Monday, September 16, 2013

~Trip to VA

It feels good to be home! (I love my own bed!) Last Monday my family and I left around 8:00 am and headed for Virginia. We were hauling our trailer with our four horses too so it took a little bit longer than usual. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention where exactly we were going. Oops. We were going to stay at my dad’s uncle’s place while they went on vacation. It was funny. Vacationing at someone’s house while they went on vacation! (Ok maybe just to me.)  Anyway we had a great time. They really didn’t have many things that needed done so we had all the time to ourselves. We rode our horses three of the five days we were there, played some volleyball, had fun driving around on the Kubota, little bit of ping-pong, they also had this really fun bean-bag throw game, went fishing and nearly got eaten alive by the mosquitoes, and took lots of pictures! I actually didn’t get to take as many of the horses as I wanted to but I guess I’ll be satisfied with what I got. Trail riding was the best part to me.
  The farm I think is somewhere around 400 acres. (Not sure though.) Either way its pretty big… and beautiful! I was always seeing things I wanted to take pictures of! It was also great just having all that time just for our family.
   My dad had hoped that we could use the time for spiritual growth, and I would say it did. We tried to listen to a sermon together each day. (I don’t think that quite happened though!)  But it was really encouraging what we did listen to. Two of which were: preparing for marriage: God’s way for getting there, and seeking God’s will for your life. I have found that you can never get enough on those two subjects. They, in a lot of ways determine where you will end up in life and your finale destination - heaven or hell. I am so thankful that I have parents that care enough about where I end up, that they show me these things now, and not after I have made all the wrong decisions. Also that they want to protect me from things that will lead me away from God or hinder my relationship with Him. If you ever think your parents are mean for … not letting you go somewhere or do something you want to, stop and examine yourself. God has put them in your life for a reason. He has given you to them for a reason. It is THEIR job to protect you. It is YOUR job to obey and honor them. They are only doing what they feel is best for you, and trust me, they can see a lot further down the road than you can.
~Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Proverbs 8:33

 These are just two of our saddles. I love pictures of saddles! And that's Hank in the background.
(Left to right) Ecco, Dunny, Dandy, Hank

Ok I have lots more pictures but they aren't edited yet. I'll try to get them done and put them on soon.


  1. Yippi cant wait to see the rest :) And its nothing like being home after a long week away!!!

  2. Hello, We are so happy to have found yet another wonderful young lady who has a heart after the Lord! My sister and I also just started our blog!
    We have been so encouraged to find like minded ladies striving to seek the Lord in all that they do! :) Thanks for your encouragement, we are looking forward to following your blog!

  3. Two of my aunts surprised me by printing the top saddle picture out and mod-podging it onto a board for my birthday! They are so sweet! I didn't even tell them that I really liked it! (I guess they knew since I posted it!)

  4. I love the second-to-last photo of the horses running. So good. :)

    1. Thanks! That's one of my favorites too!