Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pictures, courtesy of JayLee Jo

I finally put batteries in JayLee's camera that she got for her birthday. Once they died I was so tired of that thing, I could have thrown it in the garbage. Anyway, I loaded the pictures onto the computer and thought I would share some with you. There were over 100 on her sd card but there was a ton of the ground, a lot of blurry ones, and a good number of my butt (clothed of course.) Anyway here they are pictures of our life, through JayLee's eyes.....

I think those are onions with a lot of weeds in the background
Me (too bad it isn't a little more blurry)
Green peppers from the garden (my pjs in the background)
Afghan on the back of the couch (thanks mom)
Trent cussing at the very thought of pounding a post in the ground in Ioka. I'll explain if anyone cares to know one of these days, but it is nearly impossible.
Elmo chair she got from Uncle Bro for her 1st birthday

Olin and two binkies, he hasn't used one of those for 6 months. (tells you that I haven't loaded pictures form this camera once, woops)
Me and Rio
Zak

Cattle trailer

Olin and one of his favorite toys, the remote

This is a picture Jay wanted me to take of her with her camera. That doesn't happen very often . She is the only one that can take pictures and when she does let you take a picture with it you have to put the string around your neck.

Kind of random but I thought it was kind of funny to see her pictures. My favorite is the one of the bottom half of me and Rio's nose. Tell me your favorite.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

July 4th

If you ask Trent what he did on the Fourth of July every year when he was growing up he will tell you we worked. Which is absolutely true. Growing up in Huntington we always had a big celebration and we went to all of it, every year. So I told Trent we had to do at least one fourth of July thing so we rode horses early in the afternoon and then went into town to watch fireworks that night.
This is Trent and Olin watching the fireworks.....

This is JayLee.......sleeping through the fireworks.

She fell asleep before we got there and would not wake up. Sunday morning she woke up and wanted to go and I had to show her these pictures to prove that we had gone.

She did have fun earlier in the day though. She got to ride horses and more important for her she got to ride Rio. Rio is my horse and he is soooo big. It scares me to put her clear up there but she loves it and he acts like a perfect gentleman for her. He bends his poll and rounds his back without her even asking. I'm sure it is just his lazy personality coming out. He'd much rather pack her than me.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Trip to Strawberry

Monday and Tuesday we went to Strawberry Reservoir with Trent's family. It was my kind of camping since we stayed in cabins that were bigger than my house. We took our horses and Trent's parents brought four-wheelers and when we were riding those we just played games with the cousins. It was a lot of fun.

JayLee went fishing with Jenna and Kevin and she loved it. I was gone on a horse ride when they left Monday night and she fell asleep before they got back. On Tuesday morning she woke me up telling me all about her fishing trip. She also had fun with Tren't cousin Seth (who she calls Steve now because once she got home she couldn't remember his name, sorry Seth!) She had to eat dinner next to him on Tuesday night and she said the funnest thing she did was ride the bike in the house, which was another thanks to Seth. Tren'ts cousins are almost all teenagers but they were all so good to her.

I wish I would have taken more pictures but I didn't. This one is on the way home. JayLee fell asleep and this is Olin pulling her hair and thinking it is really funny. You should have heard him squealing about it.

Trent and I got to go on a couple of horse rides and that was all thanks to Trent's mom and Jenna. They always had my kids. I'm so grateful for them. Alese and Ryan went riding with us Monday night and it was so fun. They really need to move out to the Basin so we can do more stuff together.

This is Trent's horse Harley. She acted so good up there and is definitely a brush busting horse. I couldn't believe some of the stuff she would go through. JayLee didn't get to ride because her horse was so hyper once we got there I was too chicken to put her on. She asked Trent when we were loading her in the trailer to go home, "Dad, why did we even bring my horse?" What will we do with sassy JayLee? But Ryan rode her and as long as she was in the front she didn't look like a parade horse.

It was a fun couple of days and a great time to be with family.