And here are the pictures from the parade this year. I thought we were going to have to leave when the fire trucks came through. Lauren kept saying "take me home" because it was so loud, but after they went through, she loved the rest of it - especially dancing to the marching bands. We kept saying during the parade that we really hoped there were no fires because every single fire truck in the entire county was in the parade yesterday...we think some from some surrounding counties snuck in too. There were several town names on trucks that we didn't recognize. For those of you that grew up in Searcy, remember how we always said the afternoon of the fair parade was the perfect time to commit a crime? That's pretty much how it is here too. Also, apparently one of our smaller communities knows the vaue of self- esteem. There had to be at least 20 children from this very small town that were some kind of pageant winners. If you don't win one pageant there, don't worry, we're pretty sure they'd make one up just for you to win! I have never in my life seen so many variations on pageant names. I'm sure in the scope of 15 minutes, we saw Mr. Tadpole, Mr. Tiny Tadpole, Mr. Teeny Tadpole, and Mr. Teeny Tiny Tadpole. Ahh, the joys of small town life and living close to a town called Toad Suck. Enjoy the pictures of the next Miss Teeny Tiny Too Cute Polliwog.