Happy Birthday Jody!
On January 8, 1971 our life as we knew it changed forever. We were blessed with the first of four beautiful baby girls.
Jody Ellen Price Schobel was born, and we went from a “happy go lucky couple” to parents in an instant. Well, it seemed more like days. She took her own sweet time getting here. Then she began to cry, and didn’t stop for about nine months. I still wonder from time to time how someone so small could have such well developed lungs. When the crying finally subsided she began to develop her many talents.
Her creativity began to emerge. When you don’t have the right toy, make do with what you have.
Along with her riding instructor days…….
You can instruct better from the back seat……
Not sure what this lesson was about. Maybe it was the one about never putting a cold bit in your horses mouth…….
Her baking and cake decorating days began…….
She has turned into a great baker, but I still wonder from time to time, given the fact that she knew the purpose and consistency of cooking oil, why would she dump a bottle of Crisco Oil on her sisters head. One of those mysteries that may never be answered.
There was Skidoo’ing……..
Ice skating……making do with what you have…….
Not to mention, numerous water sports……..
She is obviously enjoying the water so I wonder why she won’t get in the lake with the kids now???
She was a very shy 4-H steer jockey. So shy in fact that she hid in the closet of the camp trailer so she wouldn’t have to show her steer……..
Accomplished sheep showman……
Horse show enthusiast…….
Extreme goat tying. Or was it trick riding gone bad? Let the viewer’s decide…….
Flag Bearer at the Central Wyoming Fair…….
There was always a lot of ranch work to be done, and Jody was a “good hand”…….
And after all of that there was still time to become a Physical Therapist, a wonderful wife and mother…….
A big sister and loving Aunt…….
Medical researcher, advisor, confidant, travel agent, she wears so many hats we can’t keep count anymore…….
You are a true blessing to all of us. Happy Birthday Jody! Enjoy the party!
Blog Credits: The previous post was brought to you by three of Jody’s special guest blogger’s: Peg Price (Jody’s mom), Joe (husband), and Max (son). The three of us tried to get this done as a “black op”, but I’m pretty sure Jody managed to intercept a lot of the email traffic along the way………