Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cows are not fun!

Today has been an interesting Sunday. Instead of getting to church on time, we had to chase cows again. To get the full effect of living in the country, one must do a few things: First, one must purchase country type animals. This does not include your average mutt, but a little more rural savvy would lend to "cows," "horses," you get the picture. Second, learn how to install fence. Not the nice, hide your crap fence, but just plain old metal wire to keep those rural pets retained. Third, be prepared to chase those pets at all hours of the day/night when they jump the crappy wire fence and love it out on the open road where motorists put their fists out the windows and shake their hands in not so friendly gestures. This is truly a great experience on Sunday. So, to fully appreciate the greatness of country living- you also need to chase the cows in the pasture, slipping on wonderfulness, and remember that those really weren't your cute flip flops, because they are not now. So Sunday is a great day for prayer, and praying that the Lord will answer your prayers and steer those cows in the right direction before they get shot. I hope all of you know how wonderful it is in the country, and you are welcome to visit anytime. We always have a fun agenda planned in advance. Love for now you city folk, come visit!!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Family Fun

This is the big pic with all of Marshall's family. We had a great time seeing everyone finally, since we have them scattered in: Hemet, California; Nevada City, California; Idaho Falls, Clermont, Florida; and Annandale, Virginia. (All four corners) And it was really great to see the cousins!

We were happy to have Marshall's siblings and all cousins come this summer for a big Holtom reunion. We are hanging in there with Marshall's dad who's dealing w/ cancer, so we decided we needed some really cool pics. Since Grandpa Dave loves tractors, and loves John Deere's, we have a distant cousin in the ward who happen to own a combine, and tractor!! They were so generous to let us have them for a night and photoshoot away. It was great fun trying to chase kids around, and get everyone to smile, and Lindsey my dear, who needed to use the bathroom. NO luck in a stubble field, thus her "pee-pee" dance is in included in a few of the shots
(-: Oh-well, we did get some really good pics however...
Here I am, what I always do best... Chasing my little girl around. At least I wasn't the only parent running that night. There were 5 others under the age of five that didn't love getting their pics taken either.