Psalm 127:3-5

Behold children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
How blessed are those whose quiver is full of them

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Stock show 2009

This is quickly becoming one of our favorite January traditions. Christmas is gone and the cold weather is usually in full swing and it is nice to have something fun to look forward to each year.

Jimmy's dad, Big Mack they called him, was a judge out at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo for 20 years as well as working the corporate side of things doing the books (his dad was an accountant by trade and education... Tech alum).

Anyway, although going to the stock show and rodeo was not Jimmy's favorite things growing up, as an adult he has really embraced that part of his heritage. Jimmy's dad passed away in 2003 so I think going to the stock show for him is a way to give our girls and soon our son a little piece of Big Mack. I am sad that the children and I never got to know this special person that Jimmy saw as a real hero in his life. However, I am grateful for the little things we can do to have a little part of him in our lives.... the stock show being one of those!

Highlights from 2009:
Anna loved the HUGE mama pig nursing her eleven squealing piglets.
Serene LOVED watching these two baby goats try and eat straw from this bag hanging on the fence... they couldn't quite get to it and it was rather entertaining to watch... she laughed and laughed. Of course watching the laughing 13 month old watching the goats was the best part for Jimmy and I!!
Jimmy and I enjoyed a corn dog and some nachos... if that isn't a highlight what is?? =)

Looking forward to 2010 with a 5 year old, a 2 year old and a 7 month old. Everyday gets more exciting in this house!!!!!


Nikki said...

Tarrah..we LOVE the stock show. So cool that y'all go too. We used to go every single year before we moved. I remember taking Grayson for his 1st trip there when he was only 12 months old...for his birthday, no doubt. LOL! We went every year thereafter til we moved. Time flies by so fast. It seems like yesterday I was pishing him in his stroller and this year he just turned 11. Enjoy every moment with your girls and with your sweet boy next year! There's nothing like dressing a boy up in jeans, boots and a big ole hat for the annual Stock Show affair. I miss it.

The Cunningham Family said...

fun! for just a few months, we will have a 3, 2, & 1 year old! ha!