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Friday, August 21, 2009

First Day of the 2009-2010 School Year

School commenced Tuesday and both girls are so excited about school this year. I am pleased to report that Haylee is in first and Alexa is in kindergarten. They barely had enough time to turn around for the photo.

More Fair Photos

Chase County Fair 2009

This year we enjoyed the fair with cousins from Alma. The kids had a blast riding endless lines of carnival attractions--over and over. And once again, we had to visit the face painting lady (who is extremely talented). You can see her creative hand working on Alexa. There isn't anything better than an evening at the fair with rides, food, the expo and cousins.

Haylee's Locks of Love

This year or all year Haylee has been growing her hair to donate it to the "Locks of Love" philanthropy/cause. She was able to donate 10" of hair the middle of August. Her hair will be used to make a wig for a child that is fighting/living with cancer. It is so awesome to see our daughter understand the concept of giving to a worthy cause. She is ready to grow it again!! Cheers to Haylee.

2009 Born to Win Womens Conference

Here are a couple of photos of Pam Thum and Stephen Marshall as they presented the Born to Win Conference for women. It was hosted by the Hamlet Church and over 90 women were present to learn how they are "Born to Win". If you ever have the opportunity to see them, do so. It will forever lift your spirit and improve your outlook on life and your relationships. God bless Pam and Steve for offering to present this conference and thank you to all the women (young and old) that attended. Oh, and the women of HUC, thank you for the fabulous food and hospitality. It was greatly appreciated and we are forever grateful.

Wheat Harvest 2009

This year seemed to follow suit like last year. Meaning that harvest took an entire month to complete. The kids loved to ride the combine and tractor with grain cart again this year. It is even more fun in a new one!!! Noah is following his daddy's footsteps and his grandpa's and his great grandpa's--he loves to farm and everything that goes with it!! What a blessing it is to have a child so interested in the farm and ranch.

Fun In Texas (at the pool, where else?)

We (the kids and I) made the 11 hour trip to Texas in July for Tami & Gregg's baby shower. When asked what the kids would like to do for fun while in Texas? The only response was play at the pool. So we did just that everyday!! Thanks to Auntie Ane, Aunt Tami and Uncle Gregg-O for a fun extended weekend. We love you all!

Beatiful Rainbow

I nearly had forgotten that I was able to catch this photo at 5 a.m. one morning. It is so peaceful and you can almost smell the rain.

Hanging out with our new cousin, Madison

My brother, Van, recently married a very nice young woman, Christina, and she has a sweet 9 year old daughter, Madison. Our kids are thrilled that they have a new cousin to hang out with, but I think that Madison is even more so. After the engagement was announced, she said that she wanted to move here!!! She is delight and we are blessed to welcome her to the family. And her mommy too...