Our spring break has brought a change.
A girl and her swim team
Miss Sally has been been on a year round swim club for three years now. She moved up again to another level, and where this is good, it also brought some big schedule changes.
She now swims every weeknight typically from 5:10pm-7:45pm, which doesn't include travel time. (There goes my precious family dinner time.)
The positive from this, David and I have decided to take advantage of this and join the fitness club at the same facility. So for the first time in YEARS, I'm working my gluteus maximus. (My butt)
Another benefit is that Miss Sally has even more time to dedicate to her school work.
A girl and her saddle (cough...and horse)
So Miss Ester has been saving every red cent she earns for a saddle. New saddles are $$$. So when the opportunity to buy a used saddle came up, we told her to give it a test drive.
She did at a recent horse cutting competition. She was able to saddle up and spend an afternoon in it. Her instructor looked at it and thought she was getting a good deal ($75).
Her new-to-her horse saddle ::
We jostled and teased her...."Miss E, you have all the gear but no horse!"
The next day was just an ordinary Sunday....8am Mass....coffee and donuts in the hall afterward....and then a generous man gives our daughter a horse.
Penny is an old, gentle quarter horse, previously used for cutting ::
Since she's about 20-22 years old and has been a pasture horse for the past five years (her friends are the cattle on the other side of the fence), we plan to keep her there (with permission from the gentleman) and pay for the upkeep of her care.
Penny is located about 15 miles east of where we live so we will be making weekend visits now.
A girl and her job
While working at the spring break horse camps earlier in the month, Miss Ester established herself enough that she will be working the summer camps as well.
The money she makes will help pay for her horse's upkeep. It will be a lot of driving for me, but seeing a good work ethic instilled in her at this age is a definite win win.
A girl and boy in archery
Stan and Miss Mabel had the opportunity to sign up for a 10 class archery class (every other Tuesday).
(This photo was taken on St. Patrick's day.)
*I forgot to take a photo of Stan the man.
So we have another addition to our spring schedule. I know. I know. But! this one is not so bad since we are carpooling with one other family and only have to drive once a month.
With all of these recent changes and adjustments, I've barely found the time to read my Lenten material let alone blogs. I hope I haven't missed many important announcements, news events, or prayer requests. With Holy Week almost here, I'm not sure how much I'll be hanging out in the blogosphere once again.
In the mean time, I pray your remaining days of lent are fruitful!
~ Patty ~