Saturday, December 31, 2011

Our 2011!

I can't believe that 2011 will be ending today.  It seems like we just celebrated the start of it.  It has been a wonderful, exciting year for our family.  We have had many adventures together.  I have got to take many photos that I love of those adventures.  And even though my family grumbles they love looking at them.

Doing this blog has been one of those exciting things for us this year.  I have met many new people.  You all have been so great at sharing your thoughts with us.  And the photos you all share are amazing.  It inspires me to take more photos and challenge myself more.  So thank you to our blog family.

We started the year with a cattle show.  We had a great calving season.  We had an even better breeding season.  Our Little Man had Grand Champion Heifer at county fair.  We went to our first Junior Simmental Show, where we met so many nice people.  And we spent plenty of family time together.  We had a new addition in our little Possum.  My SIL, her momma and I took the babes to Tennessee for a few days.  Then we took the heifer to NAILE. Then in December our Little Miss showed for the first time.  And is now in   4-H.  All four Dawson children showing, I thought it would be forever. How time flies.

And in between all the fun. Our son had surgery on his left foot in April.  Then the right foot the first of  December.  We had more rain than I care to mention.  We haven't had much snow.  We had our first family cattle sale.  We had an awesome trip to Michigan this year.  And we loved every minute of it.  2012 should be full of so many memories too.

I hope you all have had a wonderful year with friends and family.  And that 2012 brings you much joy and happiness.  I can't wait to see all of your posts and pictures.

January - Scarlett & Gray

January - ice and snow storms

February - Calving in full force.  Our little Alias we sold in the fall sale.

March - And the twins! They were sooo much fun.

April - Bill Rogers Classic

April - the rain started

May - the hail that do lots of damage.

June - Rush County Fair

July - Simmental Junior Nationals in Sedalia, MO

July - Possum became a part of our family.

August - Michigan trip and the boy with the catch.

August - Michigan beach, we don't just go for the fishing.

August - the babes in Tennessee.

August - all the babes in Tennessee

September - we had our first family show calf sale.

September - the stand off!

October - i took family photos for my baby brother

October - I took wedding photos for a child hood friend

November - Showing at NAILE, so exciting!

November - raising turkeys is so much fun

December - Little Miss showed for the first time.  And she turned 9.


Purposely at Home said...

looks like an exciting year! ;) looking forward to seeing what the year 2012 holds. :)

loved the picture of the twins. too cute!


Lyndi said...

I loved your pictures, especially the calves! Happy New Year to you and your family...can't wait to read what happens in 2012!

Sarah said...

Exciting year!! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Thanks for entering the giveaway!

Sarah from The House That Ag Built

Jent said...

What a great year and great pics to match!

The Coolidges said...

What a great way to remember the highlights of each month. Looks like you had a great year. Can wait to see what you have going on in 2012!

Amanda said...

Those farm babies (including your own!) are just adorable. :) Love this glimpse into a life so different from my own. Thanks for sharing!