Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Very Important Information

I wanted to share some information that I just learned the past two days. First is that once your drivers licence has expired you only have 90 days to renew it, not 5 months. Second, your licence is then no longer valid, neither is the driving or written test you took when you were 16. Third you have to pay $40 to retake the tests and sit in the DMV for half your day to try to accomplish the task of taking just the written test, which has questions on it that require much thinking and consideration, because who really knows how far your headlights are supposed shine?? 350' on high beam and 100 or 200' on low beam. Really-you just turn them on and they work great. It then becomes lunch time, so you are given a Learners Permit and told to come back tomorrow for the driving test. You are also told that you should have a licenced driver with you at all times.
Another important piece of information is that when you register you vehicle, it is smart to put the little sticker on your licence plate when you get it. When you take in your proof of registration and insurance to the DMV lady she will inform you that it should have been on your vehicle last October, not this October when it expires. Another piece of info is to have a nice DMV lady(which seldom happens) remind you durring your driving test that you should drive with 2 hands on the wheel, not 1 like you have done since you completed you last drivers test almost 20 years ago. The final thing that you need to know from this experience is that you can renew you licence 6 months BEFORE it expires.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

At the fair with Randy

Randy decided last fall the he was going to raise a steer to show at the fair. Well he raised the biggest steer at the fair this year. "Buster" weighed in at 1525 lbs. Buster was a gentle giant. Randy had worked very hard with him in halter breaking him, teaching him to lead, and giving him his weekly bath and brushing. I was so proud to watch how well randy handled Buster in the ring. He was so excited for his first year of steers. We were excited for him when he won Grand Champion Showman in steer for the Junior Division. That win takes him into the Round Robin.
He showed his lamb in the Open class because he was already selling buster at the sale. He took 1st place in showmanship for lamb in the Junior Division, so because he won both Steer and Lamb, Wes got to also join in the round robin. Randy really has a lot of skill and natural ability in working with his animals.
This is Randy receiving the Over All Grand Champion Showman in the Round Robin Junior Division. Way to go Randy!! Dang you are cute, if I may say so!! Love- Mom
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

At the Fair with Wes

Wes is a great showman!! He has fun and enjoys being at the fair. He took 3rd place in showmanship with his lamb, and got to show in the Round Robin.
Wes is drying one of the ewes for Randy
This is Wes in the Round Robin. He had to show a steer, horse, lamb, and pig. They take the top two showman from each group and they compete against each other for the overall showman. Randy won in two divisions, so that made it so Wes got to move up with his lamb into the Round Robin. It was great to watch both the boys compete in this!!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

the big 12

It is hard to believe that my Wes is 12 and a Decon. Ice cream with candles is the new thing at our house. All Wes wanted for his birthday was a Ripstik and the priesthood. To bad I didn't think of taking a picture of Wes and dad after he recieved the priesthood. I better still do that. :)

I am so proud of Wes and the fine young man that he has grown into. I love to watch him pass the sacrament and see how much reverence and respect that he has for the ordinance that he is performing. I love you Wes!!! - L0ve , Mom
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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Erin At the Fair

So I am a month behind, but no big deal right!! Erin did a great job at the fair. This is her first year in 4-H and She really enjoyed it. She raised a rabbit and a lamb to take to the fair. She got a blue ribbon on her rabbit and a purple ribbon on her lamb.
She also received Grand Champion Showman for the super starters. We were really excited for her. She is definitely a natural
It helps in the sale ring to be a girl, have a bling belt, and a flower in your hair. She got a great price for her lamb!! Great job Erin :)
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