A Week in the Life of a Rodeo Family…. Team Peek
OTRR has been so lucky to pair with “Team Peek” this year. We interviewed Josh at the beginning of the year (click here) and today we are bringing you a “Week in the Life of a Rodeo Family”…
This will be an in-depth look at what life is like for wife Kori Peek in her day to day activities. We will be putting up entries for the next 2 weeks so don’t miss out!
This week takes place April 23 – May 3rd.
Day 1–Monday– I’m not a morning person but the day my twins were born changed all that and since they are early birds, it has made me find the joy in being up when the rooster crows. Today, my morning begins with getting up so I can have some free time for myself and with God before my little munchkins get up and take control of my agenda. Once I became a mom I realized a mommy could fill her entire day waiting hands and feet on her family. The “mommy, come here”, “mommy, where are you”, “mommy, I need you” goes on and on all day so I make sure to make time for myself in the morning.
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Kori Peek and I am the wife of Professional Rodeo Cowboy Josh Peek. He competes in Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, and sometimes dabbles in Team Roping and Steer Roping. I’m still wondering when he is going to try rough stock but he swears it won’t happen. We shall see. haha We have a girl and boy who are twins, Emry Autumn and Keagan Cole. They are turning 4 in June.
Today the kids get to go to their preschool which is only 3 days a week. This week Josh took Emry with him on the road for a few days to allow her to adjust to life without being attached to my hip and getting to have some one-on-one with him. We find it VERY important to allow our children to get sufficient one-on-one time and have seen the benefits from it. Since Emry is gone, Keagan will be going to preschool alone and thankfully he isn’t one to feel sadness from the absence of his twin. He actually loves having some free time which consists of not having to share everything. The joy of being a twin. It is a piece of cake having only one child to get up and dress in the morning so we got ready in record time! Compared to our daughter, he is so easy! Emry is already a little diva and as much as I want to say she gets that from Josh, no one would believe it, and I know it is from me. I am realizing I have to own up to it which makes me laugh.
Once Keagan is dropped off I head back home to go over our family’s agenda and since Josh is off at a rodeo we always have fun morning “work calls” with one another where we go over emails, facebook messages, phone calls, and what needs to be done. Josh is an extremely hard worker and a phenomenal businessman. We are in the process of building a new horse trailer through Platinum Trailers and Duba’s Custom Trailers. It’s been a terrific process but a bit challenging when Josh and I are apart trying to make decisions. He usually leaves the process up to me (interior design decisions), which almost all guys leave these options up to their wife or else it comes out looking like a tie dye shirt. Women just have a sense for design and men thank God for that, at least Josh does!
Once I get Josh on the phone we dive right into business. Josh is also interested in a particular horse which we have prayed about for MONTHS. The horse was originally purchased by a guy who had first choice, and once that happened we told God “if it is meant to be the horse will come back to us”. Three months later and the horse was back for sale so Josh is currently trying the horse out and seeing if they are a perfect fit. “So far, so good” he said. Josh and I also have an agreement that he does his job, and I take care of the rest. He doesn’t deal with the money, the bills, the house, anything. We have learned that if he is able to focus solely on rodeo, then he does better. We have also found we make a better team that way rather than having us going in all different directions. Plus, if I didn’t have all of these things to do, I’d be bored out of my mind! I’ve always wanted to be a housewife and mommy, God has blessed me with both and I take full advantage of it.
As we wrap up our conversation, I review my list of “TO-DO’s” and make sure I’ve got everything covered so that once I leave the house, I can get everything done while I’m in town instead of making two, three, or four trips in and then back home. I’m probably a bit overly organized but it makes my stress level stay towards a zero which makes everyone in the family stay at zero too, ” ‘Cause if momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”
I’m now off to the Home Depot to figure out some options with our horse trailer. If you’ve ever built a horse trailer from the ground up, you know you feel as if it is a never-ending process and I’m doing my best to END the process. ha ha Plus Duba Trailers gave me a deadline which helps keep me on my toes. I am beyond excited to be able to have our own trailer because we have continuously compromised our needs with other trailers that were pre-built. This time we decided to be patient and go through the building process so that we can be together as a family all the time because Josh is one of those guys that doesn’t want to rodeo if we can’t be with him. He is 100% a family man and that’s why I married him!
I realize it is time to go pick Keagan up from preschool so I head that way and get him. He had a great day so we head home and start making supper. Keagan loves to help me cook so we made some yummy spaghetti and just the two of us enjoyed it. I catch up with what he did today and all the fun he had. We wrap up the day with some books, a couple of preschool workbook pages, and eating some popcorn. He is loving every minute of the one-on-one time and I, of course, am loving it too. I really am enjoying getting to give so much attention to him so I tuck him in, we say our prayers and I kiss him goodnight. A great ending to a great day!
Stay tuned for more from Kori!
*All pictures provided by Kori Peek.