Dolly with the kids
Ethan on Thunder, a young "pup" of seven. This horse would get kinda spooky...all of the kids' horse-handling skills, though not perfect, did amaze me. Beth has done an awesome job teaching them and giving them the chance to get comfortable around her horses. Thank you, Beth. You are very kind.
Melanie showing us her mad-Little Joe-handling skills
This amazing creature was on our lower door Sunday afternoon. She was about 3-4 inches long...David and Ethan held her. which isn't smart, from what I hear, because these have some poison in them? right? cool.
Happy Tuesday to ya! What's goin' on in your neck of the woods?
BEWARE of the blah blah post...
Our Monday was heeeectic. Will and I made a lumber run (porch project) and that was swell because we were rewarded with a little Starbuck's stop...and how nice to spend a few quiet, coffee-filled moments with my growing son, who is taller than me. Whatta lovely start to our day, week.
The day just never let up. A fellow homeschool mom that we met thru our past group, Beth A., invited the kids to come over for some horse time. They live about 5-7 minutes from us so that rocks. After working around the house all morning and early afternoon, the kids started getting antsy..."did she call, did she call???" and when she did. mad rush of teens and pre-teens all the while Levi whining and bawling because he wasn't going until the end. especially after all that whining.
That was an awesome time and we thank you, Beth and family, for having the kids over to be a part of your horse time. I still say we are more than happy, willing, and glad to come clean out stalls and do whatever needs to be done at your place. The kids were there for a total of 2 hours. They got home just in time to send their Dad off to work and turn around to leave again.
We met Beck and her girls at the park. They played, we walked (3 miles), sweated, and got eaten up by some horrible bugs of all kinds. Off to Grandma's to pick up the rest of our laundry from Sunday night (thanks Momma, You are the best), which was all nicely folded and put away in our hampers. Hopin' over here that my washer will magically fix itself.
The funny bit to all of this, in light of my stupid back injury from a week and a half ago, is that, while were at the park, I stepped off of the sidewalk funny and did something ridiculously painful to my right shoulder (same side of the body, so I'm thinking I'm not handling stress of any kind very well). Back in '04, I did a number on it, the same week that my sis had P. so I will always equate with being at Piper's birth, which was awesome, with shoulder pain, Skelaxin, the muscle relaxer and feeling really old, which aren't all that awesome. thought I had some of that Skelaxin here but can't find it.
I feel so old today. I can't believe the pain in my neck and shoulder. it's stupid. it makes me kinda crabby. I must go have some coffee. maybe that'll help.
I have some funny pix of Molly to post but they'll have to wait...she is such a climber..she climbed up the back of the couch onto the windowsill...there she is standing in the window. it's gonna be a looooooong day. but tomorrow is U-VERSE!! Yah!
See ya around!
Hebrews 12:1, 2: Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith ; who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.