Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Walk of Shame

Poor Butterscotch got The Fix. I'm not sure I like the "new" Butterscotch. He doesn't run circles around me when I come home nor does he seem as perky as he used to. He just lays around all day :(

I'm hoping, once the "cone of shame" comes off and I can get outside to play with him, that the "old" Butterscotch will return.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Giddy Up!!

Hubby finally gave in to the continuous requests from Bethany for horseback riding. It was time to sign up for Spring soccer and Bethany said she didn't want to play soccer anymore. Well, I knew what was coming next. It was the same conversation we had every time soccer season started up. He finally said, "YES!" which gave us one very happy little girl and one "on the fence". Sarah wanted to play soccer and horseback ride but I said, "NO! It's one or the other." She debated and debated because she really loves soccer. I knew, once she got her tail back in the saddle, her decision would be made. And so she gave up soccer for a horse.

They have been taking lessons since January. They can't both ride every week. They have to alternate which upset Bethany but she seems to be adjusting to the schedule.

Last week, Bethany got to test out her jump position and even went over a small jump (which I didn't get to film because I wasn't quick enough to capture the moment). I did get one short video and a snapshot.

Well, here is the snapshot. I can't figure out how to upload the video I took :(

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Day Before Easter

Last night we decided to watch the Passion since it was Good Friday. It is always hard to watch the representation of what might have happened to Jesus. It makes me SO mad to watch those idiots beat Him while He is trying to carry that cross ... UGH! Then they would yell at Him when He fell.

One thing I do like about the movie is the role of Mary. Not only did she say "YES!" to God's request for her to carry his son but she stands by and watches God's will take place in her son's life by watching Him die on that cross. The first time I ever watched the movie, I felt that mother connection with her character. I cried the whole time just trying to imagine what she must have suffered.

There are always details that I don't catch the first time watching a movie. Veronica for instance. I forgot she was represented in the movie. Sarah chose her as her saint this past All Saint's Day so we were able to study a little about her. Then there is Simon of Cyrene. That sparked an interest to find out if he was canonized by the Catholic Church. I couldn't find any information to verify it. he could have been added to the saints list before the process of canonization started.

There were definitely some catholic touches to the movie which I didn't notice before :)

Today, the girls have spent the afternoon decorating eggs. Such a messy job and unfortunately, the colors do not come out as vibrant on brown eggs as they probably do on white. All that matters is they had fun and used their creative juices.

Tomorrow we will go to church in our new dresses, come home for a light lunch, hunt Easter eggs then prepare our delicious Easter dinner .... Mmmmmm!

I hope to post pictures of the girls in their dresses tomorrow. Enjoy the egg pictures for today.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A New Toy for Mommy!

For Christmas I bought myself, with the Christmas money I got, an iPad mini. I just realized today there is a Blogger app which I have just downloaded. Hopefully, this will allow me to update more often ... I hope .... Well, one can wish, right?

Today brought a short snow shower that left everything white for a little while. It was SO beautiful. Here are some of our backyard.