December 18, 2015

Enjoy the Little Things

We have all heard the old saying that you have to stop and enjoy the little things. But how do you know what those little things are?

With a few changes in our lives, I've been able to spend a lot more time at home, a lot more time with our daughter, and of course the cows. I've been able to stop and enjoy the little things and remind myself daily that now is the time to play catchup and enjoy Tana before she grows up much more. It is also amazing to see calves grow and change daily. Pictures like these are examples of us enjoying the little things in life.

We stopped to enjoy this view on my Grandparents' place.

We stopped to play with Bunk. (Playing catchup here, but this was a very special moment. Tana was bit by a dog this summer and we didn't know how she would interact with our own dogs. Bunk is a special dog and of course their friendship picked up where it left off. It was such a joy to know that Tana still cared for her. While we are all more conscience of the dogs of others Tana truly loves animals and wants to either fix them or find them all homes.)

We stopped our crazy lives...and took a vacation! I couldn't pass up on this elevator in Hutchinson, Kansas. The kids cooperated and let me take all the pictures I wanted. First 'real' vacation and we didn't haul a trailer! Longer post in the future!

We stopped to work cattle, and even though it is 'work' we love every minute of it. Every day, every muddy halter, every calf that doesn't cooperate, every set of chores in the snow and ice....loving every minute to see how it pays off.

We stopped for camp. I can't wait to write an entire post about KICK Camp and how we all enjoyed it! Don't all kids go to camp and sleep in a teepee?
Stop to enjoy the little things. Enjoy the days that are successful, the life learning moments, the hard times and the good times.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Katy,
    You are right, we all need to stop and take in the small moments! Since Thanksgiving J and I have been enjoying a slow down. Chores take up most of the morning and it's dark at 4:30. We do small projects that need to be done, but enjoy not feeling like we are in a rush.

    I'm sorry to hear Tana was bit by a dog last summer. Yea that she and Bunk reconnected. Animals (pets and/or livestock) are such an important part of life. Especially for young ones.

    Looking forward to hearing more about your ranch wife adventures!