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"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Zoo in Nebraska!

I realize that it is now July. However, it feels as though it should still be May! Our summer here in Nebraska has been extremly full. Of course, like every mom knows, every day in the summer seems to be full of something - we just aren't sure what it was that it was so full with! So here is the latest happenings at the zoo in Nebraska!

Some of our greatest friends moved to Pennsylvania. We threw them a "desert" party, because they were totally deserting us! I, of course, was ecstatic when they asked if I could do a couple of last minute family pictures - bitter sweet!

I did another photo shoot for some other friends of ours - their boys always keep me on my toes! But those always end up to be the most creative photo shoots!!

The end of June we had the 2nd CMS family gathering... CaMoSteele - Campbell/Moses/Steele! We had three whirlwind days of fun! We visited the Omaha Zoo, which quite literally was a Zoo! There were so many people there, it was insanity! But it was so much fun!

Who needs playgrounds and video games when we have hay bales!!!

Weldon's Favorite!!!

Soon after that fun filled weekend, Jeremy's mom, dad and sister came to visit. The kids loved all of the attention from Grandma and Grandpa, and Jeremy and I loved having such happy and gunhoe helpers around to finish what was left of our acreage transformation! As usual, Kim wanted some one on one time with my camera! And I always love to give her that!

And of course, with such helpful parents around, we were finally able to purchase some cattle!!! The boys are here! Over 100 of them!

And just in time for Jeremy's 34th birthday!!! Happy Birthday... you finally got your ultimate birthday wish! To be a rancher!!!

1 comment:

Josh loves Anna said...

Wow! Lots going on. Congratulations on "beefing" up yer ranch.

What kind of camera are you shooting with Mandi - the color looks great! (AdobeRGB profile?)


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