Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sundown Salute Parade

It was cloudy, but the weather was perfect for a parade. Jon liked watching the cars go by before it!!

THE Parade

They are not in order, obviously.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Car Show at Sundown Salute

We always try to go to the car show at Sundown Salute. Since it was raining their were fewer cars.

I liked the red mustang and the pink car.

My men in orange

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sundown Salute 2016

Every summer around the 4th of July our town puts on its Sundown Salute fair. It is the largest FREE fair in the state of Kansas. We wanted to go opening night for the hot dog feed, but Jon was sick. He was sick the next day, too, so we went on Saturday morning, but it was raining. It let up and we had a bacon wrapped corn dog and fried PB&J

We walked around and looked at the vendors that were open and saw the watermelon carvings so far

On Sunday night Bret Michels was the headlining act. He is the biggest name I think they have ever had. We wanted to go, but I did not want to deal with the crowds and it was the Sabbath. However, we heard he put on a great show and loved us so much he wants to come back next year!!!!!
we did some fireworks that night. Since we warned our neighbors and invited them to watch they invited us to their barbecue the next day!!
After the parade on Monday we went back to let Jon ride some rides. He still does not like them and TJ had to ride one with him

I got a free Bible from the Nazarene church

I did not have that version.

I played a balloon dart game and won Jonathon this

We wanted to watch the dog stunt show but someone fell asleep

I will leave you with a picture of the craziest carnival ride ever!! I might try it next year after 2 Xanax.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

My Little Helper

I accidentally kicked Scout's dish and most of the food spilled out. my sweet little boy got down on the floor and started putting it back piece by piece

Saturday, July 23, 2016


Jon has beautiful curls. We are afraid to cut his hair because we are afraid they will not come back!!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Currently 7-22-16

Watching: Big Brother, Word Party

Reading: When We Were Sisters, Her Again, Heat Wave

Listening: TV, air conditioning

Creating or Cooking: Just been heating stuff up.

Feeling tired, sore

Planning: running errands in Manhattan, 2 mile walk

Loving: air conditioning

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hildebrand Dairy Farm

There are many awesome things about the small town we live in and one of them is the Hildebrand Dairy Farm. It was actually started in town by a member of our church years and years ago. Then they moved out to the country. one of the sons and his family runs it now and Margaret Hildebrand (the Matriarch and wife of the man who started it) is the only one who goes to our church. I enjoy visiting with her in her home on the property.

They also have a store where we like to buy milk in glass bottles(they pasteurize and bottle on site) and fresh made ice cream in Spring and Summer. They also sell beef from their cows (it is processed elsewhere), cheese from a Mennonite couple, packaged ice cream from K State, lavender products from Prairie Lavender Farm, honey and other sauces made locally, eggs from a local farmer and some stuffed animals and t-shirts and such. Oh, and their own butter!!

In the fall they have a big festival and invite other food vendors. In summer they do a smaller festival. We missed it because I was sick, but the next week I took Jon to get milk and icecream. Then we went to see some recently born calfs. at first Jon wasn't too sure about them, but then he ended up crying when we left!!