Sunday, August 8, 2010

24th of July...

This year, for the 24th of July we went up north to Snowflake to go to the 24th of July celebration.  We decided it would be fun to celebrate the 24th where it wasn't 120 degrees, and we were not disappointed!  The weather was absolutely beautiful, and it is so fun to celebrate a Mormon holiday in a mostly Mormon town!  We had so much fun!  This is Todd on our first night at the cabin--when we got there there was this horrible LOUD noise coming from the pond out front of the cabin.  We figured out that they were bullfrogs--sending out a mating call or something--but no one could stand the awful noise...  Anyway, Todd set out to do what he LOVES to do at the cabin and HUNT!  I heard him shooting the air soft gun & had to go up and take a look for myself.  He picked those frogs off one by one & we had a quiet night!  Too funny!  Even Ashlie & Jack got in on the fun!  Awww...poor little frogs...R.I.P!

The other reason we went up to Snowflake was because we heard that they have a great arts & crafts show during the 24th celebration that draws hundreds of people--and we thought it would be fun to take some of our stuff and do a booth for Old Jerusalem Treasures.  Todd & I sat down there all day on Friday, and it was fun to talk to people and hang out together!  Saturday was super busy, and we feel like it was a good showcase for the store.  However, I left that morning & didn't realize that my camera didn't have a memory card so I have NO pictures except for these few!    I have to tell you though, we got rained out on Saturday, and it was like a few sprinkles then a torrential DOWNPOUR!  We really weren't prepared for it--so all of the wood was getting wet & we had to hurry up and tear down our booth & load the stuff in the truck before it was all destroyed.  I can't tell you how grateful we were for our friend's the Tippetts, who happened to be sitting & visiting with us when the rain started.  They were kind and gracious enough to get SOAKED while trying to help us get our stuff out of the rain & into our cars.  We really can't thank them enough!  You guys ROCK!  It was a great day--and we sold a bunch of these, so it was a success!
Meanwhile back at the cabin--this looks like safe fun play doesn't it??  Erin was in charge here...good times!

 Saturday night there was a good old fashioned rodeo--it was SO much fun!  I had forgotten how much fun a rodeo is!  We used to go all the time when I was a kid, and my sisters used to ride in them.  Because of all the rain it was a muddy, mucky mess out there!  That didn't stop our boys however from being a part of the cow chasing!  They were out for the $80 whether moms liked it or not!  Check out all these kids whose parents let them go out into the mud & chase a poor calf!  I bet that is a memory they will have all their lives!  If you must know--Abby & Josh sat this one out...I'm not as nice as those moms & told them they would have to ride on the roof back home if they went out into that mess...
 We'll definiely be back next year & I promise to get more pics next time!  Family--if you have pics--send them to me!!!

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