Friday, July 31, 2009

How to ride Bareback...

We had the great privilege of going horse camping with our friends this past weekend. Ted and Emelia got to do a little "horsin' around" and try their skill at bareback riding. Here's a couple video's just to make you laugh, cry and smile!

Friday, July 17, 2009

You know your hair is long when...

My red-headed cowgirl...My long haired dancer...

When Mommy tucks it into your shirt so you can eat watermelon and Mommy notices that your hair is sticking out the bottom of your shirt! Yes, that's Hannah I am talking about. I have been thinking lately of possibly cutting it shorter because it is always full of food, but the again it seems to kind of be her "signature style"... so I just don't know. Any opinions?

On another note in case you didn't see it on the evening news, Ted and I got to go on a mini-date this evening. Yes, I now... it's a real news flash! But seriously, we had a great two hour bike ride to the state park and back. And I think I may even be skinnier now, except for that chocolate cake I had when we got home:) The plan was to go on a family bike ride, but when one of the girls became quite naughty and irritable (tired), I knew it would not be a pleasant ride. So, God worked it all out for us and boy what a nice evening for a ride. We should do this more often... we got to talk for two hours and not one single interruption except for the beauty of nature. Thanks Lord for a Friday night treat:)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Trip to the Farm

Yes, I am way, way behind on my blogging. These photos were taken back in March when we went to visit our good friends up in Northern Minnesota. We must be true Minnesotans to travel North for Spring Break, hugh?The girls had a great time playing in the mud and puddles that were everywhere!
It was so muddy that we had to go and buy rain boots... doesn't every kid want their own "rain golashes"?

Hannah had to borrow "Grandma Carol's" silly hat to keep warm:)
Here they are playing in the hay bales... so much fun and adventure to be had!

And they got to go on a tractor ride with "Grandpa Lawrence"...

Emelia climbs the pile of fresh bedding for the cows...

This was some sort of mini-hut for baby cows... as you can see one of the girls thought it was great and one did not like it so much. And let's not forget all of the wonderful food that Grandma Carol made for us while we were there! Can't wait for the next visit!

about us

The West Ranch currently consists of Ted, head Rancher, Angela, Ted's right hand woman, and two busy little wranglers, Emelia and Hannah.