Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sneak Peak of the Weekend

Alright, I have taken a few of my favorite pictures to share with y'all as a 'sneak peak/preview'. :-) I will probably have to do several posts of all the pictures... We took (well, mostly Becca took them) over 1,000 pictures. =D But, I guess that's how it goes sometimes! ;-) And in the digital age, you can snap pictures quicker than you can say 'cheese'. :-)

So, enjoy the pictures and let me know what you think!! :-)

My wonderful parents! 

Josh and I inside a big tractor bucket. 

Josh and I doing an 'old photo' by the super cool truck...


Trying to be serious....

...and utterly failing. ;-) 

Do I look at home in this thing or what? It would be so neat to own one!!! 

My 'amazing' photo... ;-) Actually, I thought it turned out pretty neat!

Lizzy from 'Cars'. 

Cuzin's Visitin' on the porch swing-the weather was SO nice.

Lining up my aim for an amazingly easy shot which... I missed. 

My Bee-u-tee-ful Sister

Yours truly (picture taken by my amazing sis!)

And one of the whole family! (photo credit to my Aunt Betty)

So, there's your sneak peak! I hope you enjoyed it and want to see more.... 'cuz there's a whole bunch of 'em. ;-) In the next post I'll probably give you the 'tour' of the house (basically I walked through the house and took pictures every couple of steps...) The Attic (otherwise known as the "Princess Room") where we girls slept was especially neat! :-)

In Christ's Service,

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My Birthday

Ok, last time my birthday rolled around, a few of my readers got onto me about not posting about it. ;-) So, I'm posting now that I've just celebrated my 19th birthday!!! Sounds old, doesn't it??? ;-)

I'm planning on posting some pictures of our super-ly fun weekend! We were celebrating my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary. So, what a better way to celebrate your birthday than with all your immediate family members?? ;-) It was loads of fun! And yes, I really do have a gazillion pictures to show y'all. (no, not all of them are of my birthday! but from the whole weekend)

And thank you to those who have already wished me a happy birthday! You all made it even more special. :-)

In Him,
The old lady

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Just a Random Lil' Post about what's Been Going On

Yup. That just about sums it up.  I thought I might drop in a say a few things. Many of you said you liked just my random 'daily posts', and I'm glad of it. :-)

So, what's been going on in the crazy life of Miss Sarah lately? Well, I don't think I've ever seen a busier July in my life.  You know what we did for the 4th and everything, so I'll spare you the pain of having to re-read it again. This past weekend, though, we had our annual family reunion (on my dad's side). We didn't have as many of the family come this year, but it was nice because I was actually able to sit down and visit with someone for more than five minutes before someone else came up and wanted to visit too. So, all in all, it was very nice. Sadly, we had to cut the visit short because we have a wounded calf to take care of.  Wounded calf? Yes. Unfortunately, our little pups decided to play tug-o-war with our calf. I'll spare disgusting details for those with weak stomachs. But, it wasn't a pretty sight. Both her ears are gone now, and she has a very wounded shoulder. She'll probably walk with a limp the rest of her life.  Thankfully, she seems to be recovering well, but it will take a long time to heal completely. So, daily life consists of going out in the morning and changing her bandages (I will admit here that I haven't been able to help out with that yet... Right now it's too much for my stomach to bear. I know, a rancher girl with a weak stomach. What will come next....) However, though I might not be helping now, I might help later when the wound is more healed than it is now. =S

So, in that series of unfortunate events, I come to the next topic. My pup. Living on the ranch like we do, we can't have dogs that tear up calves, even if they meant it in play. At first we were so upset with them we were just going to put them down. However, after some more thought, we decided that they weren't really bad dogs. They were just puppies that hadn't had very good training (unfortunately we don't know much about dog training!). So, we put an add on Craigslist and a few days later, a nice family came and took Oreo. My little buddy. My shadow. I miss him a lot, but at the same time, I have to say I'm glad he's there and not here where he might get into more trouble (and maybe an accident where we couldn't allow the mercy of him finding another home). So, after we found another home for him, we decided to go ahead and keep Bandit. You see, we had 3 dogs: Sadie (a Great Pyrenees), Bandit, and Oreo. We've heard that if you have more than 2 dogs, they will start forming a 'pack' mentality and will end up doing more damage than good. So, we figured that we'd get rid of the two pups and then keep Sadie (mostly, I think, because she would be harder to get rid of...).  Any way, after we got rid of Oreo, we decided to go ahead and keep both of the other two dogs in hopes that since there aren't 3, they'll behave better.

Moving on.... This Friday we are having a dance!! I'm so very excited and I hope that I can post pictures of it later. :-) Yesterday we went over to a friends house (their daughters and I are the ones who instigated this whole thing!) and learned some dances. Rather, I taught them the dances so I'd have a few more people who knew how to do it. It's going to be interesting because I'm calling the dances. So, we'll see how it goes! They'll either hire or fire me, in a manner of speaking. ;-) any way, I am SO excited. And yes, this sounds silly, but I already have my outfit picked out. The most swish-y skirt I had! ;-) There is, actually, a story behind why I already have my outfit picked out. However, I'll save that for when I post pictures. :-) We will be doing English Contra (or line) dancing. Like the one in the video below, and, if any of you have seen Pride and Prejudice, like the one that Elizabeth dances with Mr. Darcy and they have their famous conversation. :-)

(Isn't that just the most elegant dance you've ever seen? I totally love it! In fact, that's one we're going to do-or try to do! Oh, and the music is just lovely!!) 

Well, I believe that this has gotten long enough. I'll end it by saying that my littlest brother (though not to little now!) is going to be turning 12 in just 3 days!!! So sad to see him growing up, yet I'm proud of the young man he's becoming. :-) I'm going to try to do a special post for him later on....
  And be prepared to see lots of pictures (possibly) as we have several other 'major' events going on. :-)

With that, I shall bid you adieu! I hope all my readers are doing well! Have you been doing anything out of your 'normal' routine?

In His Grace,

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

Hello! I just wanted to drop in to wish everyone a very happy 4th of July!! (even though we should technically be celebrating on the 3rd!)

Today's plans include going over to my Great-Aunt and Uncles to have hamburgers and play some games. It is tradition, actually. :-)  Unfortunately we won't be able to have any fireworks because of the drought that we are in, but that's alright. It isn't about the fireworks anyway, right? ;-)

Another tradition that we seemed to have started was getting together with another family on the 3rd. We were laughing that we always get together on the 3rd (since both the dads are off from work so they can stay super late!), so we decided that we should just make it tradition. ;-)  My friend and I had a photo shoot (I might share some pictures with y'all.... ;-), then we learned some new dances for a dance that's coming up (my sister and I are calling it, so we were trying to learn some new ones!), and then did our own "America's Got Talent" show! It was lots of fun.  After that, we got our cardio workout by sneaking around in the dark trying to find the other team before they find you. (yes, our hearts were pounding through the entire thing!) Whew, it gets kind of creepy out there! especially when the coyotes start howling (and they were very close last night!). In any case, we had lots of laughs and good fellowship. :-)

Any way, We had a blast, enjoyed sleeping in after our late night, and are looking forward to the evening with family!

Do you any of you have any fun traditions for the holiday?

Also, thanks so much to those who voted on the poll I had up. The results were kind of surprising, but I am looking forward to putting up some of those posts for y'all. :-)

In Christ's Service,

Monday, July 2, 2012

Guest Post over at Simple Delights


My friend, Samantha, over at Simple Delights, was very kind and asked me to be one of her guest-posters while she takes a blogging break. So, if you would like to read my post, just click HERE.  Be sure to drop a comment with your thoughts!! :-)

(Update and -hopefully-pictures coming soon!)

In Him,