Last night we DID something!!! I think the title gives it away, but I'll tell you anyway... We Went To The Spanish Fork Rodeo! That part was pretty cool, I'll write more about it in just a minute, but the REALLY exciting thing was that ALL my dad's siblings were there, and almost all of my cousins!!!
It was cool.
So here's what went down. We arrived in Spanish Fork, saw my grandparents at my Uncle Jim's house, they weren't feeling well and so didn't go to the Rodeo, but they gave us their tickets. So grandpa drove us to the rodeo, we went in (it was HOT!!!) and saw all the family. It was great to see my aunts & uncles & cousins, I was surprised how much they've grown. (this tall young woman walked up to me and gave me a big hug before I realized it was my cousin Kiersten) and we watched the rodeo. I think it was my first rodeo, and here are my observations: it wasn't at all as smelly as I expected. (we got a whiff of manure every now and then) We watched the bareback riders and the guys jump off a horse to bring down a young steer, and some rope the same. There were a surprising amount of commercials, people riding around the arena with a flag for the Daily Herald or Utah Community Credit Union, though surprisingly no Steak Houses or Burger Joints. After about an hour and a half we learned that my cousin Justin (as in best man and former mission companion Justin) was in town, but leaving the next day, so we left, made plans to see everyone again on the 24th (today) and went to see Justin, Kathryn, and meet their baby girl, Lily. We had a really fun visit with them, (last time we saw them, Kathryn was pregnant) and meeting their adorable baby. It made Tracie even more baby hungry, and me just a little bit. I knew I missed Justin, but I forgot just how much. So I'm very glad we got to see them for a bit. After that we went to Tracie's parents and learned how to water their lawn and visited a bit.
But hey! Look at us! Doing something to blog about! I'm so happy. That was my third joy yesterday. Joy #1-Seeing family. Joy #2-Going to the Rodeo. Joy #3-Getting to blog about it. Priceless.