I have a tomboy side to me. Growing up, I enjoyed visiting my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins in the country. Every once in a while, my grandmother would even bring me to the Lamoille County Field Days.
Fast forward years later and now my husband and I go to the Lamoille County Field Days. For me, it is almost like a family reunion. Almost everyone on my mother's side of the family goes. Last year, we went and I sat on the sideline watching my uncles and my cousins participate in the lumberjack competitions. I wanted to try an event or two; however, I could never get up the confidence to do it. I have very few muscles as evidenced as always being picked last in sports at school.
This year, I decided to go ahead and try a couple of events. The picture at the top is my cousin, Jennifer Whitecrane, and I competing in the Jill and Jill competition. Before we even signed up, I told her that we were probably going to lose because I have no muscles and I didn't have a clue what I was doing. Well, Jennifer was adventurous and signed up with me anyway. Thank you, Jennifer! Besides, Jennifer said she was a beginner too. We both had a blast!!! (And, guess what… we won third place!!!)
Here is a picture of my entry bracelet into the field days as well as my check and ribbon for third place.