Thursday, September 02, 2010
My daughter Jaime is joining me!!
Jaime is an amazing artist and person! At this early point in her career she is awesomely poised and confident (confidence is something she's always been good with). She has an incredible people skills and enjoys a great variety of "traditional" and "non-traditional" activites, including raising and showing pigs, photography, texting, gardening, leadership activities, etc.
She has done some incredible protrait and still life photography work, creative work involving digital designs including tee shirt designs for her FFA chapter, etc. She has an amazing eye for balance (or creative lack thereof), color and design. I can't wait to see the creative direction that she chooses!!
In the next few weeks I'll post some of her work for everyone to see.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sorry I've not been around this week. It's "turn-over" time at the apartments. We are getting 26 apartments ready for new tenants this week at my dh's work and he needs my help. So very little computer time, 20 hour days, sleeping on a blow up bed and scrubbing toilets, sinks and tubs are not much fun when you've been doing it for 25 years! lol
Hope to see ya'll soon.
Scrap one for me :)
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Jaime and Willie playing around the exhibits at the beginning of fair.
The Almont Squealers 4H club: Jaime, Heather, Tyra, Gabby, Willie and Jessica
Tyra in her showmanship class.
Jaime in her showmanship class.
Jaime and Heather in Market class.
Jessica in her showmanship class
Jessica received a trophy
Heather with her Grand Champion Carcass trophy, Jessica with her showmanship trophy and Gabby with her Reserved Grand Champion Carcass trophy
There's always some time for a visit.
Isn't she cute!!!!!???
Gabby, Brian and Jessica on Auction day in Gabby's pen
Jaime shows her 1st place ribbon for her Market Class hog, while waiting on auction day.
There's always work to be done
I'd like to take a moment to send a Thank You to all the individuals or companies that supported the kids during the livestock auction by purchasing an animal.
A special Thank You to:Roberts Buick for puchasing Jaimes 2008 Market hog
and All Green Lawn Care for puchasing Tyras 2008 Market hog.
Without your support the children wouldn't be able to have this great experience!
Now back to random photo's
After a hard and fast rain, the kids can't help but play in the puddles.
When there's nothing else to do, pretending to show using your baby cousin is always fun.
Gotta go to work now, hopefully I'll have a template later tonight.
PS. I finished a template and my layout :)
Here's a Simple Stacks Template Freebie for you
Monday, August 11, 2008
By the time I arrived at the fairground, cleanup was almost complete. You would have a hard time believing there were 5 tents of animals, carnival rides, food booths, a circus and more, if you didn't see it before. But the weather liked to play tricks on us in the last few hours, so as we were packing up the supplies and camper, it rained. By 5pm we were on our way home again, to our pet left outside and comfortable beds, oh yeah and the flea's who hadn't had a meal in a week! Time to bomb!
Kids immediately stole my computer, I think they were in withdrawl too. But I planned ahead and created 8 Fair Week Freebies, knowing I wouldn't get to play as soon as I got home.
So here's today's freebie
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Lots to do today, bomb the house, grocery shop, download 2000 photo's from my sd cards, create layouts, make freebies, etc.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Well yesterday was sure a lot of fun! But I'm kinda glad it's over, everyone is exhausted!
In the middle of the last day we saw a huge black cloud headed for the fair grounds. Within about an hour we received about 3 inches of rain. Everything is drenched, even my ketchup! After the rain the sun began to peak out again, just in time for the awards, an indoor activity, lol. Tyra won 3rd place Livestock judging, with the senior team and 2nd place in Speeches for her division. Jaime won 1st place in Livestock judging with a junior team, 3rd place in Livestock judging as an individual in the junior division and 1st place in speeches for her division (I just know that kids going to be a lawyer or something where she can talk, lol)
When it was all over I asked my bil when they would be loading the hogs in the morning, so I could come back to help clean up the trailer while the kids were in the pens, etc. He said 12:01. Didn't dawn on me for a minute he meant AM which was about half an hour, lol (they are nuts).
Well I didn't stay, I have a 5 year old who needed to go to bed.
Oh, yeah then the kids gave their leaders a thank you gift and their leaders gave the kids a little gift (it was so much fun making this one happen) I'll post a photo as soon as I get one.
Ok now my freebie before I forget
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