Monday, June 09, 2008
Ridin' the ponies
Do you know what the worst part about getting up at six am is? Not getting home til almost 8:30. We are down to just one vehicle since we got rid of the super-sized truck, so I have been driving hubby to work at least 3 days a week. I do not do 6 am unless I have to, so I am really dragging. Last night we at least went to bed before 11, so that helps. But it is almost an hour's drive each way, so by the time I get home it is time to dive right into our day and what I really want is another nap!
The best part of these early mornings is the drive home. I have 45 minutes of uninterrupted quiet time. I crank up some inspirational music and sing my way home, it is wondrous and peaceful, between that and the time alone with my husband each day, it is well worth the 6 am wake-up!
Yesterday we went to the church bbq at the church's ranch. The kids all had a ride on the horses, it was Monkey boy and Girly's first ride. They were ecstatic. All Girly has talked about all day was the horses. Of course the horse highlight was when Monkey Boy's horse pooped right in front of her.
During the summer, the ranch is a summer camp and during the year it is a retreat centre. There are tons of things to do out there, wall climbing, 3 huge zip-lines, obstacle courses, trail rides, wagon/sleigh rides, fun for all. My little adrenaline junky, Superboy can be kept occupied for days.
I took tons of photos, here are a few of my kids having fun. I was playing with some photoshop actions from the Pioneer Woman, I like 'em!