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The Gift of Time

This year for her birthday, Ella was giving a horse back riding lesson from her auntie Janelle. She was SO EXCITED. She counted down the days until she was getting her lesson. In fact, the night before, she had trouble settling down to go to sleep, she could hardly wait. Her lesson was just before we left on holidays at the beginning of July, so these are a little late in making it to the blog… but that’s the way it goes sometimes!

The morning was a little cloudy, and there was a chance of rain… but we just figured that we’d make due, the best we could.

Love Ella’s expression here. It’s a little tough to see, but she has her tongue out in concentration!

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The ring was busy, so we started off by going for a road walk.

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Riding through the trees, while working on her balance.

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Hard to believe that we’re in the middle of a city!

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Muddy boots, and a reminder of her horse’s name, Sprite!

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In the ring and working on some trotting.

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She’s not having any fun at all, is she?

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Sprite’s reward at the end of the ride.

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Then we spent a little time exploring the farm. The tire swing was a big hit.

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Southlands Farm, hosts a variety of camps and we happen to walk by as they were busy making cinnamon buns to put into the wood stove. The girls were invited to join in, which they loved!

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Somehow, Tehya always manages to get flour on her face when she’s baking. Personally, I love it!

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Ella had an absolute blast that morning. She’s continued to talk non-stop about her riding lesson… and Tehya’s decided that this is what she’d also like for her birthday! Guess it’s a good thing that they have a certified riding instructor for an auntie 🙂 I’m so very grateful that the girls are given wonderful gifts like this for their birthday. The gift of time is valued in a way that can’t be measured.

Happy Monday!

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