Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On The Farm Today...


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Happy Birthday To Him...And To Me...

April 12 is always a special day for me. It is the day I became and Mother.
  It was also the day that I began a journey of a grieving Mother, whose heart was broken at the loss of a child.
  A journey that won't end in this lifetime.
 A journey that has led me through some beautiful and some very painful experiences.
Several years after that first April 12. Another April 12 arrived.
  On this day, a piece of my heart was healed with the birth of The Aggie Boy.
  What an incredible day it was for The Farmer and I.
 As we arrived at the hospital that April 12 morning, surrounded by family to support us.
 We couldn't wait to meet this Son we had so longed for, for so many years. When the moment arrived,
 and he was placed in The Farmer's arms, it seemed we had known him forever.
  Although life had been good before that day, it had been empty.
 But on that April 12, our life as a family really began.
Yesterday I called The Aggie Boy to wish him a Happy Birthday and tell him how very much I loved him.
 As he answered the phone I said..."Happy Birthday My Boy!!" To which he responded...
"Happy Birthday to you Mom!!" and he was right.
  The day he was born was also a day of birth for me. I became a Mother.
  How wise he was in that statement! He knows how we longed for children and how his
coming to the world was the answer to so many prayers. We have told him that his entire life.
We have also talked about his older sister. Whose plan wasn't the same as his, but how we feel her around
our family. And how grateful we are for her.
 He has felt her close throughout his life.
Oh how grateful we are for The Aggie Boy!
The Aggie Boy turned 21. Wow has the time passed quickly!
In honor of him, I thought I would share some of my favorite things about Our Aggie Boy.
*He is a great conversationalist. He can and will talk to anyone and everyone.
 This is one of my favorite traits of his. He and I have shared some wonderful talks.
*He LOVES to have fun. He isn't one to sit still.
  *He is very loyal to his family.
*He is fun to cook for...he eats everything! and is so appreciative.
*He was a great missionary, giving his all to his mission.
*He has a soft heart and a desire to help those around him.
*He loves animals and is great with them, especially horses.
Our home and yard have been filled with every animal possible throughout his life.
It is a beautiful thing to watch him ride.
*He isn't afraid of hard work.
*He loves Mexico! This culture is a part of his soul.
*He lives with great passion with all he does.
*He has a great sense of family.
What a great blessing The Aggie Boy has been to his parents and his family.  He led us
through many "first" as parents.  He taught us how to be parents.  He taught us
how to love as parents.  He has brought us so much joy!  I cannot wait to
see what the future hold with Our Aggie Boy...he will do great things...
I am sure of that!
Happy Birthday  to Our Aggie Boy!!!
I love you with all my heart, My Boy!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Conference Weekend...


General Conference Weekend is a favorite of mine.
 I LOVE the spirit that is felt all weekend long! It is a very special time.
 Our weekend was filled with family and lots of yummy food. The Aggie Darlings has a great weekend too!
 PreShie enjoyed a visit from a very dear friend.
She also had the chance to attend a session of Conference with a great group of friends...
which also included her roommates from Aggie Land;)
 They have been such a great group of friends this past school year
The Aggie Boy also enjoyed the company of good friends and cousins.
They shared sometime at Sundance snowboarding...on the last day of the ski season there.
I must say...these friends/cousins have enjoyed every possible moment
of the ski season! Good for them!!!
 During the Priesthood session, the women of the family gathered and enjoyed a Quesidilla Bar.
It was delicious and such a good time! The men of the family attended Priesthood, and then met for
 their traditional "men's dinner." From what I hear...that was a pretty good time too!
What a wonderful weekend it was!!

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Aggie Update...

If there is fun to be had... This group will find it!
The attended the Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork... And they sure had fun!!!
 Thanks to Cousin Loly and PreShie for the fantastic pictures!!
And in other news...this guy stayed home to fish!!!
He decided that it was much too cold...the fish weren't biting, and so he headed to
 Bear Lake for a Raspberry Shake!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Welcome Tina!

Born yesterday,
March 25, 2014,
Augustina "Tina You Fat Lard"
 Mother and Baby are great!
The Herd is a little upset.
 There was some chasing and roping that had to be done yesterday...
and they don't like that!
But they all seem settled today.
Ramses may never be the same...
yesterday he realized that his Mama is now nursing his little sister.
He was pretty sad about that!
It's a bummer to grow up into a very large bull!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Harvey...Because It is Too Good To Pass Up...

Because the story gets better and better...
These photos needed to be posted for family history!
And...Harvey was not hurt in any way during this great adventure...
In fact...I think he had fun messing with The Aggie Boy!
Once captured, The Aggie Boy decided that he would get Harvey in the
 "mule dogging" position. Great idea right? Usually, when you are getting
 ready to brand and vaccinate calves, this is the position you would have
them in, so The Aggie Boy, got him on the ground,
Harvey cooperated...
At least long enough for a picture ;)
And then Harvey was done... He then decided that he didn't want
The Aggie Boy sitting on him any longer...
And then...Harvey was sitting on The Aggie Boy!
It was really funny. And...Harvey kept his mini horse lips pursed together
 the entire time!
  Harvey is the best!...and so is the Aggie Boy!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Church Ball...

What is it about Church Ball that gets to everyone?
It tends to be a very emotional experience for everyone involved! I know it has been for us;)
 Last night's game was especially hard. Our boys lost by one point in an overtime.
 They gave it a good fight, but it wasn't quite enough.
The ward team, this year is made up of my nephews, and their cousins.
The Farmer's Mother has been especially proud to watch her "posterity"
 (as she calls them) play together.
Another perk to small town living;)
The Rooster's number changes from game to game...
but his black striped short remain the same;)
His lucky shorts!
It has been a lot of fun to watch our boys play together!
Thanks to another cousin we have the great pictures! He is a great photographer
 and got some fun shots. Thanks Jared!
That's The Rooster...going up for a shot...which he made;)
Here he is again...
And again...
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The tournament will end this weekend with the winners playing the full time
missionaries in our Stake. Now that should be fun!
Can't wait!!