Friday, July 26, 2013

friday night lights

                    last friday I joined friends for a local rodeo. I LOVE A GOOD OL'  AMERICAN 
                                                                       SMALL TOWN RODEO!!!
                        the 5 of us sashayed up to the concession stand for the obligatory hot dog
                                           before finding our seats and enjoying a fun evening of calf
                                                                   roping and bull riding.

                                       here's us cowgirls lined up ready for fun and below
                                           these two cowboy wanna-be's asked if they could sit with us.
                                                 (dude on the left swore his cowboy gear was in his other pickup truck).

                     the evening ended with a bunch of redneck volunteers going out in the arena
                              to face off against a big bull that had REALLY big horns. there was only
                           a cheap costco tote table between them! it made me squirm...i'm not going
                                           to lie and say it didn't.  that big old bull kicked up dust 
                                                 and rammed into the table a few times
                                                but they all got out unscathed-leaving me
                                                    to wonder if maybe my group should try it next year.

                                                                        yeah right....hahaha~  yeah right

now i'm going to switch gears and put up a few pictures from wednesday
 night at burger moe's, dining and enjoying the music of the dead pigeons.
i don't remember when I've enjoyed a summer evening as much. this joint is so laid back and cool i felt like i was on vacation. the weather was as perfect as perfect could be and it was the first time hearing the band that friend and old neighbor kid ryan is in. (he's on the left and one heck of a mandolin player) if you get a chance- go hear them play there any wednesday night. easy blue grass music. loved them!
the band had a great old trunk full of free shirts with a hand stenciled logo on them
check out mark sporting his!  :  )

(rumor has it that mark was first runner up or second cousin to the homecoming king in high school- he's that kind of nice).
    i told him he looked more medical than groupie to me in his shirt. he's the father
to the handsome mandolin player too.
this is my friend mary~
baby Jackson, who you've met before pretty much stole the show though and he got
fought over and passed around-that is till he had a large accident that kind of
shut down his popularity with everyone but his grandma and mama for a bit...

i went along to the bathroom for the haz mat cleanup that followed... i'm a mother to
three and have never once had to completely strip down a baby and give them a bath like they did to this little fella. as usual he just smiled thru the whole affair. (and as per usual if i'm there, i will document these auspicious occasions.)
mark and cindy are going to be the grandparents to another little
papoose by fall and here's the proof~
hi keely and papa aaron!
i know that was a lot of pictures but i wanted to get caught up before the weekend and
what will surely be more to come....
we're headed north and it sounds like the weather will be so much cooler than the last couple times we've been to the lodge that i'm betting we'll feel like a bonfire and
smores. crazy minnesota weather- last week it was so hot we about melted and now it'll be in the mid 40's here at night.
hugs you guys,
xo beth


  1. very fun events Bethie and I love how you document them so we can reminisce :) beautiful photos!!

  2. Why do my comments say 'mom'? weird! anyway thanks for your beautiful documentation!!! Cindy Sue


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