Friday, January 18, 2008

It's rodeo time in Houston!

It's that time of year again - time for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo to start gearing up! What started 76 years ago has turned into the largest livestock show and rodeo in the world, contributing over $200 million and counting to scholarships, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, and other educational and youth programs. The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo has many "Go Texan" committees and sub-committees that provide funding for youth through fund raising and auction support. While the actual rodeo begins March 3 and runs to March 22, all these fund raising activities have already begun - and because Hubby's employer is a major donor to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, we get to go to many of these fun events! Today was the annual Rodeo Fashion Show, and Bubba's Mom and I had the honor of attending!

(I do not know why my eyes are so wide open in this picture. Bubba's Mom is not goosing me, I swear.)

The theme this year was "It's Five 'O Clock Somewhere", so you can guess there was lots of tropical decor and cute little tropical drinks.

There were great live and silent auctions, shopping booths, a "just-for-fun" casino, a delicious lunch, and of course, the fabulous fashion show! We got to see some stylish Western wear:

This was one of my favorites!

Cute, but not me.

Sometimes we cowgirls get cold!

But it wasn't all rodeo duds, no siree! We had some classy resort wear:

And evening wear:

Even bridal wear!

Bubba's Mom and I had a great time - we look forward to this every year and we're never disappointed! Cowboy up, ya'll - it's rodeo time!


D... said...

Is that what you are wearing to the Hannah Montana Rodeo concert? Yee Haw! Very ca-yoot!

I AM getting my hat this year. I won't make the mistake of not bringing cash this time.

Misty Dawn said...

That looks like SO much fun! I love that last picture of you - you're gorgeous!

Stacey said...

Danggit! I was going to say yee haw first. Ahh well, I agree with Mist, you are beautiful. xo

Stacey said...

PS--liking the music.

crazy working mom said...

Yehaw! :)

I wanna go!!!