Friday, August 22, 2008

County fair time

Its fair time! We entered the fair here for the first time this year. We got quite a few ribbons-even the kids. The kids entered Photos and baking and did pretty good. I dont have a total ribbon count yet and wont until sunday but they were sure excited to see those ribbons hung on their stuff. Dh entered photos and a couple of his needlework projects, yes you read that right. My Dh does counted cross stitch and is very good at it. He got fewer ribbons than the kids did but I'm pretty sure thats because of the stiff competition in the adult photography divisions. I entered baking, crochet and quilts. I ended up with the best in class for crochet dolls. My bitty little doll(3 in tall) beat out all the big bed dolls and barbies which just fascinated me. My quilts got mostly reds(meets requirements) and whites(needs work) which is pretty much what i expected. I mostly entered to see what the judges require since i've never entered a quilt in a show before.
All our stuff was entered under open class. We goofed up the registration for 4-h this year but will attempt to get it right next year.

school started!

They are off! The kids started school yesterday morning. The big one started 4th grade and little guy started 1st grade. WOW! They are getting old! What does that make me then? They seem to like their new teachers so i'm gald. And I was glad to get almost 6 hours of uninterrrupted sewing time yesterday. I have not been sewing much this summer so i'm hoping i can settle back into last years routine of being down in the sewing room almost every day from the time they leave till when DH comes home for lunch.

yellowstone trip

We spent almost a week in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks at the end of July. There is no way to really blog about all we saw and did. It was an amazing trip. The best parts were seeing all the stuff I learned about when i was in college when i took a "geology of the national parks" class and all the animals we saw. The bad parts were freezing our hind ends off at night becouse it got down to the mid 30's every night and not getting to see a bear or a wolf like we wnated to. This first pic is an old mormon barn that stands in Teton Park. Those are the teton mountains behind it.
This is one of dozens of lakes we saw-this one was early am the day we headed home. We did not keep track of all the names of all the lakes because there were just too many.
One of the little critters that came into the campgrounds. He was by the showers looking for handouts.
You will probably have to enlarge this but its a huge herd of elk and the pic only shows a small part of the herd.
And of course-Old Faithful. I did not realize that it was so loud when it erupted!