Stock Show 2011

And the number 1 thing (besides Girl Scout Cookies) that I love in the Post-Christmas Winter is….


Seriously its one of my favorite things to do, despite the fact that its pretty much exactly the same every year…I find comfort in that. This year was no exception! Mr Gaunt and I went alone for the first time, we went after work on a Thursday. I used the Visa gift card I found on the ground to buy our tickets…pleasing.

So in usual form we paroosed the booths of AS SEEN ON TV stuff and bedazzled cowgirl apparel. We hit up the petting zoo and watched the merry-go-round. We poked at feather friends and looked at funny farm equipment. We always like to hit up the small free arena and watch the 4H kids show off their cows, they are all big and fluffy in the winter. We like to add our own commentary and make up our own standards for how we judge a cow.  Mr. Gaunt really wanted to see the Sheep Hearding dog competitions but they are only on the weekends. I’m promising him now that one day we can get one of our own and train it to be all super smart. Our new house has a fully fenced large back yard….Do I hear Wedding Bells Puppy Bells?

We also ate a smidge of garbage food, BBQ Chicken and Lemonade. And I insisted on buying meticulously expensive Salt Water Taffy, as it is my favorite! And as we were leaving we saw GO VEGAN spray painted on one of train cars…I though this was funny and Ironic.

(see last years pics here)

The Stock Show: A Comparison in Years

Mr. Gaunt and our friends went to the Stock Show last night! We had planned to go last week but we got sick. In case you dont know, the Stock Show is BIG out here, all very country but lots of fun. I went for the first time last year and loved it so I insisted we make it a tradition. I can’t wait to have babies and buy adorable little lime green cowboy boots for them! Ahhh sooo cute!

Anyway I remembered that we had taken lots of pictures last year, and since it was shortly before we started WW I figured they would make GREAT comparison shots! See how far we have come in a year:

First up this photo is really funny because I don’t remember him doing this last year. This is Mr. Gaunt showing how he thinks cow is yummy. Trust me I really tried to make him stop.



Here is me, next to a lovely blond cow (cuz Im a blond yeah yeah yeah) not the exact same shot but close enough!



And a little shot of the two of us. Both looking waaaay better as far as Im concerned!



So thats fun isnt it! Ok now on to a whole ton of Stock Show pictures!

Bedazzled Belts Galore!

Our friend bought this and I refused even a bite! Go me!

Nice Hair!

Mr. Gaunt making a rope!

Yes he wore his cowboy shirt.

Broncos Rope!

Cute cows all fluffy with their winter coats.

Nice Horns. They drooled a lot.

All the food there was either beef or pork! I did splurge and have some fries, which Mr. Gaunt so lovingly caught on film.

yum...I love fries.

Im even kind of sporting Horse Girl Hair!

While searching for last years Stock Show photos I had to scroll through a ton of pics from last year…gross. Lots of awful before pics that I will share with you another day! Tonight we are going out for sushi, yay friday!