Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Where Has Our Time Gone?

Well, it's been a while...where do I begin with so much to tell. Since I last posted life has flown by. We went to the youth fair, had two local horse show, Easter, end of the year program, Area B horse show, two birthdays, Mother's Day, and a trip to the beach while trying to rescue numerous animals along the way. I also forgot two field trips. Some days I don't know how we fit all this stuff in our schedule. The youth fair horse show was fun as always. The boys both did well. Just placed 2nd in Halter and Trist placed 3rd in Jr. Showmanship. We also got to watch Brooke show her heifer as well as watch Am, Dalton, and Lane show their steers. As for the horse shows, can't tell you how they did until after the awards ceremony. That will be a post all of its own.

We spend Easter with my family. It was nice to visit with my grandmother and aunts as well as cousins. We hid around 350 eggs for two little boys to find. Then they hid some for the adults to find.

Well, we have finished with co-op and had the end of the year ceremony. It was great! They had a short and sweet program with an ice cream social afterwards. We also had two cool field trips. Trist was able to go to the Santa Fe Zoo after his class had studied about animals. They had a blast. One of our Mom's contacted GPD and ASO and had the K9 unit and helicopter fly in. You should have seen the kids face when they flew in. The best part is one of the dad's from our co-op is a GPD officer and was able to fly in with the helicopter. They did a great job talking with the kids about their jobs and how to be safe.

This is getting pretty long, but I am trying to get it all covered. In April, the boys took me to Cedar Key for my birthday. I think this was more for Michael than myself. We had lunch at Sea Breeze and then just wondered around the town. We went to the museum and Shell Mound. It was fascinating to see all the mounds of shells there. When we arrived back home we had chocolate cake that they had brought from the Train Station! It was delicious!!!!

Boy was May a busy month. We celebrated Tristan's 9th Birthday, Mother's Day, Area B, and went to the beach. Tristan felt a little cheated this year because we had Justin's Area show and Mother's Day on the same weekend. He thought I had enough authority to change Area B to another weekend. Justin earned enough points at Area to continue on to the next level, which is State. State just happens to be in the middle of July in Tampa. This will be his first year being eligible to attend Southern Regionals, which will be in Little Rock. He hopes to be in the top 42 from the state so that he can go to Regionals. He figured we would be somewhere close to half way to Montana and just maybe his dad will let us travel on out to visit family there! I'm crossing my finger because I sure want to see those precious nieces and nephews!

Well, I will try to do a better job at keeping up to date with our family and our blog! Thanks for reading!!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

First Attempt

Well, here it is…my first attempt at this blog stuff. After talking with Kimberly several times and my nieces moving away to Montana, I guess it is a good time to try to blog to keep in touch with everyone. Kimberly says that I will be come addicted to blogging. Wow! I am so thankful that the boys got their record books completed and turned in. Hallelujah!!! Tristan’s comment was “Mom, you have made me write so much that my hand is about to fall off and my wrist is killing me!” I enjoyed watching him pick out pictures for his visual story. He was very careful which ones he chose. We had our whole dining room table covered in pictures, stickers, paper, scissors, tape, and pens. Justin was a little sad that this would be the first time in six years that his Aunt Jenn was not here to help him with his visual story. She has been an inspiration and motivation for him to get his visual story completed. Well, needless to say~ he wouldn’t take my advice and he did them all himself, which made me proud and I didn’t have to complain to get him through. I know that even though she is thousands of miles away in Montana, she would be proud that he used the lessons she had taught him to finish. We had printer issues which Michael implied that we were having them becuase we were running late. He said he knew it must have been bad when he could hear me outside telling the kids we were gonna be late if that crazy printer didn’t start printing soon! Well, we ended up being 45 minutes late to turn the books in with Justin’s on a travel drive praying that our extension agent would be willing to allow us the use of his printer. Thankfully when we arrived they were still putting away exhibits, so the record books were turned in so they can be judged Tuesday night.

After we let there we drove over to the Horse Teaching Unit to watch some of the Jr. Angus Field Day. I enjoyed watching the kids and talking with the Hines’. Charlee is my kind of girl. She made me laugh at some of comments she made about the cows and the kids. Katie did an awesome job on the photographs she had taken. I still think she needs to turn them into the Farm Bureau Photo Contest. Way to go Katie! As we left there it was on to the Road House for dinner and then to work at the theatre. Wow~ we sure were tired when we finally got home.

Hope you have a blessed week!