Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rock Farm Fourth Of July 2014

I figured I wouldn't wait until next year to post these like I did with our 2013 trip.

Same people, same dogs, same games, same heat.  Only one snake and it wasn't a rattler this time. Thankfully.

Here's our 2014, 4th of July trip, in photos:

In all my Rock Farm posts over the years, I don't think I've ever had a picture of the outhouse.

The Dog in her home away from home.
She loves the Rock Farm.

The kids, and The Dad, had lots of blow-up pool time.

I have no idea.

Baby spent an enormous amount of time in the swing.

Sneaking video games with uncle.
You can tell by his facial expressions that I've been spotted by my nephew.

And it slowly gets put back in the pocket.
Slick, guys.

Most of the competition took place on Saturday, the 5th, but there isn't a whole lot of photo evidence.
Probably better that way.

Mostly, it was life as usual up there.
A lot of relaxing.

An almost water fight between The Kid and my aunt.
And Annie, the dog.

Blueberries, raspberries, orange juice, mint, vodka, ice, and a blender.
Did not suck even a little bit.

The Dog again.

Her "selfie" by my BIL.

The view out the back door from the couch.

The most amazing sunset.
Mt. Hood is in the distance.

And some of my new favorite pictures of the kids.

This is Mt. Jefferson.

More crazy sky pics.

Cool, huh?
The pink fluffy ones were like cotton candy.

And finally, I'll leave you with more of the monsters.

Don't worry, we feed him.
He's built like his mama was.

Oh wait, one more thing.
(I told you I'd post 'em, Sherwin.)
So picture my brother-in-law, standing in front of me, laughing, talkin' all kinds of smack about the scene he's taking in, 'cause that's what he does.
(It's like we're related or something.)
Now picture me sayin', I don't give a crap, take a picture, I'll even pose for ya, 'cause that's how I roll.
(Yes, my inner gangster finds its way out around him.)
And that's why these photos exist.

And that, my friends, is Mindy in a nutshell.
On a bike, with a beer and a cigarette, ready to pedal to a desert garage sale.
All I'm missing is a wedge of cheese.
And a watering can.
And a bubble over my head with expletives.

You're welcome.


  1. Loved it!!!! You are adorable!! And yes those pictures are awesome of your kids with that sky in the background!!! What a magnificent place to be with your family lady!! Happy weekend to ya!!! Nicole xo

  2. Looks like a wonderful time. You have the cutest dog EVER!

  3. So much better than traditional fireworks! Love the outhouse and the Dog's bandana!

  4. Loved your post, Mindy!
    I think I smiled the whole way through.
    That adorable dog! Those beautiful children! That gorgeous sunset! Those insane clouds!
    So awesome!!
    Thanks for sharing :0)
    Have a great weekend,

  5. Looks like you had a great 4th! Loved the pics of your adorable dog with the stylin' bandana, the kids having fun, you on the bike (sassy!) and the bright pink UFO that appears to be in the cloud pictures near the end of the post! Who could ask for anything more?

  6. It's so beautiful there! Reminds me of my parent's ranch out in Colorado. Wide open spaces and lots of fresh air to breathe. Those of photos of you are a total hoot. I had no idea you had so much Rosie Riveter in you.

  7. That sky was amazing!!!! It was so crazy looking, that in some pictures it didn't even look real, more like a painting or something. Get what I am saying?! Gorgeous!! Your flippin cute & his face is wuvable :) :) Oh and then those pictures of you on the funny :) On a bike, with a beer & a cigarette, ready to pedal to a desert garage sale..........hahahahaha.....that is hilarious!! My "ALL TIME" favorite sentence I have ever read in a blog!! :) We have so MUCH in common......way more than just our addiction to gardening & our "house story".......a husband, 3 kids, a dog & a cat later...&...we are still there :) lol.
    Happy Gardening!

    1. The sky WAS amazing. And it was even cooler in person.
      Yes, and with flip flops, too! :o) Sometimes ya just gotta throw it out there, right?

    2. way to be honest and real :) I can't tell you how many blogs I stopped following because they just want to make it look like everything is perfect at all times. They are perfect, their kids are perfect, their house.....blah!! where its at!! :) Not sure why, but I was curious if you smoked! lol.......So what was a desert garage sale like? Snag any goodies?

    3. I did find a goody! I got a large lidded jar with chalkboard on the side for fifty cents! Woot woot. It has cookies in it as I type. :)

  8. A desert garage sale? Did you bring home some goodies? The photos are amazing. What a beautiful place. I bet the quiet is wonderful and the stars at night are breathtaking. Besides having a great time, you're making pleasant memories for your kids.

  9. What a fun trip! Love the shots of the kids in the blow-up pool and looking at the sunsets . . . love the pink cotton candy clouds and all of the photos of you on the bike . . . and wearing flip-flops! FUN!


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