2019 C&I Photo Contest

Every year I look forward to reading the Cowboys & Indians “Visions of the West” Issue. There are always so many beautiful photography submissions to look through. This year when the deadline for the annual photo contest was approaching, I decided it was time to submit a few photos of my own. That was in November, and since I hadn’t heard anything back I assumed my photo was just among those submitted that didn’t make the cut. Much to my surprise an issue arrived in the mail on January 15th and one of my photos had made the issue. I was thrilled to have one of my images be featured among so many beautiful shots! Below is the image that was featured in the Farm and Ranch Life category. The category is described as: Shots incorporating trusty farm animals and beloved family pets.

HELLO WORLD

Taylor Michelle Turns 6

On September 2, 2015, my oldest niece Taylor will turn 6. SIX! Yes, I said six years old.┬áIt’s really hard for me to believe this girl started kindergarten this year. This is the perfect time to listen to Taylor Swifts “Never Grow Up”… wait don’t listen to that, you’ll start crying. I about did.

Taylor is full of energy, and sweet dance moves. If you are around her for more than five minutes it’s likely she will ask you to play one of her favorite songs on your phone so she can perform a dance for you. She performed to “Tutu’s and Tennis Shoes” at her dance recital earlier this year. She’s the ringleader of my nieces and nephew. She loves kittens, we have that in common. She’s at an age where she still thinks I’m hilarious and I’m going to take advantage of that for as long as I possibly can!

Our conversation before starting this little photo shoot…

Me: Taylor I like your jewelry!

Taylor: Well we went shopping today, and when we go shopping Mom always wears jewelry, so I said, “MOM I need to wear jewelry today too!”