Calling all Cowboys....

Waddie Mitchell  ... Our Host and Cowboy Poet
 We spent Halloween night in Midway.
We went to the 18th Annual Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair.
And... it was a blast!
                                                         Jeff Carson... Cowboy Poet
It was our first time going to the event, but not our last.
From this point on, we will make it a Fall tradition to go to the event.

                                             Dansie Family Band... Awesome talented kids!
We had a steak or chicken dinner, along with chuck wagon beans and all the fixin's. The rolls were heavenly.
Met some of the nicest folks on the planet, and had great conversations.
Sourdough Slim played along with  Robert Armstrong (not pictured).

                                           Terry Lee Goffee "Johnny Cash".. tribute performer.
Toe tappin' music, and singing along with the tunes.

                                 One of the performers in the band.."Saddle Strings"
Made us feel like we were sitting around a campfire, under the stars.
I about fell out of my chair, when surprise.. Joey and Rory were there to perform.
I had really wanted to go the night that they were scheduled to perform, but we were unable to go that day and night, because of my sweet husbands work schedule.
Imagine my absolute delight, when it was announced that they were at the event and would be performing for us.
I was thrilled.
I'm a big fan of theirs.
We had V.I.P seating, and the performers were only about 10 feet away from us.
As if that weren't enough of a great surprise, Michael Martin Murphey was also at the event, and also did a surprise performance.
I was percolating out of my chair.
 How wonderful, and how fun to see additional performers that were not scheduled for the night.
It was a real treat.
The very best treat that I've ever gotten on Halloween.

Yep.. calling all cowboys, and cowgirls, and gals & folks like me... that appreciate and love the talent of such wonderful cowboy performers.

Attitude of gratitude:
~I'm so grateful that the weather has been co-operative, and that Provo Canyon was safe to drive.
~I'm grateful that the little shop still had that beautiful scarf that I wanted, and my sweet husband bought it for me... and sweet surprise.
~I'm grateful that someone; someone-s very, very strong hauled off all of our pumpkins. Every last one of them. Saved my sweet husband, and Spencer from trying to lift the 100 pound pumpkins and recycle them. Really, it saved their backs. Although... there are probably a few teenagers walking around today with a crook in their backs...** giggle *.



  1. How fun!!! It looks like it was a wonderful Halloween for you all! I am sending a letter your way today :) Have a beautiful weekend ahead~

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful time on Halloween! And thanks to those teenagers who saved your husband's and Spencer's backs. :0)

  3. How fun that you were able to be at the Cowboy Poet event. Michael Martin Murphy, to boot! Looked like a fun event!

  4. Sounds like a great time!!! Glad you got your pretty scarf!! Have a blessed day! xo Heather

  5. Glad you had such a great time.. Nothin like country...
    Take care, my friend..

  6. What a unique and exciting opportunity. I would love that! So happy you got the scarf you wanted, also! Hope you continue to improve precious friend.

  7. What a great event and way to spend Halloween and celebrate the Fall season. An event like that would have been right up my alley!

  8. I wish we had something like that around here. Looks like fabulous fun! There's just something about them cowboys! Poet cowboys, pumpkins, a giving husband, and a pretty scarf~~~~A wonderful, blessed week! Roxie

  9. Country music time sounds like fun . . . happy your pumpkins were "carried way" so your hubby didn't have to move those hundred pound orange balls!

  10. sounds like a great evening!! i'm hearing "she ran calling wildfire..." in my head. lol. glad you had such nice bonuses in your evening AND a beautiful scarf. blessings ~ tanna

  11. WOW! What a cool event and so many surprises! Sounds like a lot of fun.

  12. Whoa Cowboy! tee hee:)
    Lots of country music!!
    Glad you enjoyed the event.

    Thanks so much for the new friendhip!
    I look forward to reading your blog in the days to come:)
    Easiest way for me to do that is to add you to my Google Reader -hope that's okay.

    God Bless:)

  13. Kerin
    It sounds like it was such a fun event.
    I can see why your going to make it a yearly event.
    Oh, and that food didn't sound too bad either!

  14. Sounds like loads and loads of fun!

    I so like your new blog look, and the pumpkin pie blinkie.

    I am planning to update mine for Thanksgiving any day now.

    :) Hope

  15. Great photos and looks like a wonderful event.
    Best wishes and happy weekend,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  16. That sounds like so much fun. Ans the food doesn't sound bad either!

  17. Hi! I fancy your blog. I have been following you for awhile now but I have finally recently decided to create a blog for my family. Anywho, I awarded you with a blogger award on blog! You can click 'here' to see it. I hope you like it! Have a good one!

    1. Thanks Jessica.. so kind of you.

      I appreciate the award, but respectfully decline. I have an award/tag free blog.
      It works for me.

      I would love to see your blog... however, I cannot get the link you left me to work.

      I'll try again.


  18. That sounds like so much fun! I love cowboys! And good food. :)
    So glad to hear you're doing okay after the ATV accident!!
    Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

  19. Oh, how fun is that!! Looks like it was an absolutely fantastic evening. i'm envious!

  20. Sounds like it was a real good stomping time. I can just see you percolating in your seat : )

  21. I've heard about this event but we've never gone. Sounds like fun. Maybe we'll have to go next year! Have a lovely sabbath. Mimi

    1. Oh, Mimi...
      I think you would love it.
      I didn't know if it was my thing or not, but we had such a great time.

      Hope you are able to go next year.
      The event runs about five days, and there are dozens of performers and events to chose from.

  22. PS You asked about the color on my painted cabinet and I'm sorry to say I bought it that color so I'm not exactly sure. It's a nice vintage 40's green though. I'll see if I can figure it out with a few paint swatches. (My son in law works for Sherwin Williams) :)

  23. I love times like this...such a fun thing to be part of! Love that your hubbie bought you that scarf too. ;) I will be changing my header when our house sells...oh, waiting is killing me! :)

  24. It is always fun to start a new tradition!

    Sounds like a lot of fun for you and your family.

    Have a super week!

    M :)

  25. Good evening, Kerin~

    It certainly looks like you had a WONDERFUL time......lots of fun!

    Praying that you and your family are doing well!


  26. Oh Kerin. So happy for you that some one "stole" your pumpkins. My husband wishes for that every year. To his great sadness, we come home from a trip to Ca only to find that our pumpkins survived Halloween night. Sigh.........

  27. Hi Kerin!

    Oh boy, a girl after my own heart!! I love cowboy poetry, and what a fun surprise to have Micheal Martin Murphy perform, he is one of my favorite!! Sounds like you are having a wonderful Autumn... :0)

    A new scarf, and a back with LESS pain - what a blessing!!


  28. I have a cousin, who is in a Bishopric, he does cowboy poetry. He is such a cowboy. He lives in Cache Valley.

  29. Good Morning Kerin, What a fabulous evening, I have never heard any cowboy poetry. I shall have to see what I can find. I hope you don't mind but I have tagged you on my blog, it's a bit of fun to find out 11 things about you. If you would like to join in the link is, Hope you are able to join in the fun. Best Wishes Daphne

  30. Oh, my~ this sounds like so much fun, Kerin!! I like Rory and Joey too... we watch them on the RFD channel sometimes. And the "Johnny Cash" fellow really looks like him!!

  31. There was a big group from Coalville that attended this too and they all had a blast! I'm kicking my self that I stayed home and only had 6 trick-or-treaters. Lucky you!!



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