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!
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!
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…
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!