Monday, August 22, 2011

The Fair and being unplugged

Every year we go to the "Fair".   I think the first time my parents brought me I was 2 years old and we have been going ever since.  So of course this tradition has carried over to my children.  The boys' first trip was when they were 8 months old.  And Madi's first trip she was about 4 weeks old.  It's just something we do every year. We bring Mema and Papa with us every year too.   The kids love seeing the animals and of course the rides.  And my all time favorite, funnel cake! Yummmmm

One of the sheep decided to kiss Madi's hand, she loved it

Petting the horses that were there for the shows

I love this picture, it makes my heart happy :)

runnin' with the chickens!

Kris loves chickens and has plans for a chicken coop at home

Indian Ladder had a display for the orchard.  Another place we visit a few times a year.

Having fun in the hay maze

Of course, the RIDES!!!

Madi loves them too now

Havin' some greasy fair food, of course we can't skip that! :)

I have been without a phone  now for a few days and honestly, I don't miss it.  Is that strange?   My phone broke and I have 1 month left on my contract.  Let me give you a little back round.   I did not have a cell phone until 2 years ago.  My husband surprised me with an iphone.  While I loved the gesture, and it was convenient to text or call when I needed to, the $106 bill always made me cringe.    I can think of so many other ways to spend $106 and a cell phone isn't one of them. I was on the lowest minute plan they offered (450 mins) and I ALWAYS had more than 1000 rollover minutes!    My family is insisting I need a phone and I can understand their reasoning.    I think I'm going to get an "unlocked" phone and just do a $25 plan from Virgin Mobile or Straight Talk.  It will allow me 300 mins and unlimited texting and Internet use.    Do any of you use this type of service?  

  I also deactivated  my Facebook account.   It was for a few reasons, but nothing really big.   I feel FREE for some reason.  I think I just like the "unplugged" feeling.  Who knows maybe I'll go back, but maybe not.   I miss being able to text my favorite southerner whenever I want.   But other than that I can't think of reasons I love it.  I'm not much of a tv watcher, I probably watch an hour of tv every month or so.  I make up for it on the computer, that I am sure of!     Since when have we as a society need to be in constant communication?  Maybe I'm just behind the times........


10 comments: said...

I do virgin mobile...same reason as you..I dont use it often, but its nice to have! Service is not great in my area but I am in the country ;)

Michele Smith said...

That looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing. We try to go to as many fairs around here too.
We use magicjack for home phone and netflix on our tv. For about 3 years we only watched dvds. I wanted us to spend more time as a family away from the tv. We LOVE netflix we can really watch anything we want. As far as the cell phone I use mine alot to text and rarely use it unless I'm out.
For awhile I had a prepaid phone and it worked just fine for us.
Have a great day!

Michele Smith said...

oops forgot to add that I don't have a facebook either!

Jen Kershner said...

I think of deleting my facebook ALL the time. I kind of hate. The only reason I have it at all is to keep in closer touch with the people I care about that live so far away. By the way, when did the boys get so dang big???

Michele Smith said...

Hey Kristi I just came over here to let you know that you WON my giveaway!!!

Please get back to me with your address and I'll send your goodies out as soon as I can!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

sooo cute...I always went as a kid...loved the cotton candy and the pronto pups.. havent been to the one here in several years. As you know I dont care for cell phones much...I have a buy your minutes type from walmart that i rarely use (really only have it for emergency). I cant stand seeing people walking around with their heads down texting while shopping...AND in Disneyland for petes sake last week...that really got me! rofl...I salute u for doing it! cherry

Michele Smith said...

Hey, I just wanted to remind you if you could send your address I can mail out your goodies.
My husband is leaving very soon and I'd like to be able to get it out without toting my kids to the P.O. LOL

You can email me at

All That Glitters said...

Hey girlie!!! I don't care for a phone or FB either!

Your kiddos are growing up to fast!!! So cute!

Happy Fall!

Jen Kershner said...

I have emailed and texted you and had no response. I hope all is well with you. Since I deleted my fb I can't even check in on you there. Happy December friend!

Leah said...

Great pictures! And it looks like a great time. God's peace to you Kristi!


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