Tuesday, July 7, 2009

So Excited!

It's not very often, or ever really, that Mr. Cowboy and I get to go out and do something with just the two of us. Even when we got married we only had one night of silence. Well, silence from children that is. (hee hee) Then it was back to life as we have always known it. Mr. Cowboy and I never had a honeymoon. We have taken one three day weekend two years ago for an anniversary. Mr. Cowboy surprised me with a Plantation weekend!! It was fantastic. But this year for our anniversary.......uhm......well......we both forgot about it. I actually remembered first! Two days later I called Mr. Cowboy and wished him a Happy Anniversary. He couldn't believe I remembered first!! But this year we are going some place SO exciting!

We are going to a Dude Ranch! I know...I know...we are going to pay to go ride horses when we have our own in our backyard. But our horses aren't in the mountains, meals aren't cooked for me, and we won't have any children for an entire week! An ENTIRE WEEK!!!! I just don't know what I am going to do!!! Well, I know exactly what I am going to do, RIDE!!!(ALL photos are from the Elk Mountain Ranch Photo Gallery.) We are going to a ranch called Elk Mountain Ranch. The reason we chose this ranch was because I know an employee. Yes, I have a Wrangler connection. About 10 years ago, I was a camp counselor. I lived at a summer camp and taught riding lessons to kids, did archery, canoeing, camp fire songs, and so much more. It was a fun dream job for me. I LOVED it. I did it for two summers. Well, one of my campers went on to become a Dude Ranch Wrangler. I simply can not wait. We are leaving on the 19th. While at the ranch we get to do all sorts of fun things. One of those things is going to be white water rafting! Mr. Cowboy has been before but I haven't. So, I can't wait to do that. Also, there is a rifle range, fishing, hiking, massages, hot tub, trail ride, overnight trail ride and cook out, and so much more! They even have a few evenings where they have a square dance and they have a local band come and play. Mr. Cowboy loves to sit and listen to music. And have I mentioned yet that we won't have any kids with us? I really can't wait! I get so excited and gitty when I think about it. Then I get more excited when I think about the new jeans I need for this trip!! I am only slightly jean obsessed. Some woman love purses, others love shoes, I LOVE JEANS! I am also excited to get on a horse that is broke. A horse that isn't going to buck me off into the wild blue yonder and just ride. Ride in the mountains with my hot cowboy husband!

26 comments:

southerninspiration said...

Sounds right up your alley, and what a treat to go without the kiddos!!! Have fun! And I love the new look of your blog...it is new, isn't it????

Suzanne

Pony Girl said...

I am SO excited for you guys! This is one of my dream trips! I got a ton of brochures a few years ago about dude ranches, watched their videos, etc. I really want to go to one where I can round up cattle!
Can't wait to hear all about it.
p.s. I'm a jean girl, too!! :)

Carroll Farm said...

I am SO jealous!! That sounds like a ton of fun and would love to go do that some day..
It would be fun to get away. We had a 3 day honeymoon in Vegas - Josh already had Heather so instant mom and wife for me. She was at her mom's on the weekends though (until she moved to OK and now we have Heather full time).

I LOVE MY JEANS TOO!!! over a purse any day.

Paint Girl said...

That sounds like so much fun! I have always wanted to do something like that, and like Pony Girl, round up some cattle!
You guys will have so much fun!

Dusty Devoe said...

WOW! What fun you are going to have. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Gayla said...

Happy late anniversary! What a great vacation, have fun, and try not to miss the kids too much. Ha!

Jenn said...

Hope you guys have a great time !

Carolina girl said...

That sounds like a blast!

Mrs Parks said...

How exciting!!!!
Where is it?
I wonder if there will be lots of "city folk" there????

Callie said...

WOW! Sounds like really something to look forward to! Can't wait to see your pics of it! How exciting!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

OMG...Dude! That is just down the road from our place in Colorado.

BEAUTIFUL country! You are going to have so much fun.

When ya going?

The Wife said...

Sounds like fun times. Can't wait for the pics. I've been trying to think of something to do for our anniversary. Really don't have the money to do anything.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

What a great gift to each other! My husband and I never had a honeymoon either. He had a new job and they wouldn't let him have time off. Now both our jobs won't let us have time off together. Once we tried to go to a concert without the kids for our anniversary, and the babysitter stood us up.

The Caple Crew said...

I am so excited for you! That sounds like so much fun! Especially the white water rafting! That's what we did for our First anniversary, haven't done anything else for other anniversaries. SUCKY! Dude, massages? Can you get a massage? Ya girl get a couples massage! I Told Sheldon the other day that that's what I want for our Anniversary this year....A MASSAGE!

Stephanie said...

How cool that you get to go on a trip! And I am totally with you about the jeans. I have alot.....really...alot. They are all stacked in my closet and still when RODS or some western place has a sale I feel the need to acquire more.

Well - pack a few extras to take advantage of the week kidless ok? If you don't I will be really disappointed in ya!

Stephanie said...

Happy Late Anniversary!!!
Hope you guys have a nice "relaxing" trip with tons of fun without the kiddos. hehe. It all looks like tons of fun, except the rafting, but I can't swim so eh. lol. Take pictures!!

Melanie said...

OMG!!! You are going to have soooooo much fun, Andrea!!!! I have always wanted to do this too...maybe one day???

KD said...

Yee Haw ! Here's wishing you two a rip roarin' romantic week!

Alex said...

hot dang- that sounds like a blast! Id take a cheap motel and a seedy bar if there were no kids involved... but that sounds like heaven! I've always wanted to take my dad on one of those trips... i guess i could leave bill home with the kids!

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

I've always wanted to go to a dude ranch!!! How cool! I'm sure you will have the best time.

Tj and Mark said...

Sounds incredible. I wanna go.

Sydney said...

Sounds great!

Oh by the way, you have been scrapped

Rambling Woods said...

That sounds perfect for you and hubby Andrea...a whole week with no kids or house work..it sounds like a great time....

Danielle Michelle said...

OMG I just bought 2 new pairs of jeans yesterday...lol

What a fun vacation! We're going to put our honeymoon off also - but plan the dates in advance so we 'forget' it!

The Wades said...

Oh girlie, sounds like so much fun! I must admit I'm a little hurt you didn't come all the way out to NM--the big branding is coming up, ya know! I'm teasing you. We definitely don't have rafting available,. :) Happy trip taking, my friend. Enjoy a childless vacation for me, would ya?

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

OH WOW...OH WOW!! That is something I have always wanted to do...stay for a week at a dude ranch...without kids! What a blast the two of you are going to have! I'm envious but so happy for you, too.

Take tons of photos and please share the trip when you get back ok?

I used to be camp counselor, too...about 25 years ago. gah. I'm getting so old! bah!

~Lisa