Friday, July 31, 2009

blue ribbons & good times

A great week at the county fair!

Young Boy with his GREAT-grandparents.

And with his ornery Papa (son of the two above)...
In the showring...A trophy and a blue ribbon...
At the Lamb Cook-Off (Young Boy made Macho Nachos).Oh-so many thanks to my dad, the sheep-guy...and winner of the Cook-Off with his Calico Beans!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

gotta dress the part

county fair time

We interrupt this blog to bring you the 2009 County Fair. (If you're not into photos of sheep & such, come back in a week or two.)

Saturday...Safe Use of Guns project judging. (Young Boy's got all excellents!)

Sunday...loading and unloading. Young Boy's fluffy white Suffolk breeding sheep.

Monday...Skill-a-Thon day. Interviews and quizzes to test your sheep knowledge.

See, I told you it was gonna be about sheep.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

impromptu reunion

An (unplanned) sad occasion brought us together, but it ended the day on such a sweet note. Haven't seen some of these folks in years and am reminded that good hearts, kind souls and nice words are everyday blessings to treasure.

Monday, July 13, 2009

a nice big drink

Thanks for the rain, Lord! Grow, little garden, grow.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Go. buy. this. book.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

a black eye & a case of the grumps

Ever just have one of those weeks? Yep, me too. Started on Monday night when I had a little altercation with my washing machine. Bent down to pick up something on the floor in front of it and whapped my eye on the latch of the door. The doc said it was a contusion, a fancy name for bruise. I'm saving on make-up this week though, only having to do half my face...the other half has quite enough color.

Since then, I've had a case of the grumps. Trying to look for the little pockets of sunshine, but just can't seem to locate them right now. I'm giving myself one last continue my pity party. Tomorrow, must find some good.

This print from BettyTurbo totally cracked me up!

Monday, July 6, 2009

a little girl gnome

Just got a new rubber stamp...does it get any cuter than a little gnome girl with an apron & balloons!?