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Monday, October 21, 2013

Homecoming (The Last One)

 How long does it take to get ready for a formal dance?  Hmmm, 4 hours.  Yep, by the time the hair is rolled in hot rollers, then styled, bobby pinned, etc.  The end result...gorgeous.  Even better, is that our friend Brooke does it for her.  Trade used to be babysitting for free.  Trade now, take Brooke's daughter to YW meetings.  I think that is a fair trade.
We only took a few pictures and  this is the best one.  Kayla didn't want anymore.  Her date Christian took her out to Jake's Steakhouse in Ashland.  She was happy about that.  She laughed later about Christian telling her, "Don't move, I'm going to get your door."  She had fun.  I am proud of my daughter who chooses to group date and make her dresses modest.  They go and have fun, they are not worried about dating or being in a "relationship."  I think that has helped her out.  I was not the same at her age and really have learned from her what I "should have" done.

My most proud moment was her telling me about the grinding songs protest.  The kids her age like to grind when they dance.  Grinding is like "dirty dancing."  She said a huge group of students sat down on the floor to "protest" the lack of grinding music.  They were telling Kayla and her group of friends to sit down.  Kayla in all her frankness (she gets from her dad) tells that, she came to dance and not sit on the floor.  I love this girl!  She is a good example of her standards, I'm glad she can be like this, I'm proud of her.

I can't believe it is the last time we'll be getting a child ready for a homecoming dance.  It was worth the hours running around getting flowers, inserts for the modesty and of course the major hair job.  The time with my daughter is priceless.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Folger's Commerical

 Do you know that Folger's commerical they play at Christmas time, where the mom wakes up and finds that her son (who has been gone awhile) made coffee?  Well, that's what it felt like in the Crawford house this morning.  No coffee, we don't drink that, but I found evidence of a child sneaking in during the night.
 A basket of clothes....a pair of giant tennis shoes  (that he stomps through the house in)
If these weren't enough, a driver's license on the bathroom mirror confirms it all.
 Yep, he's really here.  The family is once again complete.  Boy, did I miss his presence. 
Joyful day in Ohio!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Life at the Fair

What  do you go to the county fair for?  For me this has just been a part of life to look forward to every Septemember.
  Growing up on  a small farm farm we (Dad) raised animals.  Then we got to show them at the fair through 4-H.  I loved every minute of 4-H.  Doing the projects, showing the animals, getting ribbons, it was fun.
So fun, that I always thought that we would have a mini farm of our own.
So some day, when I get that mini farm of my own,  I want to have these cows.
Aren't they just cute?  They look like they could make chocolate milk, don't they?
 This little guy was up for being petted.
Pygmy goats are so cute to, maybe a couple of these running around would be fun.
Once again, hanging out with the Spellmans.


I showed sheep for most of my 4-H experience.  But, my favorite thing to show honestly, was pigs.  I only did that one year.  Who knew?
To answer my original question.  I go to the fair for french fries.  They never quite taste the same any where else.  I eat mine drowned in vinegar. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Paul Bunyan Show

 Every October here in Ohio there is a Paul Bunyan show.  Although I don't think Ohio gets to claim Paul Bunyan, the idea behind it is a logging show.  There is a lot of tree equipment for people who have tree services.  Kyle enjoys walking around and seeing what is new.  We haven't gone in a few years and he wanted to venture down to Guernsey County to check it out.
We saw a lot of things, but one of the things were champion axe teams.  My personal favorite is chain saw carvings.
 I bet Kyle could figure these out.  I would really like to have a few of the pumpkins lying around.
It was a fun day to spend with Kyle and Kayla.  We met Dawn and Tom Spellman down there and walked around with them a bit.  It was a fun time, but very hot.  It was about 80 degrees.  Phew, thought it was October.