Saturday, January 7, 2012

Marked Green

     2011 was an amazing year for us and 4-H together! It was a great year we had to gain friendships, make new ones, and do so much in leadership and community service than ever before. It was a year of trying new things, changing old ways, showing people and helping them through the neat tricks and opportunities we know of, and gaining knowledge of everything

"The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years, 
but the one with the richest experiences."   
-Jean Jacques Rousseau

Let's start from the beginning of 2011...
 Dallas and Anna
Volunteering at a soup kitchen for Hungry to Help (Ethel and Lucy)
Bowling in Catawba County! Gabby, Angel and Anna
 Dallas, Gabby and Anna in gabby's district officer skit
 district officer skit (right is the Wilkes county clan... plus Khalil,
we love yall!)
So you wanna be a district officer? workshop
 Free time! lets play some cards! Landon, Khalil, Andrew, Todd and Trevor we love all yall and your escapades! haha
 In Surry County leading kids in minute to win it games
 Camp songs! la la la la
 Gabby, Anna, Brooke, and Luke lookin all snazzy
Our table in Mr. Justin Crowe's class. (awesome teacher!) 
After a long day in fancy clothes! Nathaniel and Guy
1,2,3...Ninja! Anna and Guy 
 Playin cards. (Thanks guys for going after pens that one night!)
 Wilkes county. Anna, Gabby, and Jonathan ready to meet Senator Soucek 
 Thanks Mr. Nelson for taking this! Anna, Guy, Gabby, and Nathan.
Anna and...Kyle! You were very good at cards.  
 Gabby, Ms. Louise (amazing!), Anna and Mollie. 
Mollie! we love our one year get together:)
Anna, Gabby, and the lovely Allyson Brake
 Gabby- Bees "Secret Life of Bees" gollllddd
Anna- Community Service "Are You Sure About Your Color?" golllddd
 Sisters (down to up): Anna, Gabby and Alyse
Wilkes county presenters
 Lincoln County Boys: Cody, Wyatt and Guy.  Missing Joseph.
We love you guys!
 Free time! At the LEGO store building our people
 Awards Reception and Donors Luncheon for Anna's Poultry Production and Preparation
Cumulative record
 The rest of Wilkes county at the service project
 Sorry not flipped!  Wyatt all decked out at the "blue jean ball" ohhh ahhh.
Anna (in curlers!) and Brooke getting ready for the big night at congress

Past West Central District Officers, Brooke, Joseph, and Guy
Incoming West Central District officers: Dallas, Cody, Jonathan and Margo
 Anna, Brooke, and Gabby
Us at the clover gala/candle light ceremony
 our late night with 4-H ice cream!
 Last day... with the famous Joseph Perkins from Lincoln County

 Joseph, Brooke and Guy
Voting day, waiting with Natasha, Brooke and Guy. (love the hat!)
Getting ready to go...
 The Red Dirt Diggers gang
Addison and Andrew:) love yallllll cattle sale next Monday?
Teaching over 1600 youth about heritage gardening. (Are they really listening?)
 The Best! The wonderful Mr. Morris.
 Weston at the county fair
and again. you may be in FFA but we gotta love ya. (Mrs. Jamie said so.) hehe
 The musical group featuring Will, Luke, Daniel, and our very own Jonathan.
beautiful pic. Wyatt, Guy, Gabby, Anna, Ann Marie, ???, and Moriah
mighty strong people! Andrew (Catawba), Guy, and Gabby

             us and Lincoln Guy, Cody, Wyatt, Gabby and Anna      get silly with it.  

These Pictures don't even give a firefly flash of what really took place this past year. It seemed to have gone by so quickly, but so wonderfully. There are not as many pics of some people that we spent a lot of time with, but that will change in 2012. Cattle sale every Monday with the Meeks (weather all the sun or rain), cards, dances, the fake twins, campaigning with duct tape, swing dancin with Todd, goose chasin, febreeze, forks, curfew with Mr. Nelson, stinky feet, pens, ninja, bon qui qui, Boniva Jackson (yall, she does perty hair and makeup), git on outta here, car rides, camp songs, bugs with Brooke, Mason and his brown matching black quirk ;), military size escapades, waterfalls in the fall, roommates, bridges and slippery boots, and hot wax on the feet. All of these are memories, and there will be more like them made in 2012.

The name of this blog perfectly fits what has happened this year, and I know that 4-H has left the largest imprint on our live, other than God and family, and I was so happy to share it with all of you!  It was an amazing, crazy, sometimes tearful, exciting year full of firsts and seconds! I loved the dances and random crazy moments, all the things I learned just from people who are amazing.  I loved what the beautiful miss Sarah Osborne said at Congress during her goodbye speech. About living life without regrets and always saying yes to a dance, opening yourself up to as many experiences as possible, and if you wouldn't do or say it in front of your grandma then it's probably something you shouldn't do. I love my 4-H family and am ready for another great year with all yall! 
"It sure left it's mark on us, we sure left our mark on it. Let the world know we were here....With everything we did! Laid a lot of memories down, yeah we'll always be hangin round."

Anna & Gabby 


  1. it looks like you have an awful lot of fun with this group, good for you!

    1. We do! 4-H is amazing and I love all the people we get to meet. Thank you:)