Something So Big

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New Additions to County B Fun Park!

Welcome to the farm, Jordy and Percy!

Mark had a "memorable" Memorial Day planned.  Let's all pile in the truck and go on a Craigslist ride to pick up some pygmy goats!

They would jump out of the calf pen in the truck bed, so we lucky girls in the back got to hold (TRY to hold) the goats in the back seat.  
before the ride home

 Goats have very hard little skulls.  Getting a head-butt to the lip is kind of an ouch!
an hour into the ride home (trying to keep the boys calm...)
 Home at last!  I got to name them (I think due to the ride home), so the white one is Jordy (Nelson) and the black one is Percy (Harvin).
 They're shy around us still....
 ...but I think they like their new surroundings!

They were born in February.  The guy we bought them from runs a campground and has a pony, several goats, pygmy goats, and a llama.  He said that they will get about double this size.  Right now they are not much bigger than Rudy.

 Speaking of Rudy, he isn't too thrilled with them.
"Why do they get a bigger yard than me???  Lemme outta here!!"
And the menagerie continues :)
"In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind." (Job 12:10)

Monday, May 5, 2014


Prom day was a blur...........
  ...with the big girl getting ready and her little sisters going crazy!
 Finally, after hours of tucking in the dress and a quick trip to the bridal store, we were ready.  Thank you to cousin Rheann for loaning us the cute dress!  And thank you to Susan A. for making the cute little bolero to match!
 Ally Jo T-Bird...isn't she pretty?  (I'm so glad she is talented enough to do her own hair, too!)
 Wynne photo-bombing the mother-daughter picture.  The boys were at a football clinic and couldn't be there for all the pre-prom excitement!
 Our lovely ladies.
The tradition in this town is to go to mass (whether you're Catholic or not) and gather for pictures afterwards.  The junior girls are the only ones who get to wear the big FOOFY dresses.

 Ally went with this group of sophomores.  It took a while to figure out which one was the most responsible driver;)  They went to Red Robin for supper, then back to Holiday Gardens for the dance.
 Ally and a few of her classmates...Brooke and Brittany... (notice sophomores can wear long dresses, but without the "foof"...and freshmen can wear shorties. too short in my opinion....seniors can do whatever they want, but they tend to wear shorties, too)
 My photographic assistants that evening were Wynne's friend Aubrey...
 ...and Wynne Gloria herself.  Now fully mature at age eight :)

 The day after.  I will not say "morning after" because someone slept all morning and well into the afternoon.  But she had a good time, no drama, no trouble, and back home in one piece, safe and sound.  Whew!  Mom and Dad are glad it's over. ;)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Eight on Easter!

Kick up your heels if you just turned EIGHT!!
Go ahead and take pictures of your beautiful purple, sprinkly-all-over cake!

                                   Take a good swing at what the next year has to offer you...
                        ...and never, ever be too old to COLOR in a big ol' coloring book!!
 You've been reading chapter books, so you can read all of your birthday cards out loud with EXPRESSION...
 ...and when your birthday's on Easter, you get a little extra in your Easter basket!
                                       You get to pick as many flowers for Easter as you want!
                                      Even your big sister wants her picture  taken with you :)
                                 So go ahead and SMILE because it's your very special day....
                                         ...make all the WISHES you want...
                                          ....because you can have your cake and eat it too!
                                          Be ready for a big SURPRISE........
                                           .........Be ready to use your imagination..........
                                          ...and you won't even have to go fishin' for compliments.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well. 

--Psalm 139:14