Now don't get me wrong I have been busy in the last 25 days since I returned home from France. But instead of it being a long-to-do-list-with-no-breaks-in-sight kind of busy it has been I-want-to-do-as-much-stuff-as-I-can-before-I-have-to-go-back-to-school-and-get-a-real-job kind of busy. I don't mind that type nearly as much...in fact, I pretty much enjoy it.
So far I have been to Dickinson, North Dakota to celebrate my friend Megan's wedding. It was a great time and it was even better bonding with the boy :) 16 hours in the car in one weekend is almost too much fun!
I sure missed my country girls. Hopefully we can catch up again soon :) I will be holding down the fort in Fargo for them while they are off getting married, starting real jobs and being big girls. My time will come...:)
I have spent some quality time with Avery May. She is getting to be quite the personality and has her little finger wrapped around my boy. He finds a reason to come to Kenyon nearly every time I watch her and manages to catch her waking up every time he checks on her napping. I had to put my foot down last night when he wanted to wake her up at 9:30 at night. :)
I have given back to the program that used to dominate my summer--4-H. Mark and I are coaching the Rice County Livestock Judging team and those kids are a hoot. We have this little guy who told me every heifer was wide and long...needless to say we are working on his vocab. I have a feeling he is going to be the next great one though, he just needs a little TLC. I also have somehow gotten to be an expert on fashion revue and was able to judge Washington County's purchased garment contest. This of course brought me back to my glory days of purchasing pants for $2.34 and a sweater for $3.02 and shoes for $8.01 for a grand total of BARELY ANYTHING! I mean why can't I find those good of deals today? Probably because I never wore those outfits...but that wasn't the point of that project, was it?? Oh and I also judged my first show...and it was tough. Hopefully things only get better from there! 10 head is harder than you think....
My latest excitement was traveling to Wooster, Ohio and then to Denver, Colorodo to reconnect with Certified Angus Beef and the American Angus Association. It was great to be out at the National Junior Angus Show again and catch up with some familiar faces. Plus, I was surrounded by some really really good cattle and I can never complain about that. Avery and Annabelle did really well out there and Matt came home with two second place ribbons, definitely something to be happy with. While we were out there, Mark and I got one free afternoon and took a trip to Golden, CO and visited Coors Brewery. Did you know they owned Miller Lite too? It was a good time and the free samples weren't bad either! Next time you head to Denver make sure to check it out!
Well that's my latest recap...I will try to be more timely in the upcoming days and before I know it I will be back to school and judging and hopefully will have lots of fun places and good news to post. Until then, enjoy the beautiful summer days. I hope you are getting to spend time with the ones you love, some good cattle and maybe even drink a glass of wine while watching the sunset over the cornfield. :)