Sunday, November 21, 2010

Judging results and teeth news

So maybe you're all wondering how the Livestock Judging went. are the results of our team.

Overall in Sheep/(Meat) Goats - 5th place

Overall in Hogs -  6th place

Overall in Cattle - 10th place

Overall in Oral Reasons - 4th place

Overall Team - 6th place

There were around 40 teams at the National Competition.  Besides the winning team, we were the only team to place in all of the top 10 categories.  We were also the only team to have 2 top 10 individuals.  Both of the boys on our team did amazingly well and placed 5th and 6th individually.  To say the least, we were amazing, astonished, excited, and overwhelmed. 

I would like to thank the Lord for His amazing peace and calm that I felt during the whole contest.  I often thought of the movie "Facing the Giants" as I knew that we were competing against teams that were judging in college.  I told the Lord that I would praise Him if we won or praise Him if we lost.  I thank Him so much for helping us do as well as we did.  He receives the glory!

On Friday afternoon Abigail and I made the trek to Detroit so as to get our wisdom teeth pulled.   The whole process of getting the teeth pulled wasn't so bad ( we were so all numbed up ) but the 2 hour ride home without meds and coming out of the numbing was awful.  Let's just say I'm very glad to be on HIGH doses of vicodin. :D

Anyway, that's been my last week.  I'd love to hear how life has been going for all of you!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Honoring America's Veterans

Thank you to all of the men and women who have served and given their lives for our country, the United States of America.  Freedom would not be possible without any of you. 

Thank you.


Monday, November 8, 2010


Wow, so much has happened since I last updated and I just totally lost track of this blog.  Sorry peeps!  I am heading off to Lousivile for judging and then that is the end of the chapter in my life and my life will get much less complicated...soo...bare with me these next few weeks and then you can tell me I'm not a good blogger.  :D 

Quick update:

Nationals was amazing.  Great times, great people, great sessions, great workshops, just amazing. 

Elections are over!  As some of you may know, I have been volunteering with several other teens for the "Fix Michigan Center" in our county.  It's been an amazing opportunity to work for our country, learn more about government, and learn to talk on the phone!!!!  haha.  I'm sure I made well over 3000 calls during those few times I was in there.  I will say that I was very pleased to see so many Republicans with this election.  May they bring God glory!

I've got my senior pictures!!!  But I'm not sharing those quite yet until I get them all printed off and start sharing with people........:D

So.....pretty much I've been busy with school, FFA, elections, judging and life.  Thankfully here in a few weeks I will slowing down majorly.  I'll be down to school and FFA.  Yep, got plenty to do there too. :D

I do have a few pictures to share from yesterday however.  The whole family was out cleaning up gardens and all that.  Amazing what a little bit of time will do when you've got lots of willing hands! :)

Abigail weeding. :)

Fall is the best time to split plants to create more flowers!
Dad digging up and planting bulbs.
Jon and Ben cleaning up the garden.
We should have lots of pretty flowers come spring!

So that's a quick update from Asher Acres!  Hope your autumn season is going wonderfully!