Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Round 'em up!

Bethany's birthday celebration this year was extra special for all of us. She has been wanting to go horseback riding and be able to ride alone without sharing a horse with one of us.

We found just the place. The kids also got to brush their horses and put their saddles on, before a quick lesson and an adventure on the trail.

You can see for yourself if you want to. She had so much fun! Who am I kidding? We ALL did!


Meanwhile, back at the ranch (a.k.a. Cracker Barrel)...

...we took a quick little stroll down memory lane.




and played checkers on their big, lazy porch.

Bethany went to work beating Dad...

...while Ben plotted my demise.

I suspect I'll get a rematch, because I'm quite sure Bethany will want us to go back!

6 comments:

Givinya De Elba said...

Looks like HEAPS of fun! What a great birthday treat. And your photography was, as always, gorgeous!

Melissa B. said...

Yee Haw! So, Trace, I've got a book rec for you in the wake of your horsey expedition. Just finished Seabiscuit...a great read!

Betty said...

I remember me and my dad playing checkers. Good times.
Looks like a perfect birthday gift. I´m glad you all had so much fun!

Pam said...

What a fun day! Loved drooling over, er I mean looking at, all that candy! Especially the chocolate bars! Lord have mercy!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Cracker Barrel candy - I almost always buy some when I'm there. I'm partial to the soft peppermints. :) blessings, marlene

Life with Kaishon said...

What a perfect birthday. She is sooooooo cute. And so is your husband and son.