Meant to be

So, before we ever even meant, it was totally meant to be.  Not that we didn't know that already, but we have proof!!

Back in March of 2006, I was going to school at Cal Poly, Pomona.  Chris was at Reedley College.  We were 235 miles apart, to be exact, and knew nothing of each other.

March 11, 2006...
Myself and 2 other girls were headed from Pomona to Tulare for a jackpot show.  This particular jackpot had a college show at the time, and we had entered some school sheep in the show.  When we got to Tulare, we unloaded all the sheep & tack out of my truck and went and checked into our hotel.

please, I know this might be boring, but in just a few minutes, you will be as amazed as we were...

March 12, 2006...

The day of the Great Western Jackpot Show!
Weighed...washed...fitted...changed time...

So we showed all of our sheep...pretty sure we got last place in every class we were in.  Don't judge me, they were all school sheep.

About 2 years later...
Chris was looking through the pictures on my computer and came across some pictures that my mom had taken at that jackpot show of me showing in the market class.  And low and behold, we discovered THIS...

Pretty crazy huh? This was in March 2006, we didn't officially meet until June of 2006. 

When we discovered these pictures, we couldn't believe it. 

This week

It's been a busy week and it's only Wednesday.  Our mornings are packed with running errands and doing yard work, usually all before 10:30 in the morning.  Today it's supposed to be 103 and it's already 86 and it's only 9:15.  Yikes!!

So far this week...

...Peach/plum freezer jam
Made a small batch because I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out.  Not super impressed with the way that it set, but it tastes good.  I'm going to switch back to Sure-Jell instead of using the Ball instant pectin.  Just doesn't work as well.

...Showmanship practice at our local high school
3 of the lambs are ours, the rest are from 2 other local breeders.  Almost 1/2 of the students are incoming freshman, and for only having had 3 practices so far, they are doing pretty good.  Chris is critiquing each of them individually in the picture.  He runs showmanship classes and I work with them individually to fine tune bracing, hand and body placement on the student and leg placement on the lambs.

...Weeding the front yard
Our actual front yard is looking really good.  The grass is green, mums are blooming.  This is our half circle driveway.  Looks awful.  We can only weed in the morning because it's just too blasted hot to do it any other time of the day.  Slowly but surely it will all get cleaned up.


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