This isn't the greatest picture, since I look rather drunk (I assure you, I wasn't! :), and you can't see Jon, but...this is our pastor, his wife, and one of his sons, with Karen peeking through and Bruce, Abigail, and me bringing up the rear!Jon and Karen (and David, climbing, of course!)
The kids each got to choose one ride before the rodeo started. Abigail chose the ponies...
David chose the mechanical bull. He did great!
The kids got a chance to chase a calf! David is in the blue shirt in the middle of the picture, right by a girl with a plum-colored shirt, behind the girl in the pink shirt!
Barrel racing -- my favorite event! Abigail was so excited that there were cowgirls there, too, and we both loved all of their sparkly, girlie belts and shirts!
This pick-up rider (in my opinion, the most skilled rider there...it was amazing to watch him and his horse work). In between riders, he waited in this spot and told Bruce several times how cute Abigail was! She did look adorable in her western-ish shirt and braids! :)David also spent a lot of time climbing in, on, under, and around the bleachers (he was about ten feet off the ground in this one)...can you picture this?!
David and a friend enjoying the show from the top of the fence