Jared is one of the truest cowboys I've ever met. He works hard, usually is covered in hay or horse poop when he comes in the house, and knows more about horses and ridin' and the true cowboy life then anyone I know. And you know what? I LOVE it! I wouldn't have him any other way. I love livin' the cowboy life with him. I love the country feelin' at our home. And I love that our boys are growin' up exactly like him!
This isn't the worst thing that T.J. has learned growin' up cowboy. He's drank out of the horse trough at age 2 (with Jared right there knowing what he was doing!), and he learned how to spit by watching the cowboys behind the chutes at rodeos when they'd chew their tobacco. Those, I think, out rank him washing his hands in the dog's water. Guess it's part of growing up cowboy!
This was about the same time he drank from the water trough. I love this picture of the two of them together.
T.J and Cody with their cousin Teegan hauling the rodeo stock with Jared to Lehi Rodeo grounds. They look so young! It doesn't seem like that long ago. T.J. was in preschool and Cody was 2 and a half.
T.J. riding his horse "Spirit".
T.J. loved my bull head.
T.J. and Teegan hauling hay with Jared, Justin & Trevor.
T.J. and Teegan getting ready to ride their "bull" for his 8th birthday. All he wanted for his party was to ride Jared as a bull at the Rodeo grounds.
T.J. on his bull "Jared". He made a good ride, but was bucked off after about 5 seconds.
I love my cute cowboys!