Sunday, April 24, 2005

Another great Sunday

It's been a full day.  Cliff and I, with the usual two granddaughers, as well as seventeen-year-old Amber, went to early Church.  When I got home I started the yeast rolls rising, rolled out noodles, peeled potatoes, and in general got dinner started.  I even made a pumpkin pie.  Rachel helped with cleanup, and then we saddled up to ride.  I planned to ride Blue, with Rachel on Buddy, but Natalie wanted to ride; and I felt she was ready to ride alone, as long as someone was alongside to guide her.  So she took my place.  As you can see by the pictures, everything went smoothly.  Then Kevin rode Blue awhile, with Rachel and Buddy (I think that's his name now).  Finally my grandson Arick rode Blue, and (this is the great part) I rode Buddy!  He performed better today than he has since Rachel got him.  I do believe he's going to work out.  It's going to be nice that two people can ride together sometimes.

On days like this, I feel rich as a king to be able to live in the country.

8 comments:

ksquester said...

I envy you in your part of the world, riding Blue with Mandy not far behind. It is a beautiful day indeed.  Anne

astaryth said...

I'm so glad that Buddy is working out... I love Arabians, but they aren't for everyone, they require a little extra patience and understanding sometimes because they can be a little sensitive... Buddy was lucky to fall in with a family that gives him a chance to be good!
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tendernoggle said...

Boy you did have a full day. You can make homemade yeast rolls??? OMG how I would love to smell them cooking!!! And you actually make your own noodles? And you made pumpkin pie too??How in the world did you get everything done in time???? lol
Natalie looks very comfortable in the saddle !
Carlene

skisseberth said...

What a wonderful day you had, Donna !  I so enjoy reading your journal. I scan the newspapers every morning [most is negative junk!], then finish up with your journal - always gives me an "uplift" before going out into the work world for the day ! Thanks for sharing your days with us ! Sue

csandhollow said...

Isn't life grand?

bookncoffee said...

These pictures are so pretty and green....almost looks like you live in Ireland - LOL!  

spurgins311 said...

Love all your pictures...It looks like you had a wonderful time and the food sounds delicious. :)

Sharon
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annalisa135 said...

Sounds like a perfect day!!!  The meal you made makes my mouth water just hearing you describe it.  It has been too long since I've had a real homemade meal.  Boy do I miss it!!

The pictures are so very beautiful!  You definitely should feel like a king (or queen) for living in the country.  You are surrounded by so much beauty, peace and all of God's glory.  

Thank you for posting the photos.  I love them.  (((hugs)))