~Rodeo Time Again~

We love, love, love going to the rodeo. This year only Maryann participated in an event. Mostly because of after all the neck and spinal injuries that come from the bull riding. And it’s just to close to home right now. But Mutton Bustin seems much calmer. You pretty much just roll off the sheep onto the ground instead of being bucked off and thrown through the air. And I make her wear a helmet and chest protection just in case the sheep were to step on her.

I was thrilled when we walked over to the bleachers and I saw Eric’s Aunt and Uncle. This meant I had 2 extra sets of hands to help and that I could run around with my camera and take pictures.  Something I have really missed these last 6 months of remodeling. 

 

 

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They put a “greased” pig (and I’m not kidding!) in the middle of the arena and let every kid under the age of 12 race to be the first to grab it and pick it up. Poor,poor little pig. Hundreds of kids stampeding to fight over him. He’s probley going to need therapy for the rest of his life.

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A real Cowboy and his Cowgirl

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Watching from the stroller.
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Caught Michael jumping off the bleachers as I was shooting the bull riders. 
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The little boys playing in the sand/dirt with empty water bottles. Racing to see who could fill theirs the fastest.
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Girlfriends 
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Love this little girl and all the spunk in her! She’s waiting for her turn Mutton Bustin. 

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Hard sign to obey…
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Front row viewing
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The only colt I saw there.
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Our friend Calf riding.
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Presenting the American Flag at the beginning of the rodeo. 
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Our crazy friend…this one’s just for you Jim!
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Biggest bite ever!

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Her Horse’s tail was full of sparkles. If I ever ride a horse in the rodeo, I’ll definitely put glitters in my horses hair too. 

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Loved seeing these guys walking into the rodeo. Most handsome man ever! 😉
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Dreaming about owning her own horse someday…
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A favorite Auntie spoiling little Jules.

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About dazzlingingrace

Hmm.. I love Jesus. I love my husband, Eric. I love my 8 beautiful children. I loved living in California. I love sunshine and the beach. Shopping at farmers market and the little stores downtown where I can bargin for the best deal. I love to sew and make things. I love spending time with girlfriends encouraging each other. Date nights with Eric are fabulous. I love ballroom dancing with him. The smell of my new little baby and the miracle of their existance. I love italian food- or just about all of Italy for that matter. I love art- paintings on my wall that I know personally who painted them.
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One Response to ~Rodeo Time Again~

  1. bloggerpaul says:

    That looks like so much fun! Love the picture of Mary-Anne coming out of the gate!

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