Monday, April 24, 2017

Weekend Adventures: Horse Classes for Kyla

On Saturday morning Kyla finished the four "basic horsemanship" classes that we gave her for her birthday.  This last class was definitely her favorite - a riding lesson!  She's had a lot of fun these last four weeks, and it was especially neat to take the classes with her friend Zoe.
learning how to halter and lead at one of the previous classes
on Shasta
walking Shasta
Here's a video of Kyla trotting on Shasta - this was her favorite part!
Unfortunately, the kids are sick with colds.  Keanan is at the end of it, but Kyla is right in the middle.  This meant the rest of the weekend was spent tinkering around the house.  On a positive note, we did get the trailer ready to go camping next weekend and Keanan and I landscaped the front yard in bark!
It looks a million times better!!  Roses, Irises, and poppies are all blooming.
Happy last week of April!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter 2017


He Lives!  He Lives!  Christ Jesus Lives today!
We finished our Lenten Jesus Tree!  I love it!
Happy Easter!  I pray you all had a wonderful day celebrating our risen Savior!  We enjoyed the day by attending church where the kids performed two Easter songs, dying Easter eggs, going on a hike in the rain (it was like a Washington Easter!), having a really hard Easter egg hunt with our Resurrection Eggs, and a lovely Easter dinner with friends.
My Easter Bunnies
Overgrown trail in the rain
The hills were so beautiful! 
Soaking wet but happy
Happy Easter!!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

A visit from the Johnson's!

On Thursday Auntie Ann, Uncle Brian, Lucy and Kate stopped in to stay two nights with us before heading home from Disneyland!  We had a great time hanging out, even though the weather was a bit yucky.
Auntie Ann took all the girls to get their toes done!
Beautiful!
playing Legos
While the girls were hanging out, Uncle Brain and Keanan got to build a robot and go out for lunch.  It was a great, but quick, visit.  

This week we will be getting ready for Easter by celebrating the Seder (Passover meal) at our church on Thursday.  Happy Holy Week!

"For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed."  1 Corinthians 5:7

Monday, April 3, 2017

Weekend Adventures: More Skiing and Cousins!

Look who we found in Angels Camp on Saturday night!  Auntie Ann, Uncle Brian, Lucy and Kate!  The Johnson's are on spring break and spending some days in Disneyland, so we got to see them on their way down.  The girls were completely surprised!

Sunday was spent up at Bear Valley skiing again!  One last time for the season.  It's amazing how much the kids have learned with just two days of lessons!
Kyla and Dad on the chair.  Keanan is in the chair behind them
Here's what happens when Zac skis, videos, and doesn't pay attention to the snow!
A good day