Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Amador County Fair


Hello!
I wanted to share a few images I shot of the kids at the Amador County Fair....
You can visit my facebook wall if you would like to see more images of the kids showing their steers at the fair...
Bethany actually wasn't supposed to be smiling at me in this picture, she was supposed to be paying attention to the judge... : )


The girls getting ready to go wash their steers off for the evening....


My son Trent won reserve Champion Market Steer.....


Nicole won the county 4-H local bred class....




Sunday is the final day of the fair......


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On a final note....
It is so hard for me to believe how much my three older kids have changed in the past year...
Honestly I am not quite ready for it....
Nicole will soon be turning 18 and is a senior in high school....
Trent is 15 and wears a size 14 shoe and is about to pass his Dad up in height...
Bethany is now officially a teenager...
Where does time go?
It goes way too quickly that is for sure : (

Enjoy the rest of your weekend...
Take Care,
Maria





27 comments:

bec said...

don't be sad they are growing up, be happy you have done a fantastic job bringing them up to be gorgeous young adults with passions... I have a 19yr old girl and 17yr old boy.. it is hard when you remember them as fun loving children but exciting to see them achieve great things as grown ups.
Well done! :)
Bec x

Katherine said...

Congrats to the kids on their achievements.
As a Mother of two adult children I can say that although it is scary to see them grow so quickly, it's rewarding in a new way. Your relationships with them will change into something with even more depth. Enjoy every moment with them.

daiseyjayne said...

beautiful shots, beautiful kids!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations to the kids! Lovely photos. :)

Laura from Top This Top That said...

how awesome for your kids and their showings! living on a farm with small children these are the images and events that I have in my mind for my kids when they get a bit older. Have a great Sunday!

Lana said...

Hi Maria,
Yes, they do grow up way too fast. They are beautiful children and love the photos.

Linden Townhouse said...

Great photos of your lovely children! Yes, it seems our four children grew in a flash. But now we have three little grandchildren, and with those sweet little girls, it seems like we get to do it all over again. Pure joy!

Anne said...

Maria,
Beautiful photos of your children.Yes the time does go way to fast.My daughter will be a teen in three months.She is my one and only.I cherish all the fun days together!
xx
Anne

Diana Seal said...

Congratulations to the kids, I know a lot of hard work goes into it. What a great accomplishment!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Congratulations to your kiddos Maria!!~
I know how you feel about them growing up so fast. I've been feeling the same way lately about my own boys, they're not my babies anymore. :)
But you've done a wonderful job with them and they are absolutely beautiful!!
Hope you have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Congratulations to your kids. I know how much work and time the kids commit working with and preparing the cattle for shows. My guys have been to a few hosted shows and the fairs start at the end of August.

Peggy said...

OH how fun! Congratulations to you kids and to you too because I know you put in lots of hard work as well. I know it is crazy how quickly they grow! Our eldest just graduated and the other two won't be far behind! If anything I'm learning to take it one day at a time...

Once again congratulations!!

Lara said...

Love love love your photos! :) Your daughters are growing into beautiful ladies.
Hugs,
Lara

Mary Lou said...

Hello I love your blog, your photos are very beautiful.
Greetings from
Bavarian Forrest (Germany)

Susan @ Sunflower Status said...

Such wonderful shots! I used to show in the fair for 4-H and these brought back so many happy memories. :-)

Mary said...

oh sweetie, i am with you on the kiddos growing up too fast.
bittersweet for sure.
as i read this, i was thinking what a beautiful family you have, and you seem to have such a strong and loving bond between them all.
i love seeing close knit families.
it makes my heart swell.
xoxo

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Your girls are so cute! Glad you share pics of them now and then!

Low Tide High Style said...

Congrats to your kids on their wins. And when it comes to kids growing up the time does fly by doesn't it?! I can't believe that our daughter will be 25 in just a few months and that our son will be 21 before we know it.

Kat

PURA VIDA said...

Neat! This is such a worthwhile endeavor!

jenny said...

Your children are a blessing and testimony to your faith! The Fair looks like a BIG success by all the smiles. What fun and much hard work. Our Fair is in two weeks!

Pothys said...

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

Lyssa at Living Simple in the South said...

beautiful kids! I was in 4H growing up and my brothers always had steers! I had a market hog and one of my brothers and I had a small herd of dairy cows that we showed, I treasure those times so much and LOVE seeing pics of your kids doing those things! Now that I am all grown up (wink) and living eight hundred miles from home raising my own little family I am even more aware of what a gift that lifestyle was, for it is not everywhere, your children will be blessed by it for sure! Thanks for sharing!
xo
Lyss

Elizabeth and Gary said...

What fun!!!. We don't live far from Amador Vally. Such wonderful life experience the kids are getting.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Sarah Hime said...

Do you have younger babies?

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love fair pictures--these are great!

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Val said...

Beautiful images.