Every year, the second graders at the school where Grandma J's grandkids go, get an opportunity to go to areal live ranch for four days. It's an authentic ranch in the rural mountains in Bonsall CA.
Students start hyperventilating about going to Rawhide Ranch from their first day of kindergarten. It's a long road to haul, waiting for second grade, and then, that day in May when you show up at school with your ranch gear, and board the bus.
Beauty's brother has been to Rawhide ranch, and she thought the day would never come.
There was a whole plethora of things to do, things to buy.....so many preparations.
For Beauty, it all starts with the boots. She really wanted the white with pink trim, but the only pair in her size that weren't already scuffed were the pink ones. She could live with that because......
There was a matching hat in the works. Grandma J has no idea what the problem was, but having been in second grade once herself, she can relate to an occasional fashion meltdown. Actually, just yesterday Grandma J had one when the drawstring on her pajama jeans broke.
Once she got to school, and was able to hang out with her BFFs, she seemed much happier.
And.....by the time they all got together for a group shot, Beauty was flaunting them pink boots all over the place.
Once they arrived, this happened. Grandma J doesn't have any additional info related to this picture so you get to use your vivid imagination!
Here's Beauty kicking it up big time in the corral. Grandma J made that *kicking it up* part up because she has no idea what Beauty is doing besides looking cute with them pink boots!
Grandma J was so proud of all the ranch type things Beauty learned in her first day....like zapping bugs. And, how cool that she has an upper bunk?
In case you were wondering, Rawhide Ranch is a real honest to goodness working ranch. Flaunt those pink boots, Beauty....you go girl.
When the morning chores are done, it's coffee break time!
There's nothing like a nice camp fire at the end of a long day working on the Ranch.
Time when ABC picks a loser from the last season of The Bachelor............
..... to become thenew and improved Bachelorette.
That would be Ashley H. from last year. She was a blonde then. You remember, she was on the second season with Brad who got to be The Bachelor twice! Ashley is in the final phase of dental school. She attends when she isn't living in a mansion along the Southern California coast.
So, ABC spent some time sprucing up Miss Ashley. New hair color and styling, and probably some yoga classes and spanks.
Grandma J was soooo excited. She got all prepared for the two hour premier. She took an early shower, got in her baby doll pajamas, then made nachos for herself .
When the show started, Chris Harrison was talking to Ashley, and Grandma J couldn't believe what she was seeing. She grabbed her cell phone and started snapping pictures of Ashley to catch what she was seeing with her naked eyes.
Ashley's teeth! Did anyone else notice? her two front teeth were much whiter than the rest of them.
It's hard to see in these photos, but it was very obvious, and hard to catch with the cell phone camera. Grandma J's other cheap camera picks up lines on pictures taken from the TV. Basically she was embarrassed for Ashley....especially since she's an almost dentist.
Now, if only ABC would have left her teeth alone!
Is anyone else watching? Can you hardly wait to see what the guy in the mask looks like? And the big question.....Do you think Ashley H. will find true love?
* Praying for all the folks in Joplin, MO. Most of that city is gone....totally gone. So sad.