August 23, 2011

Unending love

"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
Ephesians 3:17-19

August 18, 2011

Of horses and hairpins

Ah. A quiet moment. Sometimes it's easy to take those moments for granted, but after a month that has been full of activity it's nice to sit down and relax. I just realized that I haven't posted since July...where has the time gone? Since my last post a lot has happened around here, the biggest event being the state Cowgirl Queen contest which took place last Friday, August 12. Since that has definitely been a highlight of this month, I thought I'd share some of the memories from that day...

{all photos taken by my friend Rachel}

 Our day at the fairgrounds started at about 10:30am (the show wasn't until about 7:30pm) , and it was all craziness from there! I was glad to have my parents, 2 of my sisters, and a couple of friends along to help out...honestly, there is no way I could have done it without them!!

It's amazing how many little details need to be taken care of before you enter the show ring!

Want to guess how much hairspray it took to keep those curls in place??
{many thanks to my friends for doing my hair!}

One minor detail that I would have overlooked had someone not pointed it out was the matter of keeping the hat on. Really the only way to keep a western hat securely on is to stick long hairpins between the brim of your hat and into your hair. I really wasn't looking forward to it because I had several people tell me that, "If it doesn't hurt, it's not on tight enough." Let's just say that, yes, my hat was definitely on tight enough and I was more than glad to take it off when the contest was over!!

Though we didn't advance to the final round, I really enjoyed the experience as a whole. There were around 90 young ladies competing in the Sr. division, so I wasn't expecting to place. I'm quite pleased with how Flash did for me, and I had a lot of fun doing it. I'm so glad that God gave me this opportunity, and my prayer is that all glory goes to Him alone!

If you want to see a video of the Sr. Cowgirl Queen contest, you can check it out HERE 
(it's not full length, just bits and pieces of it)
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I hope to start posting a little more, if my schedule allows. When life is busy blogging just doesn't make top of the priority list! I don't want it to become something that I feel I "have" to do...this is just an outlet for my photographs, daily life, life lessons, as well as a few other things. Even though I haven't been posting much as of late, I'd still love for you to tag along :)

I hope that you have had a wonderful summer so far!