Thursday, January 4, 2018

My favorite photo from the break

This is from the Limber Pine trail - a birthday hike for Adelyne.  Until I saw the pic, I didn't realize what a colorful group we were.  Not only that, but we managed to get Oscar in the pic too.  What you can't tell from the photo is that the wind was blowing around 30 mph that day.  The scenery was beautiful, but we couldn't stay long to enjoy it so plan to go back again sometime soon to explore.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The riding lesson...

Bareback and without reins - learning to direct the horse with just her legs and her weight. Eliana was psyched!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

It helps when the teacher is in on the prank...

Eliana had a great math teacher this year.  I let him know that we had a deal with Eliana where we would allow her to get a cell phone if she kept her grades up through the end of the year.  So he created a fake report card and gave her a C in math with the comment, “Eliana really should have earned an “A” in math.  All she needed to do was work A LOT harder and get A LOT more correct answers.  I don’t think a “C” in math warrants a new cell phone…”

And when the report card came in the mail and Eliana opened it, her face became very serious, but she didn't say a word.  She just handed me the report card and I read the math comment out loud.  Finally Eliana started laughing and I told her the teacher was in on the cell phone deal.  The comment was perfect.  And now that Eliana’s heart is beating again she can not wait to shop for a phone.