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January 11, 2011

Happy 15th Cowgirl!
































WOW 15 - it is so hard to believe!  I could not be prouder - I remember the day we brought her home from the hospital and Chris said "Now what?" we talked how it was harder and more paperwork to buy a car than bring a baby home from the hospital - she didn't come with an owners manual or anything!  On the way home from the hospital we had to stop at Wal-Mart and buy a space heater because we didn't have forced heat upstairs in our house and the bedrooms were too cold for a newborn.  She spent so many hours in the tractors with me, Dad and Grumpy - she slept on the floor of the cab all curled up in a ball and was always covered in dirt.  I remember I cried like a baby when she got on the bus to go to Kindergarten and she was so excited.  I still laugh out loud when I think about the fall that she was riding in the combine and drank a whole Mt. Dew and was literally bouncing off the windows from hyperness and Grumpy kicked her out!  Her first year of 4-H she walked her steer 400 foot by herself from the trailer to the cattle barn while everyone else was parking trailers right next to the barn and parents were unloading animals.  She crys every year at the livestock auction - no matter what steer she sells, how much trouble that steer gave her, no matter how much she claims she hates that steer - she still crys.  I love her sarcastic dry sense of humor.  I am proud of the fact that she is always on the honor roll - she has to work really hard for her grades and she knows that and puts the time and effort into them.  She is caring and is not afraid to tell us she loves us (I know she loves her brother and sister even if she won't admit it) - I could not be prouder and can't wait to see what the next year brings her way!

7 comments :

  1. Love the pictures, they grow up so fast

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  2. Awe.....such cute pics! They sure change fast, don't they?

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  3. Great pics and words of love! Now I know how the next seven and nine years will go!

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  4. Oh, I love the pictures and hope that my girls grow up to be as fun and sure of who they are as she is. Happy Birthday to my kids' favorite babysitter!

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  5. Congrats mom...you figured it out!

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  6. Happy Birthday!
    I especially like the pic with the black-eyed susans.
    I think I'd be nervous about the coming year: Isn't driver's ed right around the corner?!

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  7. Happy Birthday!!! The pictures are great!!

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