Saturday, July 17, 2010

Our Week in Review

It's been busy over here, but in a fun way! I know our schedule will change dramatically next month as well as being a bit discouraged myself with how very slowly the healing process is going. So.......I just keep busy! I find it's a good way to keep better control of my thoughts and not focus so much on what I "can't" do instead of all the things I CAN! Hope deferred makes the heart sick. So everyday I am choosing to have Hope in HIM!

My surgeon is a good hour into the cities for us. So whenever we drive in I try to make a day of it and do something fun while we're there. This time we went to the Science Museum. Pillar did an experiment with live fly larva. I'll spare the details for those with a queasy stomach! LOL

Here they are dissecting, pulling apart and then examining the chromosomes.

A neighboring town had their Riverfest Days last week too. They put on a great parade with fireworks that night. A friend just happens to live close to the school where the fireworks are done. So we got to sit comfortably on her back deck and watch them! It was GREAT!!

Rosebud and her friend at the parade were born about 10 days apart and have a lot of fun together!
Pillar took this pic at the parade and I thought she did a great job!! It helps to have such a cute subject! LOL

We also went to the county fair where some old friends were competing in the 4H horse competitions. We were able to spend most of the day behind the scenes and watch all that is involved in showing horses. The girls LOVED it!! This is Becca and her horse Evy.

This is Shelley and her horse Codiac riding English. Of all their dress changes, I think this one was my favorite. It was amazing to me all the different rules for each type of riding. These kids practice A LOT!!
The girls were able to hang out in the stables, help care for the horses in between shows, and just generally "hang out." It was a great experience!

Becca could make her horse smile. It was so cute. Hard to get a pic of though!!

Becca's first of several ribbons. She would later win a first place!! We were so proud of her!!
Rosebud walking and cooling down Evy. Can I just tell you that she thought she was in heaven??? LOL
And last but not least before we left the fairgrounds we went on a couple rides. The zipper was a blast! I have the greatest memories of tricking my own mom to ride on this with me as a teen and making it spin so fast she screamed like an ax murderer was after her. I know I probably shouldn't get so much joy at the memory.....but I do! LOL
This was the girls second choice.....a new one for all of us. We weren't disappointed!!
We've also been swimming just about every day, sometimes twice a day! There of course were a million more things accomplished this week, but none seem very blog worthy. So I'll just say that I hope you're having a great summer! It's going to be over before we know it.


RCUBEs said...

So inspiring when you said you're choosing "hope" in Him. Those pics are awesome and looked so much fun! Just dropping by to wish you a blessed week. Be strong in the Lord's mighty power.

Mrs. Taffy said...

I was wondering what you all have been up too! Looks like you've had a great week! Such a neat experience for the girls, to get to help care for the horses!

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