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Santa Fe (And Get Yourself Some Boots!)

Howdy, folks! I forgot to ask last week…how was your Thanksgiving? We spent ours in Santa Fe with my family, and it was a perfectly festive break from our not so Christmas-y Southern California weather. We left on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and DROVE to Santa Fe because, well, we are obviously insane. However, the trip out there was surprisingly calm. I’m thinking our decision to present Wito with a shiny new family iPad (that I had painstakingly filled up with crazy fun apps and his favorite movies the night before) minutes before we embarked on the trip MIGHT have been a factor in the overall road trip happiness.

Now, the road trip back was another story. 5-year molars, snowstorms, 103-degree fevers…do I need to elaborate? No? Okie dokie.

Actually, I do think I will elaborate a teensy bit. We’ve been home for a week now and both kids are still sick. Three trips to the doctor, pink eye, a double ear infection, projectile vomiting and multiple rounds of aggressive hives later, I would like to say one thing to Santa Fe. WHAT THE SAM HELL IS UP WITH YOUR CRAZY MOUNTAIN VIRUSES?

Anyhoo! Santa Fe! Please to enjoy The Festive Festivities!

The Plaza Lighting Ceremony!

The crew. (They’re like The Outsiders – Preppy Version!)

A couple of turkeys…

And a baby doll.

Most importantly, I think Riley may have met his match in the suspicion department.

Now, if you haven’t visited Santa Fe before, cowboy boots are kind of a must.

Personally, Santa Fe or not, I think EVERYONE should own a pair of cowboy boots. Aren’t these Ariat boots gorgeous? I’ve been quite fond of them lately. My good friends at Langstons sent them my way a couple months ago and they have quickly become tops in my cowboy boot repertoire. I think you should have a pair too. So! Leave a comment on this post before Thursday, December 9th at 6pm PST and you’ll be entered to win one pair of Ariat boots from Langstons! I am loving my vintage caramel color, but if it’s not your cup of tea, you can choose any pair of Ariats you’d like. Check out all of the styles here.

Additionally, Langstons is offering 20% off all orders over $100 with the coupon code whoorl until December 12th. (And because I can not keep myself from looking at precious kiddie shoes, have you seen these and these? GAAAHHH SO CUTE.)

Yippee Ki Yay!!

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  • Kris

    December 6, 2010 at 6:15 am

    You know, I have a pair of Frye Harness 12s, and being in New England, many people mistake them for cowboy boots. It would be cool to have the real thing to show them what they *really* look like. :)

  • Tina P

    December 6, 2010 at 6:18 am

    I have always wanted a pair of cowboy boots, but have just been too scared to go and buy them, I might have to now!

  • Eugenie

    December 6, 2010 at 6:45 am

    I love the way cowboy boots look. I would love to have a pair of Ariats.

  • Katrina

    December 6, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Love the boots! I am in Indiana and cowboy boots are pretty common here and not in a “these are fashionable” way! That is how I would wear them though!

  • B.

    December 6, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I have just been considering buying a pair of cowboy boots — these would be great!

  • Sarah

    December 6, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Cowboy boots are EXACTLY what this dyed-in-the-East-Coast-wool girl needs.

    And my much-cooler-than-me friend, who has dark red cowboy boots that I covet, is tired of hearing me want cowboy boots. She’d rather endure me showing them off. :)

  • Christina

    December 6, 2010 at 7:12 am

    What a gorgeous family!

    I love the boots and have been considering a pair lately. Happy Holidays!

  • Kristin

    December 6, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Those are GORGEOUS! And I desperately need a pair of cowboy boots!

  • Lisak

    December 6, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Oooh, me likey. I would loooove some cowboy boots!

  • Heather from NC

    December 6, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Ariat makes the most comfortable cowboy boots out there! I would love to have a brand new pair.

  • Mint

    December 6, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Now THESE are some beautiful kicks!

  • Dawn K.

    December 6, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Oh! I live in Kansas and I think that I might get kicked out of the state soon if I don’t procure some cowboy boots! I Love the Legends Distressed Brown pair.

    We’ve been sick the past week at our house, so I’ll send some healthy thoughts your way!

  • abbiebabble

    December 6, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I’ve been wanting cowboy boots for years, but here in the Northeast, they’re sort of hard to come by. (I spose I could have, you know, ordered them online, but hey, I’m not that clever!)

  • Carolyn

    December 6, 2010 at 7:20 am

    aDORable!! I mean the boots AND the pics of the kids and family.

  • beckie s.

    December 6, 2010 at 7:20 am

    first off, your family is so adorable! second, those boots were made to live in my closet and on my feet!

  • Jen B

    December 6, 2010 at 7:24 am

    LOVE your boots! They are gorgeous. Count me in!!

  • Heather Pez Kinsman

    December 6, 2010 at 7:24 am

    I have not had a pair of cowboy boots since I was 5 I think. I believe it is time to get a new pair!

  • Maria

    December 6, 2010 at 7:27 am

    I’ve always wanted a pair a cowboy boots and those are great!

  • Janssen

    December 6, 2010 at 7:31 am

    I’ve NEVER owned a pair of cowboy boots. Time to fix that.

  • Taylor

    December 6, 2010 at 7:31 am

    I love cowboy boots! Especially those :)

  • Susie Sunshine

    December 6, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I really like the boots, but I like the cute babies more!!

  • Cortney

    December 6, 2010 at 7:32 am

    yippee ki-aye those are fantastic! even better with the matte grey tights. fingers crossed!

  • Christy M

    December 6, 2010 at 7:36 am

    I like the boots, they are almost as cute as the kidlets!! Love Wito’s (absence of) front teeth!

  • Lisa S.

    December 6, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I’ve always wanted a pair of cowboy boots!

  • Jody

    December 6, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Oh I love cowboy boots. i have 2 pair of black ones, I’d love to get another color.

  • Alice

    December 6, 2010 at 7:46 am

    after 4 years in texas, my sister is a life-long cowboy boot convert and has been telling me for ages i need a pair of my own!

  • kakaty

    December 6, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Those are some beautiful boots – I would love a pair of my own.

  • Kate Bee

    December 6, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Yes, yes, yes to cowboy boots being oh-so-Santa Fe! I was there in October on my honeymoon and I highly regretted my decision to not buy a pair.

  • ellbee

    December 6, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Ooooh! I would LOVE a pair of Ariat boots! I’ve been coveting a good pair of cowboy boots since an unfortunate family incident wherein a pair of vintage red (red!) cowboy boots was found while setting up for an estate sale. Ownership of said boots was hotly debated, and though they fit me and I promised to love them , they ended up going home with another family member, who intended to box them away in her children’s dress-up play trunk. And I cried.
    So, yes. Pick me, oh random generator!

  • Karen

    December 6, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Boo to sick kiddos, but yea to fabulous boots!

  • Jessica

    December 6, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Your kids are too cute. And the curls on (assuming here) Wito/a’s cousin are awe-inspiring.

    YAY for free boots, BOO to sick kids.

  • Gabie

    December 6, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Have been wanting some new boots so badly but they’re not in the budget!

  • K

    December 6, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Those boots are awesome!

  • AppleTree

    December 6, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I’m trying, sometimes in vain, to establish my style. I think boots are the next step.

  • SK

    December 6, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I love Santa Fe – I’ve never been for Christmas lights, tho. Those boots are great – thanks for the chance to win!

  • Dragonfly

    December 6, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Love the boots! Don’t love the sickness in the babies.

  • Jen P.

    December 6, 2010 at 8:17 am

    GORGEOUS boots. Reminds me that I have an ancient pair that need repairing….

  • Jen

    December 6, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Cowboy boots ARE a must and those ones are gorgeous

  • Erin

    December 6, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Oh! I have been staring at these and not so subtly suggesting they would make a great Christmas present from my hubby! I LOVE the caramel color!!!

  • duchessbelle

    December 6, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Gorgeous boots! Would love to add a pair to my shoe collection.

  • Lauren

    December 6, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Yes please! I’ve been wanting some cowboy boots!

  • cck

    December 6, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Do these make your feet hot? I mean, I’m in either way, obvs.

  • Jenifer

    December 6, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Oooh those are gorgeous cowboy boots! Perfect for a chick living in Texas.

  • Tracy

    December 6, 2010 at 8:32 am

    My husband and I drove from St. Louis to Santa Fe the day after Christmas last year. (remember the snow storm in Oklahoma? yeah.) And I was bummed that the famous boot store was closed while we were there. So these might make up for it.

  • Ris

    December 6, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Those boots are GORGEOUS! Being from Texas and all, I think it’s probably blasphemy that I don’t own a pair of proper cowboy boots. If I won a pair they’d probably let me back in.

  • Meghan

    December 6, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Fab give-a-way!! I’d love to be rocking some cowboy boots!!

  • Mylene

    December 6, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Cowboy boots FTW!

  • Sarah

    December 6, 2010 at 8:35 am

    What luscious boots!

  • Barb @ getupandplay

    December 6, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I need some boots! I live in Utah and I could wear them year round!

  • T_Bun

    December 6, 2010 at 8:49 am

    ooh, I love these!!!

  • Redneck Mommy

    December 6, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Oh I love Ariat boots. They are the best kicks around. I covet those…

  • Maggie

    December 6, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I might die attempting to choose a pair, but I’d love the challenge. Pick me, Random Number Generator!

  • Lauren

    December 6, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Terrific boots!

  • Tricia

    December 6, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Looks like a great trip! Your are bringing this Texas girl out of hiding. Rodeo season is just around the corner…..

  • souphead

    December 6, 2010 at 9:02 am

    i’ve been dying to get a new cowboy boots. my last pair were worn to the ground (even after several resoles) a million years ago and my boot budget is approximately $0. thanks!

  • SJ

    December 6, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Awesome boots! I love them all but the Ariat® Women’s Rodeobaby Square Toe Boots – Cognac Emboss/Chocolate caught my eye. They look so fun!

  • Kendra Moore

    December 6, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Awesome boots! I could use a pair in Kentucky!

  • andrea

    December 6, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Cowboy boots have been on my list for years!

  • Jilly

    December 6, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Them boots sure are purdy.

  • Laura

    December 6, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I love cowboy boots! So easy to throw on for everyday wear. And comfy, too!

    My Thanksgiving was spent with the new BF’s family, followed by a pretty perfect trip to NYC. I’d be curious to check out Sante Fe sometime, so good to hear you enjoyed it!

    I hope you’re sickness-free soon! Sounds awful.

    p.s. Wearing that great black suit you sold me and loving it. :)

    Also, Wita is just gorgeous! Such cute kids.

  • MrsBagley

    December 6, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I *love* Langston’s and Ariats! Great giveaway!

  • Wendi M.

    December 6, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I want a pair!!!!

  • Ashley

    December 6, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Who knew there were so many choices for Cowboy boots (or if you’re my daughter – “C-eye-boy boots”)

  • Lisa

    December 6, 2010 at 9:24 am

    My 2 year old daughter has an adorable pair of red cowboy boots and I don’t have any! I think I need some. I also love the red and white striped hat on your daughter. Where did you get it??

  • Leslie

    December 6, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I hope the crazy Sante Fe virus leaves your household very soon!! And I hope the lovely boots join my household very soon! ;)

  • Cassidy

    December 6, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Your family and those boots are just gorgeous! Happy holidays!

  • Gretchen Alice

    December 6, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Santa Fe is one of my very, very, very favorite cities in the world. Super jealous of your trip and your boots!

  • April

    December 6, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Super cute boots!

  • Elizabeth

    December 6, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I love those boots! Gorgeous!

  • deanna

    December 6, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I’ve had my eye on some cute boots – and winter would be the perfect time to take the plunge!

  • Rosie

    December 6, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Mmmm, I love the pomegranate ones….super cute!

  • Rachel

    December 6, 2010 at 9:38 am

    I’m wearing my vintage cowboy boots right now, because Monday is so much better with some kick-ass bootage on your tootsies. Great giveaway!

  • Darcy

    December 6, 2010 at 9:42 am

    As a Texan without a pair of boots that fit, I would thank the Christmas gods for these.

  • Amy

    December 6, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I have always wanted to go to Santa Fe! My mom and her sisters have gone several times during Indian market and it sounds like so much fun. The boots are just lovely, and I would enjoy a pair just like yours.

  • katie

    December 6, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I would love a pair of nice cowboy boots! Although my husband will laugh at me because I forced him to get rid of his when we were dating…but 9 years ago…cowboy boots were of a different style that I wasn’t digging.

  • Stephanie M

    December 6, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Awesome boots!

  • Jesse B.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Sorry to hear about all of the sickness, but my lord what cute kids you have! My old cowboy boots are *the* most comfortable shoes I own. Would love a new pair!

  • Lauren

    December 6, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I’ve been dying to have a pair of cowboy boots for a while now and oh my are those some beautiful boots!!

  • Laurin

    December 6, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I would love to have these boots!

  • Katrina

    December 6, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Oh those are gorgeous! I’d love to wear a pair just like yours.

  • dawn

    December 6, 2010 at 10:12 am

    mmmmmm….boots….

  • Emily Kitchen

    December 6, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Oh man. I would love a pair of boots. I tried to get myself some in Arizona when I went. However, the trip was for work and I didn’t have enough time. Boo! I

    hope the kids feel better soon!

  • Sara M.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:14 am

    These are great! I love a nice pair of cowboy boots! ;)

  • Meagan

    December 6, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Hooray for boots! Also, does Wita’s hat come in adult sizes?

  • Dawn

    December 6, 2010 at 10:16 am

    These would be perfect for my trips to TX and for when it rains here in SoCal. Fingers crossed.

  • Kara

    December 6, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I’ll just say my hubby would LOVE these on me.

  • Heather

    December 6, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Those cowboy boots are adorable I would love to own my first pair.

  • Melis

    December 6, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Yeeehaw! I bet I could even ride reindeer with these boots on. ‘Tis the season, after all.

  • Ruth

    December 6, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Gorgeous boots! Looks like a great family holiday.

  • Tracy D

    December 6, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I love Santa Fe! What a fun trip! :)

  • lauren

    December 6, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I’m heading to Santa Fe next June – would love to fit in with some cowboy boots!

  • Nicole

    December 6, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Love the boots! As an AZ resident I think I’m required to have cowboy boots.

  • Kim

    December 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Yes! Cute boots! Really, really great boots. But that picture of Wita in her red and white cap? OMG. And her eyes? Oh she’s just gorgeous. Makes me wanna go grab my baby and just squeeze her chubby little cheeks!!!! Seriously – she is just beyond adorable -esp in that pic!

  • Kerri Anne

    December 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Yay! boots. My favorite, I think, is the Russet Rebel.

    I also love that one of their boots is named “Tombstone.”

    I’m your huckleberry.

  • Rhi

    December 6, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I have wanted cowboy boots since I was 4 years old. SERIOUSLY.

  • Camels & Chocolate

    December 6, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Ahhhh I love those boots! As a Southern girl, I sadly only bought my first pair of boots on a trip to Texas three years ago–and they are the #1 staple in my wardrobe. I clearly need a second pair to mix things up! =)

  • Nothing But Bonfires

    December 6, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Ooooh, those boots are GORGEOUS. I looked at some Ariats while I was in Montana a few months ago, but THEY DIDN’T HAVE MY SIZE in the ones I liked best. It was a cruel, cruel day I tell you.

  • Heather

    December 6, 2010 at 10:35 am

    pick me!!!! Please!

  • Tiffanie

    December 6, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Wita is getting cuter every day! I love the suspicious look. And the boots are awesome, too!

  • Melody_NC

    December 6, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Those are some cute kiddos and those are some awesome boots!

  • TriciaR

    December 6, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Oh, I’ve been wanting a pair of those boots for so long!

  • Lauren

    December 6, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I dream of purple cowboy boots!

  • Nicole

    December 6, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I’ve always, always wanted a pair of cowboy boots, and also a pair of fancyish boots to wear to work. In celebration of my upcoming 35th birthday I went out last weekend and bought my very first pair of boots!! And then I proceeded to live in them the next three days straight. LOL I would LOVE a pair of Ariat’s!

  • Andrea

    December 6, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Loving the boots!

  • Jenny Lewis

    December 6, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Those boots will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine…

  • Aimee S.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I would love a pair of these! :-) So cute!

  • Abby - Bright Yellow World

    December 6, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Oh, how I would love a pair of these!!! (Sorry if I managed to duplicate this comment… I hit something crazy and everything reloaded.)

  • Christy

    December 6, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Those are some sexxy boots.

  • Rachel

    December 6, 2010 at 10:59 am

    We just moved to San Antonio and I seriously think you have to own some if you live here.

  • Shannon

    December 6, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Oh I have been CRAVING cowboy boots!!!!!

  • Allison

    December 6, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Oh…I have been wanting cowboy boots forever! These are perfect!

  • sarah

    December 6, 2010 at 11:19 am

    How could you pass up boots with the name brown-oiled rowdy?!?! They are gorgeous & would be the perfect place to stash a flask for tailgating!

  • lisa

    December 6, 2010 at 11:20 am

    love the boots!!!!!

  • Darcey

    December 6, 2010 at 11:22 am

    A-DORABLE!

  • am'ti b

    December 6, 2010 at 11:26 am

    fantastic. we sent leelee’s to mom in law down there to buy her first pair over turkey day!

  • Cypress

    December 6, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Love the boots! They would make a GREAT raffle item for our “Lucky Clover Classic” in March 2011

  • squandra

    December 6, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Ooooh ooooh … Pretty boots! I’ve been wanting a pair.

  • Jackie

    December 6, 2010 at 11:27 am

    O dear! What a trip! It sounds like it was pretty amazing though! I would love to take a trip to Santa Fe (without the mishaps ;) almost as much as I’d like a new pair of ariat boots!

  • Brandon

    December 6, 2010 at 11:27 am

    My wife would love these!

  • Janine

    December 6, 2010 at 11:28 am

    BEAUTIFUL! Good Luck to me and everyone else!!!

  • Dylan

    December 6, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I would give these to my sister for x-mas!

  • Jenni

    December 6, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I would LOVE a pair of these boots! They look like so much fun!

  • Roxanne

    December 6, 2010 at 11:32 am

    These are so cute! Sign me up! Hooray!!

  • Kate

    December 6, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Can’t have too many pairs of boots.

  • Kim

    December 6, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Owning a pair of cowboy boots is on my bucket list… and.. I love these.
    Fingers crossed.

  • D

    December 6, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Well, I sure would love to win me a fine pair of cowboy boots.

  • Lorna

    December 6, 2010 at 11:41 am

    You would think an Okie girl, who is just around the corner from Langston’s right now, would own a pair of cowboy boots. Alas, I do not.

  • Kim

    December 6, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Owning a pair of cowboy boots is on my bucket list… and… I really like your pair.
    Fingers crossed!

  • Lauren

    December 6, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I have always wanted a great pair of cowboy boots!

  • Amy

    December 6, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Yee-haw! Cowboy boots would be perfect!

  • Maria

    December 6, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Those boots are awesome!

  • Amy C

    December 6, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I’d love to get a pair of cowboys boots.

  • Ariel

    December 6, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Ahhhhh! Making me homesick for my home state (NM represent!) and making me drool over boots in the same post? I almost can’t handle it!

  • Ester

    December 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    WOAH that would be rad to win a pair of those boots! SO worth the money, but who is going to turn down free? P.S. I am a fan of the f-word :) I hope your babies feel better!

  • Allyson A

    December 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Love those boots! And as a former Texas gal, I really should own a pair myself.

  • Julie

    December 6, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I could probably be arrested for not owning cowboy boots at this point in my life.

    Such a cute holiday-loving family. Pictures of my family would include at least 1 person screaming, scowling, or pouting these days.

  • AnEmily

    December 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Boots!

  • Dari

    December 6, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Those boots are awesome! I would love to win a pair.

  • Amanda

    December 6, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Cute boots! Cute family too:)

  • Michelle

    December 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Love Ariat boots…..I’m a Fatbaby girl!

  • Emily B

    December 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Yours are amazing! A pair of my very own would be lovely.

  • Amy

    December 6, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Oooooh, how I have been wanting a pair of boots such as these for years. Love them! Also, super cute family picture of you guys.

  • Sam

    December 6, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Wow! Super cool!

  • Danielle

    December 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    The boots are gorgeous. As are your children.

  • Adrienne

    December 6, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Pick me Pick me! :)

  • Ariel

    December 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I have never had a pair of cowboy boots. It would be awesome to have these! :)

  • savannah Conley

    December 6, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    love these boots! love this color! and most certainly would love to have them!

  • Kristen

    December 6, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I’ve always wanted a pair of real cowboy boots! Or as we call for them, for unknown reasons, “Fashionable Western Footwear”.

  • Haley (Cardigan Junkie)

    December 6, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I hope I win because I am a Texas without cowboy boots and that’s just wrong…

  • Devon

    December 6, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Hope your kids fully recover soon. This Indiana girl, currently braving the concrete jungle of Jersey City, would love to have a pair of cowboy boots to remind me of home!

  • Heather

    December 6, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Wita does give Riley a run for his money in the suspicious looks race. I’d love me a pair of cowboy boots. HOT DAMN, those are nice! Also, LOVE your hair in the Pantene post!

  • Liz

    December 6, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    ooooh want want want want!!

  • susan

    December 6, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I grew up in Oklahoma and now live in Texas…and I have no cowboy boots. What is wrong with me? I love yours!

  • Carrie

    December 6, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    just hear about Ariats for the first time this fall. Where I have I been?! Love Love Love the boots pictured in the blog!

  • Miranda

    December 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I almost didn’t make it to the part about the cowboy boots because of all the dying of cuteness I was doing over the pics!

  • CarlaGiovanna

    December 6, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Would LOVE a pair of cowboy boots!! :)
    Also, beautiful fam!

  • Devin

    December 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Ever since I moved to the South I’ve wanted a pair!

  • Clarabella

    December 6, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    When I was 15, I fell in love with a pair of bright green cowboy boots in the window of a boutique in Atlanta. When the sales lady begrudgingly let me try them on, I saw why; they were over $300. I have wanted a pair ever since.

  • Darla

    December 6, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I’m dying for the red pair that Ariat has! :)

  • mjb

    December 6, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Yay boots! I love that these are the kind of thing that will stay classic forever.

  • Joy

    December 6, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I love cowboy boots! I don’t own a pair, but have always wanted to make the leap and get a pair.

  • Siera

    December 6, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    My currents could be updated as I got them second hand many years ago. I’d love me a new pair. I hope this contest is open to Canadians.

  • Crystal

    December 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Super cute cowgirl boots! I would love a pair.

  • Siera

    December 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I hope the kiddos feel better soon. Teething sucks for everyone all around.

    My current boots could be updated as I got them second hand many years ago. I’d love me a new pair. I hope this contest is open to Canadians.

  • Rene

    December 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Booooots! I don’t have any yet for winter and now I’m thinking the ease of cowboy pull-on will be essential this year. (As I wrangle my 9 month old into her snow suit.)

  • Erin

    December 6, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I’ve had the same pair of black boots since 7th grade. That’s, um, 18 years ago. Holy smokes! I wore plaid shirts (Seattle grunge influence) with my boots (not sure what influence that was from) back then. If I when a new pair, I would want the Vintage Caramel (and I could wear plaid shirts with them! Ha, full circle).

  • Ninabi

    December 6, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    This cowgirl is loving those boots….

    Would they go better with the red horse or the palomino pony?

  • Abbie

    December 6, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I’ve been stocking these Langston giveaways for a while! Fun blog!

  • Starlene

    December 6, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I NEED new boots. My black vintage cowboy boots are close to death. The sole is falling off and while yes, I can get them resoled, I’d be nuts not to want a 2nd pair: )

    Oh, and in case you didn’t know, your babies are so stinkin’ cute I want to eat them both!

  • Taryn

    December 6, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    New boots – the perfect way to warm up this stranded-in-Pennsylvania Texan’s heart this winter!

  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    December 6, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Would LOVE a pair of cowboy boots (to bring the inner “country” out). :)

  • Cheri

    December 6, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    oh yes, please! Would love cowboy boots!

  • Maggie

    December 6, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    We wish we could’ve seen you guys! My family all enjoyed seeing you and D and your cute kids though. :)

  • Erika S.

    December 6, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Oh. I’ve been wanting a pair of cowboy boots. So cute!

  • Sasha

    December 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    A contest is a perfect way to get your silent readers to comment you sly dog!

    I have been reading your blog for several years and have to say I LOVE your hair. I have some nice locks of my own but you won the lottery :)

    I grew up and live in Dallas and have never owned a pair of cowboy boots. They are just so pricey and expected for a Texan, but I would adore them.

    I can’t even remember how I stumbled on your blog years ago, but I’m sure glad I did. It has been fun to watch your beautiful family grow as you are a few years ahead of my husband and I.

  • Carrisa

    December 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Oh man the chocolate chip brown ones look heavenly. I want!

  • Jenny

    December 6, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Cowboy boots are on my Santa-Please list this year, and these are spectacular. I still can’t decide which ones I’d pick from all those choices!

  • Emily

    December 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Oh good heavens, I could use some sweet cowboy boots.

  • sizzle

    December 6, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    That is some serious sickness. Hope everyone feels better soon!

  • Rose

    December 6, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Oooo boots!

  • Ali

    December 6, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Pick me! I love cowboy boots.

  • Ryan Goodman

    December 6, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Sounds like a fun family trip across the country. Glad you had fun in Santa Fe, my experience there was a lil different. But love the boot giveaway.

  • Jenn

    December 6, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Gorgeous!

  • Cristina

    December 6, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Looks like you had fun, sorry about the yuckiness!

  • Kim

    December 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Oh how I would love a pair of cowboy boots…considering that I live in Denver…I’d wear them ALL.THE.TIME!

  • Elizabeth L

    December 6, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Sorry to hear about the sickness. We (and by we I mean ME) have that here too!

  • Refinnej

    December 6, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    You have THE. CUTEST. FAMILY. Period. :)

  • Curlystraight

    December 6, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Caramel. Oh yes. Coveting the caramel.

  • Megan

    December 6, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I have never been brave enough to wear cowboy boots, and maybe now is my chance!

  • Jessica

    December 6, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Um, LOVE your turkeys. :)

  • Polin

    December 6, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Nice boots! Love the color!

  • Krista

    December 6, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    GAWD your kids are CUTE! And those boots…. yes, please!

  • Meegan

    December 6, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    There are 5 year-old molars? I have a 4 year-old. Why was I not informed of this?! Drat.

    Also, the baby doll picture…ugh. Gorgeous. I hope you eat those cheeks everyday.

  • Kate

    December 6, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I have been on the lookout for a pair of cowboy boots and I really like those. I will definitely be checking out their site.

    Also, you and the family are just all TOO adorable!

  • jill

    December 6, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Seriously? A pair of Ariats? Yipee-ki-yay, you fabulous M-Fers!! Holy moly that would rock.

  • lindsaywillman

    December 6, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    LOVELY!! I’ve always wanted a pair of boots! They’ve been on my birthday wish list for years!

  • Kelly Carlisle

    December 6, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Those boots are so lovely. I would love to own a pair myself. I think the caramel version are lovely but red would be a lot of fun…Maybe I could get them in time to go see Loretta Lynn in style come March?

  • santafetraveler

    December 6, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Indeed you were brave driving here with those cuties! Hope you had some fun in my town.
    Would love to win those Ariat boots- would look great walking down San Francisco Street.

  • Emily

    December 6, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I love Ariat from my horseback riding days, and these boots are amazing. Here’s hoping!

  • Pfieffer

    December 6, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    My fingers are super, super tightly crossed! And thanks for the great coupon code in case I don’t win!

  • Jennifer

    December 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I have brown Ariat clogs, and my husband loves his two pairs of Ropers. Nice stuff. If I win, I’m getting some like his so we can be matchy-matchy. Twenty-two years of marriage and we have yet to be matchy-matchy. It could happen.

    You have some cute little people. I’m coveting Wito’s peacoat and striped shirt combo.

  • Sarah

    December 6, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Love the boots and would love to own some as well.

  • Jen Lee

    December 6, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    I have had a bad day and was just thinking how great it would be to win something! I never win things! My husband has been unemployed for a month! Christmas! ha ha

  • Gabi

    December 6, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Love the vintage caramel color!

  • Mandy

    December 6, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I must have a pair of these in RED!!!!

  • Mandy

    December 6, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    ok….wait, the “vintage caramel” !

  • Loa Page

    December 6, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Have never owned a pair of cowboy boots, but think they’re cute-I like the vintage caramel!

  • Emily

    December 6, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    I’d love a pair, caramel please!

  • Alyssa

    December 6, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Sweet boots!

  • Grete

    December 6, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I was just telling my husband a couple days ago that I’ve been looking for some boots!

  • Aimee Greeblemonkey

    December 6, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    YAY! I love Santa Fe! And that rhymes!

  • Lindsay Prestemon

    December 6, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    I want some amazing cowboy boots!!! I’m rain boot and cold weather boot shopping right now and cowboy boots are also on the list!!

  • verdemama

    December 6, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Hi, my name is Jessica and I’m a bootaholic…

  • Manda

    December 6, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    YEE HAW! My cowboy boots are the most comfortable shoes I own. How fun!

  • Diana Parra

    December 6, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Pick me! Boots! :)

  • amanda

    December 7, 2010 at 12:57 am

    I’m from Texas and don’t have a pair of cowboy boots. Please pick me so we can solve this travesty.

  • Carmel

    December 7, 2010 at 1:44 am

    Absolutely LOVE cowboy boots!

  • classiq

    December 7, 2010 at 4:58 am

    adorable photos!

  • Nicole

    December 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Yee Haw! I would love those!

  • julie

    December 7, 2010 at 6:06 am

    OOOO!!!
    i would love these.
    LOVE.
    the vinatge caramel color is fantastic.

  • Cupboard Love

    December 7, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Oh, I love the Outsiders pic – too cute! Oddly, I’ve never owned a pair of cowboy boots. Considering that I own every other pair of shoes under the sun, I must rectify that immediately!

  • Mallory

    December 7, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Now, I may have a boot fetish. And I may have a lot of boots. But those are *pretty* boots! Want!

  • kgray1396

    December 7, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Love cowboy boots! Having a barn full of horses I live in them for everything from mucking stalls to in the show ring. And they’ve saved my toes a time or two around a couple of unruly yearlings!!!

  • In the Trenches of Mommyhood

    December 7, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Positively drooling at the thought of wearing cowboy boots in New England – yeeee hawwww!

  • Meredith

    December 7, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Ooh, I LOVE Ariats. I have two pairs and would love to add to my collection.

  • Leslie

    December 7, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I live in Austin and don’t even own one pair of cowboy boots. How sad is that??

  • DawnA

    December 7, 2010 at 8:33 am

    OOOOO boots! I love boots and window (internet) shop for them almost every day but (sigh) don’t usually buy. I would seriously be ecstatic to own some real live cowboy boots.

  • Anna

    December 7, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Hooray! Boots! It looks like you all had a great time in Santa Fe.

  • Amy

    December 7, 2010 at 8:51 am

    I Love LOVE these boots! And its probably safe to say I love all boots….a country girl can never have too many :)

  • Becky

    December 7, 2010 at 9:08 am

    I need a new pair of boots… well maybe not need, but I sure do want!

  • ballerinatoes

    December 7, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Santa Fe I love. And boots, I need!

  • Leslie

    December 7, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I love them!

  • Aurora

    December 7, 2010 at 10:48 am

    wow, those are awesome boots, and I would love some!

  • Emily

    December 7, 2010 at 11:05 am

    ooh- cowboy boots!

  • Michelle Baxter

    December 7, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Kiddos are adorable! You should do a style blog too, Whoorl…you always look so awesome!

  • Claudia

    December 7, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I have a pair of black Nocona boots that I love, but would la-la-love to win a pair of Ariat. Hope I’m the winner!

  • kelly

    December 7, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    ooh i would love to have a pair of cowboy boots!
    in fact i was just saying that i wanted a pair of cowboy boots!
    yay!

  • Lindsay

    December 7, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I’ve been looking for a great pair of cowboy boots since moving to Arizona this fall!

  • Savannah C.

    December 7, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    They’re so cute!!

  • Ali

    December 7, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    This preggo mama needs some hot boots to make her feel not so dumpy. Please Santa???? Love them!

  • Amelia

    December 7, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I would love to win a pair of boots!!

  • Shawna

    December 7, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    me likey!

  • Home Sweet Sarah

    December 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    OH HELL YES. With this ever-growing belleh, all I have is shoes these days. IT’S ALL I HAVE, RANDOM DOT ORG, do you hear me?

  • angie

    December 7, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    sweet! would love a pair! thx.

  • martymankins

    December 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Great photo of you and the family. Santa Fe is a great city (only been there once, but enjoyed it)

  • Janet

    December 7, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Heck yeah, I love Ariats!

  • Nancy

    December 7, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I’d love to have a pair of cowboy boots! I lived in Texas for years and always meant to get some – but moved to Wisconsin without making it happen.

  • Heather

    December 7, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I’ve always been a little intimidated by cowboy boots but love the look! I’m moving to the southwest, so I best get myself a pair!

  • sarah

    December 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    umm this could totally make my christmas complete. yes please exactly what is on your cute feet in carmel please.
    thank you santa!

  • liz kusch

    December 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Isn’t it the worst thing about winter- the stinkin’ viruses…unless I’m willing to stay home all the time ( and I’m not), I just gotta grin and bare it…and buy lots of oil of oregano to rub on the soles of my two year old!!

  • Heather Ben

    December 7, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Me please!

  • Lise

    December 7, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I’d love to get some cowboy boots. . . as long as I didn’t have to take a long road trip with two small children in order to wear them!

  • Vanessa

    December 7, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Would love a pair of boots! And … whoorlita is PRECIOUS!

  • Carrie

    December 7, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I’d like some boots please. Merry Christmas to me!

  • Tanya

    December 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I’d LOVE a pair like the ones you have, so adorable!

  • fairydogmother

    December 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Those boots are gorgeous. GOR. GEOUS. They look like the same color as my favorite boots ever, which I owned when I was in third grade. I think it is only fitting that I should have at least one pair of shoes in my closet that make me as happy as a pair of shoes did when I was 9. I must remedy that!

  • Sarah

    December 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Those boots are delicious. Butterscotchy delicious. I think I need my own pair!

  • Erica D

    December 7, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Yay, boots!!

  • Sara N

    December 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Great boots!

  • sadie clifford

    December 7, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    love them! pick me!

  • sarah

    December 7, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Your family is beautiful! Love Wito’s pants in the Outsiders pic. Also LOVE the boots!!!!

  • TLR

    December 7, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Santa Whoorl,
    May I please have a pair of these boots?

  • Carrie

    December 7, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Love the boots!

  • Beth078

    December 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I’ve lived in Texas four years and still don’t own boots! Fingers crossed

  • brandi

    December 7, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Ohhh I love me some cowboy boots. I have some fancy shiny pointy-toed ones, but I would love to have some that are a little more everyday appropriate. Living in Nashville pretty much demands it.

  • Nancy R

    December 7, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Boooots! Yes, please.

  • Tanya

    December 7, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I’ve never been able to afford a pair of NEW cowboy boots, so, yeah, a pair right in time for the holidays would be awesome!

    And before there are ew’s – yes, it’s gross to wear used shoes… but one overlooks it living on a student’s budget. And bleach is cheap!

  • randy saunders

    December 8, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Nice boots! I am a grandpa who wears boots year round, but mine are worn out and I desperately need a new pair! I’ve been good Santa, Honest!

  • mommymae

    December 8, 2010 at 7:25 am

    we had 4 kids with croup on thanksgiving. we were quarantined to our house while 19 other family members enjoyed each others company. the kids were pretty sad. but at least I didn’t have to drive. sorry that you did.

    those boots look adorable on you! I’m convinced my size 10 feet would look like boats in cowgirl boots. only one way to find out. and since tomorrow’s my birthday, maybe the birthday fairies at random.org will pick me.

  • Michele

    December 8, 2010 at 8:11 am

    I don’t own a pair of cowboy boots…yet…but whoa, they could really spice up my boring wardrobe.

  • Becky

    December 8, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I’ve been wanting a pair of cowboy boots for a looong time. Adorable!

  • Christie Love

    December 8, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Those boots look so ssooofffftttt!

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  • anne

    December 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

    This Okie would love some new boots! I hope you pick me!

  • Hillary

    December 8, 2010 at 10:48 am

    It’s my birthday. Maybe I’ll be lucky ..

  • Tara

    December 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Oh those boots are too cute! I’d love a pair… It’d be something to wear instead of raggdy old tennis shoes… Pick me! :)

  • Brandy

    December 8, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Beautiful babies and beautiful boots! I’d love to win a pair (of the boots that is).

  • Pooja

    December 8, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I grew up in Texas but never took the plunge for the perfect boots. Now that I’ve moved far away from home, I’m craving a little cowboy boot lovin’ to jazz up life on the East Coast :)

  • LeAnne

    December 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Always wanted a pair of cowboy boots! And these are CUTE!

  • paula

    December 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    these are fabulous!

  • Brittani

    December 8, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I could definitely use a cute pair of boots

  • amanda

    December 8, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    looove looove looove these boots!

  • Sarah

    December 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Great family picture!
    Would love a new pair of cowboy boots!

  • Mia

    December 8, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I’m a total Frye girl, but would love to try a pair of Ariat’s, as I’ve heard lots of good things!

  • Allison

    December 8, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I am a true Frye boot kinda of gal but open to change!

  • Meemo

    December 9, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Wita truly is a baby doll. She’s beautiful.

    I’ve lived in the Southwest my whole life and don’t own a pair of cowboy boots. What’s up with that?

  • Sarah

    December 9, 2010 at 4:15 am

    appropriate footwear for Israel? doesn’t matter, I’d wear them anyway

  • eileen

    December 9, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Cowboy boots, thick tights and winter socks. Yes, please!

  • heather morris

    December 9, 2010 at 6:59 am

    So off topic from boot’s, but I just have to say I love the picture of your little doll in the red and white hat. Great photo and adorable baby!

  • Michele Renee

    December 9, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Ooooh, driving to NM on a road trip is on our bucket list. And is there anything cuter than a cute baby in a hat like that.
    I haven’t had cowboy boots since I was a kid.

  • Susan

    December 9, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Very lovely boots!

  • Rebecca

    December 9, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Great boots!

  • Shannon

    December 9, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Would love to have these awesome boots!

  • Anna

    December 9, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I’ve wanted sassy cowboy boots since I was a child! Those are FABULOUS!

  • melissa

    December 9, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I need those boots!

  • Thea

    December 9, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Would definitely wear these walking around Chicago!!

  • Gillian

    December 9, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Whoah! Beautiful boots. I almost wrote boats. I don’t know why boats came to mind because cowboy boots and boats don’t usually go together. I used to work on a boat but now I am on land and boots are something I cannot get enough of. I think I want a pair of those!

  • Lacey Cutchall-Soto

    December 9, 2010 at 11:55 am

    EVERY girl needs a pair of cowboy boots and Ariat’s are the best !!!

  • april

    December 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I live in Texas without cowboy boots! Please help!

  • Amanda Brown

    December 9, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I’ve never had cowboy boots before, but I would love a pair!

  • Kara

    December 9, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Yes, please!

  • Meghan

    December 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    BOOTS!!!! Please pick me. I am desperately seeking boots.

  • Jody

    December 9, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    I would LOVE these

  • Nola

    December 9, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    This would be fantastic!!