Saturday, January 17, 2009
My Baby Is 30 Years Old !(where did the time go?)
~This picture ( above ) was taken 20 years ago. We were clearing our acreage to have our pond dug in an already mucky area of the property. We were living in a camper ,and this day we were clearing around the future pond area. Our youngest child, Daniel, was and still is a very hard worker. Even at a young age we knew if we wanted a job or errand done quickly....he was the one to ask. He worked cheerfully, energetically, and strived to do the job, whatever it was , well! ~Daniel wanted to cut a tree down by himself. The men were all using chain saws, but Daniel insisted he could cut down the tree with a hatchet. My husband gave Daniel the only hatchet we had to spare. It was dull. He showed Daniel which tree he could cut down and we figured that was the end of that. Daniel would get tired and quit and head off to the woods to play with his sister and brother and cousin. Imagine our surprise when we heard a boy's voice yell"timber...." and the cracking and thud of a falling tree! We were impressed, and Daniel is still one of the hardest working men I know. He is also cheerful and uplifting. He is fun!
~Daniel is a great uncle! All the nieces and nephews love him. Here is Daniel with 2 of our oldest son's daughters.~
~Daniel and his wife, his beloved Breezy. Daniel and Breezy are both hard workers and generous hosts to family, friends and animals. Daniel is a farrier ( horse shoe-er) and horse trainer. He used to ride bulls and broncs in rodeos. I went to one rodeo to watch him and when the bull exploded out of the chute with the sole intention of tossing my son, and then going after him, I decided I could not stand to watch any more. So I had my husband take the video camera with him and told him that if Daniel survived, I would watch the rodeo at home.I am happy to say his rodeo days are reserved for watching them now, maybe shoeing a horse for the event, but NOT busting out of the chutes on bulls or broncs!