Again with the photos!

Dannye Reigh has two favorite times of the year:  in the Fall, it’s Glen Rose, our annual Homeschool Group camp out in Glen Rose, Texas; in the Spring, it’s the Montgomery County Fair!  From the time Dannye was ten years old, we have participated in the MOCO Fair.  When Dannye first entered the Fair competitions, she showed chickens with her brother and sister, and also participated in the Homemaking competition.  Dan loved it all – well, everything except the part where she had to interact with people!  Judges and the buyers at the auction scared her to death, but she never let her shyness squelch her love of the Fair, and through the years she worked through her fears!  Anyway, Dannye is no longer a student, but still enjoys everything about her beloved MOCO Fair! 

 Pamela and Nathanael really enjoyed the Fair, too – but it is definitely Dan’s passion!  She now enters the adult photography show on the first Sunday of Fair week, but that’s definitely not the only thing that draws her!  Friday and Saturday nights are the rodeo, all day Saturday are the different animal and homemaking competitions for the kids.  There are shopping tents, a wonderful carnival, live music, “world’s smallest” or “world’s largest” something or anothers – you know the bit!

This year, Bo’s family and Pamela were all here for the first weekend of the Fair.  Of course, Dan took hundreds of pictures, and I will stop writing and let the photos show you what fun we all had!

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At the fence waiting for the “radio” to start!

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Nonnie’s JOY!

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Look at my Lil’ Cowboy!

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Watching the Fair Queen candidates and their sponsors parade around the arena – Arulai called them “Cowgirl Princesses”.

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She loved them!

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Her best Cowgirl Princess smile!

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Then the petting zoo – Ty wasn’t real sure at first!

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But Arulai – she behaved as though she has these animals running around her own backyard!  She had NO fear!

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Titus is getting the hang of it…

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She was being so good, biding her time until she could…

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“Ride the REAL horsie!”

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This is what she had been waiting for all night!

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She even flirted with the cowhand!

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Titus didn’t get to ride, but he did get his picture taken.

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Next, the Carnival!  Pamela rode the Carousel with Arulai.

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Kakie (my pet name for Pamela’s best friend, Katie) rode with Titus.  It’s a good thing she did, too – that thing spun like a tornado!  I’d have been sick the rest of the night if I’d been on there with them!

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This is Saturday at the Rabbit Show.  Arulai doesn’t look happy, but she’s just telling me a story, I’m sure.  She loved the whole thing!

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Titus and Auntie Pam

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My three beautiful girls – well, four counting Arulai in the background!

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This was so funny – Bo rode the Carousel with Arulai on Saturday.  Every time they would circle around back to us, they were doing something different!  So cute!

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Em and her babies

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Her little man is almost as big as she is!

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This was a little boy near our seats at the rodeo Saturday night.  He’d been fussed at by his grandmother, so was pouting.  Bo and Em had left earlier to go back to Minnesota, so I kinda knew how the little boy felt!  Life just doesn’t seem fair sometimes…

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Okay, Y’all – ever seen “Mutton Bustin’?”  It’s the greatest!  Kiddoes between 3 and 7 can sign up to ride a sheep in the rodeo!  These kids were unbelievable!

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All children were required to wear helmets, but she lost hers during the ride.  Look at her hanging on!

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It’s a shame you can’t zoom in on this pic – you’d see the ear-to-ear grin on this little man’s face!

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The Lonestar Cowgirls

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They were just too cool!

Well, I’m up way past my bedtime, but I really wanted you all to see more of our fun times during our kids’ visit.  God is so good to sprinkle generous amounts of joy among our sorrows!

If I haven’t said it before, I want to be sure that I tell my Xanga friends how much you have meant to me, especially during the last 2 1/2 years.  Many were the times when I felt so lonely because I couldn’t go and do freely as I’d always done before; couldn’t be with my family, or visit my faraway kids.  But you, my friends, were always there for me!  And I thank you – so much!

God bless your day!


About Petty Bunch

The Petty Bunch is what we have called our family since Bill and I (Janina) began our family back in the early 1980s. We have gone down many roads together - homeschooling our kiddoes, enjoying the freedom of entrepreneurship many years, working at "real jobs" other years. Through it all, we have been loved with God's everlasting love, and have found that underneath are His everlasting arms! We are blessed to have been married for over 36 years, and have 3 incredible adult children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, an amazing son-in-law, and SEVEN grandchildren: four precious granddaughters, three handsome grandsons - so far. We are empty nesters, still enjoy the life of an entrepreneur and the freedom it gives us to continue enjoying our kids and now, their kids!
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6 Responses to Again with the photos!

  1. Abbiegirl says:

    Dear Mrs. Petty, This post was so fun to see, I LOVE the pictures, as always, Dannye is an amazing photographer. We miss you guys over here, and can’t wait till Em has her baby, so we can see you, I hope before the Wedding, then maybe you could all attend. I hope you have a Wonderful weekend! Love you! ❤ 

  2. I love seeing you having such a fun time with your family and friends!  

  3. Randy7777 says:

    So cute – I love the kids/animals picutres

  4. AuntGen says:

    Ahh, the MOCO Fair!  I miss the days when we watched the horse, pig, and other livestock shows together, and the days of cheering on the bidders at the livestock auction. It’s so much fun to see a pictoral journal of some of the Petty MOCO Fair adventures!  (Maybe next year you and Dan and I can pick up our old tradition and catch a few shows together.)  Dan’s rodeo pics are the greatest and I especially love kind of seeing it all from A.J.’s perspective. It had to be hard for all concerned to say your good-byes and have them leave you there at the fair to embark on their long journey home.  I can’t imagine how empty that left you feeling, as the whole event came so close on the heels of Daddy’s funeral.  I remember how much you wanted to stay home that evening, but what a blessing you had for going!  Isn’t God sweet, and tender hearted toward us, His children?

  5. Loved all the pics! Looks like such fun.

  6. redladybug18 says:

    How fun to get to go the fair with the family! Fairs are the perfect place to get such fun pictures.  That pouting cowboy is so cute 😉 Love the mutton busting and you got the perfect pictures to capture it 😉

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