Monday, August 20, 2012

And the World Keeps Spinning On

Howdy folks!

It's been a very busy and interesting week for this family. We had our county fair from Tuesday to Saturday. Josh and Caleb were showing breeding heifers Friday morning. So, every day of that week consisted of getting up and heading right over to the fair grounds to feed the heifers, clean up after 'em, and make sure everything was ok. Then, you basically just hung out all day until you could feed them again in the evening.  Perhaps we're an odd family, but we get rather exhausted when we are away from home, day after day.
    Friday the boys showed their heifers and did a really good job. Unfortunately, Caleb's heifer (who had been behaving very well before this) decided that she wanted to lead, not be led. And, when you weigh 900lbs, you kind of get your way with a kid that's not even half your size. However, Caleb handled it very well and his heifer didn't end up hurting anyone with her little attitude, so it was good. Joshua got Reserve Grand Championship overall, and Caleb got Grand Champion in showmanship in his division (he was a little disappointed that he won because he was the only person in the ring... He told me afterwards, "Yeah, it was an easy win. Which is kind of a bummer."). However, we were very proud of them and whooped and cheered for them whenever we could.
    Saturday morning we were up super early to do corn again. Mom, Becca, Josh, and I did that while Caleb and Dad headed back to the fairgrounds to help serve the BBQ lunch. .Once we were done with the corn, we headed back to the fair, loaded everything up, and headed home. Needless to say, that evening I think we pretty much looked like zombies or something. We were pretty bushed.
    Today we will be enjoying the fellowship of some good friends whilst we make cards (gotta be productive, right? ;-) and the boys get their last swimming session in before it gets too cold. They might not even get to do it today since it's been a bit rainy, but we'll see how long it lasts. :-) We'd like it to last all day!
Also this week we are getting together with another friend to plan and discuss. Plan and discuss what? Well, I can't tell you that... yet. Once everything is finalized, then perhaps I'll be able to tell you all about it and keep you updated from then on out. However, we're all rather excited over here!!!
    Also, I haven't forgotten that I still haven't finished posting pictures from our wonderful weekend celebrating my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. I'm planning on working on that this week, if at all possible. There are several fun pictures that I definitely want to show y'all!!

Well, I had better run! I hope that all my readers are doing well. Drop me a line and let me know how your week went. 

Oh, and keep you eyes open for a fun event that will be happening soon!

In  Christ's Service,

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Just an update


I thought I'd drop in and let everyone know that I've recently updated my writing blog, No Greater Thing.  I think you'll want to go check it out. :-) I won't tell you what it says, but I will let you know that it has a bit of a story in it, in case anyone is interested. ;-)  The post can be found here.

How's that for advertising? ;-)

As far as an actual update goes, I guess there isn't much to share! We've been busy doing some cleaning and that's about it. The boys are showing their heifers at the fair this week, and that's probably the only exciting news (except for some other big news, which I will share in another post as it deserves a whole, separate one to it's self =D)

I hope everyone's having a good week so far!!

In Christ's Service,

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Too funny to not share...

I found this picture and I couldn't help sharing it. I don't know who did it, so unfortunately I can't credit where it's due.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday. We didn't have church this morning, but watched an extremely convicting video. I'm hoping to post the video later if I can find it. It was just too good not to share, and I know I can't fully do it justice by telling it to y'all. So, you'll have to wait until I find the video. :-)
  Other activities for today include finishing up some drama things (auditions are this Tuesday! So excited about it!), and basically just relaxing and resting. Resting from yesterday, that is. :-) We were up and out the door by 5:45 Saturday morning. Why? Because we are selling corn for a local farmer at a farmer's market in town. It was extremely HOT because we had to sit out on the asphalt in our parking space next to the trailer. I think we will be doing something else for shade next week! We'll be selling corn until around the middle/ed of September. Basically just for as long as the corn lasts. The nice thing is that we are doing this as a family, so at least we get to be together! Also, we are, thankfully, in the middle of a more 'easy going' cattle season at the moment. Just gotta make sure there is water in the tanks, and fences are still holding up.
So, what did your weekend activities include?

In Christ's Service,

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Recipe Contest!!!!

Hello Friends and Readers alike!

I'm here to announce something really fun, neat, and exciting!!! My dear friend, Samantha, is hosting a Recipe Contest over at her blog, Simple Delights.  The theme is DESSERTS!!! Who doesn't love desserts???

Entering is super easy, and did I forget to mention that there are prizes for the winners?? So, head over to Samantha's Blog to read all about it and get the entering info!  I'm really looking forward to seeing all the entrants for this super fun contest!

Hurry fast! Entering ends on the 11th!

In Christ's Service,