago, we made the offhand comment about wanting to go to Europe. Well, my older sister... Continue Reading →

A Virtual House Fire

Growing up I had this HUGE fear of a fire consuming our home, my beloved stuffed animals, all my memories, and my piggy bank; leaving me with nothing to my identity and no "stuff" that had shaped me to who I am today. In 2018 I experienced my greatest fear... in a way. No, thank... Continue Reading →

Dress for Success

The one lesson that I wished that I had learned earlier on in life, a lesson that would have really helped me achieve success, is one of the first "adult" responsibilities we try to take as a youngster: dressing ourselves. Ever since I can remember, I have dressed myself. It's just one of those independencies... Continue Reading →

Surviving County Fair

I have attended my county fair every single year for as long as I can remember. More than that, however, is that I have always been aware of all the different moving parts of what makes a county fair tick. This year, however, was my first year surviving a county fair as an employee and,... Continue Reading →

“The Wild Bunch” – Painted Hills Shoot

A photographer from Washington that I was friends with on social media liked first one photo, than another, and than another. They were all photos that were higher end, more glamorous and I just had a feeling.. so much so that I literally refreshed my messenger and wasn't at all surprised to see a message... Continue Reading →

July is for Frolicking!

As long as I can remember, our local rodeos were the ultimate "get together" of community, family and people that we couldn't stop looking forward too as children. I think it has something to do with the fact that once school was out, there wasn't extra curricular activities that we were a part of because... Continue Reading →

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