Memories, Dreams and Reflections ~ 2012

I had intentions to do a year end wrap up with Ashley Sisk, at Ramblings and Photos and host of Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  I misunderstood the idea behind the linky party when she first announced it, hence Sunday’s post.  I realized after I published that there were more criteria to Memories, Dreams and Reflections.  So, you get two 2012 Year End posts.

1. Me!  What are you most proud of accomplishing in 2012?  I am most proud of being able to quit my job in town and be at home working on the ranch with my Husband.

Jan 1

2. I Love You .. The Rancher Jan 1

I love our four-legged girls too!

Dec 23

3. Still Laughing… a moment you’re still laughing about nowNothing really sticks out in my mind.  I can say every time we get together with our good friends and college stories start coming out there is a lot of fun and laughter.

4. Winter Wonderland … I love the contrast between the deep blue sky and the heavy frost on the tree.

Jan 1

5. Birthday – share a birthday picture (your own or someone you love).  Due to distance and calving season I don’t get to spend Birthday’s with my family.  Mom, Sister and I all have late winter-spring birthdays.  I do try to do a Birthday Post to let them know I am thinking about them.  Here is the post I did for my SisterJan 1

6. Friends – a picture with friends.  Miss K and Miss J are second to none friends!  We discuss issues, share ideas and we make each other laugh.   We embrace our differences, learn and draw strength from each other and understand each other on a level that bonds us.

Jan 1

7. I Was Inspired – could be a picture of your inspiration (person or thing), or inspired by… Fellow Ranch Wives.  I have attended three Women in Ag Conferences and come home feeling great about what I am doing, who I am and where I am going.  This is a picture of the Ladies from my County and the neighboring County.  You are looking at Farm and Ranch Wives, Mothers, Cancers Survivors,  Industry Professionals and more.

Jan 1

8. Spring Fever – a picture that reflects Spring.  Nothing says spring like calving season on the ranch.

Jan 1

9. Travel or Vacation – a picture taken on vacation or on a recent travel experience… J and I went to Las Vegas in December.

Jan 1

10. Summer Days – a picture that reflects Summer.  Cattle grazing along the creek.

Jan 1

11. A Day In My Life – a picture of a typical day in your life.  J and I spend the majority of the morning doing chores … feeding calves … feeding cows … and repeat.Jan 1

12. All Smiles – a picture that makes you smile or of smiling faces.  This is Sir G, son of Miss K.  Jan 1

13. Autumn Harvest – a picture that reflects Autumn/Fall.  We chopped the corn for winter calf feed.Jan 1

14. Family or Home – a picture of your family or a picture that represents family/home for you.  This collage is from our Nebraska trip in May.  Mom, Dad and I are in the center and the surrounding pictures are all taken around the ranch. Jan 1

15. Celebrate!a picture that reflects a celebration.  This is  a family picture from the Nebraska State Fair.  Mom and Dad celebrate every time their girls come home to visit.  As a bonus the sheep did well at the show.

Jan 1

16. Let’s Do It Again… – a picture of something you’d like to do again soon.  MeatFest … great friends, awesome food and fun times!

Jan 1

17. I Miss You – a picture of someone or something you really miss.  My Mom.

Jan 1

18. Beautifula picture of someone or something you find beautiful.  I try to look for beauty in the everyday things around me.  This spring picture is proof of nature’s gorgeous offering.

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19. Dress Up this might be a picture from Halloween or not…but someone who is all dressed up!  No picture for this prompt.  We dress nice for special occasions and must not have taken a photo-op.  I have to admit, I don’t think I have worn a dress in 2012.

20. Macro share your favorite macro or close-up image.

Jan 1

21. Holidays – a picture from the Holiday of your choice.  I have always liked the 4th of July.  Fire crackers, parades and summer picnics.

Jan 1

22. My Favoriteshare your favorite picture or memory from 2012.  Roxie is so photogenic, soft hearted and hard working.  We are blessed to have such a wonderful working cow dog.  She is priceless.

Jan 1

23. Don’t Ever Change – something you love about yourself, someone, or something that you never want to change.

Jan 1 24. Just Because…So There!share any picture(s) that you really want to share, but doesn’t fit in any other category.  I love catching the neighbor’s horses or cattle grazing along the roadside.  They give me a new subject to photograph and appreciate.Jan 1

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25. Hopes and Dreamsshare what you hope to come or dream for 2013. Feel free to share an image of your choice.

2013 will be a year of learning.  I will continue to learn the ins and outs of everyday ranch life tasks.  By year’s end I foresee my experiences and abilities will grow and expand beyond my expectations.  J and I will work together to be successful in sustaining our family business, building our leadership skills.  I feel it’s important to be active in our small rural community, maintain family and rural traditions.  Life in production agriculture is not an easy way to make a living, but it is a rewarding way of life full of tradition, pride and the satisfaction of a good day’s work.

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Here’s to 2013.  A new year full of endless possibilities!
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7 Responses to Memories, Dreams and Reflections ~ 2012

  1. Linda Makiej says:

    lovely photos!! Happy New Year!

  2. Bridget D. says:

    Happy New Year, Robyn!

  3. Buttons says:

    Oh Robyn I truly love this post you made me tear up when you had the photo and said you missed your Mom. May you have a wonderful 2013. May the weather be good to us all. I love that we found each other. HUGS my friend. Take care B

  4. Candy C. says:

    What a fun look back! I love Summer Days, your Family collage and Holidays!
    I look forward to following along with you in this new year! 🙂

  5. I loved looking over the past year with you. You have such a full and rich life as a “ranch wife”. You have great friends, great parents, a wonderful husband, some mighty fine four-legged friends…again, a full life. Bless you, Robyn, may 2013 bring you all that you hope for. I look forward to your chronicles in 2013.

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