Thursday, July 30, 2009
Brent and Suz floating the river.
We rented a double tube so we could ride together. That way we could save each other if we got dumped out!
The Tegan family. What a cute family!!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The week started off with a demolition derby-- this was the first one and let me tell you, it was interesting to say the least! A little "red neck," but very entertaining. People entered "beater" trashy cars into the race (they had to be 4 cylinder, with all of the glass removed) and they raced around the track while crashing into each other (sometimes purposely), and ran off the track several times. There wasn't much left of the cars by the time they each finished the race. It was pretty insane. The rest of the week included a team sorting, a kids rodeo (Brent was asked to be a judge for this. Our nephew competed in it, so Brent had to have the other judges score him when it was his turn so he wouldn't be biased--but our nephew still won the sheep riding)! There was also an IMPRA rodeo, a dance in the park after the rodeo (with a live band), a "deep pit" barbecue, a marathon (no, I didn't run in this--I wish, but I'm too out of shape!), a play ("Paint Your Wagon"), basketball tournaments, a parade (Brent and I were asked to be judges for this, and were able to pick a winning float) and much, much more!
The celebration ended with an AWESOME firework show after the rodeo Saturday night. Since Brent was helping with the rodeo, (he was helping with the bucking chutes) we had front row seats. We parked a flat bed trailer next to the arena to watch the rodeo, and then the fireworks were launched almost directly above us. It was incredible!! As we were sitting there watching the fireworks, I looked around and just soaked it all in. Brent and I were sitting there together surrounded by our family, and our close friends, and I thought to myself, "This is what life is all about. Being with the ones you love, having fun together, and enjoying one another's company." It was a perfect summer night. I just savored the moment, and didn't want it to end. Sorry, no pictures this time. . . though I wish I would've taken some. Odd for me not to take pictures-- Brent would testify to that!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Me, and my nephew, L, roasting marshmallows together in our back yard. He wanted to be careful, and wanted "white" roasted marshmallows, not brown ones!
Happy Birthday, M. Make a wish!!
Our niece and nephews loved every minute of riding our horse "Cougar." They kept asking for another turn, over and over, and they've been talking about Cougar ever since that night. I think they would've ridden him all night if they could have. Brent is so good with the kids, and very cautious with them around the horses. Watching him with them makes me love him even more. He's so good with them, and he has the makings of a great "daddy".
Here's a short video clip of Brent riding with our nephew. He took turns riding with each of them, and then let them ride while he lead the horse around. They kept saying "let's go fast Brent!" (sorry the video quality isn't the greatest, but hopefully you get the idea).
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Here's a picture of the whole family. Starting on the back row from left to right: Brent, our brother-in-law , Suzanne's dad, Suz's brother. (Middle row:) Suzanne's sister, Mom, and Suzanne. The three little ones are our triplet neice and nephews.
My mom, my sister, and I by the docks at the reservoir.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Brent and Suzanne with our nephews in the park.
Suz with her sister.