I know that it has been a while since my last entry, but our life has been very hectic the last two weeks. Between the stockshow, rodeo, sale and the start of my teaching summer school and Riley's swim lessons, I have found very little down time! I am sitting now watching the news and waiting for Randy to get home so that we can head to Gatesville for my family's very first reunion.
We survived another week of stockshow and rodeo! Yeah! This year's stockshow proved to be successful once again for Riley, placing 2nd with his goat, Oreo. The other two animals didn't place in their classes, but we weren't dissappointed because the competition was so tough. We were just thrilled that he made it to the sale with one of his animals! Riley showed his goats on Tuesday, June 16th, and his lamb on Wednesday. Following the show on Wednesday, I took the boys to watch the parade and see Daddy riding in it. As soon as the rodeo was over, we headed back out to the rodeo grounds for the first night of the rodeo. This year's rodeo broke records with the attendance of spectators. Thursday night, the Sheriff's posse raised money for breast cancer research and participated in Wrangler's "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" campaign. Each and every posse member wore a pink Wrangler shirt and encouraged everyone that attended to wear pink as well. What an awesome sight! Jaret made his debut ride in the mutton bustin' on Friday night and he rode like a champion. His Papa Stephens asked him if he was going to ride a sheep and he said, "yes, I gonna win!". I am so glad that he doesn't have any confidence issues! I am glad that we survived another year! Just 351 more days until the next one!