Sorry I’ve been missing for a few days.  We’re in Marshall, MO and I have been super busy taking entries for the first college rodeo and getting everything ready for this weekend. 

As the title says, Otey, Cooper, Louie, and I are making some BIG LIFE CHANGES.  We will soon be moving to Ottumwa, Iowa.  Yes… I said Ottumwa, Iowa… where is that you ask?  Ottumwa is in the southeast corner of Iowa, it is also where the Dodge Rodeo office is located.  Otey has accepted a position in the office that will begin the first of October.  He will now be working out of the office and will only travel to a few rodeos a year.  I am going to continue to secretary rodeos, so we will still be on the road some, just about 20 weekends a year instead of 50.  Otey loves working for Dodge Rodeo, and he’s very excited about the challenge of a new position in the company.  As you can imagine, the overwhelming task of finding a house and moving added to the anxiety over a major lifestyle change (9-5 normal people life….ahh!) is causing me a little anxiety, but I am excited about the move and looking forward to eventually pursuing a photography business in Iowa.  Things are going to be crazy until the end of October.  I have rodeos in Missouri, Arkansas, and two in Alabama, Otey has one in Missouri, one in Nebraska, and then he heads to Ottumwa.  On top of all that, we are trying to find a place to live.  This is going to be a huge change for us, but we don’t think we’re going to see our families any less, we will just be able to visit on the weekends and holidays like normal people instead of on random Tuesdays or in between rodeos. Hopefully this will be the best decision for Cooper, and we know Louie will be glad to have his own yard again!  Please pray that all goes smoothly and that we find the perfect house.

As soon as we have an address, phone number, etc, I will email everyone. 

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