Saturday, August 21, 2010

12 years and a rodeo

I have been way behind in my postings, so the rodeo and our 12th anniversary actually took place mid-August and I'm just now getting around to sharing some of the pictures.

Shawn took the older 2 k-kids to the Red Horse Ranch Arena for their annual rodeo. K-man and K-girl loved every minute and they didn't get back home until around 11 o'clock that night.
This was one of the acts. The kids were pretty excited because the guy did Roman riding (standing on the back of 2 horses while they are moving) just like Papa Bruce did when he did rodeo.

Standing in front of the stock at the rodeo.

K-man all smiles!

It is hard to believe that Shawn and I have been married for 12 years already, boy does time fly!!
Shawn and I met while running cross country at Southwestern College in Winfield, KS. We started dating a few months after we started our freshman year and were married the summer before our senior year. Never in a million years did I think we would move from dorm room, to dorm room, to rental house, to 3 different homes in 4 different states. So far we have lived our married lives in Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin and are now settled in Minnesota.
It has been an adventure all along and God has truly blessed our lives with four healthy, beautiful, wonderful children. Shawn loves his job as a biologist everyday and I have enjoyed venturing into the world of homeschooling with our kids.
Shawn planned a wonderful date for us on our anniversary, which we ended up canceling because K-baby was sick and K-sis was bit by our neighbor's dog and in the ER the night before. Luckily, the next weekend was better and we had a wonderful time on our date.
Shawn took me to a super club and then we hiked up to Inspiration Peak (one of the highest points in MN). We had a great time and enjoyed some time talking on the way there and back.

At the top!

Shawn hiking up the trail. We could see lots of lakes from the top. Our county has around a 1,000 lake in it and is beautiful to explore.

Me at the bottom of the trail. It's nice to get a picture of me every once in a while. :)
Hopefully, God will provide us with many more years together as wonderful as the first 12.

1 comment:

  1. Blessings to you and yours! so glad you finally got some time together - even if it was only for a couple of hours!!

    Looks like everyone had a great time at the rodeo!!