Thursday, September 15, 2011

Old Threshers

It's become a tradition for me to spend labor day weekend at old threshers reunion in Iowa. Andrew's family has been going for years, but this was only my 3rd year. It's a fun filled weekend, full of old time farming machines and engines, antique tractors, horses, crafts, homemade goodies, and the list goes on... Basically, anything old timey or antique, they have it! 
 They bring in several groups for entertainment, one of which happened to be my favorite singing family, with the hottest banjo player around. ;)
We loved spending time with Andrew's grandparents, who always make it down for the reunion. Grandma brings along lots of yummy goodies... ":)

 Andrew and I's 6 month anniversary fell over the weekend. So on that day, we decided to reenact our wedding toast with Sarsaparilla's [root beer, for those like me, who have never heard of such a thing]

 Antique John Deere Tractor
 We rode in the engine of an old train that ran off of hot coals. It was amazing to see how it worked. And it felt good to be up there on a chilly day! ;) 

 We also took a turn riding in the caboose. 
The weekend ended with the horse pull. I'd never been to one before, and I'll say, I was incredibly impressed. Watching the horses as they tried to pull thousands of pounds was amazing. Not gonna lie, I did not like watching the one's who didn't work together, and struggled to pull the sled. But, when both horses worked together, they were able to pull the sled without struggle. It was such a neat expeirence! 

Monday, September 05, 2011

6 months ago today...

...this purrrrty ring found it's way to my little ring finger...
...and we said 'I do'....

And life could not be better. People say that marriage is great, but I never knew it could be THIS wonderful, and amazing, and fantastic, and incredible and magical, and well you get the point!