A wish or a dream

Freddy playing Volleyball

Freddy playing Volleyball

Don't work your dreams into your life....

that's right...

Instead, work your life into your dreams.

Sacrificing to make it happen.

Friday Night Lights.... Sometimes it's the lights of the football field and somethimes it's the light for the rodeo arena. #33

Friday Night Lights.... Sometimes it's the lights of the football field and somethimes it's the light for the rodeo arena. #33

This mornings view. We left out at 5:30 this morning to haul Fred to a CYRA (Christian Youth Rodeo Association) rodeo East of here 2.5 hours in Helper Ks. We rolled out of bed on 3 hours of sleep after yet another ALL day rodeo yesterday.

This mornings view. We left out at 5:30 this morning to haul Fred to a CYRA (Christian Youth Rodeo Association) rodeo East of here 2.5 hours in Helper Ks. We rolled out of bed on 3 hours of sleep after yet another ALL day rodeo yesterday.

Here we are on a Sunday.

Sunday's are always the final leg of the race... Middle school games on Thursday... High school football on Friday.... 2 rodeos on Saturday... and BAM.... Sunday hits... we are tired... it always seems to be an early morning after a late night kind of deal.


This weekend was no different... that pattern.... now on repeat.. over and over again.
 

But when you have dreams of winning...

Drive thru breaskfast turned to "Curb Side" when the trailer didn't fit.

Drive thru breaskfast turned to "Curb Side" when the trailer didn't fit.

Dreams of competing...

Dreams of Gold Buckles waiting for ya at the Finals.

You make your life work around your dreams.

 

 

I don’t have time is an adult version of the dog ate my homework
The Kids, Lakyn Coco, and myself...... living the dream. We had a huge 3 day rodeo weekend. Here we are hustling down the road trying to make the next rodeo for the day.

The Kids, Lakyn Coco, and myself...... living the dream. We had a huge 3 day rodeo weekend. Here we are hustling down the road trying to make the next rodeo for the day.

Even if it's 2 hours of sleep... Even if it means cancelling your adult fun-day plans to support and haul your kids... even if it means spending weekends family divided ....

You just do it..

You plan your week around the load... you prepare for it... work extra hard for it... double up to always stay ahead so you never get behind.

 

Chris catching some shut eye in between Carlee's events!

Chris catching some shut eye in between Carlee's events!

 

You see this guy.... Yes him.... in the blue shirt here. His guy made yet another all night drive from Wyoming to Kansas this summer. Two reasons... One: he can't stand to waste away his day driving... Two, he wanted to make it back to watch Carlee in a CYRA rodeo. He works hard to show our kids the importance to take care of what you are responsible for, all while BUILDING your DREAM.

We have noticed something in a lot of parents and people for that matter..... many will do a lot of things.... but only when it's convenient... dreams are not convenient...  a "wish" is convenient.
 

 

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Freddy this summer.... with her horses: Diesel and Bucky. We over entered Rodeos on accident..... meaning we entered too many in one day. We drove a lot of miles in 24 hours... But we made it work. Two rodeos in two different states!

 

Colton after working all morning. Loading his saddle and horse so we can head down the road to a rodeo.

Colton after working all morning. Loading his saddle and horse so we can head down the road to a rodeo.

Everybody needs to have goals.... and a dream... YES... even big people... adults.... even Moms and Dads.

Seriously, think about it. How in the world do we expect our kids to work hard, be driven, and have a desire to make a dream come true.... when all they see are people... boring in life.. ordinary ...mediocre people just plugging away through each day.

Here we are... a family of 4. We spent a Sunday afternoon cutting cedar stays for our arena. YES.. we could have bought them... YES it would be been time saving and easier. But... here we are dragging the trees we cut down the hill with our gator,  This was a perfect way for us to teach them how to work towards your dream.... they both love to rope in the arena..... and they both have had to help build in from the ground up!!!

Here we are... a family of 4. We spent a Sunday afternoon cutting cedar stays for our arena. YES.. we could have bought them... YES it would be been time saving and easier. But... here we are dragging the trees we cut down the hill with our gator,  This was a perfect way for us to teach them how to work towards your dream.... they both love to rope in the arena..... and they both have had to help build in from the ground up!!!

As our kids grow up and turn into adults... I hope they look back and understand the value of a dream......If you don't have a dream in life what do you have.... and more important... if you don't have the sacrifice, the drive, the dedication, and the desire....... what good is your dream?  At this point, it's just a "wish"