School Residency

California was an absolute blast! I went for school, which was such a great learning experience. As a person I was able to grow and learn so much about myself, as well as about others and my future career. I am beyond grateful for the experience and friends I have made through school.


This group of people became family for the week. We spent all week together learning about each individual on a deep level. I gained such a respect for every single one of them. Counseling can be difficult and it was so great to be vulnerable with these complete strangers and learn that everything will be okay.

I gained a whole new perspective on how my future clients may feel upon coming to me. Everyone has “stuff” and can benefit from counseling. It is sad that counseling often gets a negative stereotype. Counseling provides the perfect atmosphere for self-growth and healing.

I love the path I’m on to become a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I’m addicted, I love it, I can’t learn enough fast enough. I’m constantly reading and researching to gain a greater knowledge base. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store.

~The Rustic Ranch Wife



Vote Kyle Jack for the 2016 Fan Exemption!

Why should Kyle be the 2016 fan choice exemption?

I’ll tell you why….. You’ll never find a more loyal, caring, honest person than Kyle. He is known for his big heart, friendly personality, loud mouth (in a good way), and cheery spirit.

Barrel races wouldn’t be the same without Kyle. He keeps everyone laughing, whether it’s by dancing in the arena or making a random comment. If someone needs help Kyle is the first to lend a hand.

If Kyle is a part of your day, you know it will be a great day. His uplifting personality is contagious. You’ll never find a more genuine friend.

Kyle is everyones number one fan. I usually don’t hear people cheering for me while I’m running, but I hear Kyle (I know I’m not alone in this). He sits there runner after runner, race after race, cheering on everyone. Who really has time for that?

The thing about Kyle is that he makes time. It’s now time for us to make time for him and take 30 seconds out of our day to vote. There are only a few days left so everyone get voting.

After years of having Kyle as all of our cheer leader, it’s now our turn to cheer on Kyle! Everyone vote Kyle for the 2016 fan exemption.

You can vote by following this link

~The Rustic Ranch Wife



New Years Resolution

Words to live by…


If you know me you’ll know that I am an OCD clean person. Sometimes I wonder if I’m so worried about my house, vehicle, trailer, etc. being so clean that I don’t have time to stop and enjoy the smaller things in life. And how sad is that? I always say you only live once. So this year I’m going to try and go with the flow, enjoy the ride, and see what life throws at me. Besides cleaning is no fun anyway.

Nothing good comes from a half done job. Think about it…. You can’t halfway cook something and expect to eat it, or halfway do an assignment and get a good grade (the grad student is coming out in me). So I’m going to jump in full throttle and ride the ride. Here’s to 2016, the best is yet to come.

~The Rustic Ranch Wife

My Blog

Welcome to the Rustic Ranch Wife!!!

This blog is to keep everyone up to date with my crafty creations, as well as, the fun my husband and I have on the ranch.

Let’s start from the beginning… I grew up in the city (Ogden, UT), but I am a country girl at heart. Growing up we had a couple of acres that I made sure were filled with horses, sheep, goats, dogs, etc. One of my favorite activities to do as a child was to go visit my grandma on her ranch. I loved to help feed the cows, play in the creek, ride the 4 wheelers, and drive the tractor. As I got older I began to rodeo. In high school I went the the National High School Rodeo Finals multiple times. I was then accepted to a college in Texas on a full ride rodeo scholarship. I then moved back to Utah where I am currently getting my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. It wasn’t long after my time in Texas that my husband and I started dating. I bet you can’t guess where we met? Yep, a rodeo. We dated for a couple of years and then got married. We had the absolute perfect wedding a girl could ask for. My husband is from an extremely small town in Utah. Our town is so small there are no stop lights, we have one four way stop. Talk about city girl gone country. However, this town is where my husband makes his living as a cattle rancher. I feel blessed to be living my dream with my prince charming. Last August we celebrated our one year anniversary. Everyday the fairytale continues with new adventures.

I hope you enjoy my blog

~The Rustic Ranch Wife