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Black Heels to Tractor Wheels…. and my cowboy-June 19, 2011

So this probably has nothing to do with simplicity but I started Reading ‘Black Heels and Tractor Wheels’ by Ree Drummond last Friday and it had me pulled in.  Got over half way through the book in one day 🙂  And, since it is fathers day, I thought I would write a post about my fabulous husband who is an amazing father as well.
 
First off, I think it is awsome to read a romance story and have it make me so grateful for my husband.  For those of you who haven’t read it, it is the authors true story of how she found her husband.  She lived a pretty nice country club life and only saw herself as being destined for the big city.  In the middle of her plans she found a cowboy/rancher who completly blew her off her feet. 
 
What she was drawn to in him is so much of what I was drawn to in my hubby
-real muscles that came from real work and not the gym
-huge rough hands
-confidence that takes the lead in a relationship
-complete honesty, no games, always says what he felt/feels
-hard working
 
Not only that but he can build a house, look under the hood of a car and know what he is looking at, fix the dishwasher, build any strange idea I can come up with, drive anything with wheels, use powertools I can bairly lift, make the computer work, and even work with cows (or whatever you do with them).  He is big, bald, intimidating and hairy enough to intimidate a bear.  He oozes masculinity and I love it.  On top of that he would rather spend time with me than watch football, he can communicate his thoughts, he can talk and listen me down in every argument (I am an avoider), he has been up in the night with the kids way more than me, can cook amazing, and tells me I am beautiful.  I don’t quite know how I managed, but I feel luckier everyday 🙂
 
I am pretty excited I have my own cowboy…. even though he did grow up on a farm (that has been in the family for a million years) and had cows he will never let me call him one, .. and he will never wear a big belt buckle, the hat, or the boots.  I think he is perfect 🙂  

So, I would recommend ‘Black Heels and Tractor Wheels’.  She also has a blog http://thepioneerwoman.com/ that I might just have to start following. The first 2 parts are a hoplessly romantic love story of how they met and married.  The third part is an awsome description of married life, and childbirth.  For those of us hormone driven wrecks who try to be strong women it is refreshingly relatable.  For those of you who are strong, and have things completly under control….you might not understand.   

11 days till vacation!