Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Howdy, Partner!

This past Sunday was Poppy's 65th birthday...We celebrated with a visit from Steph, a cookout complete with cowboy hats, homemade cactus decor and a few handpainted faux freckles. What a fun time!

Where's Waldo?

He's in Geneva!

My brother-in-law and his wife recently got a schnoodle puppy and named him Waldo...what a cutie!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Fun-Filled Weekend

Last week was the county fair. Friday night was wristband ride night and the bull-riding/rodeo grandstand show. So all went to the show to help "Poppy" celebrate his birthday a bit early. We had a really fun time and Emily captured a bit of the action for us with my camera...

She almost did some "Mutton Busting" aka sheep riding...they called for any interested children to come down and give it try. She immediately wanted to go so we went down...she was a bit confused about what it actually was. She thought that she was just going to have a nice "controlled" sheep ride like a kid's pony ride. When she saw the first boy go and fall off the sheep she had doubts in her mind. She later told us, "I said to myself...what was I thinking!?!" But, she decided she'd give it a go and was aboard the sheep in the pen, but HE decided not to go out the gate. Instead he went and hid in the corner giving her the perfect opportunity to rethink her decision and get off. We're proud of her for making an attempt and she says, "at least I got to hug a fluffy sheep".

After the show Em & Ben went on a couple rides and then she did a bunch of kid rides by herself. And of course we feasted on some good ole fair food...fried dough and fried oreos and took sugar waffles and a candy apple home with us.

Then, Saturday evening Em and I had a "girls night out" to the movies for Kit Kittredge: American Girl. I'm so glad I took Em to see it. It was fun spending some time together (just the 2 of us) and the movie was excellent.

What a fun weekend...just what we needed after a hectic week!

Our Little Beauty

So pretty...

Christmas in July

When Ben heard that Third Day was releasing a new cd last week, he came home all excited asking me to get online and order it for him. So...before it was actually released I ordered it. Anything for my hubby...besides, it gave me a great excuse to go ahead and order a book and cd that I had been wanting (gotta save on those shipping costs!)

For the next couple of days he anxiously awaited coming home from work to news that the "brown truck" had finally arrived with the package. As we opened the box of goodies we were like kids at July!

So now I've got a new read and we've both got some new tunes. And I must say that Third Day's "Revelation" is awesome!