A long, long time ago... like the Summer of 1997, I had my senior pictures done... It was thirteen years ago this summer that they were taken. Yet I can remember that day as if it was just yesterday. That summer, to be more specific.
I had a long post wrote up about then and now, but decided against posting it.
While my teenage years played a part in who I am today, I'm thankful to be right where I am, even if that young girl in the pictures is just a slight resemblence of the ladywoman gal I am today.
Happily married, stay at home mom, 4 kids...
When I was growing up, I dreamed about these days... being married, having children... and now I'm living the dream.
**Thanks to Neisha for kindly reminding me about my Shoot Me! post... which I hadn't forgetton about, I, err, just didn't have a picture for.. a current pic that is. :)
(this post got lost in the shuffle..it was suppose to post right after this one)
The other afternoon/evening we got together at a nearby park. Alot of the local people and friends have gotten word about Benjamin working his magic music in TN. What was intended to be just a small group at home, turned into a large potluck at the baseball field. It was a good time. We got to listen to great music, eat lots of good food. Saw people we rarely see, even met some new friends (well, new to me, since I didn't grow up in this lil town). The kids had a blast.. running around, dancing, playing...
The fun ended late.. but there's a few smiles left in these red-cheeked, mostly wore out, tired kids!
County fair was the other weekend. That means rodeos, truck pulls, livestock barns, cotton candy, popcorn, deep-fried cheese curds, blue-raspberry slushies...and RIDES!
These three girls are some good friends of the family. They wanted to go on The Hurricane... but needed a responsible adult (according to the sign) so I was nominated and glady obliged. I'm not sure who screamed more.. me or the girls. But it sure was fun!
Maybe this is just a thing at our county fair... but it's hilarious.
This year our kids joined in the fun! All kids (10 and younger) can go down to the arena. They make a big circle, turn around (then the rodeo clown tells them to lay down on their backs, roll over, do a push up, and stand back up).
Then they let maybe 10-15 chickens loose. Then oodles of kids make a mad dash trying to catch them. It's H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S to watch. Benji, Carolyn, Jacob, Emily, Larissa, Harleigh, Mariah and Katie G all took part.
You can see Larissa and Katie in the start of the video.. and glimpses of rest...
We got some Culver's coupons out of the deal.... :)
I am a city girl turned completely country. I'm married to a tall, handsome cowboy (who loves me as I am). I'm a Mom to 4 wonderful children. 2 boys & 2 girls. Some days they are a handful to say the least, but full of love, laughter and joy. They are my life!