Monday, July 26, 2010

Miller County Fair

What do you get when you mix in high temperatures, high humidity, lots of dust, pop-up rain storms, and farm animals . . . the Miller County Fair!!!!

Yes, last week was our local fair.  I remember the fair being such a big deal when I was a kid.  Seeing friends you hadn't seen all summer, eating cotton candy, riding rides.  I have such great memories.

Alex looks forward to the fair every year.  This year she showed a steer, "Ticket." 

Alex works hard getting her steer ready for the fair.  She, with some help from her dad, broke Ticket to lead.  She feeds him, washes him, brushes him, all in preparation for the big "show." 

Alex did a great job at the steer show and took third in her "class."  The animals are weighed on the first day of the fair and then the kids show their steers in "classes" according to weight.  There were eight steers of similar weight in Alex's "class."

Great job, Alex!  We are so proud :0!  While the livestock auction was going on, country singer Mark Wills was performing at the Grand Stand.  My brother-in-law is on the local fairboard and made arrangements for Alex to get her picture taken with Mark Wills after the fair. 

Mark Wills did a GREAT job at the concert and he was very gracious in signing autographs and taking pictures.  Alex was the last one, and he was just as friendly and talkative with us as he was with the first person in line.  So thank you Mark!!

In case you're wondering since you don't see any pictures of Cole, he was not at the fair this year.  He was in Tennessee at CIY (Christ In Youth).  He came home very excited and said it was just "awesome!" 

This momma is SO PROUD of her kids!!!!!


  1. You should be proud!

  2. Congrats on the placing! I know she spent alot of time and work on that. You have every right to be proud. I would be too.

  3. Congrats on Alex placing and the singer pics are too cool!

  4. There is a lot to be proud of! Sounds like you're doing a good job raising your kids.

  5. Congratulations to your daughter! And you should be proud :)