“Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.”
~Rich Mullins

Jan 1, 2012

Oregon visitors

We had a wonderful visit with the C family from Oregon last week! It is so neat how you can not see somebody for a long time and then when you get together again, you can pick up right where you left off! That's exactly what happened!! We had an incredibly blessed afternoon, and I just love this family. Here are some pictures of the fun that we had. 

Me with a silly little boy :)

Of course, we all had to go see Lassie! 

The little ones had fun dressing her in her PJs.

I love you guys!!!!!  

Timothy had a strange interest in our cow....I think he was
thinking "steak."

After a little while, we pulled out the horses and carts. All the kids
had a blast driving..... 

...except Timothy. He wanted to be driven! 

He grabbed a cart and started running. And the race was on!

Jessie - "OH NO....." 

Yep. Flipped right over backwards! Timothy claims it was Jessie throwing her
weight back, and Jessie claims it was Timothy letting go of the cart.....

Jessie - "He dumped me right flat on my back" 

"And just why am I back in this cart?" 

We ended up trying to make a tandem. :) 

Then, Timothy decided it was too hard to run and hang onto a cart
at the same time, so he made a "harness" out of hay string! 
Gotta love a farm kid. Hay string and duct tape, right?

Me with Kelby 

Anna and Kelby 

Jessie - "I don't know about this makeshift harness...." 

Jessie and Kelby 

Jessie, Alicia, and Kelby... 

More goofiness from Matthew! 


Timothy...he claimed this was the biggest smile he could muster after
running around our arena for hours on end. This kid is an "energizer bunny." 

The race! Through the pasture, dodging horses the whole time! 

Can you spell determination?

Matthew looks like he's going to get taken out! 

We had such a wonderful time with them!

Yesterday we took 7 minis and 3 carts and headed downtown for the Fiesta Bowl parade! It is a huge parade with thousands of spectators and the horses all did so good. I have tons of pictures but haven't gotten a chance to upload them yet. I ended up not driving because my stallion would not have handled it all very well, so I walked the new baby, Lassie. She did so good, but about halfway through, she got pretty tired (the route is about 2.5 miles, I think). A wonderful friend from church had come along to help in case this happened, so he picked her up and carried her the rest of the way! She was grateful! (Brennan, if you are reading this, THANK YOU!!!!!!) I will try to post pictures at some point. 


  1. Looks like you had a great time with the C's. Kelby said she had a very fun time with you all! They are are such a wonderful family. :)

  2. You are very welcome! I was glad to help!
    -Brennan C.

  3. WOW!!! Thank you, for such a wonderful time. We love and miss you all so much. Thank you for loving on our kids. We/they had a wonderful time. Great pictures!!! Thank you, for still being a part of our lives.
    Mrs. C.

  4. You were such a help, Brennan!

    Sadie, we had an awesome time!

    LOVE YOU, Miss Julie!!! I am so glad you all had the chance to come over. Now we need to talk you into moving...... :)