So, this past week has been spring branding (where they gather and work all the ranch calves). Marty took off the entire week and I took off several days to go take pictures. We've been staying with my parents because the ranch is only about 15 minutes from their house and about an hour and 15 minutes from ours. The boys have been getting up around 4:30 every morning. Of course, Mom and I wake up when they do and try and go back to sleep after they leave which hasn't been working out so well. It's been great. It's so neat to see Marty take part in something and be such a natural at something that is such a huge part of my family and our lifestyle. He loves it! I do feel bad for the guys that were flanking though. Typically, the pens we work in are all sand, but yesterday stickers covered the ground. Marty and several of the other guys would get up and their rears would be solid stickers. Poor things...Anyways, I will have pictures posted soon. I took around 500 or so and don't feel like I got that many great ones, but I'm still sorting through them. Y'all have a great weekend!