Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Counting down the days until my big babies come home. 
I dropped them off with my amazing ma and pa over a month ago and sent them on the road trip of a life time...

North to ALASKA!!! 

In just a few days I will pack up the little bubblies in their car seats and go to retrieve the adventurers.

This might explain why I have only posted once or twice in the mean time.

My days have consisted of one main goal :
 wearing out Mr. Milo and Miss Elsa. 

The trick is to accomplish this goal without wearing out the mother.

So today's sleep inducing activity:


There are those in this world who take on the task of raising some beasts of the field in order to develop life skills.

These are people with super human powers.

Through rain and snow...
poop and muck

They spend day after day
and exercising
their animals.

They have meetings and
community service projects.
They give speeches and
organize fundraisers.

They are 4H kids and their families.

You might recognise them this time of year...
the mothers anyways...

 a little wild eyed,
the hint of pig smell,
maybe a tuft of lambs wool
 clinging to her t-shirt or
a trace of manure splattered up the back of her jeans
-the look of pure love!!

It was so fun to spend a few hours watching the Thompsons get ready for fair. 
Elsa learned to baa like a lamb.
And Milo had a blast with Allie.

And our mission:

the angels sleeping soundly as I type 

Good luck at the fair
Riley, Seth, and Allie



  1. Holly I love that pic if the 2 boys shearing the sheep !!! It looks not even of this time! Rearrry cute!!!! Thanks for finally blogging!

  2. So I just came in to have a little break from clipping pigs and found this treasure! Ahhhh - you are starting to make me LIKE 4-H!!!!!! It made our 4-H week having you here with us. Love you and your family sooooooo much! xoxoxo

  3. Wonderful, wonderful post! You have a gift, thank you for sharing!
    BTW, Debbie Cook (who went to school with your momma) was in the newspaper office this A.M. talking about volunteering to wash pigs for fair last year. She scrubbed one big white pig almost bald and it got a sunburn... : )